Parenting the Tween Years (7-12 years)

June 21, 2017
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
HALIFAX: Room 3207, Mona Campbell Building
TRURO: C.A. Douglas Room

*Videoconference available in Truro; details below

Parents with children in the tween years, aged 7 to 12, are faced with unique challenges, as are their children. While their kids are no longer toddlers, they’re children are not yet ready for the increased level of independence teenagers frequently experience. This session will give participants insight into parenting children in this age group and share information about developmental and behavioural issues, peer group dynamics, puberty, responsibility, and discipline. Participants will discuss valuable strategies designed to make this stage of their child’s growth safe, satisfying, and enjoyable.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to do the following:
• Understand the developmental issues of children at this stage.
• Develop strategies to cope with the challenges that can arise.
• Communicate expectations effectively.
• Discuss the principles of responsibility, independence, identity, and morality

This seminar is offered in collaboration with Morneau Shepell through your Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP). This program offers immediate and confidential help for you and your family, helping you achieve better health and well-being. Call your EFAP toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1-800-387-4765, or visit their online services at:


  • VIDEOCONFERENCE: Employees from the Agricultural Campus are welcome to join us by videoconference from the Principal's Boardroom. If you're planning to attend by videoconference, please ensure you register for the correct location so that we can make the proper arrangements and confirm the details with you.