July Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin
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 July. Classes take place in downtown San Rafael.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk: Sunday Intensive
Sunday, July 15, 10 am–4:30 pm
Are you getting worn down by bedtime challenges, morning-rush madness, dawdling, whining, and other challenging behaviors? Do you find yourself too often resorting to threats, bribes, or raised voices? Learn practical strategies to improve cooperation and discipline, strengthen character, and enhance your relationships at home. With Julie King, parent educator and co-author of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen. Usually a four-week series, this workshop is being offered as a one-day intensive for those who can’t attend for four weeks. $199–$329. Register here.
Infant and Child CPR
Sunday, July 22, 10 am–12:30 pm
Learn to recognize an infant or child in distress, rescue measures for choking, CPR techniques, and infant sleep safety. Includes hands-on practice with mannequins. One-year certification provided. Pre-crawling babies welcome. With Shanda Manion, CPR instructor certified by the American Heart Association in basic life support. $50. Register here.
Bye Bye Diapers
Monday, July 23, 7–9 pm
Toilet learning can cause confusion and tears in toddlers and parents alike. This workshop will give you important information on this developmental stage, and strategies to prepare you to undertake the task! Topics include: assessing readiness, reviewing various toilet-training techniques, setting the stage for learning, dealing with resistance, and more. With Bonnie Romanow, BA, Childhood Development Specialist. $45–$75. Register here.
Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child
Thursday, August 2, 7–9 pm
Do you often feel your child is just “more” than others his age? Do you describe her to others as “challenging” or “intense"? This workshop can help you understand your child’s unique temperamental qualities and rise to the special challenges of parenting a strong-willed child. You will develop realistic developmental expectations, approaches to gaining cooperation and learn about setting appropriate boundaries for the child who sometimes requires “more". With Bonnie Romanow, Childhood Development Specialist. $45–$75. Register here.