Workshop and Lecture Topics

If battling your child at bedtime has you blue, we'll put you in the pink. We'll discuss children who don't want to stay in bed, who get out of the bed during the night, and who express fear in conjunction with bedtime. We have an extremely high success rate in getting kids to sleep (at a reasonable hour, and through the night!) from 8 months old on so you won't want to miss this one!

Conflict among children is a natural part of a developmental process which marks the growth of important social skills.

Early on, children discover a tone of voice that raises the hairs on the back of the best parents' necks. Yet despite reminding, cajoling, ignoring, and even disciplining, the habit of whining seems to persist. This workshop will examine why children whine, how it actually serves their needs and gets them what they want, and how parents can break children of this annoying habit. No theory here, just practical skills that all parents need.

This workshop is based on the premise that effective limit setting not only means stopping misbehavior, but also helping children develop

Do you blush at the thought of teaching your child about sexuality? Do you believe that you have time to wait until their older?

Many parents express intense concern over the way their children treat and are treated by friends.

The child's world is very different from the world of an adult. Many times the way in which we speak to children, as well as our body language and tone of voice, communicate something entirely different from what we mean.

What’s a parent to do when their 10-to-14 year old gets an attitude, rolls their eyes, and slams doors? The middle school years can be a minefield for kids and parents.

Respectful communication is the key to successful relationships.? Yet many times respect is lost when conflict arises, or when others make decisions with which we don't agree.? And when respect is not maintained, relationships deteriorate.?

In order for children to get the most out of their school experience, it's best if parents and teachers work closely together as a team. Often, however, communication is difficult and parents are puzzled by what they deem a "negative attitude" on the part of the teacher.

Why is it that children seem to be talking back at younger and younger ages? Do you find yourself thinking: “MY Mother / Father would NEVER have let me get away with th

It is increasing critical that parents initiate and maintain ongoing dialogues with their children about safety issues. But most parents feel concerned that they will unduly frighten their child in the process. How much is too much?

In order for children to get the most out of their day care and early school experiences, it's best if teachers and parents work closely togeth

Repetitive misbehaviors in a classroom often occur because a child feels misunderstood.

In the past, parents could rely on their children learning good values through role modeling alone. Children and parents lived in close, tight-knit communities where the values they saw were reflected in the everyday lives of the people around them.

Before handling aggressive or mean impulses, teachers must become fluent in the language of children and be capable of translating their behavior.

The process of helping a child learn to use the toilet can be a rewarding experience that enriches the parent-child relationship.

Respectful communication is the key to successful relationships. Yet many times respect is lost when conflict arises, or when others make decisions with which we don't agree. And when respect is not maintained, relationships deteriorate.

Single parents sometimes feel overwhelmed by the intensity of their own as well as their children's feelings. At times they may feel guilt about their single parent status, or insecure about whether they're doing a good job.

When parents are asked to list what qualities they would most like to see in their children, honesty ranks high on the list.

It's difficult for parents to see their children feeling hurt, angry, upset, sad. Learn why it's important that our children be allowed to feel their feelings, and how to resist "fixing it".

Most parents want to hear how things are going at school, what their children's friends are up to, how they like their teachers at school, but what happens when your child clams up? Or seems angry with you and won't communicate?

Are you embarrassed when your child throws a terrible tantrum in public? Do you find yourself placating or giving in to your child because you're worried that he'll pitch a fit in a store? Do you feel helpless, frustrated and even angry when tantrums occur?

When you added one more to your family, you probably never expected you'd be adding quadruple the challenges. If the dynamics between your children are starting to make you think about moving to a different country (alone), come to this seminar before you move out.

This unique workshop will give you an invaluable "problem solving model" which enables you to discern how to handle any problem that might arise in your classroom.

Do schools give too much homework? Are kids just procrastinating more? The questions that arise around the issue of homework are many.