|Positive and Effective Discipline: A Crash Course (3 – 5 years)
Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Starting with a basic understanding of developmental norms for 3- to 5-year-olds, we will break down the components of discipline-communication, listening, modeling, consequences, and more-to learn about improving limit-setting, encouraging responsibility, and fostering communication. With Bonnie Romanow, BA, Childhood Development Specialist.$45; $75 couple. Register here.
Infant and Child CPR (for expectant parents, parents, grandparents, and caregivers)
Thursday, November 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
measures for choking, CPR techniques, and infant sleep safety. Includes hands-on practice with mannequins. One-year certification provided. Pre-crawling babies welcome. With Shanda Manion, CPR instructor certified by the American Heart Association in basic life support. $45. Register here.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Part 1: Sunday Intensive (3 – 10 years)
Sunday, November 6, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Are you getting worn down by bedtime challenges, morning-rush madness, dawdling, whining, and other challenging behaviors? Do you find yourself too often resorting to threats, bribes, or raised voices? Learn practical strategies to improve cooperation and discipline, strengthen character, and enhance your relationships at home. Based on the bestsellers by Faber and Mazlish, this entertaining workshop consistently receives rave reviews. Here’s what one participant said: "… immensely helpful, practical, and insightful." With Julie King, parent educator and "How to Talk" trainer. Usually a four-week series, this workshop is being offered as a one-day intensive for those who can’t attend for four weeks. $199 individual;$299 couple by Oct 30. $219 individual; $329 couple by Nov 4. Register here.
Handling Parental Anger (all ages)
Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
We’re only human! Parenting young children is a joy .It is also one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever do. Frustration and exhaustion are common, and anger cannot be avoided. We all lose our tempers occasionally, but learning to take care of our own feelings first is crucial before dealing with a child’s behavior. During this workshop, gather information from the workshop leader and talk to other parents in similar circumstances. Devise a plan to deal with your anger so that it doesn’t overtake you or harm your child or family life. Understand how and when your buttons are pushed and find constructive ways to express yourself. With Susan Byrd, LCSW. $45; $75 couple. Register here.
Girls Leadership’s Parent & Daughter Workshop: 4 Steps to Getting What You Need (girls in grades 4 and 5 with one adult)
Thursdays, November 10, 17, December 1, and 8, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
This workshop provides an opportunity for girls and their significant role models to practice using the skills of assertive self-expression through activities, discussion, and paired scenarios. Each workshop is 90 minutes. Week One: Assertive Self-Expression; Week Two: Emotional Intelligence at Home; Week Three: Owning Our Mistakes; Week Four: Road Map for Conflict.
$215 per adult/girl pair for four-week series. Register here.
Kids’ Turn: A Workshop for Families Experiencing Separation and/or Divorce (5 – 17 years) 4 week series
Saturday, November 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kids’ Turn workshops help children understand and express the difficult emotions associated with parental separation and divorce. We teach them practical skills they can use to cope with the changes happening in their lives. The workshops provide children with a safe and supportive environment in which they can talk to other children who are going through similar experiences. While kids are in groups with other children their own age, parents meet in separate groups to learn co-parenting and emotional intelligence skills that can be used to reduce family conflict and help support children. Fees based on income. Visit: www.kidsturn.org/kt/workshops