Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Self-Regulation: Hardy Middle School

Learn how to model, teach and encourage your child’s own self-regulation without yelling, nagging, cajoling or losing your mind. Leave with reasonable expectations and encouraging ways to support your child’s emerging self-discipline and motivation.  This talk will educate on brain development, inform on effective communication with tweens & teens and give you action steps to encourage your teen to self-regulate.

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Mar
25
to Jun 10

Bloom!

A space for busy moms to share, learn and get results.

A space for busy moms to share, learn and get results.

 Not making much progress on your New Year resolution? Wish things at home went differently? Not enough time to get it all done or have a hard time prioritizing?

We all have things we want to start or stop doing in life. We work hard to reach our goals, but too often we go it alone hoping that or personal will-power will be enough to get us the results we want. When this doesn’t work, we end up stuck—disappointed or resigned to the way things are. It doesn’t have to be this way! Research shows that caring and supportive group work increases your chance of developing new habits and behaviors faster than you would without it.

 So, we have joined forces for our clients! Parenting Coach and Certified Parent Educator Suzanne Ritter and Professional Organizer and Certified Parent Educator Paige Trevor will facilitate discussion, share knowledge, tips, inspiration and ideas for both quick wins and long-term sustainable change. And, you will help each other make it all work! If you’re serious about reaching a professional or personal goal, improving a relationship or your parenting, or creating a new habit, this exclusive series is for you!

 Register Here

$449 for the entire series!

Series includes:

·      4 Monthly in person roundtable sessions* and 2 recorded Zoom support sessions**

·      Goal setting support with buddy help (book optional***)

·      Teaching in Time Management and Time Mapping and Positive Parenting skills

·      Listserv communication and tips

·      Discounts on individual coaching

*In-person seminars on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm (90 minutes each) at IGNITE Good Health in Bethesda: 3/25, 4/25, 5/20, and 6/10

**Zoom calls on Thursdays from 8 to 9 pm (60 minutes each): 4/18 and 5/9 (you can watch it later if you can’t make the call)

Contact Suzanne Ritter (sritter@the360parent.com) or Paige Trevor (balacingactLLC@me.com) for questions and monthly payment options.

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Apr
2
7:30 PM19:30

Understanding Friendship and Bullying (A PEP Community Talk): Takoma Elementary School

Some children have trouble making and keeping friends, and some worry every day about being ridiculed, pushed around or excluded. How do you tell the difference between bullying and behavior that’s just immature? In either case, what do you do about it? This workshop will give parents tools for supporting children in meeting social challenges with confidence.


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Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

A Parenting Discussion Group (Georgetown University)

Spring is here! Ready to de-clutter, simplify, lighten your load? This months Parenting Discussion Group will focus on de-cluttering. Whether it’s physical objects, mental clutter or time overwhelm, we will strategize on how to prune the unnecessary so your family can flourish. You’d be surprised how our relationships bloom when we aren’t fighting over messy bedrooms or not enough time to get out of the house in the morning. Join us on Wednesday, April 17th from 12 - 1pm. Certified Parent Educator, Paige Trevor will lead our lively discussion. Parents will go home with a new perspective, fresh ideas and plenty of resources for continued learning. You can check out more on Paige on her weekly parenting/organizing blog, Nifty Tips: Getting Organized: Where Do We Start?

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Talking with Teens: The Big Topics (A PEP Community Talk)

A PEP (Parent Encouragement Program) at Whitman Highschool.

Presented by Stressbusters

Learn and practice the specific skills of listening to understand and talking to be heard by your teenager. You’ll be able to address sensitive subjects including sexuality, alcohol and drugs with confidence and compassion.

Bring your questions and concerns, we will send you home with some new ideas, inspirations and actions.

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Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

A Parenting Discussion Group (Georgetown Day School Parent Group)

Tweens are changing daily (have we noticed?!). One day a sweet and caring child, the next screaming new words. One day clean and tidy, the next greasy and unkept. One day organized and on time, the next can’t find his science worksheet. Certified Parent Educator, Paige Trevor, will lead a lively discussion on the joys (and perils) of parenting during the tween years. We will chat about the adolescent brain, normal and annoying developmental issues, and how to keep the lines of communication open. Our job description changes mightily from 6th - 12th grade - we will talk about ways to let go without abandoning and help without rescuing. The evening will be fun, interactive, informative and chock-full of resources to continue learning.

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Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Raising "I Can" Kids (A PEP Community Talk): Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

A child’s “I Can Quotient” is Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew’s term for a more useful measure than the traditional IQ. It includes the qualities that predict a child’s ability to thrive in life. Learn strategies to increase your child’s sense of feeling connected, capable, competent and courageous.

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Mar
13
8:30 AM08:30

Raising "I Can" Kids (A PEP Community Talk): Sidwell Friends Lower School

A child’s “I Can Quotient” is Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew’s term for a more useful measure than the traditional IQ. It includes the qualities that predict a child’s ability to thrive in life. Learn strategies to increase your child’s sense of feeling connected, capable, competent and courageous.

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Feb
23
to Feb 24

Winter 2019 PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp (Rockville)

There IS a way to get kids to do chores! Come to PEP and we’

There IS a way to get kids to do chores! Come to PEP and we’

Held in Rockville, MD, at Bender JCC of Greater Washington (6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852)

  • This "bootcamp" teaches the 8-week PEP I curriculum over 1 Saturday evening (6:30-9:30 pm) and 1 Sunday all-day meeting (8:30 am-4:30 pm)

  • Includes a group Q&A video-conference follow-up on Monday 3/18, 8:30-9:30 pm

  • For parents of children age 5 to 12, who want to take PEP I but don't have 8 weeks to devote. #19.1.105

Do you wonder how to raise your children to be responsible, respectful and trustworthy—all while getting dinner on the table? Do you worry about cyberspace, peer pressure and other facts of modern life? Parenting, while it brings much joy, is hard work. This class provides a sound framework for positive parenting and proven skills to understand and solve behavior problems. Learn how you can be closer and have more fun as a family while also motivating your children to be more cooperative, responsible and successful.

  • Registration through Bender JCC To register online, copy the following link and paste it into a new browser tab: https://online.jccgw.org/OnlineEdge/showdetail.html?descrip=Parenting%205%20to%2012%20Year%20Olds

  • If you have questions about registration please contact Lauren Dworkin at the JCC, 301-348-3837.

  • Cost: $289/person, $518/couple (10% discount for PEP Members: $260.10/person, $466.20/couple)

  • Textbook: Parenting with Courage and Uncommon Sense, by Linda E. Jessup & Emory Luce Baldwin

  • Textbook cost: $16.96 ($15.26/PEP members). The book is available through Amazon or your preferred bookseller.

  • Parents must be able to attend both days, Saturday evening 6:30-9:30 pm, and all day Sunday, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm.

  • Check-in Saturday 6 pm. 
    #19.1.105

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Feb
21
to Mar 14

Managing Anger: A Parent's Guide (PEP Workshop)

Held in Washington, DC at Temple Micah (2829 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20007) for 3 class meetings

  • For all parents #19.1.503

Examine the real reasons parents get angry (some may surprise you) and learn how to change your thoughts, words and actions for more positive outcomes. Learn ways to help your kids cope with their anger, too.

  • Cost: $98/person, $165/couple (10% discount for PEP Members: $88.20/person, $148.50/couple)

  • Note: Confirmation of Attendance is not provided for the Managing Anger class.

  • This class does not meet on 3/7.

  • Attendance is key. Within each course, the material taught builds on prior class meetings. For that reason, PEP does not permit parents to alternate attending the course with another parent.
    #19.1.503


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Feb
9
to Mar 2

PEP II in DC

PEP II is about the MOST fun thing! (Seriously.)

PEP II is about the MOST fun thing! (Seriously.)

