Speaker will offer seminar on the challenge of parenting teens

Submitted by Smoky Hill Foundation Regional Prevention Center

Parents and guardians, do you ever wonder if you are the only one struggling with your teen or adolescent? Do you ever feel like your sanity is slipping away with all the demands on you?

Well, here is your opportunity to gain information and tools to lend a hand in making the teen years more manageable for you and your entire family. Parents, guardians and professionals working with teens are invited to attend a free presentation titled “Balancing Act: Parenting Teens and Keeping Your Sanity,” presented by Jenni Reling.

Reling, who has a master’s degree in family life education, will give encouragement to parents in the midst of parenting teens and will help prepare those who are raising younger children to ready themselves for those years. Reling will share stories that are both challenging and humorous from her own experience raising two strong-willed sons.

Parents today live in a culture that has changed rapidly since they were growing up, and the presenter will address the cultural influences teens are experiencing, as well as, give parents of teens hope for the challenging but important job they are doing to lead their children into the world of responsible adulthood.

The event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 10 at the Hays High School lecture hall. For more information, call (785) 625-5521. The event is sponsored by Everyday Prevention Impacting Community Coalition and funding from KDADS Safe and Supportive Schools mini-grant funding.