New online classes beginning October 5!

As your kids return to school, are you often left wondering what is normal developmental behavior vs. pandemic-fallout and how do you handle either one in the most effective way.

Based on Julie Ross' bestselling book "How To Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years", you’ll have proof that it's possible to hug a porcupine, if you know how!

Call us now at 212-765-2377 or fill out the form below and join the hundreds of parents who have taken Julie’s classes and seminars.

This six week workshop offers practical and proven techniques that will allow you to:

  • How to juggle remote and in person learning.
  • How to take care of your children's mental health and what are the warning signs to look out for
  • Navigate screen time, sleep, hygiene, exercise and other self-care habits with your tween / teen.
  • Confront disrespectful behavior.
  • Build a healthy relationship with your tween / teen that will allow you to influence them throughout their life.
  • Break the "nagging cycle” and give your kids the right balance of responsibility, independence and boundaries for their age.
  • Talk about sex, drugs, and alcohol so your kid will listen.
  • Discover the techniques that will help your child disregard peer pressure and make smart choices -- for life.

Fall 2021

Six Tuesday afternoons from 12 - 2 p.m Eastern Standard
October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9


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

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