"Every child deserves Great Parenting & every parent deserves the Joy that Great Parenting can bring."

 

Why Parenting Classes?

The world has changed over the last 50 years, our models don’t work anymore

Changing technology, less shared values and time to think and talk about them with our families, and a greater emphasis on achievement and less on the quality of character has put our children in a world where cheating, nudity, promiscuity, and violence are more prevalent and acceptable than ever. Positive, respectful parenting is essential to raising children that will thrive.

Get new ideas

Linda Jessup, the founder of PEP, states that parents with frustration and very high stress are frequently, simply “out of ideas”. They are bankrupt. Coming to classes with other parents inspires and offers new perspectives and strategies that work.

Connect to other parents who are facing similar challenges

Parents experience validation that they are not alone in their quest to be the best parents they can be and find support and valuable information.

Get answers

Classes allow for time to bring your specific scenarios in to ask what could be done differently.

Try new strategies

Behavior change doesn’t happen in an hour or two. It takes practice, feedback and continuous improvement. Experiential learning gives parents a chance to try a new strategy in the classroom, then go home and try it, and come back and report on how it went and what can be tweaked to improve. Classes with more than one session give continuity and a chance to improve over time.

Changes that last

Behavior change that occurs with small consistent shifts creates newer more effective habits that are more likely to last.

Too many books, too little time.

There are not enough hours in your day to absorb all the information out there in the books or in video clips on the Internet. That information will give you an idea or two, however, what’s needed is the idea, a plan to implement it, and the ongoing support to persevere through. We’ve compiled a proven approach that has helped thousands of parents create harmonious healthy family realtionships.

Self-care

Classes provide a scheduled, committed time to focus on YOU, your family, and being the best parent you can be.

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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