AREAWIDE – Parents have expressed a desire to talk about the challenges of raising young adults in this day and age. They are looking for a safe place to talk about their fears and frustrations, receive guidance and support one another.
Allison Abramson, Parent Resource Coordinator at Tri-Town Youth Services, hopes to get parents to open up about their worries so that they can encourage their kids to do the same. On Wednesday, March 2, she is beginning a series of conversations (aptly titled “Open Up”) designed specifically for parents of teenagers.
“We want these monthly conversations to spark more dialogue at home,“ Abramson said. “On March 2 we will focus a lot on conversation skills and being more effective communicators. In the months ahead our group will explore ways to build mutual trust and have the more difficult conversations about underage drinking, drug use and sex.”
“Open Up” will meet at Tri-Town Youth Services, 56 High Street, Deep River, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 2. All interested parents are asked to call 860-526-3600 by Feb. 29 to register.
Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau, Inc. is a nonprofit agency that coordinates, develops and provides services dedicated to promoting the positive growth and development of youth and families in Chester, Deep River and Essex, Connecticut.