Feb
24
to Mar 3

Thriving With Teens - Intensive in Kensington, MD

Teens, teens, teens . . . 

Teens, teens, teens . . . 

  • Held in Kensington, Maryland, at PEP this "intensive" teaches the 10-week curriculum over 2 all-day class meetings
  • For parents of teens age 13-18
  • Learn proven, positive strategies to parent teenagers effectively in the midst of their peers, media, the Internet and their own adolescent development. Communicate with your teen on topics from school to sex; use consequences and positive discipline to guide your teen’s growing independence; and build a relationship based on mutual respect, cooperation, and responsibility.

    The first day, you'll learn about where teens are developmentally, your role as parent of a teen, and improving communication.

    The second day presents strategies for redirecting teen misbehavior, solving problems collaboratively with your teen(s), and using consequences and positive discipline to guide your teen’s growing independence.

  • Cost: $279/person (10% discount for PEP Members: $251.10)
  • Textbook: Positive Discipline for Teenagers, by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott.
  • Textbook cost: $18.02 (PEP members $16.22)
  • 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.
  • Please note the special refund policy for this intensive class: 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.
    #18.1.434
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Mar
8
6:15 PM18:15

Understanding Friendship and Bullying - PEP Community PTA Talk at Maury ES

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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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Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

Guest on Dolcezza Sherbet Radio

Dolcezza's Violeta and Rob

Dolcezza's Violeta and Rob

I will be joining Violeta and Rob on their Dolcezza Sherbet Radio. We will be chatting about parenting and organizing and who knows what. Conversations with Violeta and Rob are always fun, inspiring, hilarious, zany, creative and unpredictable.

 

DOLCEZZA SHERBERT RADIO is a half-hour show where violeta edelman & robb duncan of the dolcezza family talk about everything under the sun, touching upon a mish-mash- potluck of conversations with people about politics, pizza, psychedelics, good coffee and the overall angst of being, each conversation, another attempt at the willful suspension of disbelief.

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Feb
7
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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Feb
6
8:00 AM08:00

Washington Episcopal School

Devices, devices, devices!

Devices, devices, devices!

Washington Episcopal School welcomes certified parent educator Paige Trevor on Tuesday, February 6th from  8-9 am in the library for Devices: How to Save Our Sanity.  Learn how to set and uphold limits around screens without yelling, nagging, cajoling or losing your mind. Leave with idea on  how to open up conversations, give information without overloading, and create a sane, realistic, and nourishing screen environment. 

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Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Time Management (Private Corporate Talk)

Argghhhhh....where do we start?

Argghhhhh....where do we start?

Time Management – The First Step:  Tips, actions and ideas for tackling Time Management. How do you get started managing your time? How do you know if you are doing a good job? How is NOT doing things helping productivity and creativity? 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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Feb
2
to Feb 3

Winter 2017 PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp (Kensington, MD)

Add more joy to your parenting journey!

Add more joy to your parenting journey!

PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp

  • Held in Kensington, Maryland, at PEP, 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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Jan
19
to Jan 20

Winter 2017 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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Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Why Don't My Kids Listen to Me?

Talk to the child, not to the hand!

Talk to the child, not to the hand!

Why Don't My Kids Listen to Me?

  • Held in Washington, DC, at Temple Micah for 1 class meeting

  • For parents of children age 2 ½-18 who have never taken a PEP course #18.1.804
  • Are you tired of saying the same things over and over? Do you find yourself giving in to your kids’ demands and/or yelling at them? How many times DO you have to tell them? Come to this free workshop and learn how to gain your children’s cooperation without nagging, bribing or yelling.
  • This is a FREE CLASS, however, you must pre-register to reserve a seat.
    #18.1.804
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Jan
10
9:00 PM21:00

FREE Why Don't My Kids Listen to Me? (Online)

Why Don't My Kids Listen to Me?

  • Held Online!

  • For parents of children age 2 ½-18 who have never taken a PEP course #18.1.804
  • Are you tired of saying the same things over and over? Do you find yourself giving in to your kids’ demands and/or yelling at them? How many times DO you have to tell them? Come to this free workshop and learn how to gain your children’s cooperation without nagging, bribing or yelling.
  • This is a FREE CLASS, however, you must pre-register.
    #18.1.804
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Jan
6
8:30 AM08:30

Thriving With Teens Part II (Baltimore, MD)

Teens, teens, teens . . . 

