PARENTING EDUCATION

Here is a sampling of the topics and information parents can access through our parenting class, Parenting in Community.  Topics for the year are selected by parents at our first meeting in the Fall.  Prior to each meeting, our Parenting Educator will share articles and videos related to each topic to facilitate class activities and discussion.  Explore the dropdown menu on the Parenting Topics page for links to resources on these and many other topics.   

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Many disciplines and professions recognize the effect of emotions on every endeavor, especially those that involve interpersonal relationships. Emotion Coaching is the umbrella under which teaching empathy and empowering children resides.

Bee on Flower

SEX EDUCATION

Parents should start sex education, framed by their values, when children are very young. This helps set the precedent for the more awkward conversations with your child when they’re older. 

Beginners Martial Arts Class

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE

Learn how you can stay calm and not engage in a power struggle.  Decide ahead of time what is important to enforce, and what is not. Even pausing in the moment of conflict to decide whether the issue really matters is helpful.

Romantic Walk in Sunset

SELF-CARE FOR PARENTS

It's important to care for yourself so you can better care for your children. 

Schoolgirls Playing

SPIRITED CHILDREN

Do you have a high energy, challenging, persistent child?  Learn about strategies to help you parent spirited children. 

Sleeping Baby

SLEEP

An always popular topic among parents, learn strategies to help your child sleep so you can get some rest too!