Trying to think of just the right gift for your family? How about investing in improving your relationship with your children?
Moms, Dads, this parenting class will help you strengthen your relationship with your children by providing basic tools that encourage cooperation through loving discipline.
"...because of your class and your advice I've been able to handle this situation [with my daughter in school] in a much more positive, constructive way. I've learned that threatening and punishing kids will give you the exact opposite results of what you are looking for. I could see the situation from my daughter's point of view, too, and could work to make things better, so that she can grow up to be a good, mentally healthy, person."
Parenting class DATES:
Class #1: call to schedule
Class #2: December 26th, 1-3pm: $30
($50 for a couple)
Class #1: Emotion Coaching
We teach children how to use their fork, wash their hands, say please and thank you. We coach them in sports, and hopefully we talk to them about sex... We also need to teach them what to do with their emotions. The good ones and the bad ones. How to handle them, how to talk about them, how to calm them... And that's Emotion Coaching! This is a class about helping children learn to recognize and handle their emotions.
Dec. 26th: Encouraging Cooperation
There are so many things we want kids to DO, and NOT do, each day. Each one is an opportunity to start an argument. Come learn tools for helping children do what you ask while respecting their space, and teaching them to respect yours!
TBD: Alternatives to Punishment
Time out, Spanking, withdrawing approval. Would you want your partner to treat you that way??? But then what do you do? We will explore alternatives based in a strong parent/child relationship.
Location: Forest Park
This is an informal environment. Children prepared to play quietly are welcome.
Babies in arms are a joy!
I will send you the address when you register.
Private in home consults
Struggling with a toddler/adolescent/teen? Know what you DON'T want to do as a parent, but not what to do instead? Want to be sure to "get it right"? Contact me to schedule a private home visit. Package includes: phone consult with each parent to clarify issues and goals for our meeting. Two hour home visit including observing you and your kid(s) followed by a discussion of tools to help with the issues you are facing. Follow up email summarizing our discussion and plans going forward. Cost: $150 (plus mileage if you live beyond the 459 belt-line). Contact me for details or to schedule your personal consult!
OR contact Dalia to let me know you are coming.
Need more? In our five week course you will learn how to:
Help your child develop a realistic and positive self image
Set limits while maintaining goodwill
Cope with your child's negative feelings
Express anger without hurting
Engage your child's willing cooperation
Resolve conflicts peacefully
Create a family atmosphere of love and respect
Cost: $175 per person, or $300 for a couple (includes two books and a work book)
The class uses these two books by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish:
1: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
2: Liberated Parents Liberated Children
Alternative class scheduling information
Are you interested in hosting a class in your home, your childrens' school, your place of worship, or where you work?
It's easy to schedule a class. Just gather a group together, give me a call and we can set a date. All you need is a room for us to meet and a circle of chairs. Or we can meet at at my house in Forest Park.
Class size is best between 5-15 people.
The cost for a one hour presentation is $100. Class size for the presentation can be as large as you like.
Contact Dalia at 205-614-3297 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a presentation or series.
What parents are saying about Parenting Workshops
A quick synopsis of what I took away from class.
-listen to kids feelings: stop, look at them and actually listen
-give their feelings a name, even if your guess is wrong they see your effort and feel heard or understood (empathy). You’re building their vocabulary for future expression.
-It's their PERCEPTION that matters, their feelings need to be heard.
-Whining is a red flag that their feelings haven't been heard.
-WE don't always have to SOLVE their problems, just acknowledge them.
I thank God for you because of your class and your advice I've been able to handle this situation in a much more positive, constructive way. I've learned that threatening and punishing kids will give you the exact opposite results of what you are looking for. I could see the situation from Julia's point of view, too, and could work to make things better, so that she can grow up to be a good, mentally healthy, person.
Your Parenting workshop was great. Just what I needed! Thanks for what you do. If at times it seems small, please know it's actually huge. I wish so many people could take your workshop. Anyone with communication issues would benefit, not just parents and young children.
Thanks so much for all your knowledge and experience. Jill should thank you too because I'm definitely a "nicer", more in tune mom when I think about it and try the skills I've learned this past month.
This is a nice story about how the class is working for us, My mom is in town and she was helping Lisa after she hurt herself yesterday and she was saying "You’re fine honey, you’re fine" and Lisa finally said, "No mamo, I am not fine, that is why I am crying", I just felt extremely proud and overjoyed and said "That is right baby, YOU tell us how YOU feel! Thank you from my family, with love!