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Don’t Nag Your Kids! Collaborate Instead

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Communication Skills | 0 comments

Don’t Nag Your Kids! Collaborate Instead

 When you have a problem that both you and your children want to solve, start with the Collaborator Role rather than the Director Role. Everyone will be happier in the family when issues are discussed, solutions are found, and you encourage successful follow through. (Learn how to decide on your role.) You first need to tell your family that you are no longer going to be in charge of, for example, getting out of the house on time, because this approach turns you into a nag. You’ll find solutions together instead. After you make this...

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Check out Private Schools in the Bay Area Oct. 10 at 5:30

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Check out Private Schools in the Bay Area Oct. 10 at 5:30

8th Annual Private Elementary School Fair Tuesday, October 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM A unique opportunity to engage with 35 schools! The only Peninsula  event that connects families with multiple private and independent schools at the same time. Speak informally with school representatives and find the right fit for  your child and family. • First 100 families get a beautiful, printed guide to schools • Children Are Welcome! • Light Snacks Provided • Fee $10 per family Check our website to see which schools are attending Special thanks to our...

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Parenting Discussion About Emotional Turmoil of Teens 9.13. in Palo Alto

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Parenting Discussion About Emotional Turmoil of Teens 9.13. in Palo Alto

13 Conversations About “13 Reasons Why” (Middle/High School) Wednesday, September 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is an unflinching look at suicide, teen cruelty, rape culture, and adolescent emotional turmoil and trauma. Teens and tweens are entrenched in a world of social media that may give the illusion of connectivity, but can just as easily be isolating. Although the series advocates for communication and basic human decency, it doesn’t explore the role of depression and other underlying mental...

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Children ages 0 – 4, Music Class in Palo Alto Starting September 14

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Children ages 0 – 4, Music Class in Palo Alto Starting September 14

Music Together (For parents/caregivers and children aged 0 – 4 years)  Thursday Mornings, September 14 through December 7 9:30 to 10:15 AM or 10:30 to 11:15 AM (10 classes) (No classes on 9/21,10/5 or 11/23) Fee: $235 for 10 sessions for the first child; $110 for siblings starting at 9 months; 8 months and under are free. OR Monday Mornings, September 18 through November 27 9:30 to 10:15 AM or 10:30 to 11:15 AM (11 classes) Fee: $254 for 11 sessions for the first child; $125 for siblings starting at 9 months; 8 months and under are...

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Parenting Class Sept. 7- Stop Power Struggles with Strong-Willed Children

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Parenting Class Sept. 7- Stop Power Struggles with Strong-Willed Children

Effective Discipline With Your Strong-Willed Child (Elementary/Middle)—2 sessions  Thursdays, September 7 to September 14, at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Strong-willed children want to cooperate, yet they need to be approached differently than easygoing children. Rather than ending up in power struggles, break this cycle and learn how to win cooperation effectively. You can bring out the best in yourself and your children. With Cynthia Klein, BA. $90; $60 for additional parenting partner. Learn more about Cynthia Klein at her website,...

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Parenting Classes in San Mateo for all ages

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Parenting Classes in San Mateo for all ages

San Mateo Parenting Workshops Drop-In Play (Birth – 5 years) Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM;  Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM; Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM Music Together, Session One, 9:30 – 10:15 AM (Birth – 4 years) Thursdays, Sep. 7 – Nov 16 Music Together, Session Two, 10:30 – 11:15 AM (Birth – 4 years) Thursdays, Sep. 7 – Nov 16  Music Together, Session Three, 3:30 – 4:15 PM (Birth – 4 years) Thursdays, Sep. 7 – Nov 16  Music Together, Session Four, 4:30 – 5:15 PM (Birth – 4 years) Thursdays, Sep. 7 – Nov 16  How To Talk So...

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Parenting Classes in Palo Alto

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Parenting Classes in Palo Alto

Sign Up Now! Palo Alto Parenting Workshops   Effective Discipline with Your Strong-Willed Child (Elementary/Middle School) —2 Sessions, Thursdays, Sep. 7 and 14, 7:00 – 9:00 PM  Wonderful Ones (12 – 24 months)—8 Sessions, Tuesdays, Sep. 12 – Oct 31, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  Terrific Twos (2 – 3 years)—8 sessions, Wednesdays, Sep. 13 – Nov. 1, 2017, 9:30 – 11:00 AM  13 Conversations about “13 Reasons Why” (Middle/High School), Wed., Sep. 13, 6:30 – 8:30 PM  Music Together, Session One, 9:30 – 10:15 AM (Birth – 4 years)...

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Help Children Make Friends in a Social Skills Group

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Help Children Make Friends in a Social Skills Group

Social Skills Group (Kindergarten/First Grade) Tuesdays, October 3 through December 5, 3:30 to 4:30 PM Making and keeping friends doesn’t always come easily… but social skills can be learned. It takes modeling, guided play, and practice. And we can help! Our Social Skills Groups are for children who are experiencing difficulties in social settings such as play dates, school, or the playground. Experienced group leaders provide a small and safe setting where children feel supported in learning to interact successfully with their peers. Skills...

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Music Classes for Parents and Children Ages 0 – 4 San Mateo Parents Place

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Music Classes for Parents and Children Ages 0 – 4 San Mateo Parents Place

  Music Together Fall Sessions Are Starting! Join the musical experience with singing, dancing, and instrument play. (For parents/caregivers and children aged 0 – 4 years) Thursday Mornings, September 7 through November 16 9:30 to 10:15 AM or 10:30 to 11:15 AM   (No classes on 9/21 or 10/5) OR Thursday Afternoons, September 7 through November 16 3:30 to 4:15 PM or 4:30 to 5:15 PM (No classes on 9/21 or 10/5) Fee: $200 for 9 sessions for the first child; $125 for siblings at least 8 months old; 8 months and under are free; twin is...

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

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

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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