Elementary, Tweens & Teens

Parenting Workshops for Parents of Elementary-age Children, Tweens, and Teens

We are quite certain there are moments you truly can’t believe that your little baby is now in elementary school or maybe even out and about as an independent tween or teenager! As our children reach these formative ages, it’s important to communicate with them openly and take part in important conversations about navigating their world, bodies, and social relationships. 


The Loved Child offers a variety of helpful online parenting workshops for teens’ & tweens’ parents and caregivers. These expert-facilitated workshops bring parents together from the community so that we can feel empowered by evidence-based information and support one another around challenging topics such as screen-time use, social media, sexuality, and mental health.


TLC Online Conversation Groups for Parents of Tween/Teens


Tuesdays in June | 7:00-8:00 PM | FREE

June 9th – Keeping Your Family Safe as COVID-19 Restrictions Begin to Lift

June 16th – Teen Mental Health Awareness 

June 23rd – Teens and Screens

June 30th – How to Talk to your Teens about Substances


Please see descriptions below. Pre-registration is required for these online meetings.

Keeping Your Family Safe as COVID-19 Restrictions Begin to Lift

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Can our family go to the beach? Have a backyard BBQ? Can my kids have play dates? Join this discussion to learn how to best recalibrate as the stay-at-home advisory and other restrictions start to ease up.


Facilitated by: Lisa Gibalerio

Teen Mental Health Awareness 

COVID-19 has exponentially increased our stress levels – and kids are no exception. Join this discussion to learn how to recognize when typical stress and typical mood swings have morphed into more concerning areas. Strategies for dealing with mental health issues will be explored.


Facilitated by: Lisa Gibalerio

Teens and Screens

On-line instruction has been paused for the summer, but are the kids still on screens too often?  How much is too much and what impact can parents have?  Join this discussion to learn strategies for managing screen time.


Facilitator: Lisa Gibalerio

How to Talk to your Teens about Substances

Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that up to 30 percent of Belmont teens will begin to experiment with alcohol and marijuana in the high school years.  Join this discussion to learn to how to have important conversations with your kids.  Explore strategies to keep them substance free for as long as possible.


Facilitator: Lisa Gibalerio

Meet Your Conversation Facilitator!


Lisa Gibalerio is a Prevention Specialist with Wayside Youth and Family Support Network in Watertown.  She is a trained health educator and oversees the Belmont Wellness Coalition (BWC). She is currently administrating a five-year Drug Free Community grant which directly impacts the youth of Belmont and their families.  Lisa has developed several prevention-centered workshops for both parents and teens around the areas of substance use prevention and mental health awareness.  Lisa received her Master’s Degree in Public Health Education from the Boston University School of Public Health and holds a BA in English and Public Relations from the University of Rhode Island.  She is also a parent of teens.