6th Grade Muskie Families

Muscatine Community School District

6th Grade Muskie Families!

Prepare for the teen years and your child's transitions to middle school!

 “Participating in Muskie Families has helped my husband and I be on the same page about house rules and gave us tools to keep our cool in frustrating situations .  I think this program is a benefit to any parent who has a child entering the teen years —we can all use a little guidance on this new adventure!”  - Parent Participant

Sixth grade families in the Muscatine School District are invited to participate in the “Muskie Families” program that was developed to help with the transition to middle school. Spots are limited, sign up today!
When: Thursday evenings, April 2 through May 14, 2020
            6:00—8:00 pm, optional meal starts at 5:30 pm
Where: West Middle School, childcare and transportation provided upon request
Who: Any 6th grade family in the Muscatine School District—youth may attend with a parent or other caregiver. Caregiver and youth are asked to commit to attending all seven sessions together.
What: FREE seven-session workshop in which parents and youth learn together through fun, interactive activities. First hour youth and parents are separate, second hour families come together for activities.
Why: Get on the same page as your partner or other caregivers about house rules and expectations.  Youth will learn refusal skills so if they get into a sticky situation with peers, they will know how to get out of it.  Together as families, you will discuss your family strengths and values and how to handle situations together.  
Parents activities focus on: 

  • Positive parent-youth interactions
  • Supportive family environment
  • Age appropriate expectations
  • Appropriate parental monitoring
  • Expectations regarding substance use

Youth activities focus on:

  • Setting goals for the future
  • Positive relationships
  • Peer pressure resistance
  • Empathy with parents
  • Positive management of emotions

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This program is sponsored by Muscatine Community School District, ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County and ISU STOMP Program.  


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