Parents getting involved; conference set for Nov. 4

HARLINGEN — Parenting.

The basic tenets of love, devotion and respect never change. However, the world remains in a continuous state of renewal and in this process parents must continuously find innovative approaches to the challenges of parenting.

For these reasons, parents will learn how to stay in charge of their children’s digital world at the 28th Annual Parental Involvement District-Wide Conference early next month. The session on the digital world will be one of 24 program sessions offered to parents at the conference Nov. 4 along with numerous information booths.

“It’s important because it’s a way for us to provide information to parents,” said Jose Luis Cavazos, director of the Harlingen school district’s parental involvement office.

“Parents and community members will be able to be up to date with anything dealing with academics for their children, anything that’s happening right now,” Cavazos said. “It’s going to be in English and Spanish. We’re going to have breakfast and lunch.”

Parents attending the conference will be able to choose four sessions, one of them presented by Efrain Happy Guerrero.

“Life is one big circle,” Cavazos said. “That’s going to be by Efrain Guerrero. He’s going to be talking about life and parenting and family.”

The session about children’s “digital world” will show parents how to monitor phones, texting, Facebook and other activities in virtual space.

“We’re going to have some on writing and math and how to make it fun,” Cavazos said. “We want parents and community members to be up to date and able to bring back a lot of ideas and tips and different information that we can go back and share with our children. Everything there is going to be positive information that will benefit the whole family.”

There will also be numerous information booths.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: 28th Annual Parental Involvement District-Wide Conference

WHEN: Nov. 4,

TIME: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: TSTC Building W

ADMISSION: Free to the public

For more information, call 956-427-3515.

LIST OF TOPICS

– Ride With Me – Teenagers in the Drivers Seat

– Financial Aid and other Scary Things

– A Parent’s Guide to the STAAR Report Card

– Criminal organizations – Border Patrol

– Bullying, What Can We Do As Parents?

– Reading is More Fun in Your Home Library

– Autism – What is Autism? How Can My Child Get Help in School?