Thursday, March 12, 2009

Solutions for Your Family in 30 Minutes

Want to learn how to build a stronger family on your lunch break? Citizens can spend a half hour learning tips and techniques about dealing with bullies, understanding teenagers and how to better relate with children courtesy of new webinars scrolling across your computer screen. Free Solutions in 30 sessions are scheduled from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesdays in March.

  • March 4 - Bully No More: Tips for Parents to Deal with Bullying: Bullying in childhood and adolescence has reached epidemic proportions. Understand what bullying is, who bullies and tips to deal with bullying for you and your child.

  • March 11 and March 18 - Parenting Tips for the Teen Years: Discover simple and easy ways to help you and your teen survive the teen years. Get practical suggestions on making a smoother transition and ways to deal with the challenging moments.

  • March 25 - Making the Most of Youth Activities: Many everyday activities are opportunities for teachable moments. Learn how you can use the experiential learning model to turn daily tasks and time with your child to build life skills.

A webinar is an audio and visual seminar transmitted over the internet through the computer so internal or external speakers are necessary to get the full benefit. This new media platform lets visitors interact with the presenter and the content. Solutions in 30 seminars also make sense because the format offers time saving results by the elimination of travel, looking for parking spaces and scheduling hassles. Participation is fast, convenient, easy and ideal for multiple listeners.

To register and learn more, visit www.pinellascountyextension.org, click on the “Online Class Registration” button and click on the Solutions in 30 button or call (727) 582-2100. Visitors can also checkout the classes planned for April.

Pinellas County Extension is a partnership between Pinellas County government and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as part of a nationwide network of land grant universities. The mission of Pinellas County Extension is to provide research-based knowledge and education programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life and the world around them. Pinellas County Extension is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo.