Learn How to "Interview Wise"

Learn How to "Interview Wise" was presented by The New Leaf Club on November 17, 2014.  The program concentrated on preparing recent graduates as they transition into the job market, focusing on interview success and personal presentation.This lecture provided helpful insights into the interview process, whether for college admission or employment opportunities.  The presenter, Michael Colleran, is the founder of "Interview Wise" and a former President and General Manager at CBS TV stations.  He has experience in interviewing, hiring and training and will provide information that will help develop confidence and to make a connection in interviews and other professional situations.  The following write up is available for those community members who were unable to attend the session.

Challenge Success

Children Are Not Numbers. At Challenge Success, it is believed that our society has become too focused on grades, test scores and performance, leaving little time and energy for our kids to become resilient, successful, meaningful contributors for the 21st century. Every day, Challenge Success provides families and schools with the practical, research-based tools they need to raise healthy, motivated kids. Success, after all, is measured not at the end of the semester, but over the course of a lifetime.  To learn more about this program and the services it provides, Click Here

 

"The Worried Child," Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal by Paul Foxman

Anxiety in children diminishes their intellectual, emotional and social development, as well as physical health. Author Paul Foxman believes there are three interacting ingredients that contribute to anxiety in children -- biological sensitivity, personality, and stress overload.  The Worried Child shows that anxiety is preventable or can at least be minimized by raising children's self confidence, increasing social and self-control skills, and teaching them how to play, relax, and communicate their feelings and needs.  Written for parents and teachers and anyone dealing with children, the guide covers the importance of adequate rest, sleep, and exercise and provides detailed lists, skill exercises, sample dialogues, and case studies. It also presents extensive information on the various types and symptoms of anxiety disorders. Advice for educators, health care professionals, childcare workers and psychotherapists is included along with a chapter and tutorial written specifically for children. The Worried Child is a highly accessible self-help guide for anyone dealing with a child who is or may become anxious. To purchase the book, Click Here

Bye-Bye Birdies; Sending the Kids Away to College

One of the biggest topics for discussion, and one of the biggest gripes, among many college faculty will be how emotionally, and practically, underprepared many of your kids are for their freshman year.  Read More

Friends Can Be Dangerous

Peers not only makes adolescents more reward-sensitive but also draws them to immediate, rather than longer-term, rewards. Read More

 

Everyday Parenting Ideas; Strategies for Setting Expectations

Set goals both individually and as a family.  When we set goals, we provide clear direction with action steps.   Read More

 

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel

Citing profound brain changes that occur throughout adolescence, this guide for parents on how to work with teens in the dynamic transitional years draws on current neurobiology research to share advice for promoting connections and reducing generational conflicts. Read reviews; purchase the book
 
View a video featuring Daniel J. Siegel in "Brainstorm" from the Family Action Network

5 Ways to Set Up Your Teen for Adult Success: With 'Submarine Parenting'

What kind of parent are you? Are you a micro-manager, a sort of helicopter parent, keeping close tabs on your kid's every move, hovering to ensure his decisions are the right ones, etc? Become a Submarine Parent, one that stays out of sight under the surface letting the kids manage their lives as things come up. Read more about Submarine Parenting.

 

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