Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun®

Dates: Sunday, September 8 & 22, October 6 & 13

Cost:   $15 per family per session or $50 for all four sessions

Time:  12:30-2:30 p.m.

Location: Room 237

Complimentary childcare for children under 7 with one week advance registration


Join facilitator Early Childhood Specialist, Ehleshea Anderson, for a four-week Love and Logic parenting class. The four modules will address:

  • Creating home environments that stimulate responsibility, resiliency, and academic achievement
  • Preventing misbehavior
  • Avoiding power struggles while setting limits
  • Teaching character and responsibility through modeling and the application of logical consequences instead of punishment
  • Teaching children healthy problem-solving skills
  • Staying calm in stressful parenting situations

Brunch is available in the Great Hall on September 8 (free) and October 6 ($7 pp/$25 family max) at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. (no reservation required).

On September 22 and October 13, a salad/sandwich lunch is available by advance registration for $7 per person.  

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Parenting Workshop

(One week advance registration)


September 8 - Teaching Kids to Listen the First Time 
Participants will learn:

  • How to set limits without anger, lectures, or threats
  • Why giving repeated warnings creates kids who come to need them
  • How to turn common childhood mistakes and misbehavior into valuable learning opportunities
  • About three types of parenting styles: Helicopters, Drill Sergeants, and Consultants
  • How to avoid stealing opportunities for learning responsibility by rescuing children from the consequences of their misbehavior
  • Specific strategies for responding to misbehavior at home and in public

September 22 - Avoiding Power Struggles 

Participants will learn:


  • That perceived control is a basic human emotional need
  • That we can either give control on our terms or wait for our children to take it from us on their terms
  • Why parents who give plenty of appropriate choices find themselves in fewer power struggles with their kids
  • Specific guidelines of sharing control through choices
  • Rules for the appropriate use of choices
  • When not to give choices

October 6 - Limits Create Happier Parents, Happier Kids, and Happier Families 
Participants will learn:


  • More reasons why setting limits is so important
  • That young children who have limits grow into teenagers who are more fun to be around
  • Why setting limits by telling children what to do creates power struggles
  • How to set limits by describing what you will do or allow (using Enforceable Statements)
  • How to apply enforceable statements to every day issues such as meals, getting dressed, picking up toys, whining, etc.
  • How to replace idle threats with enforceable limits
  • A step-by-step plan for teaching young children to get ready to go in the morning


October 13 - What do do When Your Kids Leave You Speechless 
Participants will learn:


  • Why it’s ok to begin delaying some consequences with children who are getting too big to carry safely
  • How to know if your child is capable of benefiting from delayed consequences
  • The importance of taking some time to calm down, plan, and get some support when your kids are leaving you speechless
  • Elements of a successful Strategic Training Session
  • How to begin using chores and other types of restitution activities