Teens, teens, teens . . . 

  • Held in Baltimore, Maryland, at a private home, for 1 all-day  meeting
  • For parents of teens age 13 to 18
  • This class is part 1 of a 2-part Thriving with Teens intensive class; part 1 is a pre-requisite for Thriving with Teens Part 2
    #18.1.433

Learn proven, positive strategies to parent teenagers effectively in the midst of their peers, media, the Internet and their own adolescent development. In this class (part 2 of a 2 part course), you'll learn strategies to redirect teen misbehavior, solve problems collaboratively with your teen(s), use consequences and positive discipline to guide your teen’s growing independence; and build a relationship based on mutual respect, cooperation and responsibility.

  • Cost: $179/person (10% discount for PEP Members: $161.10)
  • Attending with a spouse or partner? Spouses can register for $50. Please call the PEP office for this special rate.
  • Textbook: Positive Discipline for Teenagers, by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott.
  • Textbook cost$18.02 (PEP members $16.22)
  • Lunch will be provided.
    #18.1.433
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Oct
20
to Oct 21

PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp

PEP I: Parenting Bootcamp

  • Held in Kensington, Maryland, at PEP, 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've wanted to take PEP I but don't have 8 weeks to devote. #17.4.108

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: $279/person (10% discount for PEP Members: $251.10)
  • 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.
  • Check-in Friday 6 p.m.
  • 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. 
    #17.4.108
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Oct
3
9:45 AM09:45

PEP 1: Parenting 5-to-12-Year-Olds

PEP I: Parenting 5-to-12-Year-Olds

  • Held in Washington, DC, at Temple Micah for 8 class meetings 
  • For parents of children age 5-12 #17.4.101

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: $279/person (10% discount for PEP Members: $251.10)
  • Textbook: Parenting with Courage and Uncommon Sense, by Linda E. Jessup and Emory Luce Baldwin
  • Textbook cost: $16.96 ($15.26/PEP members.) The book is available at the first class.
  • This class skips 10/31
  • 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.
    #17.4.101
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Sep
13
9:00 PM21:00

Start the School Year Right - Getting Organized

NEW! Interactive online workshop: Start the School Year Right - Getting Organized

WedDate: 9/13/2017From: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Held online for 1 class meeting

for parents of children ages 4 to 14 #17.4.601

School’s back in session, and there’s so much to do: after-school activities, lessons, homework, meal prep…and the list goes on. Examine the common pitfalls in organizing life with growing children, and gain concrete tips for de-cluttering your schedule and your house to make space and time to enjoy your family more.

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

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 minutes 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.
#17.4.601

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Jul
21
to Jul 22

Summer 2017 PEP 1: Boot Camp

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.

DETAILS

  • 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.
  • Check-in Friday 6 p.m.
  • 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. 
    #17.2.103
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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Setting Limits and Learning to Say "No"

  • Held in Washington, DC, at Temple Micah for 1 class meeting.
  • For parents of children age 5-12. #17.2.608

How do you stay kind and firm when your children argue and test you? Upholding clear rules and expectations is worth the effort, and you can learn a process for determining the right balance of freedom and responsibility for your child.

  • Cost: $35/person (10% discount for PEP Members: $31.50)
    #17.2.608
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May
19
to May 20

PEP 1: Boot Camp

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.

DETAILS

  • 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.
  • Check-in Friday 6 p.m.
  • 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. 
    #17.2.103
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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Power Tools for Power Struggles

  • Held in Washington, DC, at Temple Micah for 1 class meeting.
  • For parents of children age 5-12. #17.2.606

It’s a familiar scene: You need your child to do something, and he or she refuses. Parents insist, children dig in—and the battle is on. Come learn what really causes the struggles, get tips to avoid them, and develop a game plan for gaining your child’s cooperation.

  • Cost: $35/person (10% discount for PEP Members: $31.50)
    #17.2.606
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