A seminar at Springfield Local Schools will be held next Tuesday, meant to open a line of communication between parents and kids.
Ever-evolving technology can make parenting difficult, but a panel of experts hopes to give parents some guidance at the coming meeting.
"I would love for any parent that attends to walk away with some confidence and ideas on how they're going to handle any situation that comes up with their child," said Matt Geha, of Springfield Local Schools.
The panel will include local professionals from the University of Toledo, law enforcement, and more. They will speak on adolescent well-being.
The event is open to all Toledo parents.
With bullying, school violence, drugs and teen suicides making constant headlines, panel members want to stress to parents to become more involved with their children's lives.
"The more that a parent is involved, the less likely it is for law enforcement to end up being called at some point in time," said Brett Warner, a Lucas County DARE officer.
Panel members believe a proactive approach is necessary and encourage parents to attend the discussion for guidance on how to respond to children's ever-changing needs.
"Look, it's time to listen to what the kids are going through," said Bill Geha, of Sylvania City Schools. "Sometimes parents are so busy with their own lives that they don't listen. We're going to talk about real things, but we have solutions."
The discussion will be held Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m.
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