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Sel Resources * Second@ry Families * SD 22 * September 2015


Having a Positive Parent/Teacher Relationship

Early in the school year is a good time to build rapport and trust. In this September flyer are lots of tips on working with your teen's teachers, finding out from your teen how their day was, and what to do if there is a concern.

Enjoy, and I hope your school startup was a good one for you and your family!

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to think about before you advocate

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It’s personal...and that’s ok!

The strong feelings exist because parents care so much. School staff need your support, and it's your job to make it as easy as you can for them to understand your point of view.

See the good intentions of others.

Advocacy within the school system requires finding a balance between feelings (disconnection, sadness or even anger) and understanding.

Use respect to get respect.

Respect and be informed about the communication processes that a school and school district has set up to interact with parents.

I know there are always two sides to a story. I'd like to understand yours, because what we're hearing at home is...

I’ve noticed this about my child…

To me it looks like my child is...

I’m hoping to have a conversation about this and wonder who else should be a part of it.

YOU are the expert of your child.

A parent’s job is to provide information about the child to help the school do their job better.Be open and honest about your child’s abilities, differences, challenges and needs.

Stay informed, available and encouraging.

Let the school do their thing…but don’t disappear. An ongoing connection provides a convenient way to show interest and concern. It's also about the power of a simple, heartfelt "thank you".

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A Parent's Guide to advocating for students in public schools in B.C.

A step-by-step guide to resolution advocacy for parents who want to become better advocates for their children. This guide gives information on:

  • details on how the school system works,
  • outlines parent and students rights and responsibilities,
  • provides strategies for advocating for children, and
  • supports student self-advocacy.

Download the PDF Guides:

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below are good sites for teens to check out

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and just because

What's The Best Way To Study?
pinterest for teens

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community resources for families

Parenting Groups and Youth Services

Parent Teen Conflict

For families experiencing a high degree of conflict in parent-teen relationships. This service is offered to both parents and teens. There is a parenting group specifically for parents who have conflict with their teen(s). Teen group runs at the same time.


Do you have pre-teens whose issues make it difficult to do well at home, at school and/or in the community? The Connect Parent Program was recently nominated for a Premier's Award.
Sep 29th to Dec 8th, 2015 (11 weeks, once a week)
Jan 26th to Apr 5th, 2016 (11 weeks, once a week)

Conflict and anger are normal parts of family relationships. This program provides information, skills, and practice for parents wanting to decrease conflict in their home.

Women's Group: Sep 2015, Jan 2016, Apr 2016
Men's Group: Nov 2015, Mar 2016, Jun 2016
Couples Group: Oct 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016

This ongoing support group discusses parenting concerns and strategies to better handle behavioural challenges.
Every second Wednesday: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

to find out more:

to register. 250.545-3572, or

support services sd#22

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linda campbell
social and emotional learning resources for families

school district 22

cherryville, coldstream, lumby and vernon