PARIS — The Paris Public Library is hosting a series of workshops for parents of teens in August. The workshops will be held at 6 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 13, and will last about two hours.

Beginning on Aug. 13, a two-part, workshop, “Empowered Parenting,” will present parents with tools and communication techniques to help inspire and connect with teens during the often difficult years, guiding the teens to become responsible, respectful and contributing young adults. The second session will be held on Aug. 20.

On Aug. 27, a “Setting Up for Success” workshop will introduce strategies and secrets to help teens prioritize and manage their time, helping them to more effectively deal with the demands of home, school, extracurricular activities and a part-time job.

Parents will have the chance to create individualized plans to assist teens to identify and set goals, then to create reasonable plans for achieving them.

The workshops will be led by Anne Smith, a certified empowerment coach and energy medicine practitioner. She has also been a teacher at the middle and high school level for more than 20 years, after earning a BA degree from Colby College and an MA degree from Middlebury College.

The workshops are free and open to any parent in the community. Preregistration is requested. To register or for more information, contact the Paris Public Library at 743-6994 or e-mail Smith at [email protected]

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