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Effective Parenting Solutions from Cynthia’s Private Coaching

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Parents Success Stories | 0 comments

Effective Parenting Solutions from Cynthia’s Private Coaching

A testimonial from Andrea and Chris who worked with Cynthia to improve their parenting effectiveness for 3 months. Hi Cynthia! I just wanted to thank you for helping Chris and I communicate better with our kids.  Instead of nagging them over and over, we have found better ways to communicate more effectively to get cooperation. We have learned to think before we speak using the think-feel-do cycle and there’s a lot less raising of voices around the house, which has made for much more pleasant interactions. We have also implemented...

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Kids Have to Turn a “No” Into a “Yes” – Not Parents

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Communication Skills | 0 comments

Kids Have to Turn a “No” Into a “Yes” – Not Parents

Let’s say your child says, “Mom, can I hang out with my friends after school?”, or “Dad, I want my own Instagram account, okay.” What do you say? How do you decide when it’s time to give your child more freedoms? You’ll have around 10 years of granting new privileges so it’s best if you have a system rather than reacting emotionally and just saying “No” to be on the safe side. They’ll just sneak instead, anyways. First, it’s helpful to acknowledge that there is often a clash of needs or goals between parents and maturing kids. Your first goal...

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Ally Parenting Book Chapter: Choose Your Parental Role: Director, Collaborator,or Supporter

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Ally Parenting Book Chapter: Choose Your Parental Role: Director, Collaborator,or Supporter

Chapter 8 from Ally Parenting: A Non-Adversarial Approach to Transform Conflict Into Cooperation by Cynthia Klein In order to guide our children toward success, it’s essential to understand our role in each challenge we encounter with them. There are essentially three parenting roles that you will choose from depending on whether the parent, parent and child together, or only the child will decide how to solve the problem. The Director: Sets rules, guidelines, and expectations The Collaborator: Discusses challenges with children and decides...

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Online Parenting Class – Stop Struggling with Conflict Nov. 9, 16, 30

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Communication Skills | 0 comments

Online Parenting Class – Stop Struggling with Conflict Nov. 9, 16, 30

Stop Struggling Virtual Workshop – Learn How to Turn Conflict Into Cooperation with Cynthia Klein Stop Struggling is a virtual interactive workshop with me, Cynthia Klein, is for parents of 5 – 16 year olds who wants more harmony in their home and are determined to make this happen. For you, “good enough” isn’t good enough. You want to learn how to pick the most effective strategies for each parent-child conflict so you can be happier with your kids. Once you’ve chosen the right solution with my guidance, then voila! I’ll guide you to...

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Stop Struggling – Conflict Into Cooperation Parenting Class Nov. 2 in San Mateo

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

Stop Struggling – Conflict Into Cooperation Parenting Class Nov. 2 in San Mateo

Stop Struggling – Learn How to Turn Conflict Into Cooperation Based on my book, Ally Parenting (Elementary/Middle School Aged Kids) Thursday, November 2 & 9,  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parents Place in San Mateo, $80 – $100 YOU WON’T FIND THIS INFORMATION IN ANY OTHER BOOK WHICH IS WHY I WROTE ALLY PARENTING. Imagine a home with more joy and less strife?  Too many parents struggle unnecessarily due to LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. The old parenting ways that you grew up with don’t work any more. With effective parenting tools you will feel...

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October 10, Private Elementary School Fair, San Mateo, CA

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Communication Skills | 0 comments

October 10, Private Elementary School Fair, San Mateo, CA

8th Annual Private Elementary School Fair Tuesday, October 10, 2017 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 • Walk-ins welcome to attend Check our website to see which schools are...

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Positive Discipline Course Based on Jane Nelsen starts October 6

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Positive Discipline Course Based on Jane Nelsen starts October 6

Positive Discipline Course (Preschool/Elementary School Aged Kids) Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18 & 25,  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parents Place in Palo Alto, $90 – $160 During this series of four sessions, 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. $160 for 4 sessions Register Posted and taught by Cynthia Klein, Bridges 2 Understanding, has been a Family...

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Challenge Success / Stanford Parent Ed Night Oct 20

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

Challenge Success / Stanford Parent Ed Night Oct 20

Challenge Success is an amazing organization working towards creating more healthy learning environments in schools and families. I highly recommend that you attend. The event will get sold out, so purchase your tickets today. Bill and I will be there. Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S. Ed Keynote Speaker  Raising resilient children and teens who thrive in our rapidly changing and uncertain world is no small task. What can parents do to best support mentally and physically healthy kids who are engaged in learning and have strong connections with...

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October Parenting Classes in Palo Alto at Parents Place

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

October Parenting Classes in Palo Alto at Parents Place

Sign Up Now! Palo Alto Parenting Workshops Parenting The Positive Discipline Way—Four Sessions (Preschool/Elementary) Wednesdays, Oct. 4 – 25, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Cynthia Klein is teaching Mothers & Daughters—Connecting & Letting Go—2 sessions (Middle/High School) Wednesdays, Oct. 4 & 11, 7:00 – 9:00 PM  Romance of Risk: Helping Teens Stay Safe (Middle/High School) Tue., Oct. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Public or Private? Choosing the Best Elementary School for Your Child and Family (Preschool/Elementary) Thu., Oct. 19, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Bye-Bye...

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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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