"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

Aug
22
Tue
Conquering Morning Mayhem (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Conquering Morning Mayhem (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

Mornings are a hot spot for trouble in many families. Parents need to get out of the house on time, but the kids aren’t cooperating. How do you motivate them to move – without resorting to nagging, yelling or bribing? Learn why mornings are stressful and how to achieve a more peaceful, productive start to everyone’s day.

Aug
23
Wed
Power Tools For Power Struggles (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Power Tools For Power Struggles (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

It’s a familiar scene: You need your child to do something, and he or she refuses. Parents insist, children dig in—and the battle is on. Come learn what really causes the struggles, get tips to avoid them, and develop a game plan for gaining your child’s cooperation.

Aug
29
Tue
Power Tools For Power Struggles (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Power Tools For Power Struggles (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

It’s a familiar scene: You need your child to do something, and he or she refuses. Parents insist, children dig in—and the battle is on. Come learn what really causes the struggles, get tips to avoid them, and develop a game plan for gaining your child’s cooperation.

Aug
30
Wed
Conquering Morning Mayhem (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Conquering Morning Mayhem (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

Mornings are a hot spot for trouble in many families. Parents need to get out of the house on time, but the kids aren’t cooperating. How do you motivate them to move – without resorting to nagging, yelling or bribing? Learn why mornings are stressful and how to achieve a more peaceful, productive start to everyone’s day.

Sep
12
Tue
Parenting Essentials Part I: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Sep 12 @ 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.

Sep 12, 19, 26, and Oct 3 @ 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

 

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