Ongoing Parenting Class and Support Group in Mar Vista, CA

Every third Sunday starting March 15th in Mar Vista, CA

Space is limited, please RSVP for the upcoming class. We will send you the location details via e-mail.

Dates:

  • Sunday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP)
  • Sunday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP)
  • Sunday, April 26 at 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP)
  • Sunday, May 17 at 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP)

Cost: $20 with RSVP, $25 for walk-ins. We will not turn away anyone for lack of funds.

Let us know if you need to bring your child and their age. In most cases this is possible, given that you will oversee them. We do not provide childcare.

The intention of this class and support group is to help you, the parent, evolve faster, make fewer mistakes, and infuse fun and ease in your parenting practice.

We will focus on the practical aspects of compassionate parenting and will spend time discussing and finding solutions to real-life situations from your daily parenting experiences. You will be able to bring a fresh outlook and create new possibilities in your relationship as parent and/or couple. You will have the opportunity to learn, practice, discuss your progress, correct course and quickly improve your understanding and abilities.

The classes will cover multiple topics including, but not limited to:

  • Establishing long-term parenting goals
  • Parenting styles, their origins, pros and cons
  • Understanding core motivation and behavior
  • SALVE/OFNEEDS formulas: a thinking parent’s approach to difficult situations
  • Child development basics
  • Unconditional parenting
  • Anger management for parents
  • Going beyond praise and punishment in supporting healthy emotional development
  • Simple tools for successful parenting partnerships: conflict resolution and collaboration techniques for busy couples
  • Age-appropriate behaviors and expectations
  • Yes-And Parenting: how to reduce resistance and remain playful while maintaining leadership
  • “Parenting With” vs “Parenting To” – how to remain on the same side and preserve trust long-term
  • Establishing a healthy diet and supporting a healthy relationship with food
  • How to support your child in school
  • Teaching respect in a respectful way
  • The real meaning of discipline and how to support your child in developing it
  • Growing as a parent and going beyond old parenting practices
  • Preventing and dealing with temper tantrums
  • Time outs that don’t punish but support
  • The art of appreciation: How to appreciate without manipulation
  • Supporting leadership and self-discipline
  • TV, computers, iPhones etc.: how to support the 21st century children in their relationship with the internet and addictive technologies

In addition to the list above, you will have the opportunity to share your experience, wisdom and failures. Teaching is a part of learning. You have hard-earned wisdom which will likely benefit other parents sharing your journey.

 

 

 

Free Class – The Smart Parent’s Toolset, Part 1 – Rethinking Time-outs

1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014
Mar Vista Public Library, 12006 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
For more information, contact andrei@thejoyofparenting.org

As parents in the 21st century, we are often stuck with parenting practices rooted in the distant past. Some of them may be good, others may be good in the short-term only, and some may be actually harmful.

In this class we will learn about the origins of the practice of time-outs, about the dangers of using them as punishment and discover another application of time-outs: a powerful soothing practice applicable to both children and adults, including spouses!

Help your child build resilience in the face of intense emotions and difficult situations, all the while preserving their trust and strengthening your relationship.

The class will be presented in English by Andrei Andreev, Certified Nonviolent Parenting Educator.

Childcare: Feel free to bring your child to the class space as long as their presence does not disrupt the presentation. The library does not provide childcare.

Parenting 101 is a series of classes providing parents with healthy and practical everyday solutions. We look at real-life situations through the perspective of contemporary science-based parenting approaches.

Free Parenting Class: Your Long-term Parenting Goals

1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, July 26 2014
Mar Vista Public Library, 12006 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Raising a child is a long-term project which takes close to two decades. During these two decades a parent will make thousands important decisions, often in a hurry and without sufficient information. It is important that we stop to evaluate our vision and progress and set goals which can guide us along the way.

In this 2-hour parenting class you will have the opportunity to look at your long-term intentions as a parent and define practical steps which will help you achieve it through. We will discuss the core priorities of day-to-day parenting and how to keep them aligned with our long-term vision.

Presented in English by Andrei Andreev, Certified Nonviolent Parent Educator.

Note: feel free to bring your child to the class space as long as their presence does not disrupt the presentation. The library does not provide childcare.

Free Parenting Workshop: “Yes, And” Parenting

When:  12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 27

Where:  Mar Vista Public Library, 12006 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066. ( Map )

Many daily situations end as small or large conflicts which may strain our relationships and make communication difficult. In this 2-hour free parenting class we will look at ways to prevent or quickly de-escalate conflict. You will learn practical techniques helping you to stay connected with your child, model respect and help them develop problem-solving skills — while staying true to your parental values.
Presented in English by Andrei Andreev, a certified nonviolent parenting educator.

Free Parenting Workshop: Taking the High Road — Making choices in the face of stress and conflict

When:  1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 22

Where:  Mar Vista Public Library, 12006 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066. ( Map )

As parents, we are often challenged and stressed. How do we avoid making decisions which we later regret? How do we mend hurtful actions and words? How do we deal with being triggered by our children’s behavior? How do we take the “high road” despite everything? We will look at ways to maintain trusting and connected relationships with our children, including practical techniques for anticipating and dealing with stress as well as quickly defusing conflict situations. The class is in English.

Presented by Andrei Andreev, a certified nonviolent parenting educator.