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“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”

Maria Montessori

Parent Education

Curiosity and the love of learning are not only for your children - you can join in on the fun, too!

Join Certified Parent Educator, Florence Sturm, for one of two fun and productive parenting classes filled with wisdom, humor, and practical advice, guaranteed to help you communicate in new ways to encourage responsibility, inspire confidence and develop the best possible relationship with your children.

"The Secret of Parenting"

"The Parent"The Secret of Parenting: How to be in Charge of Today's Kids—From Toddlers to Preteens—Without Threats or Punishment" by Anthony Wolf, PhD
For parents of children ages 2-9

In his new book, Wolf presents a fresh perspective on less than pleasant behavior and a surprisingly simple method for dealing with it. He argues that punishments and rewards don't work and may even be counterproductive. Instead, parents must act swiftly and decisively following Wolf's easy but powerful technique. Using numerous examples of effective and ineffective parent-child interactions, he offers practical advice on a wide range of basic issues, from tantrums and back talk, to getting kids off to school in the morning and eliminating sibling fights.

This class will be held Tuesdays from 9:30–11:00 a.m. beginning March 5.

 3/5, 3/12, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14
Deadline to register: February 19, 2019

"I'd Listen to My Parents If..."

"I'd Listen to My Parents if They'd Just Shut Up: What to Say and Not Say When Parenting Teens" by Anthony Wolf, PhD
For parents of children ages 9-14

A practicing clinical psychologist for children and adolescents, Anthony Wolf returns with another wise, funny, and eminently practical guide to raising and understanding teenagers. I'd Listen to My Parents If They'd Just Shut Up offers frustrated moms and dads humorous, dialogue-based advice and techniques for what to say and not to say when parenting teens today.

This class will be held Fridays from 9:30–11:00 a.m. beginning March 1.

3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/26, 5/3
Deadline to register: February 15, 2019