"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

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

August 14, 28, September 11 and 18 @ 7-9 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
Sep
20
Fri
Parents That Matter Book Club – “Unconditional Parenting” @ The Book House
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parents That Matter Book Club - "Unconditional Parenting" @ The Book House

Discussion facilitated by Lisa DiSciullo, Parent Coach and Educator, owner of Parenting Matters NJ.

The Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn is available from The Book House in Millburn.  Call 973-564-6262 to order or get the audible version from Libro.fm and be sure to designate The Book House as your local book store.

Our discussion will be in September
Friday, September 20 @ 9:30 am

The Book House, 281 Essex St, Millburn

The Book House also has delicious coffee and tea for purchase.

Oct
1
Tue
Why Don’t My Kids Listen To Me? (for parents of 2 1/2-8 year olds)
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Why Don't My Kids Listen To Me? (for parents of 2 1/2-8 year olds) @ Dunellen | 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.

 

Why Don’t My Kids Listen To Me? (for parents of 2 1/2-8 year olds)
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Why Don't My Kids Listen To Me? (for parents of 2 1/2-8 year olds) @ Dunellen | 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.

 

Oct
2
Wed
Making Homework a Habit (for parents of 5-12 year olds)
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Making Homework a Habit (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Summit | New Jersey | United States

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.

 

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