BSCO Parent Education Evening
Coaching Your Child Toward Positive Peer Relationships with Howard Hiton
A child’s friendships are a strong indicator of their overall well-being. It can be difficult to know when and how to get involved in your child’s social life. How do we know what is typical and acceptable behavior and when the behavior has crossed a line to something more harmful? How can I help my child develop better skills at developing and keeping friends? When should I let my child work out problems and when should I intervene? How do I prepare my child for the challenges of peer pressure? This 90 minute interactive presentation will offer ideas for keeping perspective on your child’s social world.
Howard Hiton is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has been providing individual, family, and chemical dependency counseling services since 1987 in settings such as residential treatment for adjudicated boys, middle schools and high schools. He was the recipient of the Oregon Pediatric Society’s Award for Service to Children and the Oregon Peacemaker Award of Excellence for his support of youth.
Howard has been in private practice with a passion for boy’s issues since 1995. He has conducted focus groups with boys, facilitated young men’s support groups, led boys’ nights out and spoken to parent and professional audiences across the region on how to best nurture boys. He is the author of Building on Strengths, a report published by Portland Public Schools on improving boys’ school performance and a co-author of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: Helping Boys Connect Through Physical Challenge and Strategic Storytelling, a Guidebook for Leading Boys Groups. Howard’s presentation style is consistently evaluated as being warm, engaging, and thought provoking.
Mr. Hiton is the father of two teenage boys.