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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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Parenting Class: Mindful Motivation

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Parenting Class: Mindful Motivation

Mindful Motivation: How to Motivate Your Child From the Inside Out (Preschool/Elementary) Thursday, June 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Wouldn’t it be nice if your child cooperated for the sake of it and not for the carrot at the end of the stick? In this workshop, Rachel will share her unique system for motivating children from the inside out. You’ll learn the top 3 ingredients you need to raise a self-driven adult, plus you’ll get practial tools for helping your child stay confident in any circumstance … all without...

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How to Melt the Wall Between Parent and Child

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Parenting with Emotional Intelligence | 0 comments

How to Melt the Wall Between Parent and Child

Parents become very frustrated and worried when their children no longer share their thoughts, feelings, or events in their lives. A wall develops and yet it can be melted. The length of time required to melt the wall depends on how deep the divide between parent and child has become. The good news is that your perseverance can create a reconnection. Some walls are thin. With these walls, as soon as you start the reconnection process, which I will discuss below, you can melt the barrier quickly. As your child opens up, reconnection is gained....

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Ally Parenting Book Table of Contents

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Ally Parenting Book Table of Contents

Ally Parenting: A Non-Adversarial Approach to Transform Conflict Into Cooperation By Cynthia Klein – Available now at many online book sellers. Search for Ally Parenting- Cynthia Klein to find soft-cover, $20, and eBook, $9, formats to purchase.   Table of Contents Introduction to Ally Parenting……….1 How to Use This Book: A Quick-Start Approach……..7 The Step-by-Step Solutions Guide……….11  Section 1 – The Ally Parenting Approach – Your Parenting Role Ask the Right Questions to...

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Family Meetings Build Cooperation and Family Unity

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts, Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

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 family, I insisted on family meetings even though my daughter often resisted and my husband wasn’t focused on them. Since...

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Amazing Parent Success Stories in the Book Ally Parenting by Cynthia KleinB

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Amazing Parent Success Stories in the Book Ally Parenting by Cynthia KleinB

Parents are so excited when they try a new parenting strategy and it actually works. They get inspired, keep trying, and most of the time they succeed. Confidence grows and kids feel it. Below are some of the Parent Success Stories about building emotional connection, setting limits, and solving problems with kids, you’ll find in Cynthia’s book, Ally Parenting: A Non-Adversarial Approach to Transform Conflict Into Cooperation. Parent Success Stories of Using Empathetic Responses Parents Work Together as a Winning Team We...

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Parenting Education Classes Palo Alto, Foster City, Teens – School Aged

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Parenting Education Classes Palo Alto, Foster City, Teens – School Aged

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 – 9:00pm Parents Place in Palo Alto $40 TO REGISTER  How to Set Non-Negotiable Limits – A Must for Electronics Learn how...

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Discover the Pathway to Parenting Success – Ally Parenting

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Discover the Pathway to Parenting Success – Ally Parenting

The Step-by-Step Solutions Guide – An Overview By Cynthia Klein This action process is a step-by-step guide about how to think about your current challenges, evaluate them accurately, and then find an effective solution to try using my book, Ally Parenting: A Non-Adversarial Approach to Transform Conflict Into Cooperation. The questions below reflect the process I use when I’m evaluating a parent’s situation and giving advice. Complete the seven steps to reveal your contributions to the problem so you can make specific changes that will...

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Why Your Child Signs an Agreement Then Won’t Follow Through

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Why Your Child Signs an Agreement Then Won’t Follow Through

The Three Levels of Collaborative Problem-Solving Finding solutions together with your children is challenging. Maybe you don’t know how to start the process, your children won’t respond, or even if you do develop a plan, their enthusiasm wanes quickly, and you’re left feeling discouraged. Common Collaborator discussion topics are homework, chores, vacations, getting and having a job, and college planning. Basically, the Collaborator role applies to any situation in which you and your child are both directly impacted by the decision....

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