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Parent Ed Class: Teaching Cooperation – base...

Teaching Cooperation without Stickers, Snacks or Screens (Preschool/Elementary)  Thursday, August 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Referencing Alfie Kohn’s Punished by Rewards, we will explore how consequences and rewards can get in the way of children’s growth and ability to learn. We will also look at how to use encouragement and praise to motivate your child to behave and cooperate. With Lori Longo, MA. $45; $30...

Parent Ed Class: Healthy Brain – August 23, ...

Supporting Healthy Brain Development: What Every Parent Needs to Know (0 – 5 years) Wednesday, August 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM In this workshop parents will learn the basics of brain development and why early experiences are so important. Learn about the crucial role parents play in building their child’s brain and fun, easy activities to try at home. With Kelley Abrams, Ph.D. $45; $30 additional parenting partner....

Don’t Interrogate Your Kids About School

It’s that time of year when kids start school and parents want to feel a part of the action. I remember how much I wanted to know how my daughter’s day went. I inquired about what she learned, did she make new friends, and does she have homework. Whether your kids want you to be a part of their school life depends on their personality and age. The younger the child, the more likely they are to share information with you if...

Media Rules for Kids from Challenge Success at Sta...

Media Rules This article is from the Challenge Success website in the section for parents. These are the main points made at the parent education event that they mention below. Do you feel that media is all-consuming and rules your family life? Our Fall 2016 parent education event, Media Rules: Healthy Connections in the Digital Age, explored how adults and kids can maintain balance, safety, and positive relationships in the...

Give Allowance at the End of Your Family Meeting

Life can seem so busy and everyone in a family has different schedules. This makes having a family meeting very challenging. However, unless connection and discussion time is made a priority, the distance between family members will increase and parental influence will decrease. You’ll be running after problems rather than proactively solving problems. So, make a family meeting a priority. It just takes you insisting that...