Parent Education Talks

The problem families face:

Parents are more stressed than ever and have less time with their kids. Too often the parent-child relationship is plagued by

  • Morning rush madness
  • Bedtime challenges
  • Food fights
  • Homework battles
  • Whining, bickering, defiance, and other unsociable behavior

Families have fewer connections and less support from extended family and community because of distance and scheduling demands.

We all want to raise kids to be compassionate, emotionally grounded individuals with self-discipline and strong connections to family and community, who are living up to their potential. And we also want to survive the hectic, demanding and sometimes exhausting challenge of raising kids!


“How To Talk So LITTLE Kids Will Listen”


“How To Talk So Kids Will Listen”

Parent Education Presentations and Workshops


The “How To Talk So LITTLE Kids Will Listen” and “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen” Parent Education Presentations are lively and engaging introductions to a highly effective parenting approach. Through stories and examples, parents increase their awareness of the unintentional impact of “hand-me-down” parenting methods, and are introduced to the foundational concepts and concrete strategies of the How To Talk approach. Time is reserved for Q & A. Parents may be offered follow-up with a full How To Talk workshop, because deep and lasting change takes time.

The “How To Talk So LITTLE Kids Will Listen” and “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen” Full Workshops meet either online or in person for two hours a week over four-weeks, and can be geared to parents of children from preschool to teen age. Each session covers a new topic, such as helping children deal with difficult feelings; engaging children’s cooperation; alternatives to punishment; and problem solving – with experiential exercises, skill building, and practice exercises. Parents are encouraged to ask questions and share their stories throughout the workshop. The workshops are also available in one-day intensive formats for busy parents.

Parents can read plenty of advice on how to raise their kids. Why this workshop?

  • Most people learn best by doing, asking questions, and having fun.
    These workshops teach through interactive exercises and allow plenty of time for parents to ask questions and brainstorm strategies for their current challenges.
  • Often advice is too general (“children need limits” and “love your children unconditionally”) and it’s hard to know how to implement in the moment, like when your preschooler won’t stop whining, your grade-schooler won’t put on his shoes, and your teen won’t clean up her mess – and they’re all late to school! These workshops helps parents learn the specific language that sets limits, conveys love, supports autonomy, and respects individual differences, all while managing the little moments – like getting out the door on time!
  • Raising children has become an isolated and isolating endeavor for too many parents. These workshops create a culture of sharing and support, where parents can connect to others with similar challenges.

Thanks so much for the entertaining and informative presentation you gave at Franklin Elementary School in Alameda.  Feedback from participants has been extremely positive. The material you presented was useful and practical… Participants appreciated the realistic and appropriate examples you used in your presentation, as well as your responsiveness to their specific questions. Additionally, your warm, engaging, and humorous presentation style made the time fly by.  Thank you again.”

Amy Price
Franklin PTA President

Julie’s workshop was immensely helpful, practical and insightful.  I have taken many classes in order to become a licensed teacher, but none were as useful in my everyday work with the children in my classroom. I wholeheartedly recommend her!”

Sita Khufu
Teacher, San Anselmo Preschool


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