The Northwest Nazarene University Wesley Center in partnership with Focus on the Family is pleased to offer an educational seminar for youth pastors, teachers, parents and anyone interested in better understanding the mysterious world of middle school. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Brandt Center on the campus of NNU. Attend in person or participate via online simulcast.
The seminar will feature wit, wisdom and practical advice from Cynthia Tobias, NNU alumna, best-selling author and learning-styles expert. Tobias is co-author of a new book “Middle School: The Inside Story” and a regular guest on the topic for Focus on the Family.
In their book Tobias and co-author Sue Acuña reveal the inside story on puberty, the Internet, romance, faith, grades and homework, and more, while offering practical tips on how to:
• Phrase things so your middle schooler can hear you
• Allow the flexing of wings while applying appropriate discipline
• Know and empathize with your middle schooler’s greatest fears
• Start conversations instead of confrontations
• Understand the “unwritten rules” middle schoolers try to follow
• Detect warning signs of more serious issues
• Build the kind of parent/child relationship your middle schooler needs and wants—even when he or she doesn’t act like it
On September 6, you can look forward to hearing from these two experts, getting questions answered and interacting with other attendees on the above topics and others facing students in this critical transitional period of life.
Early registration closes August 26 and costs $25 with lunch or $15 without lunch. The first 50 registrations receive a free copy of the book. Registration after August 25 is available for $20 without lunch. Register online at www.nnu.edu/seminar. For those unable to attend in person, the free simulcast is planned and will be available to join at the same link.
Northwest Nazarene University, a comprehensive Christian university, offers over 60 areas of study, 19 master’s degrees in seven different disciplines and two doctoral degrees. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 6,000 continuing education students, and 2,300 high school students through the concurrent credit program.