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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

Aug
16
Thu
Parenting Essentials Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Parenting Essentials Part 1: 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.

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

Aug 2, 16, 23, and 30 @ 7-9 pm

  • Four session class only – $279
  • Four session class plus 1 hour private coaching ($400 value) – $359
  • Four session class with spouse  ($558 value) – $449
  • Four session class with spouse plus 1 hour private coaching ($658  value) – $529
Aug
23
Thu
Parenting Essentials Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Parenting Essentials Part 1: 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.

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

Aug 2, 16, 23, and 30 @ 7-9 pm

  • Four session class only – $279
  • Four session class plus 1 hour private coaching ($400 value) – $359
  • Four session class with spouse  ($558 value) – $449
  • Four session class with spouse plus 1 hour private coaching ($658  value) – $529
Aug
30
Thu
Parenting Essentials Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Parenting Essentials Part 1: 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.

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

Aug 2, 16, 23, and 30 @ 7-9 pm

  • Four session class only – $279
  • Four session class plus 1 hour private coaching ($400 value) – $359
  • Four session class with spouse  ($558 value) – $449
  • Four session class with spouse plus 1 hour private coaching ($658  value) – $529
Sep
18
Tue
Parenting Preschoolers (for parents of 2 1/2-5 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Parenting Preschoolers (for parents of 2 1/2-5 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

For parents of children age 2 1/2-5

In this 8-week class you will learn positive discipline methods to calm tantrums, avoid power struggles and engage your child’s cooperation. Insight into your child’s temperament and developmental stage along with guided practice with setting limits calmly and consistently will equip you with a parenting toolbox you can use throughout the years of childrearing.

Course topics:

  • How your child’s development and temperament influence behavior
  • Solutions for morning dawdling, bedtime battles and sleep issues
  • Power struggles and tantrums—getting to calm
  • Healthy eating and stress-free toilet training
  • How to encourage your child’s confidence, capability and beginning independence
  • Techniques to help your child practice self-control and self-regulation
  • Why conventional discipline methods don’t work—and the positive tools that do work
  • How to nurture a warm, happy relationship with your child and have more fun as a family

Sep 18, 25, Oct 2,9, 23, 30, Nov 6, and 13 @ 9:30 -11:30 am

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

  • Eight session class only – $379
  • Eight session class plus 1 hour private coaching ($499 value) – $459
  • Eight session class with spouse  ($758 value) – $579
  • Eight session class with spouse plus 1 hour private coaching ($858  value) – $659
Sep
20
Thu
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Sep 20 @ 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.

Parenting Essentials Part 1 is a prerequisite.

Sep 20, Oct 4, 11, and 18@ 7:00-9:00 pm

  • 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

 

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