New online classes beginning January 26!

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 six week online workshop offers practical and proven techniques that will allow you to hug even the prickliest porcupine:

  • How to juggle remote and in person learning.

  • How to take care of your children's mental health

  • Help your child navigate screen time

  • 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.
  • How to build their confidence (and yours!)

Winter 2021

Six Tuesday afternoons from 12 - 2 p.m Eastern Standard
Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 2


All classes are online and are taught by Julie Ross M.A. (click here for bio.) The cost is $600 per person or $1100 per couple (or join with a friend) and we accept all major credit cards and Venmo,

Every class size is limited to only nine participants so that you get personalized attention.


Call 212-765-2377 today for more information or fill out the form below and we'll call you right back.


How to Hug A Porcupine made the list of New York Magazine's The Only 20 Parenting Books Worth Your Time!


“The very best parenting books are better than the intentions we bring to them. The good ones are both consoling and challenging, reminding us that to be a parent who is present, and forgiving, and kind, you must first be all of these things to yourself. (Harder than you’d think.) The parenting books listed here are some of the best of the best."

New York Magazine

Contact me about the How To Hug A Porcupine new class