"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

Jan
24
Thu
Help! I Have a Teenager! (for parents of 13-18 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Help! I Have a Teenager! (for parents of 13-18 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

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.

Jan
28
Mon
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Jan 28 @ 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.

Jan 14, 28, Feb 4, 11 @ 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
Feb
4
Mon
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Feb 4 @ 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.

Jan 14, 28, Feb 4, 11 @ 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
Feb
5
Tue
Sibling Rivalry: “But They’re Hurting Each Other!” (for all parents) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Feb 5 @ 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
11
Mon
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Feb 11 @ 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.

Jan 14, 28, Feb 4, 11 @ 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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