Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair

Event Features a Dozen Strategies and a Dozen-Plus Speakers for Parents Preschool through 12th Grade.

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan – November 6, 2015 – Parents, educators, teachers, administrators and childcare workers are invited to the Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington, Mich.

Oakland Community College marks its second year of partnership with the PTAs and Farmington, Huron Valley, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield school districts and Oakland Schools along with the Oakland County Youth Assistance.

The event features Keynote Speaker Kirk Martin. Martin and his son, Casey, who provide parents and teachers with a dozen strategies to eliminate defiance, disrespect, yelling, bullying, sibling fights and more that, characterize our homes and classrooms. Martin provides concrete, practical strategies that work with kids ages 2-22 in everyday situations. Learn more information about Kirk Martin.

BREAK OUT SESSIONS:  The event features two tracks and three rounds of breakout sessions, and more than a dozen different presenters. Breakout sessions are geared to Preschool to fifth grade, and sixth to twelfth grade, and include topics such as:

  • Diary of a Real Bully
  • OMG! My Child is going to College Soon!
  • Taking the Hassle Out of Homework
  • ADHD: Understanding Your Child

A complete conference at a glance is available on the Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair website

CHILDCARE at the event: Event organizers are pleased to offer child care during the event for a nominal fee: $3.00 for one child or $5.00 for two or more children, including lunch.

Platinum Sponsors include Oakland Community College, the Chaldean News, Planet Fitness and Walled Lake PTAs and PTSA Council.

Gold Sponsors include Allegra, DMC Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, Foundation for Excellence, Henry Ford Hospital, The Therapy Spot, TMP Architecture and Peter Basso & Associates.

Silver Sponsors include Easter Seals Michigan, Farmington PTA’s, George W. Auch Company, Good Secrets and Bad Secrets, HoMedics and the Walled Lake Education Association.

For more information and to register for the Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair.


About OCC

With multi campus system throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is committed to providing academic and developmental experiences that allows each student to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities they serve. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965.