Held in Washington, DC, at Christ Church on Capitol Hill (620 G Street SE Washington DC 20003) for 2 all-day meetings

  • For parents of children age 5-12, who have completed either PEP I OR More Tools for Parenting Preschoolers OR Thriving with Teens #19.1.202

Building on the foundation of positive parenting, PEP II introduces more skills and guided practice for ending power struggles, talking so your children really listen, using consequences and working out solutions with children. Class time is structured for individual problem solving, helping all participants better understand their children’s goals and figure out how to respond more effectively.

  • Cost: $279/person, $498/couple (10% discount for PEP members: $251.10/person, $448.20/couple)

  • Textbook: Positive Discipline (2006 ed.), by Jane Nelsen.

  • Textbook cost: $16.96 (PEP members $15.26)

  • Class does not meet on 2/16 or 2/23

  • NOTE: Attendance is key. Within each course, the material taught builds on prior class meetings. PEP encourages parents to register for a course only if they are able to attend at least one of the first two class meetings. For the same reason, PEP does not permit parents to alternate attending the course with another parent.
    #19.1.202

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Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

A Parenting Discussion Group (Georgetown University)

It’s a New Year and we have new energy to create a more encouraging and peaceful family. One place to look for peace is in the transitions - getting out of bed to getting out of the house, stopping playing the game to handing over the iPad, finishing books to going to bed. Whether your child is 2 or 12, we’ll talk about how to ease transitions, what’s developmentally appropriate. We will discuss how to set and uphold limits in a firm and friendly way. Parents will go home with a new perspective, fresh ideas and plenty of resources for continued learning.

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Jan
26
12:30 PM12:30

Nourishing Stress Junk vs. Food Stress

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Saturday, January 26th, 12:15 - 1:30 pm

This workshop distinguishes the difference between stress that is nourishing, age appropriate, life enhancing and junk food stress that is addictive, non‑productive and can turn into into anxiety. Stress is a part of life; much like food, we can't live without it. Examine you and your child's stressors and determine which are healthy and which are junk food. Together we will dissect our problems and through exercises, reflection and sharing you will go home with new tools to focus on healthy stress and letting go of, or minimizing, junk food stress. You will leave with a hearty list of healthy and renewable energy sources, along with plenty of resources to continue learning and getting support for yourself and your kids. Link to brief blog post on the topic: Nourishing Stress vs. Junk Food Stress

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Challenges of Adolescence

A PEP (Parent Encouragement Program) at Whitman Highschool.

Presented by Stressbusters

Adolescence begins with puberty and ends when the child’s developmental tasks are completed. Explore each task in detail: independence and autonomy; the growth of abstract thinking; and forming identity, social and spiritual.

Bring your questions and concerns, we will send you home with some new ideas, inspirations and actions.

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Jan
16
9:00 PM21:00

Mindful Parenting

Held online for 1 class meeting

  • For all parents  #19.1.622

The stress in our lives is out of control. With parents working, children feeling pressure to keep up academically and socially, plus the constant overuse of technology in our homes, life can seem overwhelming. Using the latest mindfulness practices, learn how you and your children can gain peace, a sense of control and harmony in your family life.

  • Cost: $25 (10% discount for PEP Members: $22.50)

  • Registration closes at 8:30 p.m. on day of class.

  • Can't attend live? By registering, you will be able to view the course live, view a recording at any time for 12 months, or both!

  • Includes a 15-minute Q & A opportunity from 9:45-10 p.m.

  • If you experience technical difficulties during this class, please call 301-929-8824.

  • NOTE: Letters of attendance are not available for online classes.
    #19.1.622

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Nov
16
to Nov 17

Fall 2018 PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp (DC)

Families work together better after PEP.

Families work together better after PEP.

