MPA continued a three-part Parent Education Series on Jan. 15 with a talk about cyberbullying in our modern age of digital communication and social media by Carrie Goldman, the award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear.

Carrie offered a realistic and engaging discussion about bullying and social conflict. Her presentation educated parents about distinguishing between normal social conflict and bullying, and how to respond to each accordingly. She presented several tips for parents to engage their children in discussion about social situations and to help their children come up with solutions. Carrie described the very real online world of adolescents and offered tips to keep kids safe and respectful on social media.

Read more from Carrie at her website.

This speaker series, sponsored by the MPA student support team, will conclude on April 8 at 7:00 p.m. when Kari Misulonas, our Director of Student Support Services, leads a discussion on Aaron Cooper and Eric Keitel’s book I Just Want My Kids to be Happy: Why You Shouldn’t Say It, Why You Shouldn’t Think It, What You Should Embrace Instead.

All events in the series are free and open to the public. They will be held in our Arts Center at 2153 W. 111th Street.

More information about the series is available here.