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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

  • Be the Parent
  • 8/12/16 I saw an article in The Wall Street Journal yesterday titled: Be The Parent Your Teen Needs. Most parents of teens that I work with say things to me like: I need my teenager to clean their room. My teen needs to study for SATs. My teen thinks I’m an ATM and always needs … Continue reading Be the Parent

Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Wed
Thriving With Teens Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 13-18 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Feb 21 @ 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.

Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, and 21  @ 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
Feb
26
Mon
Why Don’t My Kids Listen To Me? (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Milltown Elementary School
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Why Don't My Kids Listen To Me? (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Milltown Elementary School | Bridgewater | New Jersey | United States

Are you tired of saying the same things over and over? Do you find yourself giving in to your kids’ demands and/or yelling at them? How many times Do you have to tell them? Come to this workshop and learn how to gain your children’s cooperation without nagging, bribing or yelling.

Walk-ins welcome.

 

Feb
27
Tue
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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.

Parenting Essentials Part 1 is a prerequisite.

Feb 27, Mar 6, 16, and 20 @ 9:30-11:30 am

  • 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
Sibling Rivalry: “But They’re Hurting Each Other!” (for all parents) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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.

Feb
28
Wed
Thriving With Teens Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 13-18 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Feb 28 @ 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.

Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, and 21  @ 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

 

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