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THE PARENTING CENTER

AT ABINGTON

Where parents come together for learning and support


Educational Workshop Topics


Appreciating Each Child’s Uniqueness
Each of our children has qualities that make him or her special and different from all other children. Learn ways to identify your child’s temperament, maturity level, the developmental tasks they are working to accomplish, and many other factors that make your child who he is. Learn how to use this information to create the best environment for your particular child to thrive. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Building Character, Confidence and Self-Esteem in Your Children
There is no greater gift we can give to our children than high self-esteem. In this course you will learn the skills to nurture a deep sense of self-worth and capability in your children.Click here for upcoming schedule.

Coping with Anger: Yours and Your Child’s
Anger is a frightening and yet inevitable emotion experienced by both parent and child. Learn how to handle anger in healthy ways and how to express it constructively and how to teach your children how to handle their anger in a healthy way. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Coping with Sibling Rivalry
If there are two or more children in a family there are bound to be times of intense bickering, arguing, and fighting. Parents can get caught in the crossfire and not know how to help build a loving relationship between siblings whose sole goal in life seems to be to torture each other. Learn when to leave kids alone to work it out themselves and when and how to intervene. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Fundamental Skills For Effective Parenting
“I Want to be a Better Parent – But I Don’t Know How!” This is a 10 week in-depth course that looks at parenting from many different perspectives. A few of the topics covered are effective discipline, self-esteem, communication skills, family dynamics, child development and team parenting. If you are interested in enhancing your parenting skills, this course may be just what you and your family needs. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Getting Your Needs Met as a Parent
Sometimes parents can feel that they are always satisfying the needs of everyone else in the family, and that there is no energy, time or other resources remaining to do something for themselves. When parents feel drained and resentful, they are not able to continue to nurture other people. This workshop will help parents to identify their own needs, change some of their attitudes about getting their own needs met, and to find some practical ways to replenish their supply of energy. Click here for upcoming schedule.

"From Gimme to Grateful"
Explore the issue of over-indulgence in children and learn ways to shift your child from a sense of entitlement to a feeling of gratitude for what they have. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Hear and Be Heard: Skills for Healthy Communication
The number one trait of a healthy family is the ability to communicate in healthy ways. Learn specific skills to help you facilitate healthy, clear and direct communication while improving your relationships with your children and minimizing negative ways of interacting. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Helping Your Child Succeed in School
There can be many questions that parents have about what they can do to help their children to do as well as they can in school. This workshop will address the issues of how to determine your child’s “learning style,” how to best interact with the school personnel, how to cope with the stresses and pressures that your children feel, how to develop healthy attitudes and habits about school in general and homework in particular, as well as many other factors which affect your children’s performance in school.Click here for upcoming schedule.

How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?!! –Promoting Responsibility in Your Child
It takes skill and patience to teach children to become responsible. Parents know that children should be responsible but can be uncertain of how to actually accomplish this! Learn specific approaches for developing a healthy sense of responsibility for self and others. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Limit Setting: Skills for Dealing With Toddlers
It seems to happen overnight: your sweet, cuddly baby becomes an active toddler and a tyrant. How can you set limits while preserving your child’s self-esteem? Learn approaches to handling your toddler’s need to be independent and your need to keep a semblance of order in your home. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Parenting the Temperamentally Challenging Child
Anyone with a temperamentally challenging child may face many struggles. How can you preserve the self-esteem of all members of the family while providing the necessary structure that the temperamentally difficult child needs? Learn the traits that identify the challenging child and specific approaches that will keep your head above water through some pretty rough seas. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Partners in Parenting - Working Together as a Team
Working together with the people who are involved in the care and raising of your children is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children. Explore the issues involved in creating this "team spirit" and learn the skills you can use to provide this security for your children. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Summer Craft & Activity Ideas
Have you run out of ideas for keeping the children busy during the summer? Join us as we share ideas for fun, stimulating and low-cost activities for your children. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Teasing Survival Tips
One of the most distressing situations a parent can face is to know that his child is being teased or bullied by another youngster. What can parents do to protect their children? How can they teach their children to protect themselves and avoid these situations? When is it appropriate to intervene directly and when is it better to offer support and guidance from behind the scenes? This workshop addresses these issues and many more while offering ways to handle the teasing our children may face. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Toilet Learning for the Toddler
Somewhere between two and four, children and their parents go through the process of learning to use the potty. This can be an easy experience for parents and children if they know what to expect. Learn ways to avoid power plays and make this time a smooth transition from diapers to big kid pants.Click here for upcoming schedule.

Tools for Effective Discipline
This popular workshop teaches disciplining techniques that allow you to remain calm and confident even when you must stop children from unacceptable behaviors. This is an empowering course which many parents take over and over again. For all parents of children 3 years through adolescence. Click here for upcoming schedule.

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Truths About Consequences
Consequences can be a very effective discipline tool to use, but it is often difficult to come up with the “right” one that will fit the situation. In this workshop, you will learn how to use consequences to teach your children what they need to learn when you discipline them and how to decide what the consequence should be. Click here for upcoming schedule.

Turning Conflict into Cooperation - Steps in problem Exploration
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Turning Down the Heat in Your Home - How to Keep from Boiling Over with Anger
Anger is a frightening and yet inevitable emotion experienced by both parent and child. Learn how to handle anger in healthy ways and how to express it constructively and how to teach your children how to handle their anger in a healthy way.Click here for upcoming schedule.

Tweens: The Life and Culture of Preteen and Young Adolescent Girls
Join Diana Rosenstein, Ph.D., Developmental Psychologist, for a lively discussion about preteen and young adolescent girls, ages 10 - 14 have developmental challenges and needs which differ greatly from younger girls and older adolescents. This workshop will help parents to understand the changes Tweens face in their relationships with other girls, their budding interest in boys, and difficulties maintaining their sense of independence, interests and academic achievement in the face of social pressures.Click here for upcoming schedule.

Understanding Your Teen – The Challenging Years: 12-18
The emotional and social changes of adolescence can be amazing and difficult to understand for both parent and teen. Much confusion and tension can be lessened when parents are clearer about why their teen acts as he/she does. Come out to learn about your child’s development, discuss how you can meet both your child’s and your needs during this stressful life stage and how you can preserve a healthy relationship. Also considered in this workshop are the issues of the media, substance abuse and sexuality and how you can address these with your teen. Click here for upcoming schedule.

When Your Toddler Erupts – Tackling Temper Tantrums
Temper tantrums seem to be a rite of passage for toddlers, but they confront parents with many challenges and frustrations. Parents are often unprepared for the strong feelings that are generated (both in the child and the parent) and lack skills to manage the tantrums in a way that preserves the child’s self-esteem and their relationship with their child. In this workshop, parents learn why children have tantrums and the skills necessary to handle them. Click here for upcoming schedule.

"You're So Mean, I Hate You" - Taming the Anger Monster in Children
Anger is a frightening and yet inevitable emotion experienced by both parent and child. Learn how to handle anger in healthy ways, how to express it constructively and how to teach your children how to handle their anger in a healthy way. Click here for upcoming schedule.


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The Parenting Center At Abington
1130 Old York Road
Abington, Pa 19001
215-576-0586

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