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February/March 2019 Courses, Workshops and Webinars

Elisabeth Stitt of Joyful Parenting Coaching brings a wealth of teaching experience together with her wisdom about kids and families to her each of her courses. Stitt focuses on communication, connection, consistency and providing the positive discipline that will bring Harmony at Home whether with your toddler, your school-aged child, your tween or your teen.

February/March 2019 Courses, Workshops and Webinars

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Harmony at Home 5-Week ONLINE Coaching Class

Parenting is a 3 ringed circus, and I think it should be that fun!  By building a firm foundation--first as c0-parents and then with the individual child--family life can flow harmoniously, freeing up time for the best part of parenting--connection and enjoying time spent together.  This course is perfect for families of young kids, 2-8, who want to establish good systems, routines, habits and relationships while children are still eager to be a part of the family.  

Parents of Tweens and Teens ONLINE Coaching 5-week Class

The biggest challenge in parenting a teen is finding that balance between being there for them and pulling back, so they have enough space to practice being independent while you are still there to catch them if they fall.  This is a really tricky time.  Your teen is torn between wanting to exert independence and wanting your support, and you are torn between the fear of losing them and the prospect of enjoying more flexibility and freedom in your life.  Your teen will leave all too soon.  In the meantime, there are a lot of milestones and drama to weather. 

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Be a Consistent Parent: a FREE Lunch and Learn at the Northwest YMCA, Cupertino • Thursday, February 7 • Noon

We hear all the time that as a parent you need to be consistent. But is it really all that important? Why? Yes! It is important because it is the basis of trust between you and your child. But it’s hard, isn’t it! Come learn some sure-fire techniques for building your consistency muscle. Sign up at Ursula.Hultqvist@YMCASV.ORG

Taming Temper Tantrums: an ONLINE Webinar • Monday, February 18 • 8:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

There isn't a parent in the world who hasn't had to weather at least one temper tantrum.  They are universal--a natural developmental stage that kids have to go through.  That being said, there are certainly steps we can take to tame them.  Having an understanding of what is going on with kids when they are having a tantrum (and even why it can be good for them to have a tantrum), can help us keep out cool through this challenging phase. At the very least, it helps to know that they will pass!

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3 Killer Tips for Keeping Your Kids from Rebelling: an ONLINE Webinar for Parents of Teens and Tweens •Wednesday, March 6 • 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)

Are you sick of... backtalk, disrespect, laziness, arguing, swearing, lying, black looks and mood swings? Learn how parenting has changed since we were in middle school and how you can manage the behaviors that make you feel like someone has replaced your child with an alien. Keep the close child-parent bond while giving your tweens and teens the increased freedom that they need so they will thrive and not rebel.

3 Terrific Tips for Getting Your Kids to Listen: an ONLINE Webinar • Monday, February 11 • 8:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

I have a deep bag of tricks for getting kids’ to listen. In this webinar I go through 3 of my favorite time-tested techniques for cooperation from children small to big. Remember, parenting is a skill that can be taught, learned and practiced. While I cannot guarantee that your children will listen, I have had success using these tips with so many children (100’s and 100’s of kids!) that if you have really given them a try for two weeks and not one of them has made a difference, I will refund your full investment.

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In Person Workshop for New and Expectant Parents • Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 11am to 4pm • Mountain View, CA

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You’ve done so much to get ready for Baby.  You’ve gotten or are getting ready for birth and for infancy.  Now, while your child is small, is also the time to think of your long term visions and goals for your new family and to start those conversations with your partner where you each articulate your deepest held beliefs and fondest wishes. A shared vision backed up by good communication skills, puts you on the road to joyous, harmonious parenting.