Parent workshops for schoolchildren in transition available this month
Stars and Stripes March 14, 2008
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Parent to Parent workshops for parents of schoolchildren in transition will be available to families in the U.S. Forces Korea community for the first time this month.
Chad Lucy, coordinator for USFK’s Partners in Education program, said the free two-hour workshops will provide parents with information and resources to help their children reach educational goals as they make the transition to new schools when their parents move to new duty stations.
He said the workshops are called Parent to Parent because they are staffed by “a cadre of trainers who are, or were, parents of military kids.”
Lucy said the workshops will begin with a one-hour briefing about the transition processes.
Afterward there will be group sessions focusing on subjects including home schooling, creating five-year educational plans for sixth-graders, homework, parent-teacher conferences and helping juniors and seniors prepare for college.
“However you want to educate your child, there’s a way to help you reach your goals,” Lucy said.
He said the conferences are designed to help children in military communities whose parents frequently deploy and are subject to frequent moves.
“Our kids can get out anywhere in the world and do great, but they need help,” Lucy said. “They need their parents to get the right tools for them and help them be successful.”
Parents interested in the workshops can attend on the following days: