Take time to brush up on some basic parenting skills at our free October workshop Parenting Positively 10/5 (Montclair) and 10/20 (West Orange). Pre-registration required. Contact Susan Johnson at sjohnson@copecenter.net

Family Matters

Understand what is going on with your child, socially and emotionally. The resources to help you be prepared to respond and act. Anticipate the next step and to steer your child toward success and independence.

Getting Along

Workshop: Positive Parenting Skills

  • What are the essential elements of effective parenting that help to provide a happy and stable environment for your child to develop as an independent and resilient individual.
  • The importance of developing a strong parenting partnership;
  • How to increase positivity through play
  • Setting limits (including discipline)
  • How to use communication strategies to provide structure to family life
  • Navigating conflict and understanding the emotional triggers that challenge the parent-child relationship
  • The use of mindfulness tools to manage emotions in a healthy way.
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Pocket Reference

In-depth Articles

Workshop: Managing Conflict: Keeping Your Cool and Making it A Teachable Moment

  • Techniques for navigating the conflicts that are a part of all families’ lives.
  • Learn how to recognize and manage your own anger in order to becoming a better role model for your child.
  • The impact of a parent’s behavior on a child’s.
  • What triggers anger, and ways to express and control it in non-explosive ways.
  • Managing stress.
  • The effects of anger on the parent-child relationship and ideas for improving outcomes after family conflict.
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Pocket Reference
  • Feelings Thermometer

Podcast:  Managing Conflict

In-depth Articles:

 

Workshop: Active Listening

  • An overview of the tasks and benefits of active listening.
  • Exercises to practice this essential communication skill in a variety of parent-child and parent-to-parent scenarios.
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Pocket Reference

In-depth Articles:

Challenges of Contemporary Life

Workshop: Emotional Regulation

  • What is emotional regulation and how might it be relevant for you and your family?
  • Develop the skills needed for managing emotions under all circumstances which will aid you in successfully keep your cool when in crisis mode.
  • How to use self-calming strategies to reduce emotionally induced stress.
  • Explore how helping our children manage their emotions effectively is a key building block in family communication, school success, and positive peer interactions.
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Pocket Reference

Workshop: Mindfulness: Managing Seasonal Stress

  • Use mindfulness techniques and self-calming strategies to manage stress
  • Better understand, tolerate, and deal with your emotions in healthy ways by using techniques to alter habitual responses by pausing and choosing how you act.
  • Explore how helping our children manage their emotions effectively is a key building block in family communication, school success, and positive peer interactions.
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Pocket Reference

In-depth articles

Workshop: Taming Technology: Getting “Plugged-In Time” Under Control

  • Help to disconnect from our devices and to create digital boundaries for the entire family.
  • Addresses impact of being “plugged-in,” including brain, social and emotional development.
  • How to fit technology into your family’s values
  • Strategies for managing electronic use.
  • How to help your child develop a safe and responsible online presence.
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Pocket Reference
  • Our Family Values

In-depth Articles:

 

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Moving On Toward Adulthood

Workshop: Launching Teens and Young Adults

Successfully launching your young adult begins long before high school graduation.

  • What are the milestones that serve as a countdown to a successful transition to adulthood.
  • The shifting dynamic of the parent/child relationship as teens become more independent.
  • What are the developmental, emotional and practical aspects of this transition.
  • How to young people make safe choices.
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Pocket Reference

In-depth Articles:

June 2018

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