By | December 16, 2016

Hello all,

Winter Break for Teens2016 has been a challenging year in Vancouver, in North America, and across the world…and teens are not immune to those stresses. Add the normal, but sometimes intense, pressures to fit in socially, manage school, homework, extracurricular activities and family expectations, and some of our youth really need to recharge…

…to read more about keeping our teens safe during the season of celebrations and parties, and ways to stay connected and look after ourselves and our families please read the attached message to families, or visit the SACY website.

For a generous and hopeful perspective on families and love and youth “entitlement”, try this short column by Anthony E. Wolf in the Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/holiday-guide/holiday-survival-guide/am-i-rewarding-bad-behaviour-if-i-give-my-teen-the-gift-he-expects/article6317891/

Enjoy your Winter Break. We have lots of workshops lined up for the new year — hope to see you there!

Take care

Alexandra

Alexandra Wilson, M.Ed.

District SACY Parent & Family Engagement Stream Lead
604-961-4142

“connection is prevention”

www.vsb.bc.ca/SACYwww.vsb.bc.ca/SACY

…acknowledges that she lives, works and plays on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.