Glenbard Parent Series speaker to discuss essential skills for young people on Feb. 8

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "Essential Communication and Life Skills: A Kid's Guide to Growing Up" with author Catherine Newman in two webinars.

The webinars will be held at noon and 7 p.m. via Zoom. Go to for further information and the link to this webinar.

Have you ever wished for a guidebook of essential life skills to share with your tween or teen? Newman, witty parenting writer and etiquette columnist, will give adults tips and advice to nudge children into independence and teach them how to master chores, express themselves clearly and behave generously toward others. Participants will learn how to eliminate parental nagging and encourage children to be more dependable.

Newman has authored novels, nonfiction and articles about children, parents, teenagers and relationships. She is the etiquette columnist at Real Simple and the academic department coordinator of the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College.

To be placed on a reminder list for Glenbard Parent Series events or submit a question in advance, email Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at

The Glenbard Parent Series is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, Duly Health and Care, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kids Matter, Kiwanis Clubs of Division 9, Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department, Rosecrance Health Network and Webb-Hutter Family Fund of DuPage Foundation.

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