"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

Oct
1
Mon
Making Homework a Habit (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Making Homework a Habit (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | 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.

Oct
2
Tue
Parenting Preschoolers (for parents of 2 1/2-5 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 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

New Start Date: Sep 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 13, and 20 @ 9:00 -11:00 am

Includes: Eight 2-hour sessions, textbook, materials, and private Facebook group.

$379

This is a non-denominational program  held the Calvary Episcopal Church.
Oct
3
Wed
Parenting Essentials Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 3 @ 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.

Sep 26, Oct 3, 10, and 17 @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
Oct
4
Thu
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 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.

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
Oct
5
Fri
PEP II: Next Steps for Parenting 5-12 Year Olds Part 2 @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
PEP II: Next Steps for Parenting 5-12 Year Olds Part 2 @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

For parents of 5-12 year olds

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.
Apr 30, May 7, 14, and 21 @ 7-9 pm

Parenting Essentials Part 1, 2, and PEP II Part 1 or Thriving With Teens Part 1 ,  2, and PEP II Part 1 are prerequisites.

  • 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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