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  • SAS-Pudong PTSA Parent Coffee September 6 th , 2007 Helping your child navigate the Middle School years
  • A couple of announcements
    • MYG NYTE –
    • “ Mission Possible”
      • Friday, September 14 th
      • 3pm to 7pm
      • Permission Form and 20 RMB
    • Helping Students Learn
      • Monthly Publication
      • Review the source
  • Counseling Resources
    • My website: www.schoolcounselor.teachtck.com
    • Being blocked in CHINA!
    • Always a work in progress
    • A great place for helpful resources, websites, pictures and ideas.
    • Today’s presentation with handouts
    • My Office Room 307
  • Presentation Goals
    • What do middle school students really care about?
    • Pitfalls of SAS and Middle School in general
    • How can SAS help?
    • How can parents help?
    • Information packet
    • Questions and Answers
  • So, what do they really care about?
    • Any guesses from the audience?
    • FRIENDS
    • ACCEPTANCE
    • SAFETY / TRUST (School AND Home)
    • ACADEMICS (only after the top three are satisfied)
    • “ The Pressured Child” Dr. Michael Thompson
      • He will visit SAS in the spring
      • Excerpt from book
  • Student Pitfalls at any Middle School
    • Organization
    • Time Management
    • Work Load
    • Social Life
    Pitfalls at SAS Middle School
    • Living in China vs. Home Country
    • Long Commutes
    • Middle School Program that is growing
    • Parental Expectations
  • How can SAS help?
    • Parent - Teacher Communication
      • Edline, Email
    • Homework Opportunity Time (HOT)
      • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
      • Set up an appointment with a teacher
    • Flex during Elective
    • Full Time Academic Support Specialist
    • Full Time Counselor (Emotional/Social/Academic)
    • Full Time School Psychologist (Testing)
  • How can you help?
    • COMMUNICATION
      • 50%-50% - Who is doing the talking?
      • How much are you solving your child’s problem vs. helping them solve it?
      • Delicate Balance
    • What is home life like for your child?
    • What are your expectations vs. your child’s
    • Self Esteem – goes down as children grow older
  • Handouts
    • Homework Survival Guide
      • Good hints on organization
    • Motivation
    • Childhood Stress and Parent Support
      • Suicide / Cutting / Other destructive behavior
    • Self Esteem
      • “ I’m not good at it,” Easily frustrated
    • Autonomy
      • For some of you, your child will be going to college in five years! Or just over 1,800 days!
    • Talking to your Child about Tough Issues
      • Dating, Sex, Drugs, Alcohol
    • Teenagers and Chores
  • Feedback Wanted
    • Please send any ideas and/or feedback from this presentation.
    • Directly to me or via our MS PTSA rep
    • Respect for the talents that we have in our school community