Behavior

The Soul of Discipline in the First Nine Years: Workshop at Marin Waldorf School

February 7, 2017

The Soul of Discipline Learn how to set loving limits that work, use do-able strategies, and have discipline that connects with your child at a workshop with best-selling author Kim John Payne, M.Ed at Marin Waldorf School on Saturday, February 11, from 6:30–8:30 pm. Back by popular demand (he last visited Marin Waldorf School in 2011), Kim John Payne, will speak on "The Soul of Discipline in the First Nine Years."

He has 27 years' experience working throughout the world as a counselor, consultant, researcher, and educator of both children and adults and has been helping children, adolescents, and families explore social difficulties with siblings and classmates; behavioral issues at home and school; and emotional issues like defiance, aggression, addiction, and self-esteem.

February Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin

February 7, 2017

Girls Leadership Parents Place in San Rafael has been a valuable resource for countless Marin County parents and families. They offer a wide variety of programs and classes for parents and children throughout the year. Here are a few of the classes they are offering for the month of February.

Tantrums, Meltdowns, Sobbing, Pouting, and Foot-Stomping Rages: Strategies that Can Help
(3–6 years)

Wednesday, February 8, 7–9 pm

If your kid has ever "lost it" over something – or nothing! – this workshop is for you. Come learn strategies you can use the next time something shockingly awful – like when you did something for a child who wanted to “do it myself,” or you offered the “wrong” color shirt-- leads to crying, screaming, or fist-pounding tantrums. During this experiential, fun workshop, you will practice helpful skills with other calm adults before returning to the challenges of raising actual children. $45. With Julie King, Parent Educator. Register here.

December Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin

December 5, 2016

Interfaith families Parents Place in San Rafael has been a valuable resource for countless Marin County parents and families. They offer a wide variety of programs and classes for parents and children throughout the year. Here are a few of the classes they are offering for the month of December.

Terrific Toddlers and Twos (1–3 years)

Wednesday, December 7, 7–9 pm
Acquire a developmental understanding of how best to support your little ones and preserve your sanity! We will talk about setting limits, guiding behavior, developing social skills, understanding tantrums, and more. With Bonnie Romanow, childhood development specialist. $45. Register here.

October Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin

September 29, 2016

Parents Place 2-year-oldParents Place in San Rafael has been a valuable resource for countless Marin County parents and families. They offer a wide variety of programs and classes for parents and children throughout the year. Here are a few of the classes they are offering for the month of October.

New Mom's Tea (pre-crawling babies)

Wednesday, October 19, 10:30 am–noon
Join us for a free New Moms' Tea for an opportunity to discuss the joys and challenges of becoming a parent and to meet other new moms. We will discuss your favorite parental finds (i.e., baby gear, stroller friendly hikes, childcare options) as well as share about local resources supporting young families. Babies welcome. With Rebecca Breen, LCSW. Free, but preregistration required. Register here.

September Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin

September 2, 2016

Parents Place 2-year-old Parents Place in San Rafael has been a valuable resource for countless Marin County parents and families. They offer a wide variety of programs and classes for parents and children throughout the year. Here are a few of the classes they are offering for the month of September.

Terrific Toddlers Part 1: Who Are They and How to Best Guide Them (1–3 years)

Wednesday, September 7, 7–9 pm
They are wild and wonderful, and understanding the developmental needs and challenges of your toddler will support you to stay sane during this lively and challenging time. We will explore appropriate expectations based on developmental needs. Discussion includes setting limits, guidance strategies, developing social skills, and more. (Part 1 of 2, participation in both is encouraged but not required). With Bonnie Romanow, BA, Childhood Development Specialist. $45; $75 for two parenting partners. Receive a discount when you register for both Part 1 and 2! Register here.

Is That Me Yelling? (all ages)

Wednesday, September 14, 7–9 pm
Want to have more harmony at home and less yelling? Most parents agree that yelling isn't beneficial, but many report that they just don't know what to do when their children misbehave. Learn to create a plan-and more-to address the issues that trigger yelling. One recent participant shared, "Rona's class goes beyond the standard suggestions of deep breaths and removing yourself from the room. She helped me think about the negative thought patterns I get caught in that fuel my yelling." With Rona Renner, RN, expert parent educator, temperament counselor, and author of the book, Is That Me Yelling? $45. Register here.

April Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin

March 27, 2016

Girls LeadershipParents Place in San Rafael has been a valuable resource for countless Marin County parents and families. They offer a wide variety of programs and classes for parents and children throughout the year. Here are a few of their spring classes offerings during the month of April.

Webinar: Ready, Set, Go! Supporting Your Child's Transition to Kindergarten

Monday, April 4, noon–1 pm
Learn all about what to expect from Kindergarten and what teachers will expect of you and your child. Discussion will include ways you can help your child be ready both academically and emotionally for this exciting transition. Join presenter Stephanie Agnew for this interactive online workshop. $10. Register here.

Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child (1–5 years)

March Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin

March 5, 2016

Girls LeadershipParents Place in San Rafael has been a valuable resource for countless Marin County parents and families. They offer a wide variety of programs and classes for parents and children throughout the year. Here are a few of the classes they are offering for the month of March.

Infant Sleep Solutions

Sunday, March 6, 10 am–noon
Learn some great techniques to help your little one-and you!-sleep. We will discuss baby sleep needs and the best ways to help young ones learn good sleep habits. We will cover the importance of a baby schedule, challenges to baby sleep habits (developmental milestones), new SIDS research and guidelines, pros and cons of various sleep methods (Ferber, CIO, low/no-cry methods), infant/child sleep products, and choices: family bed, crib, and room sharing. Pre-crawling babies welcome. With infant sleep expert Sarah Middelton, MA, CD, PCD. $45 per individual; $75 per couple. Register here.

January Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin

January 10, 2016

Girls LeadershipParents Place in San Rafael has been a valuable resource for countless Marin County parents and families. They offer a wide variety of programs and classes for parents and children throughout the year. Here are a few of the classes they are offering for the month of January, including a Girls Leadership Parent and Daughter series, a free New Moms' Tea, and a free webinar on navigating technology for parents of school-age children.

Positive and Effective Discipline: A Crash Course (3–5 years)

Tuesday, January 12, 7–9 pm
Starting with a basic understanding of developmental norms for 3- to 5-year-olds, we will break down the components of discipline-communication, listening, modeling, consequences, and more-to learn about improving limit-setting, encouraging responsibility, and fostering communication. With Susan Byrd, LCSW. $45. Register here.

Your One-Year Old: What to Expect (6–24 months)

Thursday, January 14, 7–9 pm

Developmental milestones, sleeping and eating behaviors, social and emotional development, and beginning limit-setting. With Bonnie Romanow, BA, childhood development specialist. $45. Register here.

August Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin

August 1, 2015

Parents Place 2-year-oldParents Place in San Rafael has been a valuable resource for countless Marin County parents and families. They offer a wide variety of programs and classes for parents and children throughout the year. Here are a few of the classes they are offering for the month of August.

Juggling Two: Preparing Yourself and Your Older Child for the New Arrival (birth–10 years)

Wednesday, August 5, 7–9 pm
You've finally gotten used to being a parent, you've established nice routines, and you've even managed to carve out a few hours a week to yourself! But now, a new baby is coming, or already here, and there just isn't as much time to rest and prepare as there might have been with your first child. Learn more about how to have a smooth transition. During this workshop, we will discuss tips and strategies for preparing the family, behaviors to expect in the first few months, and ways to support healthy sibling relationships. With Bonnie Romanow, BA, childhood development specialist. Register here.

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