Mums raising teenage boys

The Parent Auxiliary is again running the Mums Raising Teenage Boys seminars which have been very successful for the last three years.

Mums Raising Teenage Boys

Monday 27 August, 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Cost: $15.00 includes seminar and follow-up session

However well-prepared mothers are logically, the emotional response to having a boy is often still, "Wow! This is unknown territory." It is true that for many mothers, the idea of raising a son carries its own set of worries.

As the primary female role model in a boy's life, mothers play an important role in the development of their son's identity including their ability to be nurturing.  This in turn affects how they relate to others, particularly to girls and women.

Mums Raising Boys in a Solo Parent or Fly In, Fly Out Family

Tuesday 28 August, 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Cost: $15.00 includes seminar and follow-up session

When your partner is regularly away or when you are a solo parent different family life challenges can result.  Often there are specific emotional and practical difficulties to manage such as feeling isolated or lonely, or not having a partner available to deal with discipline and other parenting issues.  This seminar explores parenting teenage boys from a more 'solo' perspective and gives mums useful and supportive strategies to help them meet challenges more effectively.

The cost of each event is $15 with the College again supporting both evenings.  Tickets include a de-brief session on Tuesday 6 November. Places are limited to 25 mums per workshop.
To secure your place, book online at the College website.

Seminar Follow-Up Session

Tuesday 6 November, 6.00 – 8.00

Cost $5.00

Feedback from previous seminars has suggested including an informal follow-up session for mums to share their experiences in a supportive environment. Wine and cheese provided. Participants from previous seminars are more than welcome. Session will be held in the comfort of the College Staffroom.