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Supporting Your Son with Social-Emotional Learning: Next ParenTalks

A student’s personal development and well-being continue remain at the forefront as St. Michael’s College School (SMCS) prepares to kick-off its fourth full year of ParenTalks this Thursday, October 27.

The live webcast will focus on ‘Supporting Your Son with Social-Emotional Learning’ and feature a panel discussion and Q & A.

ParenTalks is an initiative of the SMCS Student Affairs Department and Community Engagement and Learning programme. It features a series of conversations for current SMCS parents and guardians. Every session invites industry leaders who provide evidence-based research on topics focused on wellness.

SMCS ParenTalks flyer for October 27 - web

The 60-minute panel discussion will feature St. Michael’s College School experts including Liat Benzacar, Student Wellness Officer, Kristy Onyeaju, Guidance Counsellor, and Dr. Mark Broussenko ’07, MD, Family Physician and Hospitalist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The discussion will be moderated by John Connelly, Director of Student Affairs.

“In an all-boys educational environment, we see the benefits of improved mental health and learning outcomes when students are comfortable naming, claiming, and regulating their emotions. It will be interesting to hear from the experts how social and emotional learning fits into the home-school dynamic,” says Connelly.

Parents can look forward to learning about wide range of topics centred on social-emotional learning including:

  • Building and maintaining peer relationships
  • Navigating family dynamics
  • Emotional Intelligence and adolescent boys
  • Dating and consent

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SMCS parents and guardians interested in joining this webcast can register for the event in Edsby.

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