January Speaker Presentations
January 8th from 7:00-9:00 pm at CCHS Auditorium: The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life:
Acclaimed author and speaker, Dr. Michael Thompson, Ph.D. will provide an illuminating and informative presentation about the psychological journey that children experience during their thirteen years in school. During this challenging journey, children typically search for connection, recognition, and a sense of power (or mastery). Each child’s journey has its own different pressures and every child is constantly developing strategies for coping with the pressures that he or she feels. Along with an engaging presentation of facts and theories, Dr. Thompson shares stories from the trenches, illuminating how the best educators and wisest parents can support their children along the way.
January 23rd from 7:00-9:00 pm at CCHS Auditorium: College Funding Strategies
Janet Rhodes Friedman, a financial planner and investment advisor with Abaris Financial Group in Concord, will discuss the financial aspects of the college process. Her talk will help parents understand the complex intersection of factors which effect college funding including: the rising costs of college; finding the right “financial fit”; understanding the formulas used by colleges in determining aid; and ways to fund college beyond grants and scholarships. Her talk is “a must” for any parent who is currently engaged in the college search process, or for parents who, in the future, will be embarking on this exciting, yet often stressful, time in their child’s life.
We invite all parents to come to these engaging talks which are free and open to the public. Dr. Thompson’s talk is presented in collaboration with the Center for Parents and Teachers. Please sign up at this link for planning purposes and for more information.