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Spring 2017 Classes

The classes at Parents Place are small with no more than 12 parents to allow for discussion. The talks at other locations are larger with less personal interaction.

Effective Discipline with the Strong-Willed Child (9-12 years)

Wednesday, March 8th and 15th, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm (2-session class)

Parents Place in Palo Alto, $90/$60

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.




Defusing Power Struggles with Teens/Tweens

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Foster City Teen Center VIBE, free

When teens and tweens want more power over their lives, it can result in big power struggles. They won’t take orders any more. Come to this highly informative talk and learn specific language to say and not to say so you can win cooperation as you create a respectful relationship.

Click to register with Nabil via email or call 950-286-3396



Stop Struggling – Learn How to Turn Conflict Into Cooperation (ages 5 – 10)

Tuesday, March 21st, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parents Place in Palo Alto, $50/$40

This workshop, based on Cynthia Klein’s new book, Ally Parenting, will teach you how to pick the most effective parenting strategy for each parent-child conflict. Once you have the right solution, then voila! You’ll know exactly what to do and improved cooperation is only a few actions away. Fee includes the purchase of Cynthia’s new book.



Turning Craziness Into Calmness: Avoiding Power Struggles (9 – 14 years)

Wednesday, May 10th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parents Place San Mateo,


Discover how to reduce your intensity so you can turn a potentially crazy time into a calm one. Learn from brain research and about the keys and solutions to your emotional turmoil. Take control of yourself so you can create the cooperative and harmonious family you desire.


Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Personal Power (5 – 10 years)

Thursday, May 25th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parents Place Palo Alto, $45/$30

Your children’s feelings of self-esteem and personal power are influenced by beliefs and actions that they learn from you. Explore ways to build children’s self-esteem and avoid the unsuspecting parental communication blocks.