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Parenting Essentials Part I: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (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 Facebook group. Optional private coaching session offered at a discount.

Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (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.

PEP II: Next Steps for Parenting 5 to 12 Year Olds Part 1

The one thing constant with children is that they are always changing. As soon as you’ve figured out one phase, they’re on to the next—and presenting their parents with new challenges. In PEP II the focus is on problem solving. You will learn an action plan to answer:

What is the problem?
Who owns it?
What solutions can we try?
How will we know our solution works?

You’ll learn new skills each week and deepen your understanding of key concepts. Class discussion and exercises, with plenty of one-on-one guidance from your leader, will support and encourage you in the positive changes you are making with your family.

PEP II includes:

  • New tools and insights for responding to misbehavior
  • The goals of anger—positive choices for redirecting power struggles
  • Building social skills and community interest in children
  • Problem identification, ownership, and negotiating solutions

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

Parenting Essentials Part 1 and 2 or Thriving with Teens Part 1 and 2 are prerequisites.

PEP II: Next Steps for Parenting 5 to 12 Year Olds Part 2

Building on the foundation of positive parenting, PEP II introduces more skills and guided practice for ending power struggles, talking so your children really listen, using consequences and working out solutions with children. Class time is structured for individual problem solving, helping all participants better understand their children’s goals and figure out how to respond more effectively.

  • New tools and insights for setting limits
  • Using consequences, working to agreement and finding common ground with your child
  • Effective communication—listening to understand, talking to be heard
  • How to hold a Family Council meeting, with opportunity for practice and feedback
Includes: Four 2-hour sessions, textbook, materials, and private Facebook group. Optional private coaching session offered at a discount.
PEP II Part 1 is a prerequisite.

Thriving With Teens Part I: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (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.

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

Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me? (for parents of 2 1/2-18 year olds)

A FREE 90 minute workshop

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.

Sibling Rivalry: “But They’re Hurting Each Other!” (for all parents)

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.

Bedtime Battles and Morning Mayhem (for parents of 5-12 year olds)

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.

Help! I have a Teenager! (for parents of 13-18 year olds)

Why does your teen all of a sudden seem like a stranger compared to the loving child you raised? Adolescence begins with puberty and ends when the child’s developmental tasks are completed. Explore each task in detail: independence and autonomy; the growth of abstract thinking; and forming identity, social and spiritual.

Making Homework a Habit (for parents of 5-12 year olds)

Do you want to be less involved in the school assignments, but worry that if you step out of it nothing will get done? Learn how to plant seeds of self-motivation in your child and teach skills for planning ahead and managing schoolwork. Support your budding scholar without taking over or going crazy.

Upcoming Events

Jan
18
Thu
Parenting Essentials Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jan 18 @ 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.

Jan 11, 18, 25, and Feb 15 2018 @ 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
Jan
19
Fri
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jan 19 @ 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.

Jan 12, 19, 26 and Feb 16 @ 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
Jan
23
Tue
Parenting Essentials Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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.

Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 9:30-11:30 am

  • 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
Bedtime Battles and Morning Mayhem: Creating Routines that Work (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bedtime Battles and Morning Mayhem: Creating Routines that Work (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

Is bedtime a nightmare or mornings a hot spot for trouble? You need the kids to settle down and get some rest and get out of the house on time in the morning, but the kids aren’t cooperating. How do you motivate them to move – without resorting to nagging, yelling or bribing? Learn why routines are so stressful and how to achieve a more peaceful, productive start and end to everyone’s day.

Jan
25
Thu
Parenting Essentials Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jan 25 @ 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.

Jan 11, 18, 25, and Feb 15 2018 @ 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

 

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