WorkLife Programs to offer valuable learning opportunities

September 22, 2010

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WorkLife Programs is offering several presentations in the next few weeks. Program topics include grandparenting, achieving worklife balance, creating a meaningful workplace and effective parenting.

Grandparenting: Welcome to the New World
Thursday (Sept. 23)
Noon-1 p.m. Room 314, Stewart Center.
Grandparents play a prominent role in the lives of their grandchildren. This session will help grandparents establish "do's and don'ts," maintain relationships from a distance, and identify some of the opportunities provided by this new stage of life. Resources for grandparents will also be provided.

Surviving Your Child's Teen Years
Friday (Sept. 24)
Noon-1 p.m. Room 314, Stewart Center.
The process of adolescent development might seem like a mystery, but it doesn't have to be. How much teenage rebellion is normal? What are the warning signs of adolescent depression and substance abuse? For assistance with these topics, as well as help with the most effective parenting styles and techniques for teenagers, this seminar can help.

Achieving Worklife Balance (e-mail based) -- Session I
Begins Monday (Sept. 27)
This is a self-directed challenge. Participants receive one weekly communication via e-mail, log their activities for six weeks, and turn in a completed chart and evaluation at the end. This is an e-mail-based offering; no class meetings are held.

Single Parenting
Tuesday (Sept. 28)
Noon-1 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
This presentation will help participants assess aspects of single parenting, learn how to manage time more effectively, discover how to stretch their dollars, develop co-parenting skills, learn how to utilize teamwork and positive discipline strategies, explore dating issues, and develop healthy self-care habits.

Giving at Work: Creating a Meaningful Workplace
Sept. 29
Noon-1 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
If giving has an impact, it then follows that there are consequences to not giving. Once people understand the barriers that keep them from finding meaning in their work, they will be able to implement the strategies to make work more meaningful. Achieve your full potential, create balance, and give.

Effective Parenting for Ages 2 to 12
Oct. 1
Noon-1 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
Why do children misbehave? Understand the reasons behind misbehavior as well as the importance that parents' attention and encouragement play in their relationship with their child. Identify your own parenting style, and learn the healthiest approaches to discipline.

Achieving Worklife Balance (e-mail based) -- Session II
Begins Oct. 4
This is a self-directed challenge. Participants receive one weekly communication via e-mail, log their activities for six weeks, and turn in a completed chart and evaluation at the end. This is an e-mail-based offering; no class meetings are held.

Keys to a Healthy Marriage (or Other Intimate Relationships)
Oct. 5
Noon-1 p.m. Room 311, Stewart Center.
This presentation will help participants learn the myths about marriage, know the stages of marriage, learn what behaviors lead to marital conflict and divorce, and discover the keys to creating and maintaining a healthy relationship.

Parent Roundtable: Social Again -- When Single Parents Date
Oct. 6
12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 214D, Stewart Center.
Single parent dating can be difficult for kids to accept. Talk with other dating single parents as well as receive professional, practical advice for navigating today's dating relationships.

Feeling Overwhelmed
Oct. 7
Noon-1 p.m. Room 103, Purdue Memorial Union.
Feeling overwhelmed? Is your life too busy and spinning out of control? You're not alone. Join Sara Primeau, LCSW, for a roundtable/discussion of ways to manage in spite of it all. Participants also will discuss how to keep a clear head during a crisis.

The Personality of a Fat Cell
Oct. 7
4:05-4:55 p.m. Room 320, Stewart Center.
There are more fat cells in one adult body than there are people currently living on planet Earth. Come find out more about the life span of fat cells, where they live, how they behave, and whether you can affect their population.

Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events
Oct. 8
Noon-1 p.m. Room 311, Stewart Center.
How we help children deal with grief and loss determines how they will develop coping skills as they mature. Learn tips about how to talk to children in these tough times.

To register for these or other offerings, go to www.purdue.edu/worklife and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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