Fall 2017 Parenting Series

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies

October 10

Facilitator: Jessica Schreck, R.D.

The stress of parenting a child with food allergies can be overwhelming. During this program, we will discuss the biology of food allergies, how to best manage them and steps you can take to feel better prepared in social settings. We will talk about how to lessen the stigma and feelings of isolation some children may feel as well as how parents can advocate for their children’s needs. Time will be set aside for Q and A to troubleshoot child specific concerns.

The Three R’s of Families: Rules, Routines and Responsibilities

October 16

Facilitator: Tim Jahn, M.Ed.

Character education begins at home with parents as teachers and family life as the curriculum. Learn how to use the nuts and bolts of daily life – rules, routines and chores – to raise respectful, responsible, self-reliant children. This workshop is appropriate for parents of children from ages 2 through the teen years.

Helping with Homework

October 18

Facilitator: Dinah Torres Castro

Is homework a struggle in your home? This workshop explores strategies and specific techniques designed for parents of grade school children, K - 8. Some of the topics to be covered include: why children do homework, principles of homework success and successful strategies. These proven methods can be used by every parent, in any home and can defuse homework conflicts.

Temper Tantrums: yours and theirs

October 23

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

You are at the grocery store when your toddler has his third temper tantrum of the day. Although temper tantrums are normal for children between the ages of 1 and 5, they can make a parent feel frustrated and embarrassed. Maybe you even feel like having a tantrum of your own. What should you do? In this workshop we will discuss the causes of tantrums, what can be done to minimize them and the best ways to deal with them when they do occur.

Coping with Toilet Learning

October 30

Facilitator: Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H

Is your child physically and emotionally ready for toilet learning? Are you? In this workshop, we will discuss signs of readiness and offer guidelines to successful toilet learning.


FREE - Pre-registration is required.


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