Parenting Class Coming this Fall

A parenting class is being offered this fall at Regina Mater!

Based on the book “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and How to Listen So Kids will Talk”, this seven-week class will include techniques for how we speak and gain cooperation from our two-year old through our teenager.

Founded upon respecting the dignity of each child and adult, this class will offer a chance for reflection and practice along with calming techniques from “Sitting with the Saints”. Parents will learn how to coach their children through managing strong emotions such as tantrums, greater cooperation, problem solving, and increasing independence and autonomy.

The fall series will begin on Tuesday, September 9th from 4-6pm with subsequent Tuesday sessions. This series will include a bonus for parents who are co-teachers and include techniques from “How to Talk so Kids can Learn at Home and at School.”

If interested or you would like to register, sign up here.

Weekly Topics (the chapter titles of the book) include:

  • Week 1: Helping Children Deal With Their Feelings

  • Week 2: Engaging Cooperation

  • Week 3: Alternatives to Punishment

  • Week 4: Encouraging Autonomy

  • Week 5: Praise

  • Week 6: Freeing Children From Roles

  • Week 7: Putting It All Together

Cost (per family) for 7 week class:
New Participant (includes books) $70 
+$65  Childcare - 1 child ($135 total), or
+$110  2 or more children ($180 total)

Parent educators Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish thoughtfully and effectively compiled the work of Haim Ginott making it possible to teach children how to manage their emotions and think in a world where too many choices are available. There will be a spring class in the evening if there is enough interest. Please complete the inquiry form here.