An in depth parenting course for your 

more joyful, less stressful life. 

With Rabbi Yisroel Pekar, M.S Ed.

Interactive Parenting Workshop in Crown Heights!

Levi's teacher called you at work today....  

Sara hates her haircut and won't come out of her room....  

Mendy was rude to your mother.... 

Chaim broke a window...  

Shaina is late for school again....  

Eli didn't do his homework...  

Rina told a lie and the baby is crying!

How You Will Benefit From The Proactive Jewish Parenting "How to talk so that kids will listen"  Workshop

The goal of the parenting workshop is to give you practical, effective methods of communication that will make your relationship with the children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

In our 7 session workshop you will learn more than 36 proven skills to help you parent confidently.

  • Discipline without hurting or alienating
  • Cope with your child's negative feelings
  • Engage your child's willing cooperation
  • Help your child develop a realistic and positive self image
  • Resolve conflicts peacefully and create a family atmosphere of love and respect

What the Sessions Cover:

1.  Helping Children Deal With Their Feelings

Exploration of what happens to children when their feelings are denied.  Specific skills that help children to recognize and cope with their negative feelings - disappointment, envy, frustration,resentment, anger etc.  Ways to accept children's feelings, limit unacceptable behavior, and still maintain goodwill.

2.  Engaging Cooperation

How children react to the usual methods to get them to cooperate: threats, warnings, orders, name calling, arcasm, lecturing, etc.  Five ways to invite cooperation that will leave parents and children feeling good about themselves and each other.

3.  Alternatives to Punishment

How do children react to punishment? Is it necessary to rely upon punishment as a means of discipline? Some alternatives to punishment that enable parents to express their strong disapproval as well as encourage children to assume responsibility for their behavior. 

4.  Problem Solving and Behavior Analysis 

An in-depth analysis of the factors that can cause a child to respond inappropriately. Learning how to conduct a skilled and mutually-satisfactory dialogue with your child to resolve recurring challenges. Understanding the extent of control that a parent has with their child.

5. Encouraging Autonomy

Ways to help children become separate, responsible people who can one day function on their own. Specific skills that help children to develop their own inner resources.  

6. Praise

An exploration of the kinds of praise that build a positive and realistic self image - and the kinds that do not. A variety of ways to help our children become aware of the strengths so that they can put them into action.  

7. Freeing Children from Playing Roles

A look at how children are sometimes cast into roles (bully, whiner,dawdler,mischief-maker,etc.) and how we can free them from playing out these roles. .Six skills that you can use to help children see themselves in a different and more positive light. 

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