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Parenting Workshops

Is your school, organization or business in the San Francisco/ Bay Area?  Do you want to provide parenting support for your employees, parents or clients?  I will come to you!  (No travel charge for Redwood City, Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Campbell, San Jose, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Fremont.)

Parenting Workshops

IS YOUR SCHOOL, ORGANIZATION OR BUSINESS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA?  DO YOU WANT TO PROVIDE PARENTING SUPPORT FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES, PARENTS OR CLIENTS?

I AM HAPPY TO COME TO YOU!

Are you outside the San Francisco/Bay Area?  Ask me anyway.  I'll see what I can do.  I do fly all over the place, and just maybe I am flying towards you.  

Call 650.248.8916 or email elisabeth@elisabethstitt.com to check availability. 

Current Workshop Topics

4 Challenges Modern Parents Make That Keep Them Yelling, Nagging and Arguing with Their Kids.---

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  •   7:00 p.m.  •  LOS ALTOS, CA 

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Our kids drive us nuts when they whine, complain, talk back or just don't listen.  But have you ever considered what we are doing as parents that brings on that behavior in our kids?  Of course, kids vary in their personalities, but there are some come mistakes moms and dads make that cause their kids to respond defensively and/or to ignore them completely.  Not to worry!  I have concrete skills that help parents address these mistakes and bring harmony and cooperation to their homes.  

DADS AT PLAY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.  •  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

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Our kids drive us nuts when they whine, complain, talk back or just don't listen.  But have you ever considered what we are doing as parents that brings on that behavior in our kids?  Dads, come learn why play is so essential to kids, how being a playful parent will increase harmony and cooperation in your home and concrete tips for incorporating play into your routine. 

DADS AT PLAY IN THE PARK provides a chance for dads and kids to play together, putting into action the tips and games and activities just learned.  

Parenting Teens Group Coaching Online Series

5 Modules:  Clarity, Communication, Connection, Consistency and Consequences, Community 

Lots of parents fear the teen years more than any other stage of their children's development.  Fear not!  Teenagers are awesome and can be a ton of fun.  Yes, it can be a challenge to find that right balance between giving them their autonomy on the one hand and being present enough so that they do not get too far off track on the other hand.  However, research has identified effective parenting choices which seem to transcend teens' ages, parents' disciplinary approaches and different cultures. 

Taming Temper Tantrums

ONLINE WEBINAR  •  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 • 7:00 pm pst/8:00 pm mst/9:00 pm cst/10:00 pm est

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.  At the very least, it helps to know that they will pass!

Past Workshop Topics Upon Request:

3 Steps to Effective Parenting: Clarity, Connection and Consistency Lecture

 This hour long lecture provides an overview of the pillars of effective parenting:  clarity provides your road map so you know where you're going; connection provides the warmth that is the glue that holds the family together, and consistency provides the firm limits your kids need to learn to regulate themselves emotionally.  

Forming a Close Connection with Your Kids Workshop

If there is one silver bullet to making parent easier, it is is forming a close, warm connection with your kids.  You are your children's favorite people.  When they feel that you welcome them and delight in their company, their world is complete.   Get the latest research on how connecting benefits growing brains and get some super tips to use with your family.  Learn how to bring more playfulness and heartfelt communication into your home.  

Be the Rock Your Kids Can Count On: Becoming a Consistent Parent Workshop

Parenting is hard, but being consistent smooths the road.  When your no means no and your children can trust you absolutely, you stop second guessing yourself; your children start feeling secure.  But it's hard, isn't it?  Learn my valuable, step-by-step tips for becoming a consistent parent today. 

Creating Effective Consequences Workshop

Wherever possible you want to let natural consequences do their work.  Lots of times, however, the natural consequence is too dire or is simply too far in the future for the child to make the connection.  That's when the parent steps in with a logical consequence.  The purpose of the logical consequence is not to punish.  It is to improve an unpleasant situation, to make a wrong a right or to impress a lesson upon a child so she realizes the impact of her actions.  Good parents do everything they can to support their children before they need a consequence but then do have effective consequences lined up that they can quickly and consistently put into place if it comes to that.  Walk away from this workshop armed with logical, effective consequences that will reinforce your children's learning for next time.  

Developing a Growth Mindset (Lecture or Workshop)

How do we get our kids to give things their all and to keep trying, even when the trying gets hard? The most fundamental change in our understanding of the brain in the last twenty years is its neuroplasticity.  We used to believe the brain you were born with is the brain you were stuck with.  We now know the brain continues to grow and change.  Carol Dweck's research has shown that teaching children about how the brain functions and using the right kind of praise can both positively affect children's motivation. 

Workshop Logistics at Your Business or Organization:  

•All my workshops are designed as 2 hour events with interactive activities, but each can be condensed to a one hour lecture format, as well.   Some workshops have an additional materials fee (unless you do the photocopying).  My schedule is very flexible, and I can often accommodate any time or day of the week.  For workshops done more than 15 miles outside of zip code 94040, a mileage cost of $0.60/mile is charged (If out of area, we'll make other arrangements).  One hour workshops are $200 and two hour workshops are $300 for schools and childcare centers.