Digital Dangers is one of 12 topics that experts will discuss at Edmond Public Schools’ third annual Parent University from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12.  The free event will be held at the district’s administrative center, 1001 W. Danforth.

Father with daughter playing on digital tablet. Selective focus on the child's finger.

“The challenges parents face in the 21st Century are, in large measure, vastly different from the parenting they experienced in the 1980s and 1990s,” said Associate Superintendent Debbie Bendick. “Just the infusion of technology into a family’s daily life, has added a layer of considerations parents must make from sunup to well past sundown.  The goal of Parent University is to provide our parents access to some of the experts in our community who have valuable suggestions and solutions to the many questions that arise when raising children in today’s world.”

Sessions will be led by licensed counselors, Edmond police officers, family therapists, teachers  and college prep specialists. The sessions will last 45 minutes and run simultaneously at 6 p.m., 6:50 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.

“The sessions are for parents of children ages 4-18 and have been planned based on the questions and concerns most often posed by parents in meetings with our administrators and school counselors,” added Bendick.

Among the topics to be discussed at the event are the following:

  • “Parenting with Love and Logic in the Elementary Years”
  • “Once More with Feeling-the Art of Balancing the Emotional Child”
  • “Values Based Parenting”
  • “Recognizing Depression in Your Teen”
  • “Strengthening Emotional and Social Competency Skills in Children and Teens”
  • “College Admissions: Groundwork Begins the Day 8th Grade Ends”

To view the complete list of session topics and to register, parents can go to https://goo.gl/forms/4QiK1m2Tt6iYVHEq2

Registration is limited to space available.

For additional information, email Laura Morgan at laura.morgan@edmondschools.net.