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PEPS for Grandparents

Where Grandparents gather, connect and create connection

PEPS recognizes the vital role of grandparents in their children’s and grandchildren’s lives and offers opportunities for grandparents to come together for support, shared information, and learning.


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Grandparent Happy Hours, Brown Bag Lunches & More

Celebrate being a grandparent and connect with other involved and curious grandparents like you at our events for Grandparents. PEPS for Grandparent Events are an opportunity to mingle with other grandparents and have a discussion, guided by an expert facilitator, on a topic relevant to grandparents.


2019 Events

 

April

Grandparent Happy Hour
Thursday, April 18, 6-8 pm

Location: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle/Wallingford neighborhood

Topic: Grandparenting in the Digital Age: Three Things to Know About Your Grandkids and Screentime

In just the past ten years, technology has fundamentally changed the way we live our lives and maintain relationships. Paradoxically, family relationships remain vitally important for optimizing children’s health and development.
Speaker Emily Cherkin, has spent over 15 years working with families, schools, and children across rapidly-changing digital landscapes. Emily’s presentation will focus on three important things to know about children and screentime: the impact on brain development, the true nature of “connection”, and the importance of setting limits. Armed with humor, empathy, and evidence-based research, Emily is "tech-intentional," recognizing that technology is here to stay and has great things to offer: as with most things in life, it is about finding a balance!

Speaker: Emily Cherkin, The Screentime Consultant, LLC. In addition to the challenges of parenting her own two children in a distracted digital age, Emily challenges schools, parents, and families to be "tech-intentional" while recognizing that technology is here to stay.  Emily is a graduate of the University of Washington and completed her Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University in Boston. After three years in New York City, Emily returned to Seattle and taught at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAAS) for ten years. Emily consults with schools and parents; is a member of the "Screens in Schools" Working Group for the Children’s Screentime Action Network (CSTAN) in Boston; has served as a Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) board member, group leader, and guest speaker on screentime; and is a graduate of the 2018 Leading Women in Technology’s Women in Leadership (WILPower) Program. An increased understanding of the technological challenges presented to this generation has fueled Emily's passion for affecting change and supporting families and schools.

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May

Grandparent Chat
Friday, May 3, 10-11:30 am

An opportunity to get together with other grandparents and chat about your burning grandparenting questions.

Registration coming soon.


June

Grandparent Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, June 11, 12-2 pm
Topic*: Books as mirrors and windows

Registration coming soon.


July

Grandparent Chat
Friday, July 12, 10-11:30 am

An opportunity to get together with other grandparents and chat about your burning grandparenting questions.

Registration coming soon.


September

National Grandparents Day – Happy Hour
Saturday, September 7, 4-6 pm
Topic*: Resist raising entitled children

Location: Kinects Tower

Registration coming soon.


October

Grandparent Chat
Friday, October 11, 10-11:30 am

An opportunity to get together with other grandparents and chat about your burning grandparenting questions.

Registration coming soon.


December

Grandparent Brown Bag Lunch
Thursday, December 5, 12-2 pm
Topic*: Kids and Race

Registration coming soon.


*Topics subject to change.



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