Held in Washington, DC, at Christ Church on Capitol Hill (620 G Street SE Washington DC 20003)

  • This "bootcamp" teaches the 8-week PEP I curriculum over 1 Friday evening (6:30 - 9:30 pm) and 1 Saturday all-day meeting (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

  • Includes a group Q&A video-conference follow-up on December 4, 8:30 - 9:30 pm

  • For parents of children age 5 to 12. #18.4.107

Do you wonder how to raise your children to be responsible, respectful and trustworthy—all while getting dinner on the table? Do you worry about cyberspace, peer pressure and other facts of modern life? Parenting, while it brings much joy, is hard work. This class provides a sound framework for positive parenting and proven skills to understand and solve behavior problems. Learn how you can be closer and have more fun as a family while also motivating your children to be more cooperative, self-disciplined and successful.

  • Cost: $289/person, $518/couple (10% discount for PEP Members: $260.10/person, $466.20/couple)

  • Textbook: Parenting with Courage and Uncommon Sense, by Linda E. Jessup & Emory Luce Baldwin

  • Textbook cost: $16.96 ($15.26/PEP members). The book is available when you arrive on Friday.

  • Parents must be able to attend both days, Friday evening 6:30-9:30 pm, and all day Saturday, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm.

  • Check-in Friday 6 pm

  • Please note the special refund policy for this intensive class (the 8-week curriculum taught in fewer meetings): If you cancel your registration at least 48 hours before the first day, you will receive a refund minus an administrative fee of $15 per person per course. There will be no other refunds.  
    #18.4.107

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Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

PEP Noted Author Series: Julie Morgenstern, "Time to Parent"

I have the honor of introducing and hosting Julie Morgenstern on PEP’s Noted Author webinar!

I have the honor of introducing and hosting Julie Morgenstern on PEP’s Noted Author webinar!

November 15, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 PM ET / $25

Looking for ways to tackle the ultimate time-management project – parenting – to find structure and spend true quality time with your kids? Julie Morgenstern's new book, Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You, provides parents with practical strategies that contain and clarify the seemingly infinite job of parenting into a manageable roadmap that works from cradle to college. Her unique framework shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Transforming Overwhelm to Family Harmony (Private Corporation)

It IS possible to have family harmony WHILE everyone is busy.

It IS possible to have family harmony WHILE everyone is busy.

During this hour workshop we will discover our top two areas we need to address. The common areas are getting up, getting out, menu planning, chores and going to bed. Each participant will leave with practical tips and solutions to create more harmony, be more encouraging and feel more capable. A list of resources (books, classes, online resources) will provide continued support and inspiration on our journey from overwhelm to harmony.

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Helping Tweens and Teens Get Organized (Hardy Middle School, DC)

Yes, AND we can help them with this . . .

Yes, AND we can help them with this . . .

Helping Tweens & Teens Get Organized

Tips, actions and ideas for helping teens and tweens get organized.  Developmental issues come up during this age that makes organizing more challenging.  This talk will educate on brain development, inform on effective communication with tweens and give you action steps to help your teen and tween get organized.

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Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Morning Mayhem: A PEP (Parent Encouragement Program) Community Talk - Christ Church, DC

There IS a better way!

There IS a better way!

Mornings are a hot spot for trouble in many families. Parents need to get out of the house on time, but the kids aren’t cooperating. How do you motivate them to move – without resorting to nagging, yelling or bribing? Learn why mornings are stressful and how to achieve a more peaceful, productive start to everyone’s day.



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Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Time Management: 201 (Private Corporate Talk)

Argghhhhh....where do we start?

Argghhhhh....where do we start?

Time Management – The Next Step:  Tips, actions and ideas for tackling Time Management. In our 201 talk we'll talk about the roadblocks, what gets in our way and how to set ourselves up to avoid and minimize these things. This one hour talk will leave participants with actual action items to feel and behave more in control of their time, along with plenty of ideas and recommendations to STAY inspired.

 

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Jul
27
to Jul 28

PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp (Kensington, MD)

Families work together better after PEP.

Families work together better after PEP.

PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp

  • Held in Kensington, Maryland, at PEP (10100 Connecticut Ave Kensington MD 20895)
  • This "bootcamp" teaches the 8-week PEP I curriculum over 1 Friday evening (6:30-9:30 pm) and 1 Saturday all-day meeting (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • Includes a group Q&A video-conference follow-up on Tuesday, August 14, 8:30 - 9:30 pm
  • For parents of children age 5 to 12, who want to take PEP I but don't have 8 weeks to devote. #18.3.102
  • Do you wonder how to raise your children to be responsible, respectful and trustworthy—all while getting dinner on the table? Do you worry about cyberspace, peer pressure and other facts of modern life? Parenting, while it brings much joy, is hard work. This class provides a sound framework for positive parenting and proven skills to understand and solve behavior problems. Learn how you can be closer and have more fun as a family while also motivating your children to be more cooperative, responsible and successful.

  • Cost: $289/person, $478/couple (10% discount for PEP Members: $260.10/person, $430.20/couple)
  • Textbook: Parenting with Courage and Uncommon Sense, by Linda E. Jessup & Emory Luce Baldwin
  • Textbook cost: $16.96 ($15.26/PEP members). The book is available at the first class.
  • Parents must be able to attend both days, Friday evening 6:30-9:30 pm, and all day Saturday, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm.
  • Check-in Friday 6 pm
  • Please note the special refund policy for this intensive class (the 8-week curriculum taught in fewer meetings): If you cancel your registration at least 48 hours before the first day, you will receive a refund minus an administrative fee of $15 per person per course. There will be no other refunds.  
    #18.3.102
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Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Parenting in the Park

For parents in Glover Park

For parents in Glover Park

Yelling at your kids too much? Why are they fighting? Can’t they PUT the PHONE down?! 

Join me for a FREE hour of parenting and organizing tips and advice. Live, in person, RIGHT HERE IN GLOVER PARK. You’ll leave reinvigorated to enjoy the rest of your summer!

July 12th from 8pm-9pm. For parents of kids 3-18. 

I am the writer of the monthly Parenting in the Park column in the Glover Park Gazette, certified parent educator, long time professional organizer and mom of two Stoddert grads.

If you’d like to sign up, or have questions email me at paigetrevor@mac.com, space is limited to 10.

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Apr
20
to Apr 21

Spring 2018 PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp (DC)

Families work together better after PEP.

Families work together better after PEP.

PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp

  • Held in Washington, DC, at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, this "bootcamp" teaches the 8-week PEP I curriculum over 1 Friday evening (6:30-9:30 pm) and 1 Saturday all-day meeting (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).
  • For parents of children age 5 to 12, who want to take PEP I, but don't have 8 weeks to devote. #18.1.104
  • Do you wonder how to raise your children to be responsible, respectful and trustworthy—all while getting dinner on the table? Do you worry about cyberspace, peer pressure and other facts of modern life? Parenting, while it brings much joy, is hard work. This class will make it easier and much more satisfying by giving you a sound framework for positive parenting and proven skills to correct whining, backtalk, defiance and the whole range of misbehavior. Learn how you can be closer and have more fun as a family while also motivating your children to be more cooperative, self-disciplined and successful.

  • Cost: $259/person (10% discount for PEP Members: $233.10)
  • Textbook: Parenting with Courage and Uncommon Sense, by Linda E. Jessup & Emory Luce Baldwin
  • Textbook cost: $16.96 ($15.26/PEP members). The book is available at the first class.
  • Parents must be able to attend both days, Friday evening 6:30-9:30 pm, and all day Saturday, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm.
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Apr
12
8:30 AM08:30

Good Fences, Happy Families: PEP Community Talk at Communikids

Good Fences, Happy Families: Limit Setting with Young Children

Behavioral limits help young children learn to go to bed on time, pick up after themselves and get along with others. Limits also provide security, order and an understanding of the way the world works. Learn techniques to build and uphold firm and friendly boundaries.

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Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Raising “I Can” Kids: PEP Community Talk Inspired Learning Demonstration School

                

A child’s “I Can Quotient” is Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew’s term for a more useful measure than the traditional IQ. It includes the qualities that predict a child’s ability to thrive in life. Learn strategies to increase your child’s sense of feeling connected, capable, competent and courageous.

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