Parenting Classes

Parenting Classes will start again in Fall 2017

Schedule TBD (check back around June, 2017)

All classes meet at the ParentingHeart office in Mt. Vernon Commons
2406 Mt. Vernon Road, Suite 160, Dunwoody, GA 30338
(behind Bank of America in the shopping center at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Jett Ferry)
I like to work with small intimate groups so that everyone gets the attention and focus they need to work on real-life situations in their families. Class sizes are limited to 12 and meet once a week for 8 weeks. Class days and times will be selected based on when the majority of participants are available.
Contact Sherri at sherri(at)parentingheart(dot)com or 678.362.3889 if you are interested.  Include what days/times you are available.
Each 8-week series is $224 per person ($336 per couple). LOOK ON THE “SPECIAL OFFERS” PAGE TO SEE HOW TO GET A DISCOUNTED SERIES!

 

Parenting From Your Heart Classes
8-week Series 
in 3 Levels:

 

Parenting From Your Heart
Foundation Series–8 weeks

Based on the book Connection Parenting by Pam Leo

This series is geared toward toddlers through 6th grade, though the practices can be used with any age, even with adults!

Are you stumped by what to do when your child openly defies you? Or throws a temper tantrum in the middle of the store? Do you feel you’re losing co-operation with your kids as they get older?  Then join me as I walk you through what’s going on in your child to cause these behaviors and what you can do to right the relationship.
Connection Parenting is a comprehensive parenting series for parents, grandparents, teachers, nannies, child caregivers and anyone who would like to create strong, loving bonds with the children in their lives. Based on Pam Leo’s book, Connection Parenting, this interactive course gets to the heart of what it takes for families to thrive and be happy and healthy.
Your bond or connection with your child is your most powerful parenting tool. The level of cooperation you get from your child is usually equal to the level of connection your child feels with you. Come learn how to strengthen that connection and increase your effectiveness as a parent.
Instead of yelling, nagging, and doling out consequences, wouldn’t you rather be spending your precious time and energy building a relationship foundation with your child that will carry you through adolescence, the teen years…and beyond?
“I will recommend this class to every parent I know! The benefits are too numerous to list here but I will say although much of my life was a rehearsal for parenting as the oldest of multiple siblings and cousins, this course transformed my life.” — Julia W. (Atlanta,   GA)
Sherri is a Certified Connection Parenting facilitator.

 

Parenting From Your Heart
Intermediate Series–8 weeks

Based on the book Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids

by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson

www.K-HCommunication.com

This book study group (with engaging exercises and class discussions) introduces 7 keys to unlock and inspire specific parenting capacities. These capacities include parenting with a purpose clearly in mind, looking beyond behavior to the needs that motivate it, and actively choosing structures and practices that fulfill one’s purposes and intentions.

This book study will go beyond quick-fix parenting and disciplinary techniques and provide a foundation of communication and relationship skills that dramatically improve the quality of parent-child relationships.
“This exceptional book is the ‘deepest dive’ I’ve ever found in cultivating genuine mutual respect between parents and children. The 7 Keys provide specific, well-documented exercises and practical strategies that address family challenges, opening doors that are often closed, and give everyone the freedom to really enjoy one another.” — Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

 

Parenting From Your Heart
Advanced Series–8 weeks

Based on the book Parenting From Your Heart

by Inbal Kashtan

www.baynvc.org

The Parenting From Your Heart advanced series is often customized and co-created with the participants based on the needs of the group.  The format is engaging and works with real-life situations, utilizing group discussions, role-plays, journaling and listening buddies.  Some possible workshop topics:

  • Understanding Motivation for Behavior
  • Setting Authentic Limits/Boundaries
  • Working with “No”
  • Transforming Habitual Reactions to Choiceful Responses
  • Recognizing Obstacles to Empathy
  • Engaging in Proactive Conversations

Are you tired of the power struggles between you and your child? Do you lose your cool with your child and then regret what you just modeled? Do you feel drained at the end of the day from all the physical and emotional energy you’ve spent?  Are you ready to learn another way to relate and interact for more joy and ease in parenting?

Then this series is for you!  Family life doesn’t have to be so hard!  Discover how to turn power struggles into collaborations.  Transform your knee-jerk reactions into well thought-out choices.  Learn to take care of yourself in a way that benefits the whole family.  Reclaim your power in your parenting and in your life!

“This exceptional book is about a win-win relationship where the feelings and the needs of both the child and the adult are met without the use of the emotional blackmail of shame, guilt, blame or rewards.”
Reviewer

 

The Great Behavior Breakdown Introduction–4 weeks

NEW SERIES!
Dates TBD:  will start once I have at least 8 people requesting this class
CALL OR EMAIL TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST  678.362.3889; specify day or evening class
Cost: $30 (for Participant book and workbook) FREE intro series
based on the book by B. Bryan Post, www.postinstitute.com

This introductory series is offered F*R*E*E as a requirement for my training and certification to facilitate the Great Behavior Breakdown program.
This program is geared for families who are struggling with extreme behavior challenges, such as lying, stealing, self-mutilation and defiance.

When children exhibit disturbing or difficult behaviors, we often feel at a loss. We may seek professional help, but when that doesn’t work, what do we do? It can be very distressing, and many parents end up feeling there’s no hope. Families crumble under the pressure, and relationships are damaged. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The techniques learned in this introductory series have proven to be effective to decrease behaviors by 50% where a therapist or parent has implemented them consistently for at least two weeks.

“The Great Behavior Breakdown addresses the most difficult behaviors that parents can face. Like the best medicine, it addresses the root problems and not just the symptoms. We all love our children, but making that love real in the eye of the storm can be extremely challenging. This book will teach you about your own stress reactions, and how you can respond more effectively to your children from your own inner strength with compassionate understanding, rather than reacting out of your fear.” — Myla Kabat-Zinn, co-author of “Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting”

Contact Sherri(at)parentingheart(dot)com
if you would like to sign up for a class
or call 678.362.3889

LOOK ON THE “SPECIAL OFFERS” PAGE TO SEE HOW TO GET A DISCOUNTED SERIES!

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