"Every child deserves Great Parenting & every parent deserves the Joy that Great Parenting can bring."

 

Resources

Great Books

These books are consistent with the democratic parenting style.

  • Children the Challenge by Rudolph Dreikurs
  • Delivered From Distraction by Dr Edward Hallowell, MD and John J Ratey, MD
  • Driven to Distraction by Dr Edward Hallowell, MD and John J Ratey, MD
  • Duct Tape Parenting by Vicki Hoefle
  • Honey, I Wrecked the Kids by Alyson Schafer
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Life in the Family Zoo by John M Platt
  • Parenting With Courage and Uncommon Sense by Linda Jessup and Emory Luce Baldwin
  • Positive Discipline Series by Jane Nelsen
  • Sex & Sensibility by Deborah Roffman
  • Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel
  • The Blessing of a B Minus by Wendy Mogel
  • The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness by Dr Edward Hallowell
  • The Creative Force by Betty Lou Bettner and anything else by Betty Lou Bettner
  • The Five Love Languages Series by Gary Chapman
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  • The R.A.T. Real World Aptitude Test by Homer H Moyer
  • The Whole Brained Child by Daniel Siegel, MD
  • Win the Whining War and Other Skirmishes by Cynthia Whitham
  • Yes, Your Teen is Crazy by Michael Bradley
  • Your One-Year-Old and books for other ages in the series by Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg
  • If I Could Just Cook in My Car: A Busy Mom’s guide to Healthy Family Meals with Less Time, Stress and Money by Lisa Sanderson
  • Lose That Mommy Guilt: Tales and Tips From an Imperfect Mom by Cara Maksimow

The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) has additional books listed on their website www.pepparent.org.

Upcoming Events

Jun
29
Thu
Thriving With Teens Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 13-18 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thriving With Teens Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 13-18 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

For parents of 13-18 year olds

Raising a teenager isn’t easy. This course will teach you how to do it well. As your child is growing through adolescence, you also are making the transition from parenting a child to sending a young adult into the world.

In this class you will learn the skills of developing a respectful and cooperative relationship with your teen.

Jun 29, Jul 6, 13, and 27  @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 ($404 value) – $359
  • Without the 1 hour private coaching + Spouse – ($558 value) – $449
  • Including 1 hour private coaching  + Spouse-($683 value)- $529
Jul
5
Wed
Parenting Essentials Part I: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jul 5 @ 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.

Jul 5, 12, 26, and Aug 2 @ 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
Parenting Essentials Part I: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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.

Jul 5, 12, 26, and Aug 2 @ 7:00-9:00 pm

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
Jul
11
Tue
Parenting Essentials Group (PEG)
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Parenting Essentials Group (PEG) @ Summit | New Jersey | United States

This is an on-going discussion group only for parents that have taken Parenting Essentials (minimally Part 1, preferably both Parts 1 and 2). Location will be announced by July 1. It will be somewhere in Summit or New Providence.

Aug
15
Tue
Parenting Essentials Group (PEG)
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Parenting Essentials Group (PEG) @ Summit | New Jersey | United States

This is an on-going discussion group only for parents that have taken Parenting Essentials (minimally Part 1, preferably both Parts 1 and 2). Location will be announced by July 1. It will be somewhere in Summit or New Providence.

 

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