Parents, Get Ready for Summer! FREE!

FREE ONLINE PARENTING CLASSES

  • Reduce Family Stress
  • Get Kids to Listen and Cooperate
  • Build Strong Connections
  • Without Raising Your Voice!

 

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Sign up for one or all of these classes to Get Ready for Summer

Understand Feelings: Raise Caring Kids 12 noon, Thursday, May 31st

  • Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your child’s emotions?
  • Does your child have trouble verbalizing his feelings?
  • Do her displays of emotion seem like misbehavior sometimes?

A better relationship with your child starts with emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is associated with stronger self-worth, more cooperation, better communication skills, stronger parent-child connection and less family conflict. Learn tools to strengthen your own emotional intelligence and that of your children.

Positive Discipline that Works 8:15 PM, Monday, June 11th

  • Is your child spending too much time in “time out?”
  • Are you concerned you are too strict or too easy?
  • Do you sometimes this there must be a better way?

You are not alone. Parents report they want to stop yelling and stop giving in. This live online class will provide simple steps to discipline that works. Win more cooperation and strengthen your child’s self-worth.

Routines, Chores & Family Meetings 8:15 PM, Monday, June 18th

  • Morning routine drive you a little crazy?
  • Trash only gets taken out after a zillion reminders?
  • Worried that summer will just increase your stress?

Parents who spend time nagging, complaining and punishing tend to have less time to meaningfully connect with their children. Consider Family Meetings and other practical ways to create smoother family routines and support children to be responsible. Plan your summer routine as a family. More connection and more fun!

ALL CLASSES INCLUDE ONGOING SUPPORT: You can get questions answered immediately during live classes. After class, participants are invited to join a private Facebook group to connect with other parents working on similar issues. Teachers are available to comment and answer questions. You will also receive a recording of the class to listen to again and with others.

 

How to Get Kids to Listen: 7 Simple Gems to Win Cooperation

By Joe L. Freeman, LCSW.

Parents often ask how to make kids listen and follow directions, how to stop yelling and nagging, and how to teach children respect. The truth is, the way parents speak impacts children’s ability to listen. Here are seven tips to help you get kids to listen without yelling. Continue reading “How to Get Kids to Listen: 7 Simple Gems to Win Cooperation”

Adulting 101: Help Teens Learn Basic Life Skills

Guest blog by Agata and Andy Cavar, Vernon, CT.

One night my husband and I were talking about how our boys (14 & 16) were going to end up living in our basement unless they started learning some life skills.

So we brainstormed a list of basic things we thought adults should know how to do. We decided to call it Spring Training and teach one skill every night after dinner.

The first night, we announced that we would be embarking on Adulting 101. Our plan was received with eye rolls, groans and exasperated sighs. The first lesson was how to fix a tripped breaker. Once we started talking about it, to our surprise, the boys were genuinely interested! They asked questions, talked about circuits watts, amps, and electricity. One question lead to another and we were having a real conversation! And it wasn’t about homework, school drama, or who needed to clean their room. How refreshing! Continue reading “Adulting 101: Help Teens Learn Basic Life Skills”

Bullying in School: Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied & How You Can Help

By Brittnie Stoy.

Is your child suddenly sullen, withdrawn, or seeming to avoid contact with you?

Have you observed marked changes in his behaviors and personality?

Is she afraid to ride the school bus or reluctant to go to school?

These are just a few of the possible warning signs that your child is being bullied. (Bullying is defined as any unwanted, aggressive behavior that is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.)

Repeated bullying may cause significant emotional harm and can erode a child’s self-worth and mental health. Whether bullying is verbal, physical or relational, the long-term effects can be equally harmful. Continue reading “Bullying in School: Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied & How You Can Help”