What is FOCUS?

FOCUS is a special committee of the UCF Education Foundation in the Unionville Chadds Ford School District which provides information and education to parents, students, and the community through parent seminars and workshops, student assemblies, and educational materials.

What is our MISSION?

The mission of FOCUS is to promote healthy choices and behaviors for youth while supporting and educating parents in our community.

Tools For Positive Sports Parenting

Tuesday, March 6th @ 7-9 pm in the CF Patton Auditorium

Everyone wants to win. That’s the first goal in sports. But in youth and high school sports there is a second, more important goal: teaching life lessons through sports. Sports parents learn why and how to focus on that second goal and several tips and tools they can use to help their children get the most from sports.

Experts from the Positive Coaching Alliance will provide us with positive parenting tools for "coaching" our children, followed by Q&A.

**This relevant event is free, but please register so we can plan accordingly at https://focussportsparenting.eventbrite.com.


On February 23, 2017, The UCF Wellness Committee presented Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult" to students during the day and to over 500 parents in the evening.

Watch Julie Lythcott-Haims' TED Talk: “How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting”

It clocks in just under 15 minutes long, and makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores and focus on loving our kids unconditionally for who they are.

In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which over-parenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over-helping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twenty-somethings and of special value to parents of teens, this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

The book, How to Raise An Adult, is a provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood.


CHILDLINE (report suspected abuse): 800-932-0313

SUICIDE: 800-273-8255 ALCOHOL: 866-569-7077

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