Urie Bronfenbrenner, co-founder of the national Head Start program and pre-eminent scholar in developmental psychology and child-rearing said it best, “Every child needs someone who is crazy about them.”
Faced with gnawing self-doubt, I called in for backup, seeking support and a sound advisor: my mother - the one person who would listen with love - not offering advice or agreeing that life was unfair or trying to make me feel better.
As your teen navigates Oak Park River Forest High School along with 3,200 other students, who is guiding your teen, answering questions, making recommendations and providing support? Who is in your teen’s corner?
Look no further than your student’s school counselor/college advisor.
Does your child like to write? Is your middle schooler a shutterbug? Is s/he interested in drawing comics? If your child is in grades 5 - 8, consider an alternative summer camp through Oak Park Kidz Newz Journalism Camp.
On May 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm at OPRF High School learn from doctors, policemen, a judge, Student Assistance Program Coordinator, a student speaker and more about the ripple effect in our communities of minors using illegal substances. This educational program is for YOU and your TEEN!
Is your child headed off to kindergarten this coming fall? Do you feel a little nervous with your son or daughter being away for the whole day or is your child feeling unsure? It's time to mark your calendars!