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The Parent Spectrum: Positive Strategies to Promote your Student's Independence

Description

This interactive session will explore various parenting styles and the effects it has on student independence. Using Baumrind’s Theory of Parenting as a springboard into more detailed parenting approaches, participants will develop an understanding of varied parental perspectives as they embark on the journey of the challenges parents encounter as they weave through the transition process. Participants will learn how to shift their approach to promote their student's independence. Positive communication techniques will be presented to encourage healthy boundaries between family members. This session aims to build the skills necessary to create positive connections between parents and their teen/young adult.


About the Presenter(s)

Sharona Sommer

Sharona Sommer

Sharona Sommer, certified professional coach, is the director of Family Services at the College Internship Program. Sharona Sommer has over 20 years in the special education field and is the founder of Sharona Coaching and Consulting. Sharona is a dynamic speaker and presented at several national conferences (LDA, National Autism Conference, and YAI), she consults with several organizations in the autism field. Sharona is also a lead trainer and a content contributor for CIP’s Autism and Learning Differences Active Learning Teaching Toolkit.

Michele Ramsay

Michele Ramsay

Dr. Ramsay is a dynamic speaker on the topics of transition from high school to college and work. She is the program director at CIP and works with students to support them in succeeding in their academic life in pursuing college, internships and careers as well as daily life skills. She received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Teaching from Walden University and has 18 years of experience in curriculum & school district management.