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Workshops and Talks

Free One Hour Introduction October 25th 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Babies In Bloom, Vista

Everyone blames parents; we yell too much, aren’t connected enough, not patient enough, we are too permissive or too strict. Or, we are too connected, helicopter too much, and are not preparing our kids for real life problems.

Respectful Parent’s workshops are judgment free. Kelly believes there is no “right way” to parent only the “right way for you.” This interactive talk will help you find some ways that do work for you so you and your children can understand each other better with mutual respect. Kelly believes that there is no ‘mis’ behavior, only behavior, and behavior is a simply communication of an unmet need. As parents our job is to be curious, not furious so we can determine what our child is trying to tell us. Kelly teaches very practical communication skills for parenting children of all ages so you can have more peaceful, loving relationships. Learning how to communicate better will help you feel more confident as a parent, instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child can thrive.
The talk will include a few voluntary group activities and some practice of how to address behaviors in your own household. 
– Identifying Behavior so your Child knows what you mean
– How to Listen to Your Child
– How to talk so your child will want to listen to you

Sign Up with Babies In Bloom

Or call  – 760-940-BABY (2229)

Parenting Tips for a More Peaceful Family (Parents of Toddlers to Teens)

November 13, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Babies In Bloom, Vista

$30.00 Per Person – Sign Up Form at Bottom of Page

  • The three kinds of time every family needs
  • How to have more fun with your family
  • How to develop routines that work
  • How to set up an environment that decreases nagging and yelling
  • How to have some free time with a preschooler, toddler or crawler
  • How to say “yes” more often
  • How to find the balance between power and permissiveness

Fall Course  – Scripps Ranch, September 12 – October 31st

Eight Tuesday Mornings at 9:30 am – 12:30 am                                                                                        

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Full Course

P.E.T. is an intensive 8-week group parenting class workshop. The Cost of a P.E.T. workshop is $250 individuals ($395 couples) PLUS a $45 materials fee. A minimum payment of $45 is due up front to secure your spot. Courses are 24 total course hours, ensuring not only a grasp of new concepts and ideas but a firm knowledge of how to implement skills.

Everyone blames parents; we yell too much, we aren’t attached, we are not patient enough, and drive our children into troubled teens. Or, we are too attached, helicopter too much, and are not preparing our kids for real life problems.

Parent Effectiveness Training workshops are judgment free. We don’t blame, we don’t shame, and we don’t mess with your values. We are simply here to help you acquire very practical communication and conflict resolution skills so you can feel more confident as a parent, instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child can thrive. Some have said P.E.T. is life-changing, but there is no magic to it. It’s like learning how to drive a car, it takes time and practice. We work with any skill level, with parents of children all ages. We encourage you to make mistakes and have fun while learning.

Practical tools to help you parent with more confidence:

  • How to Listen Better so that you create Strong Relationships with your children and keep an open line of communication into their teen years.
  • How to Be Clear about Behaviors of your children that are not okay with you so that you as a Parent Get Your Needs met as well.
  • How to help your children develop into Strong, Self-Sufficient, Responsible Adults.
  • How to Problem Solve in a much better way without resorting to power to Reduce Stress & Resentment within your family.

Full Course Pricing: $249.00 per person/$375.00 per couple

(24 total course hours at approximately $9-$12.00 per hour )

For a Full Course Description please see the Philosophy or the P.E.T. Page for more information.

Get a group of 6 or more together and ask about creating a new course or workshop near you.

Schedule a Private Workshop

$25.00 per per person for one of the workshops listed above ($120.00 minimum for two hour workshop)
Principles from the 8 week Parent Effectiveness Training Course
To register call (619) 876-8402
[email protected] 

Private Consults: $85.00/hour

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 Two Hour Workshops

Resolving Family Conflict (Parents of Toddlers to Teens)

Not currently scheduled

  • What is behavior telling? (looking at behavior in a new way – there is no ‘mis’ behavior – only behavior)
  • How to identify needs and recognize when conflicting needs are causing problems
  • How to address conflicting needs
  • The six steps of problem solving
  • How to find a solutions that everyone can agree on
  • How to solve problems from bedtime to screen time
  • What to do when the agreements stop working

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listening with Understanding (Parents of Toddlers to Teens) – $50.00 per person

Not currently scheduled

This class is rich in real life tools  and allows parents the chance to practice what they have learned in class, taking the skills from theory to practical application!  A favorite class all around!

  • Recognizing what behavior is telling you
  • How to talk to children about behavior so they will want to fix it
  • Common things we say that stop communication and what to say instead
  • How to listen to children so you can understand and help them succeed
  • How to help your children when they are upset (How to ease angry outbursts)
  • How to understand what your child’s behavior is telling you

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