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Parenting Seminar: “Compassionate Communication”
Thursday 18th October

Starts 6.45pm

ISL Upper School Auditorium,
36 Boulevard Pierre Dupong,
L-1430 Luxembourg

Passage Support Group Meeting
Monday 24th October
9.30am - 11.15am

For venue: see map below

Passage Professionals Networking Evening
Thursday 27th October
Starts 7.45pm

Bosso Brasserie,
7, Bisserweg,
L-1238 Luxembourg

Parenting Seminar: “Mindful Parenting”
Thursday 11th November

Starts 6.45pm

ISL Upper School Auditorium,
36 Boulevard Pierre Dupong,
L-1430 Luxembourg

Passage Support Group Meeting
Monday 14th November
9.30am - 11.15am

For venue: see map below

Lycée Michel Lucius Parenting Seminar
Tuesday 22nd November
8pm - 9pm

Salle Polyvalente,
Lycée Michel Lucius,
157 ave Pasteur,
L-2311 Luxembourg

Passage Support Group Meeting
Monday 5th December
9.30am - 11.15am

For venue: see map below


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Dear Friends of Passage

Well it's Autumn time again and as the darker nights draw in, the memories of a blissful Summer seemed to have flitted away like the warm weather has done recently. However it's not all gloom and doom, school routines and homework schedules to contend with... there will be a few ‘save the dates’ coming up that may make your life as a parent a little easier!

But first, a quick review of the academic year just gone, saw a wide range of accessible parenting seminars from the various schools in the Grand Duchy for the English-speaking community to attend. Passage ourselves were honoured again to have the venerable Holocaust survivor Steven Frank join us for another one of our “Keeping History Alive” evening seminars. The audience was a wonderful mix covering the gamut of ages and nationalities, who were there to hear first-hand, Steven's harrowing, yet fascinating account of his young life during the Second World War.

What was most rewarding were the many secondary school-aged children that approached Steven afterwards, who were simply awestruck and wanted to engage some more. There was a unanimous consensus among the children that Steven's story deserved and most importantly needed to be heard by the younger generation, in order to connect with the past, so we learn lessons for the future. Passage would certainly love to plan another outing for Steven again in the next year if his busy schedule allows, so hopefully it's just a case of ‘watch this space’.

As always the weather in Luxembourg was unpredictable and put paid to many a planned event over the early Summer months. Unfortunately one of the casualties was our first Passage ‘Ohana’ Family Picnic, that was sadly cancelled at the last minute due to the onset of rain. It was doubly disappointing as our “Cloud Tales” theme would have been rather apt if only the clouds present that day, weren't inclement weather ones! Nevertheless, we hope to revive this concept again one day in the Summer next year.


Looking forward to the future, you will notice that we are introducing a new course in Spring 2017, called “Time Out for Parents”. This six-week workshop aims to encourage, enhance and build confidence in your parenting skills and was designed by Positive Parenting in the UK. Course registration is already open and don't forget to take advantage of our promotional price if you book a place before the end of November 2016.

In the meantime, Passage are still holding monthly parent support group meetings in Kirchberg, if you want to join us to speak confidentially on any issues.

Admittedly we have been slower to kick-off the Networking activities this term for the professionals and practitioners among you, but the upcoming evening we have planned for Thursday 27th October, will hopefully make amends for the lethargic start. As always, the objective during these events is to offer a compelling array of topics to discuss, information share and peer support, but above all a relaxing evening for all those who participate.

Wishing you all a vibrant start to the Autumn and we look forward to reconnecting with some good friends again soon.

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Upcoming Passage Parent Support Group Meetings

As part of our regular activities, Passage meets once a month to offer parents support and counsel in a comfortable and secure space. This is a time dedicated to parents or families who may need our help, so please don't hesitate to join us to discuss your situation in confidence. See the map below for the address.

Monday 24th October       9.30am-11.15am
Monday 14th November   9.30am-11.15am
Monday 5th December     9.30am-11.15am

NEW “Time Out For Parents” Course – starting 1st February 2017

Time to Think, Time to Learn, Time to Share

The “Time Out for Parents” course offered by Passage aims to encourage and build confidence in your parenting skills. We do this by recognizing the good and positive things you are already doing as a parent, as well as helping you to think about changes you might want to make. It was designed by Positive Parenting (Care for the Family UK).

This is a 6-week general parenting course and ideally targeted at parents of children aged between 1-9 years old. All the sessions will be conducted in English and be led by Lynn Frank who is a Licenced Positive Parenting (Care for the Family UK) facilitator.
The course will include:

  • What children really need  
  • Developing Emotional Security
  • Problem Solving  
  • Keeping Safe  
  • And Keeping Sane as a Parent
Promotional Offer
Register before Wednesday 30th November 2016 and benefit from a discount of €50 to the total cost.
Click here for more details and to register!

Parenting Seminar at the International School of Luxembourg (ISL)

Tuesday 18th October, starts 6.45pm
Compassionate Communication

Guest Speaker: Ranka Šarenac, Psychologist

Parenting can be so rewarding but so challenging too. Our guest presenter will talk about non-violent communication (open communication) and how it applies to both our family and school life through the perspective of the parent, the child and the teacher. The benefits of differentiating our observations from evaluations, of identifying feelings and needs underpinning our actions, and connecting in taking positive actions with your child.

Ranka brings a wealth of knowledge in working with parents and schools throughout Europe and would like to share this with you on the evening. Online registration is still open for this worthwhile parenting seminar; please click here to reserve your place.

For further information please contact Lou Gervais (ISL Upper School Counsellor) on 2604 4205 or email

Venue: ISL Upper School Auditorium, 36 Boulevard Pierre Dupong, L-1430 Luxembourg.

Save the Dates for other ISL Parenting Seminars in the 2016-2017 Schedule

Thursday 10th November, 2016
“MINDFUL PARENTING” with Dr. Fari Fhabirpour

Thursday 23rd March, 2017

Thursday 11th May, 2017

Parenting Seminar at Lycée Michel Lucius

Tuesday 22nd November, 8.00pm-9.00pm
Youth – What An Exciting Time!

Guest Speaker: Ms. Marielle Dostert, graduated Educator, Family Counsellor

Puberty is an exciting time with plenty of changes that can be equally challenging for teenagers and adults.

  • How to adapt to these changes?
  • How to preserve the relationship with your child during this challenging time?
  • How to react when boundaries are being transgressed?
  • How to set boundaries that are not too stringent?
Venue: Salle Polyvalente, Lycée Technique Michel Lucius,
157 avenue Pasteur, L-2311 Luxembourg

There is free parking on site and in the teacher’s parking lot.

Presentations in Luxembourgish, French And English (simultaneous translations via headsets).

Passage Professionals Networking Evening on Thursday 27th October

The Passage Professionals Network meets every 6 weeks at Bosso Brasserie for a relaxed and informal evening of discussion, information sharing and social networking.

These events are generally organized around one or two presentations by practitioners, or a discussion concerning the challenges of working and supporting families in Luxembourg. For our upcoming event, we are delighted to welcome our special guest speaker Sophie Le Dorner (Mindmatters Hub), who has generously offered to talk about “Brainwise”; a practical method to build emotional, social and cognitive skills in children and parents.

If you are a professional working in the field of health, education and the social development of children and families in Luxembourg and would like to join us, then don’t hesitate to email us at for a personal invitation and be included on our networking list.

The regular address for our monthly Passage parent support group meetings is:
239 Val des Bon Malades, L-2121 Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

Look out for the “Luxchiro” sign, then enter the building. The meetings are held in a confidential space in the private room downstairs.

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