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Parent Ed Class: Teaching Cooperation – based on Alfie Kohn’s Book Punished by Rewards – Aug. 24, 2017

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Parent Ed Class: Teaching Cooperation – based on Alfie Kohn’s Book Punished by Rewards – Aug. 24, 2017

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 additional parenting partner.   REGISTER HERE > Class promoted by Cynthia Klein, Certified Parenting Educator and...

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Parent Ed Class: Healthy Brain – August 23, 2017

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Parent Ed Class: Healthy Brain – August 23, 2017

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.   REGISTER HERE > Promoted by Cynthia Klein, Parenting Educator and Coach, www.bridges2understanding.com, Author of...

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Don’t Interrogate Your Kids About School

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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 you: Don’t criticize, interrogate, or tell them what they should have done differently. And instead: Listen with...

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Media Rules for Kids from Challenge Success at Stanford University

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Organizations Information, Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Media Rules for Kids from Challenge Success at Stanford University

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 digital age. Featuring Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair and our two Co-Founders, Dr. Denise Pope and Dr. Madeline Levine,...

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Give Allowance at the End of Your Family Meeting

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Communication Skills, Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

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 you have them regularly. An incentive that I learned about from Michael Popkin, PhD.,  that worked was to give allowance...

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Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Aug. 3 & 10

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Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Aug. 3 & 10

Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (Preschool/Elementary) 2 Sessions Thursday, August 3 and August 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM Based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books and interactive activities, discover how better to understand your child’s behavior; discipline with friendship, love, and respect; and find common-sense solutions to everyday challenges. With Bridget Bertrand, MFT. Fee $90; $65 additional parenting partner for 2 sessions.   REGISTER HERE > Posted by Cynthia Klein who also teaches classes for Parents Place....

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Helping Your Child With Anxiety Parenting Class July 31

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Helping Your Child With Anxiety Parenting Class July 31

(0 – 6 years) 2 Sessions Mondays, July 31 and August 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM At Parents Place in San Mateo During this workshop, we will address strategies to help your child cope and manage his or her feelings and identify and discuss common anxiety triggers, such as school situations, social dynamics, sleep, and separation issues. With Bridget Bertrand, MFT. Fee $90; $65 additional parenting partner for 2 sessions. REGISTER HERE >    Posted by Cynthia Klein, Certified Parenting Educator, www.bridgse2understanding.com, author of Ally...

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Parent Education: July 27 – Mothers and Sons

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Parent Education: July 27 – Mothers and Sons

Mothers and Sons: Raising Boys Into Men (Preschool/Elementary) Thursday, July 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Explore this special relationship between mothers and sons and learn what boys need from their moms. Discuss how to handle boy energy and foster long-lasting communication and closeness. With Rachel Sklar, MSW, PCI certified parent coach. $45; $30 additional parenting partner.   REGISTER HERE > www.parentsplaceonline.org 650-688-3040 Posted by Cynthia Klein, Certified Parenting Educator, www.bridges2understanding.com   Share...

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Parenting Education Class: That Makes Me So Angry – July 18 at Parents Place in Palo Alto

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Parenting Education Class: That Makes Me So Angry – July 18 at Parents Place in Palo Alto

That Makes Me So Angry! Child Anger (Preschool/Elementary) Tuesday, July 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Children get angry in a split second, often leaving parents in total bewilderment and turmoil. We will explore anger, ways to help children regain control of themselves, triggers that precipitate the anger, and typical responses to the anger. With Jenny Ward. $45; $30 additional parenting partner. REGISTER HERE > Class posted by Cynthia Klein, Bridges 2 Understanding, who has been a Family Success Coach since 1994 and also teaches classes for...

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How Do I Limit Electronics Use on My Children During the Summer?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

How Do I Limit Electronics Use on My Children During the Summer?

Are your kids learning the values you want them to learn when they are playing video games, texting, or snapchatting? Your answer may range from, “No”, to, Sometimes”, depending on the amount of time spent on their devices.  I propose that we work together to limit our children’s electronics use so they can spend more time doing value creating activities. With little or no homework in the summer, kids can gravitate towards electronics because they are very stimulating and easy to access. However, children need a variety of activities that...

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