Sturgis, MI 49091
There is NO CHARGE to attend the Parenting Fair!
Wendy Shepherd- Motivational speaker/ parent education webpage
Featuring Keynote Speaker- Wendy Shepherd
Wendy is a motivational speaker out of the Detroit, Michigan area. She has conducted seminars and trainings for over 20 years, specializing in upbeat & positive trainings in stress management, balancing work & family, and parent education.
Wendy believes that getting through life's traumas and dramas can be difficult. Americans are stressed out, feel they have little control over their time, and experience the pressures of parenting without the support their parents had. Juggling work and family becomes an overwhelming chore. By presenting realistic and easy tips and techniques, Wendy is able to help participants view their challenges in more creative and positive terms.
Morning Keynote Session:
Optimistic: Even in the Face of Reality:
Raising children seems to be challenging a task than ever, and tit's easy to get discouraged. HOWEVER...you don't have to let a sometimes harsh reality drag you down.! Discover strategies for focusing on the positive and explore approaches for being realistically optimistic both at work and at home.
Afternoon Keynote Session:
Parenting: Your Own Personal Sitcom
Some of our favorite sitcoms have been about families. Maybe it's time to take a more humorous look at your own family!Even in the most difficult situations, a little bit of laughter will help you get through the day. Laughter helps you deal with stress, keeps you healthy, and makes life easier. Don't touch that dial...Just tune in and enjoy the fun!
We have 20 mini-sessions to choose from that deal with all aspects of parenting. Look over the list and choose two (one from each time slot). Go to the Parenting Fair Registration form to register on-line. Click this link for the descriptions of the mini-sessions: Mini-session choices (coming soon)
Not only do we have 2 keynote presentations and 20 mini-sessions, there will also be 40-60 exhibits to browse through in the gym. These exhibits are agencies, businesses, and organizations that deal with parenting concerns and/or children. Please click this link to see a list of exhibitors: Exhibits (list coming soon!)
Limited Childcare is available and provided by Glen Oaks Community College Early Childhood Education Students. Lunch and snacks will be provided for children in childcare.. Childcare is available for children ages 0-10yrs for the first 100 registrants. Gymnastics is also available for $4/child at Creative Gymnastics for children ages 4-10yrs. Children will be bused from SMS to Creative Gymnastics. You MUST REGISTER for childcare. NO WALK-INS!
* New this Year! - (with parent consent) Project Brittney will provide parents of children registered in childcare with child identification packets at the end of the day.
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REGISTRATION OPENS IN JANUARY
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Parenting Fair 2014 is made possible with funding and support from:
Sturgis Youth and Family Council