TELL (Tokyo English Life Line) provides TELL Exceptional Parenting Program (EPP) workshop series each school year which support global parents on a wide-range of topics. Here is the line-up of parenting seminars for the 2019 – 2020 Tokyo School Year. I highly recommend to attend if you are raising kids in Japan and have questions or need support. For other parenting groups and resources check here.
I have attended EPP programs and found them incredibly helpful. The Exceptional Parenting Program which runs from September to May features six or more presentations by English speakers from a variety of disciplines and takes place at in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo. The workshops are centered on providing insightful, practical information to increase awareness and understanding of various issues associated with raising and educating children.
If your child is attending a Japanese school, and you are invested in Tokyo English Classes for Multi Cultural Kids check here.
Programs are free, but a 1,000 yen donation is suggested. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: Usually Tuesday
Time: Usually 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Wesley Centre, Seminar Room 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
TELL Exceptional Parenting Program – 2019 / 2020 Tokyo Parenting Seminars
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Having difficult conversations with your teen
Speaker is Cristina Varriale, Ms.Ed, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer – In this workshop, we’ll work on how parents can engage in difficult conversations in non-confrontational ways, and help their children to develop strategies to stay safe in challenging circumstances.
Tuesday October 8th, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Art therapy for stress relief: how to effectively deal with parenting stress
Speaker is Takako Uemura, TELL Psychotherapist – Having children can be stressful. You are dealing with another human being who you have limited control over. Children also go through stresses at school, with friends and home life. Art therapy can help you learn how to effectively destress yourself and your child.
Tuesday November 5, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Helping children develop executive functioning skills
Speaker is Alejandra Reyes, TELL Psychotherapist – ADHD and Executive Functions: How to help your child develop the skills to succeed in school.
Planning and organizing can be hard for any child, but especially for kids with ADHD and other learning disabilities. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies to develop working memory, goal setting, planning skills, and self-control.
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 10a.m. -12 p.m.
Youth mental health: an overview
Speaker is Vickie Skorji, TELL Lifeline Director – Most parents know what to do when their child comes down with the flu or sprains an ankle, but few can recognize the signs of mental illness. However, we know that 50% of mental illnesses begin to manifest by age 14. We’ll talk about the most common mental illnesses for youth, and how to recognize the signs.
Youth mental health: an overview
Tuesday February 18, 2020 7 – 9p.m.
Using psychodrama to explore family relationships
Speaker is Ashly Schanberg, MS, TELL Psychotherapist – Trading places: Explore new perspectives of your family relationships via psychodramatic techniques. Psychodrama is an experiential form of therapy that uses action methods, with which issues or problems and their possible solutions are enacted rather than just talked about. Psychodrama offers the opportunity to practice new roles safely, see oneself from an outside perspective, gain insight, and change.
TELL Exceptional Parenting Program
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