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Brighton Library Kicks off Parenting Awareness Month

The Brighton District Library will host a free parenting fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Brighton District Library invites the public to a free parenting fair in celebration of Parenting Awareness Month, Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Featured will be a family concert, a lecture about Understanding Your Child’s Personality Style , door prizes, parenting displays, stories and free books for children ages 1-5.

At 10:30 a.m., families can attend a concert by Beverly Meyer, the Music Lady. Beverly’splayful, interactive musical performance will have kids toe tapping, dancing and singing to old favorites and new tunes.

Adults are invited to attend Understanding Your Child’s Personality Style from 10:30 –11:15 a.m. Presented by Lisa Miles, MPS, CPS. Using the True Colors System, discover how to foster a healthy and happy relationship with your child at any age. Call the library at 810-229-6571 ext. 223 to register.

Throughout the day, parents will have opportunity gathering information related to parenting, child care and education from the following agencies and organizations:Great Start Livingston; Child Connect for Family Success; Head Start and Early On;LECASA; Presti Center for Families and Youth; Pregnancy Help Clinic; Parents as Partnersin Prevention; Child Identification; Boxing Autism of Livingston County; LeLeche League;Children’s Center for Growth and Development and Michigan Association for Gifted Children.

The Brighton District Library will conclude Parenting Awareness Month programming with a lecture Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder, Tuesday, March 12 from 7–8 p.m. Did you know that there are six types of ADD? How does Attention Deficit Disorder affect family dynamics, education, and social relationships? What can you do as a parent or concerned caregiver to aid your life or your child’s? Presented by Johana Clark, MSMDirector of William A. Presti Center for Families and Youth. This program is intended for adults only. Call the library at 810-229-6571 ext. to register.

Parenting Awareness Month celebrates people who are parenting our children, and seeks to:

  • draw public attention to the critical importance of effective parenting across the lifespan
  • promote education and resources for developing parenting skills year around
  • raise awareness that everyone benefits from parent education and support
  • encourage and assist in the development of parent networks
  • raise awareness that effective parenting is a key factor in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention.

The Brighton District Library is located at 100 Library Drive, Brighton. To learn more about this event, or other programs at the library, go to www.brightonlibrary.info or call 810-229-6571, ext. 223.

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