PTSA workshops open to families

Arushi Sharma and Sammie Thompson

Emotional learning opportunities are offered to parents and teens over winter break

As the holiday season and other end-of-year activities approach, stress levels rise and students have trouble finding a moment of peace in the midst of the chaos. Bowie’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) has noticed this and is hosting a workshop to better educate teens and their parents on coping with stress.

This workshop is called “Parents/ Teens Keeping It Together” and is taught by Tracy Asamoah, a licensed psychiatrist from the Austin area. The goal of this event is to help students and their families find a balance this holiday season.

“[The event] is just a night for families to come and learn more about stress-reducing activities and [for parents to learn how] to help teenagers with stress,” Guidance counselor Nicole Hepburn said.

The workshop is on January 9, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Bowie Cafeteria. Both parents and their teens are encouraged to go to the event together in order to ensure these skills enter the home.

“This evening is designed so that families can attend together in order to identify strategies to manage stress and find balance,” a post from Bowie’s PTSA Website said.

Only one ticket is needed per family. For members of the PTSA, tickets are $10, and for non-members, they’re $20. To get tickets, enter BOWIE2019 as the organization code at Tickets are also available at the door for $25. Tickets are available online from now until the end of this month.

“Mark your calendar and get your ticket today through December 31,” a post from Bowie’s PTSA Facebook page said.