WINGS for kids to host parenting seminar

Wings for kids, an afterschool program teaching social emotional learning (SEL) techniques to at-risk youth, will host a parenting seminar, Soaring Through the Summer, on Monday, July 9 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Attendees will learn the proven social and emotional learning techniques employed at WINGS for kids schools. 

WINGS for kids CEO Bridget Laird will be host the seminar, which is offered to help families who find that more time together this summer has amplified their power struggles and communication issues.

“We hear from families who tell us the summer is really a tough time to parent,” said Bridget Laird, CEO of WINGS for kids. “But it’s also a great time to practice new techniques. We’re here for adults who find they keep saying the same things over again and never feel heard by their children.”

The event is targeted at parents but also can benefit educators. This free event is open to the public, and will take place at the Charleston County Public Library Downtown (68 Calhoun Street). To reserve your spot, email

The SEL activities taught at WINGS for kids help kids to develop self-awareness, relationship skills, social awareness, self-management and responsible decision-making. Research has found that SEL techniques can improve behavior and academic performance, lessen absences and provide more attachment to school.

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