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‘Win With Your Teens’ Workshop At Unitarian Universalist

Creating awareness for parents of adolescents

The perennial subject of how parents can raise their teenagers will be the subject of a workshop to be held Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock (UUCSR). “Win With Your Teens” will be hosted by Dr. Anthony DeCamello and will begin at 1 p.m.

The lecture is directed exclusively towards parents and other guardians, Dr. DeCamello said. 

“The idea is to have parents, grandparents and other nurturing figures become more aware of what’s occurring during the adolescent years, developmentally,” he added. “[It is designed to teach] what they can expect and how parents can present themselves optimally so they can position themselves as best they can with their teenagers during that time of process that they’re going through. The event features slides, discussions, narratives. It’s interesting and very rewarding.”

While the adolescent years are vital in the growing up years of any youngster, the workshop also hopes to help parents develop and continue a nurturing relationship with their children even beyond those years, Dr. DeCamello said. The slides, narrative and discussion, he further added, addresses common teen-related issues and useful parenting tips for relating better. “At a time when many parents feel confused or conflicted, this is a welcome opportunity to boost parental skills, especially with older kids,” UUCSR officials said. 

Dr. DeCamello is a licensed psychologist affiliated with the North Shore-LIJ Health System. He is an educator and clinician, with expertise in children, adolescents and families. Dr. DeCamello specializes in at-risk populations and maintains a private practice in Garden City. 

The Congregation is located at 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. For more information, contact Kimberly Losack at 627-6560. The talk is open to the public and there is a suggested $5 donation.