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Family Meetings Build Cooperation and Family Unity

When you hold regular family meetings, you establish family values of connection, unity, mutual respect, support, and creative problem-solving. If weekly meetings are too much, then set aside time to meet every two weeks. As a result of your sustained efforts, you will build a family in which problems are discussed, each person feels heard, and adventures are planned because you made family meetings a high priority. In my...

Parenting Education Classes Palo Alto, Foster City...

Parenting Education Workshops and Presentations by Cynthia Klein Turning Craziness into Calmness – Avoiding Power Struggles (ages 9 – 14) Discover how to defuse your intensity so you can turn a potentially crazy time into a calm one. Learn from brain research the keys and solutions to your emotional turmoil. Take control of yourself so you can create the cooperative and harmonious family you desire. February 28, 2017 7:00 –...

Highly Sensitive Child Parent Questionnaire by Ela...

I think Elaine Aron’s book is wonderful and I encourage you to buy it if you have a highly sensitive child. Her questionnaire below will help you decide. By Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. author of the highly sensitive child – Helping our children thrive when the world overwhelms them. Please answer each question as best as you can. Circle True if it is true or at least moderately true of your child, or was for a substantial...

Homework Becomes a Breeze with Guidance from Cynth...

It was a pleasure working with Cynthia over the last three months. She understood what we were going through with our kids and was able to provide us with solutions to overcome many of the day to day  obstacles that were causing a disconnect between us and our kids.  No matter your current parenting style, she is nonjudgmental in her approach, and was very supportive during the process even when we were making mistakes. To...

Private Elementary School Fair

This Elementary School Fair is sponsored and located at Parents Place in Palo Alto Please join us for this unique Peninsula event that connects families with more than 30 private and independent elementary schools in one evening. You can speak informally with school representatives, gather information, and search for  the right fit for your child and family. Children are welcome to attend. Attendees will receive a...

Tips For Success in Designing a Child’s Plan...

Help your child own the plan – Involve your child as much as possible in designing the plan. This gives her thinking brain a chance to grow and to feel powerful over her life. Listen to her ideas and use them as much as possible. Develop a plan that works for your child, not you – What works for you may not work for your child. Because of this, I encourage you to discard your beliefs of what you think should be done. Giving...