Spring 2017 Parenting Series

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monday, May 22, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

May 16 & 23 - Living with Toddlers

Facilitator: Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H.

Toddlers can be sweet and charming or feisty and uncooperative.In this two session program parents will gain a better understanding of both early childhood development and temperament, and how each may impact their toddler’s behavior, while developing realistic expectations for their child. (2 sessions)

May 22 - Keeping Cool in the Heat of the Moment 

Facilitator: Tim Jahn, M.Ed.

Anger is a powerful and sometimes dangerous emotion that can lead parents to saying or doing hurtful things when kids push their buttons.Learn ways to increase your resiliency and channel your frustration and anger into behaviors that produce positive outcomes.

May 31 - Setting Rules and Limits for Young Children

Facilitator: Dinah Torres Castro

All children need rules and limits. Children should know what is expected of them and what the consequences will be if the rules are broken. In this workshop parents learn how to set rules and limits in ways that will help their child learn how to behave.

June 1 - Raising Responsible Children 

Facilitator: Nancy Olsen Harbich, M. A.

We all want our children to grow into being responsible, contributing members of our families and, ultimately, of society.How do we guide our children to acquire the necessary skills and motivation?This workshop will explore parenting practices that teach children responsibility for themselves, for their schoolwork, for their home and for their relationships.

June 7 - In the Kitchen with Your Little Chefs 

Facilitator: Dinah Torres Castro

Parents learn about the feeding relationship, pick up cooking skills and improve communication with their child as they participate in the preparation of a simple healthy recipe together. This program is for parents of children ages 4-12.


FREE - Pre-registration is required.


Jane Juran
Senior Administrative Assistant
631-727-7850 x 340


Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, New York 11980