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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

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

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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Parenting Education Classes at Parents Place in Palo Alto and San Mateo, CA

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Parenting Education Classes at Parents Place in Palo Alto and San Mateo, CA

Sign Up Now! Palo Alto Parenting Workshops   Juggling Two: Your New Baby and Older Sibling (3rd trimester – Preschool) Wed., July 12, 7:00 – 9:00 PM  Best Friends—Worst Enemies: Navigating Peer Relationships  (Preschool/Elementary) Thu., July 13, 6:30 – 8:00 PM That Makes Me So Angry! Child Anger (Preschool/Elementary) Tue., July 18, 7:00 – 9:00 PM “Do I Look Fat?” Girls’ Body Image and Self-Esteem: Middle School Years—2 Sessions (Middle School) Wednesdays, July 19 & 26, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Mothers and Sons: Raising Boys...

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Q: What’s the quickest way to create family harmony and cooperation in my home?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Q: What’s the quickest way to create family harmony and cooperation in my home?

A: The quickest and most direct road to family harmony is through holding family meetings. Today, July 7, 2017, I opened my historic Family Meeting binder and I found an envelope. I had labeled it “weekly chores” and inside were small pieces of paper with chores written on them by my daughter, (except for the special kitchen cleaning chore which I wrote.) I am so touched seeing her spelling and handwriting at age 5 and the pages of notes in the binder that we all wrote at each family meeting. I will forever hold onto this keepsake. I don’t...

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How Do I Stop My Kid From Arguing When I Tell Them to Do Something?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

How Do I Stop My Kid From Arguing When I Tell Them to Do Something?

An arguing child is one of the most annoying behaviors that parents experience. Rarely are you asking your child to do something unreasonable. You might be asking them to put their dishes in the dishwasher, clean their room, or even take a shower. To figure out what you can do differently to stop the arguing, start by asking yourself these questions to figure out what you are doing that isn’t working. Do I sound like I’m asking rather than telling by using statements like: Would you please… I would like it if you … Do you believe that...

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How do I get children to help with chores during the summer?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

How do I get children to help with chores during the summer?

Summer is a great time to teach your children the importance of everyone in the house doing chores. Notice I said “teach” not “get your child to”. There is a big difference in your attitude and approach when you teach your children versus expecting your kids to do chores without training. Without training, you probably feel frustrated because you end up nagging which leads to resentment building up and bad feelings by everyone. So, let’s rephrase the question to: How do I teach (train) my children that everyone in the house is responsible for...

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Parents and Children Cooking Together Class

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Parents and Children Cooking Together Class

Meenakshi’s International Cooking with Kids—4 sessions (for parents with children 2 – 8 years) Wednesdays, July 12 through August 2, 2017 4:30 to 5:30 PM During this program, children and parents or other caregivers will learn about the origin of cuisines and food sources. Each class will include songs, stories, and delicious vegetarian, kid-friendly, easy-to-make recipes from a different part of the world. All the ingredients will be fresh and we will be responsive to any identified food allergies and adjust our recipes.   4...

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Naturopathic Tips to Ease Childhood Stress and Improve Focus by Dr. Marie Rodriguez

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Guest articles | 0 comments

Naturopathic Tips to Ease Childhood Stress and Improve Focus by Dr. Marie Rodriguez

Doesn’t it seem like life only gets busier and that there is more and more information coming at us all the time? There is too much information out there to take in and process! The human nervous system has never had a physiologic ‘upgrade’ to be able to handle this level of over-stimulation. As a result, a lot of us feel overwhelmed, anxious, and have difficulties concentrating and sleeping well. Because the nervous system isn’t fully developed until age twenty-five, the impact of our modern lifestyle is felt even more deeply by children and...

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Parenting class about Risky Behaviors by Teens at Parents Place

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Parenting class about Risky Behaviors by Teens at Parents Place

Romance of Risk: Helping Teens Stay Safe (Middle/High School) Wednesday, June 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Participants discuss roadblocks to communicating with teens on critical topics such as smoking, drinking, sexual behavior, and drug use. Learn effective strategies for how to listen and support teens to make responsible decisions regarding risky behaviors. With Susan Stone, BSE. $45; $30 additional parenting partner. REGISTER HERE > ©2017 Cynthia Klein, Bridges 2 Understanding, has been a Family Success Coach since 1994. She works with...

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