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Parenting Education: Fall 2017

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.

Parents Place in San Mateo, Palo Alto,  and San Francisco offer a variety of classes about children of all ages. Visit their website to learn more.

Effective Discipline with the Strong-Willed Child (Elementary/Middle School Aged Kids)

Thursday, September 7 & 14,  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parents Place in Palo Alto, $60 – $90

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.



Encouraging Responsibility: Allowance, Chores, and Homework (Ages 5 – 11)

Thursday, September 21,  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Mountain View Library, Free

Get practical advice on how to teach responsibility by having effective collaborative problem-solving discussions with your children. They will be excited, feel more “grown-up, and be more cooperative when you use this approach to discuss allowance, chores, or homework.



Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Personal Power (Elementary School Aged Kids)

Thursday, September 27,  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parents Place in San Mateo, $30 – $45

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 communication blocks.



Positive Discipline Course (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.



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

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.