Latta offers tips
Clinical psychologist and television personality Nigel Latta will offer inspired parenting tips on how to communicate with young people at a Porirua workshop next week.
Latta visited Mana Education Centre last November and there was such a response from the community ‘‘ we could barely fit everyone in’’ to see him, says the centre’s director, Angela Ryan.
‘‘ We worked hard to get him back because he is so popular. He’s fully booked for most of the year so we’re lucky. A lot of his advice is not politically correct, but I think many parents appreciate that nowadays. He’s very engaging and entertaining, and after the session there will be a chance to ask questions.’’
Latta’s topic is ‘ Engaging resistant young people’, aimed at parents and teachers who deal with adolescents and teenagers. He is running it throughout the country to coincide with a new TV series that follows on from the success from his first effort, The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show.
Research shows the ability to connect with young people can have a major effect on them – Latta will outline several practical strategies and techniques to help engage them. He has equally strong thoughts on effective organisations, including schools, and on how teachers can make a difference in their classroom, Ms Ryan says.
A subsidy from Pub Charity helped make Latta’s appearance possible.
The session is on from 11am-1pm next Monday at Mana Education Centre, 5 Heriot Drive, Todd Park. Places are limited so register early by emailing email@example.com or phone 237 7318. Cost is $40 per person or $70 for two.