You can still learn fantastic parenting skills during the summer at the Parents Place in Palo Alto. All the instructors are highly knowledgeable in their field.
On July 18th I’m teaching the class titled Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Personal Power.
JULY WORKSHOPS in Palo Alto. Go to the Parent’s Place Website for Registration.
SETTING LIMITS AND SAVE YOUR SANITY (all ages)
Tuesdays, July 9 and 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
Learn three invaluable steps that will help your family establish and maintain age-appropriate boundaries and limits. Making choices and dealing with the consequences are important life skills that can be taught at an early age and will foster self-confidence and reliance, throughout all the stages of your child’s development. With Susan Stone Belton, BSE .
FOR DADS ONLY – THE JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF RAISING DAUGHTERS (all ages)
Thurs., July 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
Research shows that a close relationship with their father—or another positive adult male—is crucial to girls’ healthy development. We will discuss the many ways dads model for and guide their daughters, provide information about child development, and suggest father-daughter activities that can help men increase their knowledge and satisfaction in their role as fathers. $40. With Kirk Stuepfert, MSW.
BUILDING YOUR CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM AND PERSONAL POWER (3 – 9 years)
Thurs., July 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
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 that hinder your child’s personal
power development. With Cynthia Klein, BA.
JUGGLING TWO: THE NEW BABY AND THE OLDER SIBLING (2ND trimester – newborns)
Wed., July 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
You’ve finally gotten used to being a parent, you’ve established good routines, maybe even managed to carve out a few hours a week to yourself! But now, a new baby is coming. How will your family adjust to the new baby? How can you prepare your child? We will discuss strategies for preparing for the baby and supporting a healthy sibling relationship. With Heidi Emberling, MA.
RAISING A HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD (3 – 9 years)
Tues., July 30, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
Highly sensitive children can be challenging to guide. Learn techniques to support your child’s intense reactions to the environment and strategies for teaching coping skills. With Denise Salin, LMFT.
RAISING A HIGHLY SPIRITED CHILD (3 – 9 years)
Thursdays , Aug. 1 and 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
Understand children who are persistent and intense and learn how to avoid power struggles and improve communication. Based on the work by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. $70 for two sessions. With Karen Friedland-Brown, MA
THE FAMILY TABLE: A TIME TO NOURISH, CONNECT AND UNPLUG (all ages)
Tues., , Aug. 13, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
Family mealtimes are prime time for building strong family connections for all ages, but difficult to maintain with everyone’s busy schedules. Learn from our nutritionist how to maximize each family mealtime, minimize power struggles over food and manners, and build healthy traditions that can carry on from one generation to the next. With Karen Ross, MA, RD.
THAT MAKES ME SO MAD! CHILD ANGER (3 – 9 years)
Thurs., Aug. 15,., 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
Children get angry in a split second and can leave parents in total bewilderment and turmoil. We will explore anger, ways to help children regain control of themselves, triggers that precipitate the anger, and typical responses to the anger. You’ll learn effective coping strategies for yourself and your child. With Torrey Freeman, MS.
TURNING NO INTO YES (18 months – 3 years)
Tues., Aug. 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
Young children are expected to test, but hearing “no” can be frustrating and exhausting. Learn creative strategies for redirection and limit-setting that maintain a positive relationship. With Heidi Emberling, MA.
HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH ANXIETY (5 – 10 years)
Tues., Aug. 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
How anxiety affects your child and your family as a whole is the focus of this workshop. Strategies to help your child cope and manage his or her feelings will be discussed, and common anxiety triggers—such as school situations, social dynamics, sleep, and separation issues—will be addressed. With Mimi Ezray, LCSW.
THEY’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY! PARENT ANGER (3 – 9 years)
Thurs., Aug. 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Register Now
During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to analyze your anger toward your child. We’ll explore what triggers your anger and your positive and negative responses to it, and we will investigate productive management techniques to help you when triggers arise in the future. With Torrey Freeman, MS.
2013 Cynthia Klein, Bridges 2 Understanding, has been a Certified Parent Educator since 1994. She works with parents and organizations who want more cooperation, mutual respect and understanding between adults and children of all ages. Cynthia presents her expertise through speaking, webinars, and private parent coaching sessions. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and writes the Middle School Mom column for the Parenting on the Peninsula magazine. Contact Cynthia at bridges2understa.wpstagecoach.com, cynthia@bridges2understanding,com, or 650. 341.0779 to learn more about creating the relationship you want with your children.