Should Parents "Fix" Unhappiness?

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Should Parents "Fix" Unhappiness?
Cafeteria at Roosevelt ES

Guiding your child to handle the ups and downs of life: An OSD School Counselor Presentation

  • April 27, 2021, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Zoom Link

"I just want my child to be happy!” Could it be that we have come to believe happy feelings need to be our baseline and anything short of that is a problem? Consider the possibility of another way of thinking: "I just want my child to get comfortable being uncomfortable". Learning to navigate the bumpy roads of life requires us to tolerate discomfort.


Join school counselors Denise Hammer and Kris Norelius for presentation three of our FREE parenting series this spring. In this session we will challenge ourselves to look at how recognizing and understanding the uncomfortable emotions within ourselves can help our children tolerate their uncomfortable feelings as we guide them with tools to cope with life's challenges, large and small. This process can be key to raising resilient, confident children!


If you are unable to attend the live event, videos of the counselors' parenting presentation series will be available on the district website under Families>Resources for Youth and Families. Closed captioning can be translated into other languages. Click on this link for instructions.