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Upcoming workshops and presentations
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      Part One - "Talking 101"

               Mon., Sept. 29 to Oct. 20, 6 to 8 PM, San Francisco.
               Thurs., Sept. 4 to Oct. 2 (skip Sept. 25), 5:15 to 7:15 PM, Daly City.

               Sun., Sept. 14 to Oct. 5, 3 to 5 PM, Daly City

      Part Two - "Advanced Talk": 

               Not currently scheduled.

HOW TO TALK SO T(W)EENS WILL LISTEN AND LISTEN SO T(W)EENS WILL TALK

              On-going support group meets monthly, Marin    

HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN AND LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK Sunday Intensives
 

      Talking 101 (a.k.a. "Part One"): 

                 Sun., Oct. 12, 2014, 10 to 4:30 PM (Marin)

     Advanced Talk (a.k.a. "Part Two")
 
               Not currently scheduled.
 
 
              
SIBLINGS WITHOUT RIVALRY Sunday Intensive
 

THE PERILS OF GIFT-GIVING, OVERBEARING RELATIVES, AND TOO MUCH TOGETHERNESS: PARENTING STRATEGIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU'VE TRIED EVERYTHING:  New Parenting Strategies for Today's Challenges. 

HOW TO GIGGLE SO KIDS WILL LISTEN: A PLAYFUL APPROACH TO SERIOUS PARENTING ISSUES

REFRESHER AND REUNION FOR WORKSHOP GRADUATES monthly series

            Wed., Nov. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Brisbane.

                       For parents of preschool and elementary aged kids.

            Wed., Oct. 1, 9:15 to 11:15 am.  

                       For parents of tweens and teens. 

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE KIDS DON'T GET ALONG:  Fighting, Arguing, Bickering, Poking, Teasing, and other Unsociable Behavior

HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN AND LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK weekly series
Talking 101 ("Part 1"):


Mon., Sept. 29 to Oct. 20, 2014,  6 to 8 PM.
Natural Resources
1367 Valencia St. (at 25th St.)
San Francisco
Online registration:  http://store.naturalresources-sf.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=13417 

Thurs., Sept. 4 to Oct. 2 (skip Sept. 25), 2014
5:15 to 7:15pm
Hilldale School
Daly City

Sun., Sept. 14 to Oct. 5, 2014
3 to 5pm
Hilldale School
Daly City
 

Advanced Talk ("Part 2"):

Not currently scheduled.

Bring workbook from Part One

Don't have a workbook?  Purchase one for $10.

 

Are you getting worn down by food fights, morning-rush madness, homework meltdowns, bedtime challenges, dawdling, defiance, whining, or other child-like behavior?
Do you find yourself using threats, bribes or a raised voice, though you swore you never would?
Are you committed to raising your children to become respectful, ethical adults, AND keeping your sanity?

Come learn a proven approach to enhance cooperation and good will, strengthen character and self-esteem, and build respectful, compassionate relationships.

How To Talk is a program for parents and caregivers of children ages two to teens, based on the best-selling books by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. The Talking 101 workshop will cover the first three of the six topics in the How To Talk series: Helping Children Deal with their Feelings, Engaging Cooperation, and Alternatives to Punishment. The Advanced Talk workshop will cover the remaining topics: Encouraging Autonomy, Praise and Self-Esteem, and Freeing Children from Playing Roles. Each week you will leave the session with practical strategies that you can implement immediately to improve communication and discipline and enhance your relationships at home.

THE PERILS OF GIFT-GIVING, OVERBEARING
RELATIVES, AND TOO MUCH TOGETHERNESS:  PARENTING STRATEGIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 
Does gift giving -- and receiving -- sometimes provoke such terms as 'ungrateful,' 'spoiled,' or 'never again!' in your family?
Do your extended family gatherings sometimes result in judgments about your parenting, or your children's behavior, that set your teeth on edge?
Has the term "vacation" lost some of its charm now that you have kids?
Join us for a lively workshop applying the skills and concepts of the "How To Talk" approach to some of the stickiest challenges of the holidays:   how to prepare for gift-giving and -receiving; family gatherings and overbearing or otherwise difficult relatives; the mayhem, bickering and constant demands of non-stop togetherness; and your particular holiday challenges.  You will
leave with concrete strategies for surviving -- and enjoying -- the holidays with your children!
WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU'VE TRIED EVERYTHING:  New Parenting Strategies for Today's Challenges

 

If you've ever found yourself at the end of your rope, or thought to yourself "there's GOT to be a better way," this workshop is for you!  Come prepared to learn new strategies for your challenges and everyday concerns.  Designed for both previous workshop graduates and "newbies," we will apply the principles of the Faber/Mazlish approach to the issues presented by the participants -- you!
HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WITH ASD WILL LISTEN AND LISTEN SO YOU HEAR WHAT KIDS WITH ASD WANT TO SAY:  For Parents and Professionals who Live or Work with Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
 
6:30 to 8:30 PM
BANANAS, 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland

Free to participants;  pre-registration required.

 
Do you sometimes find yourself perplexed or depleted by the daily demands of raising, treating, or teaching a child with special needs?
Is your child challenged by everyday routines like getting dressed in the morning or going to bed at night, or coping with transitions such as starting or ending a therapy session, or staying calm when hearing a bell ring on the school yard?
Are you committed to raising children to become respectful, ethical adults, but you could use some specific tools?

