|Mon, Oct 8|
Parents face tremendous challenges and dilemmas while raising a child. Parent only classes are designed to meet the needs of today’s families. Our classes provide community and a shared learning experience for moms, dads, and those who work with children.
Parenting with Wit and WisdomAn evening packed with solid practical advice for parents of children from toddlers to teenagers, that shows you how to utilize the very stuff of family life – chores, mealtime, sibling rivalry, toilet training, bedtime and more – to create a home environment in which children can become self-disciplined, compassionate, responsible, resourceful, resilient human beings. This is an adult only event - no childcare is available.Topics discussed: Alternatives to bribes and threats. Setting effective rules. Power struggles - what, how, why, and when not to engage. Discipline and punishment - why one works and the other only appears to work. Keeping your cool without putting your feelings on ice. The online community - how to teach kids to be cyber savvy, civil, and safe. About the presenter: Barbara Coloroso is an internationally recognized author, speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, non-violent conflict resolution and restorative justice. A mother of three, she has appeared on Oprah, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and NPR and has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek.Barbara is the author of four international bestsellers: Kids are worth it! Raising resilient responsible, compassionate kids; Parenting with Wit and Wisdom; Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief, and Change; The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander; and Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right: From Toddlers to Teens, Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically. Among her video programs is the critically acclaimed Winning at Parenting.
Coffee & ConversationAs your children grow and change, so do their interests, needs and behaviors. Are you noticing how you parent might need to grow and change too?Meet with other preschool, to grade three parents along with a licensed parent educator, for coffee and conversation. Join us for friendship, sharing of ideas, information, strategies and support. Bring your own coffee or you can purchase coffee or other beverages in the Gathering Place.*Child care is available for children ages birth to kindergarten - $5/child. Registration is required.