Is the “Game of Life” a game of chance or choice?
High school students today are faced with unique and diverse challenges- personally, socially, emotionally and developmentally. Adolescence is notoriously know as a time of heightened risk-taking and as alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. As a parent, you can simply sit back, consider it a “phase” and hope your kids will “get through it,” or you can take an active role by learning about alcohol and drugs and helping your kids do the same. Whether your child admits it or not, he or she needs you to be their role model and provide them with guidance in making good decisions in the presence of today’s pressures and challenges.
For this reason, the Warren Hills Community Coalition, a program of the Family Guidance Center of Warren County, wants to take the opportunity to help parents feel prepared to properly guide their children through the challenges they will face as they grow up. The Coalition is hosting an event called “Game of Life: The Parent Edition” at Warren Hills Regional High School on May 10th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to provide parents with an awareness and understanding of the difficulties teens face in society today. In addition, experts from various community organizations will be present to serve as a guide for each parent as they journey through the “Game of Life”. The guides will educate parents on the most effective methods for navigating the challenges participants are presented with throughout the game in real life.
“The Coalition is here to provide parents with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to make sure that they are equipped to guide their children through their ‘Game of Life’,” said Liz Montalvo of the Warren Hills Community Coalition.
Door prizes will be available to all those that attend the “Game of Life: Parent Edition” and complete a brief survey at the conclusion of the presentation. Winners will be eligible to receive a free 30 day gym membership to Anytime Fitness, a free massage at Sensations Salon, a free family combo meal from Sal’s Pizza, a free manicure or pedicure from Nails by Diana, a free night of bowling at Oakwood Lanes, a $25 Shop Rite giftcard and more. Winners will be notified by May 12th. This event is open to parents of students at the Warren Hills Regional Middle School, High School and all sending districts.
For more information about the “Game of Life” or the Warren Hills Community Coalition, please call Liz Montalvo at 908-223-1985.