Join other parents and professionals working and living with young children with Autistic  Spectrum Disorder.  Learn effective strategies that:

  • help children express their feelings
  • engage children's cooperation
  • provide alternatives to punishment
  • build self-esteem
  • enhance relationships
A practical, experiential, and lively workshop combining the Floortime approach of Stanley Greenspan and the How To Talk approach of Faber/Mazlish.  This workshop will be co-led by Julie King and Dr. Ilene Lee, Autism Specialist.  The workshop at BANANAS is free to participants, but space  is limited and pre-registration is required.  Early registration suggested for Parents Place workshops.  The one-day workshop will cover most of the same skills in a condensed format, and is designed for those unable to fit a 4-week workshop into your schedule.
 
HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN AND LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK Sunday Intensive

 

Talking 101 (formerly "Part One"):
 

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Parents Place of Marin
San Rafael

Visit www.parentsplaceonline.org/marin to register.

Advanced Talk (formerly "Part Two"):
Not currently scheduled.
 

Are you getting worn down by food fights, morning-rush madness, homework meltdowns, bedtime challenges, dawdling, defiance, whining, or other child-like behavior?
Do you find yourself using threats, bribes or a raised voice, though you swore you never would?
Are you committed to raising your children to become respectful, ethical adults, AND keeping your sanity?
Have you never signed up for a How To Talk workshop because you can't commit to a multi-week series, or evening workshops don't fit with your schedule?

Can't fit a 4-week workshop into your schedule?  These one-day workshop retreats will provide you with renewed confidence as a parent and concrete skills that you can implement immediately. You will practice a proven approach to enhance cooperation and good will, strengthen character and self-esteem, and build respectful, compassionate relationships. The Talking 101 workshop will cover the first three of the six topics in the How To Talk series: Helping Children Deal with their Feelings, Engaging Cooperation, and Alternatives to Punishment. The Advanced Talk workshop will cover the remaining topics: Encouraging Autonomy, Praise and Self-Esteem, and Freeing Children from Playing Roles.
SIBLINGS WITHOUT RIVALRY weekly series
Are you getting worn down by your children's fighting or complaining, comparisons or competition, or other common kid behavior?
Do you find yourself using threats, bribes or a raised voice, though you swore you never would?
Are you committed to raising your children to become respectful, ethical adults, but wondering how to manage it all and keep your own sanity?
This workshop focuses on the sibling relationship, and what we as parents might do to decrease, or inadvertently increase, the rivalry and conflict. Each week you will leave the session with practical strategies that you can implement immediately to improve communication and discipline and enhance your relationships at home.
 
SIBLINGS WITHOUT RIVALRY Sunday Intensive
 

6-1/2 hour one-day sesssion

A one-day version of the Siblings workshop, for parents who cannot make a multi-week workshop.

HOW TO GIGGLE SO KIDS WILL LISTEN:
A PLAYFUL APPROACH TO SERIOUS PARENTING ISSUES

3 weekly sessions, 2 hours per session
 
Is the monotony of your daily routines starting to feel like drudgery to you and your kids?
Are your do's and don'ts - and your children's resistance to observing them - driving a wedge between you?
Are you perplexed, confused or challenged by your child's outbursts, sullenness, whining, lying, hitting, insecurity, impulsiveness, shyness or other child-like
behavior?
Come learn how children use the language of play to address important themes of childhood, and practice using playful approaches that will engage your children's cooperation, create closer family connections, and empower you and your children.
REFRESHER AND REUNION FOR WORKSHOP GRADUATES
 
Wed. Oct. 1, 9:15 to 11:15 am.  
Private home in Tiburon.  
For parents of tweens and teens.  

Wed., Nov. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Private home in Brisbane.
For parents of preschool and elementary aged kids.


Many workshop graduates say they wish there were a way to follow up after the workshop has ended.  Now there is!  The Refresher and Reunion workshop, open to graduates of any one or more workshops by Julie King, meets in person or by phone to address issues and challenges from home (or the park, or school, or...).  The group serves as a place to refresh yourself and further explore the skills nad philosophy we have studied, as well as a place to get inspiration and concrete ideas for specific situations.

 

HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LEARN: For Teachers, Tutors, Mental Health Professionals, and Other Professionals who Work with Children

 
Available to schools and other educational organizations.
How and why to apply the principles and tools in the HOW TO TALK series, for professionals involved in school and learning issues.
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE KIDS DON'T GET ALONG:  Fighting, Arguing, Bickering, Poking, Teasing, and other Unsociable Behavior

A 2-hour workshop

Not currently scheduled.

 

Is the conflict between your kids wearing you down?
Could you use some new strategies to address the arguing and fighting, or to head it off all together?
Come learn new skills for dealing with conflict between children, as well as strategies for achieving more peace at home!
 
PARENTING MORE THAN ONE:  New Ideas for Juggling Competing Needs, Dealing with Conflict, Reducing Competition, and Maintaining Your Sanity in the Face of the Everyday Chaos and Pandemonium

A two-hour workshop

Not currently scheduled.

Do you sometimes feel challenged by the intensity and demands of raising two or more children simultaneously?
Does even an hour in the dentist chair -- without kids -- sometimes sound like bliss?

Bring your current issues-with-kids and leave with new strategies you can try right away (unless you wisely choose to stop for a movie on the way home)!

For parents of two or more children over the age of two.