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Lisa DiSciullo

Parent Educator
W: 908-516-0831
Certified PEP Trainer
lisa@parentingmattersnj.com

Parenting Matters!

Parenting Matters provides strategies that help parents resolve dilemmas. Whether it is:

  • Power struggles?
  • Constant need for reminding?
  • Battles over electronic screens or homework?
  • Sibling fighting?
  • Getting them to listen?

There is a better way to parent and to become the best parent you can be!. Through classes, workshops, and private coaching parents learn how to stop the yelling and start the cooperation, open communication, and develop and nurture respectful healthy relationships, while guiding their children to take responsibility for themselves and their lives.

The result is:

  • Competent, independent, resourceful children
  • Confident parents
  • Stronger families

Ongoing classes in the Summit, NJ area provide information and develop skills in a supportive environment. One session workshops and talks are also available for PTA/PTOs, Mom’s groups, schools, or other interested organizations.

Program Topics Include

  • Setting limits
  • Handling wars with chores
  • Fostering cooperation
  • Homework struggles
  • Developing responsibility
  • Encouraging your children
  • Building and keeping respectful relationships
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Being the parent you want to be

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What People Are Saying

Comments from class participants

"Thank you for opening my eyes to how to be a better parent. I am sure this will make a huge difference to our family."

"This class was amazing! It made me stop yelling!"

"A very helpful and informative class. The leaders were well prepared and encouraging."

"Great class-the textbook was full of good information... Felt that Lisa was a wealth of information and provided a lot of insight."

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Recent Blog Posts

  • The Power of Choice
  • Many parents strive for a relationship of give-and-take, cooperation, and harmony with their children. One way to encourage a more cooperative atmosphere is to give choices. It’s important that the choice is not IF something will be done, it should be WHEN or HOW. It’s not, “Will you put your pants on?” rather “Which pants … Continue reading The Power of Choice

  • Ready…Set…Go!
  • 8/30/16 It’s back to school and some of you are jumping for joy and others are sad to see the summer end. This time of year is one of the many endings-transitions-beginnings that we experience as parents. Here are a few tips to ease the transition and get off on the right foot. End by … Continue reading Ready…Set…Go!

Upcoming Events

Sep
28
Thu
Homework Skills for Kids and Parents (for parents of 5 to 12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homework Skills for Kids and Parents (for parents of 5 to 12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

Do you want to be less involved in the school assignments, but worry that if you step out of it nothing will get done? Learn how to plant seeds of self-motivation in your child and teach skills for planning ahead and managing schoolwork. Support your budding scholar without taking over or going crazy.

Sep
29
Fri
Homework Skills for Kids and Parents (for parents of 5 to 12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Homework Skills for Kids and Parents (for parents of 5 to 12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

Do you want to be less involved in the school assignments, but worry that if you step out of it nothing will get done? Learn how to plant seeds of self-motivation in your child and teach skills for planning ahead and managing schoolwork. Support your budding scholar without taking over or going crazy.

Oct
13
Fri
Parenting Essentials Part I: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Parenting Essentials Part I: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

For parents of 5-12 year olds

From the very first class your frustrations will begin to ease as you understand why children misbehave and the changes you can make to bring more order, calm and fun back into your family life. You will learn a framework for positive parenting and the practical skills to raise responsible, cooperative, successful children.

Oct 13, 20, 27, and Nov 3 @ 9:30-11:30 am

Includes: Four 2-hour sessions, textbook, materials, and private Facebook group. Optional private coaching session offered at a discount. Spouse receives 40% discount if class taken together.

  • Without the 1 hour private coaching – $279
  • Including 1 hour private coaching  – $359
  • Without the 1 hour private coaching + Spouse – $449
  • Including 1 hour private coaching + Spouse – $529
Oct
17
Tue
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

For parents of 5-12 year olds

This four-week, follow-up course to “Parenting Essentials Part 1” builds on the positive parenting foundation and adds practical, effective things to do when your kids annoy you or really make you mad. You’ll also learn how to address your children’s misbehavior, help your child handle strong emotions, how to teach self-sufficiency, and how to set limits. Each class session includes individual problem solving and support.  This class will help you change from traditional parenting to using positive, effective tools consistently to build good relationships with your children and enjoy a smoothly functioning family life.

Includes: Four 2-hour sessions, textbook, materials, and private Facebook group. Optional private coaching session offered at a discount.

Oct 17, 24, Nov 7, and 14 @ 7:00-9:00 pm

Parenting Essentials Part 1 is a prerequisite.

  • Without the 1 hour private coaching – $279
  • Including 1 hour private coaching ($400 value) – $359
  • Without the 1 hour private coaching + Spouse – $494
  • Including 1 hour private coaching + Spouse – $574
Oct
19
Thu
Sibling Rivalry: “But They’re Hurting Each Other!” (for all parents) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Sibling Rivalry: “But They’re Hurting Each Other!” (for all parents) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

Sibling fighting, teasing and bickering are some of the biggest frustrations for parents. Learn why children fight and what you can do to help your children become friends and fight less often.

 

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