Papakolea Positive Parent Ohana – Parenting Support Classes

PAPAKŌLEA’S POSITIVE PARENT ‘OHANA – Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

DOOR PRIZES, INCENTIVES, REFRESHMENTS, AND FUN

It’s time to change the game and get the tools you need to help your keiki be successful as they go through life’s challenges. Todays challenges range homework, bullying, peers, to safety when using the internet and social media. Sometimes we all need a helping hand and may not know where to get it. If you are a parent struggling with the everyday responsibilities of parenting from bedtime to dating. Come to the Papakōlea Positive Parent ‘Ohana Sessions held at the Papakōlea Community Center by Alex Michel. Alex Michel has been offering the Change the Game Parenting Sessions at Lincoln School and Stevenson. Now, we are bringing him to community so that our families can speak frankly and share in a comfortable setting. For more information call 520-8997.

Week 1— 09/28/16
HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL

Week 2 – 10/12/16
CHANGES: PRODUCTIVE WAYS OF DISCIPLINING CHILDREN

Week 3 -10/26/16
HOW TO COMMUNICATE IN A HEALTHY WAY WITH CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS TODAY

Week 4 – 11/09/16
ENOUGH! BREAKING BROKEN FAMILY PATTERNS WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE IN OUR CHILDREN

Week 5 – 11/23/16
POSITIVE ATTRACTION: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN MOVE TOWARD POSITIVE INFLUENCES

Week 6 – 12/07/16
FREE AND CLEAN: HOW TO HELP KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Alex Michel, Educator, Crisis coordinator , Alex Michel is a nationally recognized educator who has over 20 years of teaching experience at the middle and high school level, as well as working in crisis support for families and their children. He was a crisis coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District for seven years where he helped many families work with their children to greater success academically and emotionally. He also worked with Kamehameha School’s Kapalama Campus from 2011-2015 to redesign the approach of the Student Support Center to holistically care for students in ways that increased their life skills in addition to their academic performance. For the past four years he has led his “Changing the Game” parenting class for both Lincoln Elementary and Stevenson Intermediate where parents have been supported and equipped to help their children gain greater success academically and socially. Many in our Papakōlea community know him as “Kahu” as he is the pastor of New Hope Town that has been meeting at Stevenson the last five years. He has worked in community to provide support to the Kula and PCDC, as well as sponsoring and supportingmany of the ‘ohana activities that take place at our park. He has been married to his wife Jennifer for 22 years, and their four children have all attended the schools of our community.