Day and evening classes in Manhattan and Westchester starting April 30, 2019
Class size is limited to only nine participants
so call 212-765-2377 or

Contact Julie Ross and Parenting Horizons

Yesterday, your child was a sweet, well-adjusted kid.  Today, a moody, disrespectful tween/teen.  What happened?  And, more important, how do you handle it? Based on Julie Ross' bestselling book "How To Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years", this workshop will prove that it's possible to hug a porcupine, if you know how! This workshop offers practical and proven techniques that will allow you to hug even the prickliest porcupine:

  • Break the "nagging cycle," give your kids the right balance of responsibilities, and get results
  • Talk about sex, drugs, and alcohol so your kid will listen.
  • Find out how other parents survived the nightmarish tween and teen years -- and still raised great kids.
  • Discover the techniques that will help your child disregard peer pressure and make smart choices -- for life.

Twelve hours over six Tuesday afternoons (12:00 - 2:00 pm)
April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4

Dates and times to be announced. Sign up here to receive notification when registration opens.

All Manhattan classes are taught by Julie Ross M.A. and take place at 405 W. 57th Street #1F, New York,  NY . All New York workshops are $700 per person or $1300 per couple.

All Westchester classes are taught by Jill Holmes M.S. and take place at 8 Dawes Place, Larchmont, NY. All Westchester workshops are $625 per person or $1100 per couple.

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There is a non-refundable $100 registration fee per person due at the time of registration. The balance is due two weeks prior to the beginning of class, at which point it also becomes non-refundable. Please contact Parenting Horizons for more information about the classes at or by calling our office at 212-765-2377.

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Julie Ross, M.A., is the Executive Director of Parenting Horizons, an organization devoted to enriching children's lives through parent and teacher education. She is the author of "How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Point of the Tween Years," in which she offers tangible techniques for optimal parent to Tween communication. Other books include "Practical Parenting for the 21st Century: The Manual You Wish Had Come with Your Child," "Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex," and "Now What Do I Do?: A Guide to Raising Elementary Aged Children." With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Ross has led parenting workshops nationwide. In New York City, she frequently works with Parents in Action, The Parent's League, The Board of Jewish Education, the NYC Public School system, and many NYC private schools. Her work can be found in Good Housekeeping, New York Family Magazine, and Real Simple, among other national publications. Mrs. Ross has appeared on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Montel Williams show, NPR: Weekend America, Good Day New York, and Oprah and Friends Radio's "Meet the Peetes." Julie Ross is currently a member of the American Counseling Association, and runs ongoing parent workshops and support groups.

Jill A. Holmes, M.S, holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Bank Street College in Manhattan.  An educator at both the preschool and elementary school levels, Jill taught in various public and private schools in New York City, including The Brearley School.  In addition, she was an admissions evaluator for both The Brearley School and Avenues.  Jill has been training with Julie Ross for over ten years in both her workshops and advanced groups.  She currently resides in Larchmont, New York with her husband, 15 year old daughter and 11 year old son.

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