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Lisa DiSciullo

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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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Upcoming Events

Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ The Co-Co
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ The Co-Co | 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.  Optional private coaching session offered at a discount.

Oct 27, Nov 10, Dec 1, and 8 @ 9 – 11:00 am

Parenting Essentials Part 1 is a prerequisite.

  • Four session class only – $279 
  • Four session class plus 1 hour private coaching ($400 value) – $359
Group Office Hours at The Co-Co – Dec 16 @ 10:45 am @ Virtual Master Class
Dec 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Join The Co-Co’s Parent Coach in Residence, Lisa DiSciullo, Founder of Parenting Matters, for monthly group office hours. These meetings (held via zoom at first and ultimately as a hybrid of in-person and virtual) will gather like-minded parents for discussion, Q&A, and support. Lisa will focus on problem solving, practice, and accountability to work on individual parenting skills and perspectives. She will answer questions and provide a positive parenting perspective and content as topics arise, so write down your burning parenting questions as the month goes by and bring them with you for open Q&A. All parents are welcome—from moms of little ones to college students and beyond. We will learn together from Lisa’s expertise and one other.

This event will be hosted online – instructions on how to join will be provided upon registration.

Use code PARENTING for a 20% discount


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