Practical Parenting for Teens Conference
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
The Addison, Boca Raton, Fl 33432
8:00am - 3:00pm
Our Goal: Educate and Connect Parents with Local Resources in a Warm and Relaxing Environment.
We are excited to be offering a variety of topics to meet attendee's needs at this one day event. The conference will offer three different tracks with an emphasis on College Preparation, Learning Differences, and Middle School/High School life. The Addison opens it beautiful doors at 8:00 with staggered start times for each session. PP4T understands your mornings are hectic so we want our conference to be a time-out for you, a safe space to learn, to speak with fellow parents and relax. We will have a selection of beverages to begin your day. Lunch will be catered by their award winning staff and will be located at stations throughout the property as well as roaming servers. The butlered lunch break is designed so attendees can leisurely stroll through the vendor area, talk to our speakers and watch demonstrations from local vendors without feeling rushed and still have time to have a healthy, nutritious lunch. Our conference has speakers and panels providing access to information you care about; what colleges are really looking for in prospective students, coping with your child's Learning Differences, and helping teens make smart decisions about substances. Our goal is for you to leave our conference re-energized with a toolkit of useful tools and local resources at your fingertips.
Did You Know?
High School Students*
48% of students said they felt a great deal of stress on a daily basis.
59% of high school students report managing all their activities is a significant stressor.
30% of girls, 35 % of boys get at least 8 hours of sleep with 44% of girls, 37% of boys receiving 6 hours or less of sleep.
ADHD diagnoses have increased by 53% in the past decade.
35% of parents are struggling with their ability to cope with their child's learning and attention issues.
66% of students identified with Learning Differences are male.
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among among 15 - 24 year olds (23.3%).
12 - 17 year olds: Depression: Girls 19.5% Males: 5.8% Anxiety: Males: 20.3% Girls: 30.1%
About 19% of teens ages 15 - 24 contemplate suicide each year.
42% of college students are on prescription meds for anxiety, depression, or stress.
20.8% students 12 - 17 report being bullied.
33.8% of students ages 12 - 17 report being Cyberbullied in 2016.
74.1% of LGBT students were verbally bullied, 49% of LGBT students experienced cyberbullying in the past year
Drugs & Addiction
Almost 50% of high school seniors have abused a drug of some kind.
64% of teens say they have used prescription pain killers that they got from a friend or family member.
58% of sophomores have abused alcohol.