Practical Parenting For the 21st Century

Classes in Manhattan and Westchester beginning April 25.
Registration NOW OPEN!

Tuesday Evenings 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30 (*no class May 23)

Thursdays mornings 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
April 27, May 4. May 11, May 18, May 25

Practical Parenting will help you establish tangible parenting skills so you can communicate with your child, no matter the age, no matter the situation.   We teach SKILLS, not theory. You'll learn to be pro-active, instead of reactive, in times of conflict. You'll leave the course feeling confident in your ability to eliminate unacceptable behavior, and raise responsible, cooperative children with high self esteems.

  • Does your toddler have difficulty going to sleep at night? Bite when he's angry? Seem overly sensitive?
  • Does your child fight with his siblings? Fail to respect limits? Treat you disrespectfully?
  • As a parent, are you angry with your child? Repeating requests over and over (with no results)?
  • Losing confidence in your ability to parent?
  • Would you like to have the best possible communication with your child?

Based on Julie Ross' book "Practical Parenting for the 21st Century: The Manual You Wish Had Come With Your Child") this class will create and foster the type of parental relationship that lasts a lifetime: one based on respectful and open communication.

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.

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 Manhattan classes at or by calling our office at 212-765-2377.

 To register: Call Parenting Horizons 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, 14 year old daughter and 11 year old son.

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