Influence the path your child takes

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By Melissa Ford

Coach - Personal & Business

Do you know how to talk with your pre-teen about alcohol and substance use? It’s a difficult subject so why not practice in advance like you would for your corporate presentations or public speaking engagements! Support is just waiting for you at the Parent Cafe for Middle School on May 16th from 7 - 9 pm at Percy Julian MIddle School, 416 Ridgeland, Oak Park.

You will:

  • Engage in parent-to-parent conversations about alcohol, tobacco and drug use
  • Practice role playing how to talk with your pre-teen
  • Learn how you can influence your child to make good choices.
  • Discover how talking with your pre-teen is actually powerful prevention

Whether you are a parent, caretaker or anyone who has influence over a pre-teen this interactive, illuminating Parent Cafe is for YOU!

This Parent Cafe is sponsored by The Middle School Committee of IMPACT, Youth Services of Oak Park and River Forest Townships and District 97. For more information contact


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