Parent council and the Odessa Public School administration team have arranged for Dr. Sian Phillips to speak about the topic of "healthy brains" on the evening of Dec 1st starting at 6 PM.
Sian Phillips is a psychologist in Kingston who specializes in working with children and families. She will speak this evening on the importance of relationships when helping our children navigate their increasingly complex world. She will briefly outline the newest research on brain development and talk about how to connect with children at times when their big emotions make it difficult to be in healthy relationships. She will discuss how in a world that is seemingly more connected through technology we are often feeling more anxious and disconnected. We will discuss how as parents we can respond to our children in ways that help promote mental health.