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Coffee House about Bullying and Transitions

Giving our kids roots and wings - helping them to not only survive adversity and change, but to flourish

“A wise woman once said to me ‘There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children.  One of these is roots; the other, wings.”  Hodding Carter

Goals of the Presentation:

To give parents basic information on development as it applies to students as they grow--primary grades, entering junior high, and those transitioning to high school.  What is typical, as well as what may be unique challenges for Riversiders.  What do we as parents, friends, and teachers need to know to help guide these students?

To discuss specific challenges of bullying, feeling left out in peer groups, and surviving exclusive grouping that are naturally occurring behaviors in schools regardless of grade level.  What do we know?  What can we expect?  How can we uniquely address concerns?  How can we give our children the coping mechanisms they will need to move forward with such challenges?

What concerns or thoughts do we as parents have going forward?  What do our own students or alumni wish they knew?

How can Riverside continue to use the leadership strengths of it older students to address bullying and exclusion on and off campus?

Ellen Moore, MS, LCMHC.  

Ellen has worked as a therapist with children and adolescents since 1992 in the Northeast Kingdom.  She has been in private practice for 15 years in Lyndonville, working with students from all of the local public and private schools, as well as their parents and families.  She has 3 children Molly, 17 (Riverside class of 2013), Eli, 15 (Riverside class of 2015) and Macy, 9 who is in the third grade Riverside

 Child care will be provided and refreshments will be served. 

Earlier Event: May 2
Grade 6-8 Progress Reports
Later Event: May 6
Spring Clean-Up