Be The Best Parent You Can Be! Evening Edition

This is a monthly parenting presentation series is held the third Thursday evening of the Month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. All lectures will take place at the Wilderness Early Learning Center 2845 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO, 80301. MAP

We had a lot of great suggestions from parents.  Please submit your suggestions so that they can be included in lectures at a later date.  Are you excited about our parenting classes but don’t live in the area?  Inquire about how to participate via our webinars.

Upcoming Lectures:

3/20/14 – Speaking the Language of your Baby

4/17/14 – The Rapidly Developing Infant Brain:  Getting your baby off to a good start

5/15/14 – Raising a Child Who Can Manage Their Emotions: Strategies and techniques for parents

6/19/14 – Helping Your Child Conquer Fears and Anxieties

Previous Lectures in this Series:

February 20: Helping Your Child Develop Self-Control

March 20:  Beyond Applied Behavior Analysis:  Using Breakthroughs in Brain Science to Help Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

April 24: Talking to Your Teen: When to Talk, When to Listen

May 15: Discipline: Beyond Time-Out, Developing a Parent Tool Kit.

June 10  Helping Your Child Manage Difficult Friendships

July 17 :  Sibling Rivalry:  Will They Ever Stop Fighting?  Developing parenting techniques to help you survive the summer.

Sept  18: The Gifts and challenges of Parenting a Very Active Child

Oct 16: The Art of Saying “No”:  Effective Parenting that Promotes a Child’s Self-Control, Self-Esteem, and Ability to Make Good Decisions

Dec 18: How to Instill Your Child with the Spirit of Giving

Parenting Classes  2014

Please check back for specific days, times, and instructors.  If you have a request for a parenting class, please contact us to make a suggestion.  Parenting classes include on-site childcare.  Most parenting classes are 5-6 weeks long and include snacks or light meals for parents and children.

Parenting for Excellence:

This 6 week course teaches basics of forming a secure attachment relationship, the importance of emotion regulation when dealing with children, normal developmental expectations of 3-5 year-old children, and dealing with problem behaviors such as biting, hitting, non-compliance, tantrums, toileting, sleep issues, sibling rivalry and lying.

Parenting for Excellence in Spanish

This 6 week course teaches basics of forming a secure attachment relationship, the importance of emotion regulation when dealing with children, normal developmental expectations of 3-5 year-old children, and dealing with problem behaviors such as biting, hitting, non-compliance, tantrums, toileting, sleep issues, sibling rivalry and lying. This class is taught in Spanish.

Circle of Security

This program, developed by Dr. Bob Marvin, Bert Powell, Glen Cooper, & Kent Hoffman is an evidence-based program with proven effectiveness. Based on 50 years of attachment research, it uses a video-based intervention to strengthen parents’ caregiving capacity. This is ideally suited for parents of infants and toddlers but can be used with parents of older children as well.

Mindful and Reflective Parenting

This six week group is based on accumulating mindfulness research in the effectiveness of helping individuals be less reactive and more thoughtful and plan-full in using parenting techniques. Parents are taught to develop mindful awareness, better regulate emotion and manage stress, deepen their connection with their child, and promote more cooperative behavior by enhancing the child’s sense of safety and security. Last year, when we offered this class, one hundred percent of the parent participants had lowered their stress levels and rated the class a 4.7 on a scale of 1-5 where 5 was the highest score.

 

Ongoing Parent Support Group

Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Group (held in collaboration with Bixby School)

Facilitators:  Sarah Ahn, LCSW and Jenny Burnsed, LPC

When: Third Monday of every Month 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Oct 21; Nov 18; Dec 18)

Where:  Bixby School  4760 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder

Price:  There is no fee associated with this group, though donations are gratefully accepted.  Please contact Sarah at SarahA@bipr.org for questions.

DATES FOR 2014:  Jan 27; Feb 24; March 17; April 21; May 19

Upcoming Community Education Lectures in 2013

Parenting with the Brain in Mind

Presenter:  Cynthia Divino, Ph.D.

When:  To be announced

Brain science is transforming our understanding of how children’s brains develop and why kids behave the way they do.  In this lecture, Dr. Divino will explain some of the exciting findings from neuroscience (in plain language), what that tells us about parenting, and how to to raise smart, emotionally healthy children.