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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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Parent Ed Class: Healthy Brain – August 23, 2017

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

Parent Ed Class: Healthy Brain – August 23, 2017

Supporting Healthy Brain Development: What Every Parent Needs to Know (0 – 5 years) Wednesday, August 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM In this workshop parents will learn the basics of brain development and why early experiences are so important. Learn about the crucial role parents play in building their child’s brain and fun, easy activities to try at home. With Kelley Abrams, Ph.D. $45; $30 additional parenting partner.   REGISTER HERE > Promoted by Cynthia Klein, Parenting Educator and Coach, www.bridges2understanding.com, Author of...

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Don’t Interrogate Your Kids About School

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Communication Skills | 0 comments

Don’t Interrogate Your Kids About School

It’s that time of year when kids start school and parents want to feel a part of the action. I remember how much I wanted to know how my daughter’s day went. I inquired about what she learned, did she make new friends, and does she have homework. Whether your kids want you to be a part of their school life depends on their personality and age. The younger the child, the more likely they are to share information with you if you: Don’t criticize, interrogate, or tell them what they should have done differently. And instead: Listen with...

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Media Rules for Kids from Challenge Success at Stanford University

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Organizations Information, Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Media Rules for Kids from Challenge Success at Stanford University

Media Rules This article is from the Challenge Success website in the section for parents. These are the main points made at the parent education event that they mention below. Do you feel that media is all-consuming and rules your family life? Our Fall 2016 parent education event, Media Rules: Healthy Connections in the Digital Age, explored how adults and kids can maintain balance, safety, and positive relationships in the digital age. Featuring Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair and our two Co-Founders, Dr. Denise Pope and Dr. Madeline Levine,...

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Give Allowance at the End of Your Family Meeting

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Communication Skills, Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Give Allowance at the End of Your Family Meeting

Life can seem so busy and everyone in a family has different schedules. This makes having a family meeting very challenging. However, unless connection and discussion time is made a priority, the distance between family members will increase and parental influence will decrease. You’ll be running after problems rather than proactively solving problems. So, make a family meeting a priority. It just takes you insisting that you have them regularly. An incentive that I learned about from Michael Popkin, PhD.,  that worked was to give allowance...

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Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Aug. 3 & 10

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

Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Aug. 3 & 10

Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (Preschool/Elementary) 2 Sessions Thursday, August 3 and August 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM 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. With Bridget Bertrand, MFT. Fee $90; $65 additional parenting partner for 2 sessions.   REGISTER HERE > Posted by Cynthia Klein who also teaches classes for Parents Place....

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Helping Your Child With Anxiety Parenting Class July 31

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

Helping Your Child With Anxiety Parenting Class July 31

(0 – 6 years) 2 Sessions Mondays, July 31 and August 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM At Parents Place in San Mateo During this workshop, we will address strategies to help your child cope and manage his or her feelings and identify and discuss common anxiety triggers, such as school situations, social dynamics, sleep, and separation issues. With Bridget Bertrand, MFT. Fee $90; $65 additional parenting partner for 2 sessions. REGISTER HERE >    Posted by Cynthia Klein, Certified Parenting Educator, www.bridgse2understanding.com, author of Ally...

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