Parenting Seminars

Siblings and Close Friendships with Jill Shugart

Date: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 6:30-8 (Childcare drop off at 6 PM)
Fee: $18 per person/couple
$10 per child (over 2 years) includes dinner
Location: JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

Sibling relationships can be complex and challenging. Sharing, negotiating and conflict resolution are vital skills you can teach your kids. Learn to help your children develop a close, collaborative relationship without micromanaging every interaction.

This workshop will explore why siblings fight, what they get out of it, and why it’s so hard for parents to control. It will offer tools for keeping these conflicts at a manageable level. You will learn about the pitfalls that promote sibling competition and how to avoid them; and how to consider the different developmental needs of your children. Bring your stories, questions and concerns.

For more than 25 years, Jill Shugart, MA, MFT, has been helping individuals, parents and couples build more satisfying personal and family lives. Jill's work as a psychotherapist; marriage and family therapist; preschool director; parenting consultant; and parenting workshop leader has provided significant assistance to people and organizations.

Learn more and register here. 

 

Talking About Race with Children with Tarah Fleming

Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 6:30-8 (Childcare drop off at 6 PM)
Fee: $18 per person/couple
$10 per child (over 2 years) includes dinner
Location: JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

Building Dialog for Inclusive and Respectful Communities

This workshop created for families, aims to create a positive and supportive learning environment where the art of dialog guides challenging conversations around issues of social equity, inclusion and the important work of “Anti-Bias Education” with children and families. Through the sharing of our own stories and a deeper reflection on personal bias, we will gain insights that will allow us to better understand today’s current tone, language and events many of us struggle to negotiate with young people. Participants will focus on building literacy around power and privilege, emergent social identities, allied behavior and practice strong dialog principles to better model for our children empathy and respect for all people.

Tarah Fleming M.A. Ed., CPC is a long-time educator, keynote speaker, and lead facilitator on topics of social justice, equity literacy, anti-bias education and the dynamics of power and privilege with over 25 years of national and international experience. Tarah is the Education Director at Our Family Coalition (OFC), and the former Co-Director for iPride She co-founded the high school student component for the White Privilege Conference (WPC).

Learn more and register here. 

 

PAST SEMINAR:

Is That Me Yelling? with Rona Renner

A workshop to help you bring more harmony to your home.

Being a parent is hard work! When your child refuses to do things—like picking up their toys, taking a bath, or getting in the car to go to school—it’s easy to become frustrated, especially when you are in a rush.
We will focus on ways to identify what triggers you, react less, consider temperament, and communicate in ways that are respectful and effective.

Rona Renner is the author of, “Is That Me Yelling? A parent's Guide to Getting Your Kid to Cooperate Without Losing Your Cool.” She has been a Registered Nurse for 50 years, a Parent Educator for over 25 years, and has a private practice in Berkeley as a Temperament Specialist and Parenting Coach. Nurse Rona was the host of the weekly talk show, Childhood Matters, for ten years, and now hosts "About Health" twice a month, Mondays on KPFA.

 

  
For more information, please contact Early Childhood Education Director, Ruth Petersen Shorer at 510.848.0237, ext. 122 or ruths@jcceastbay.org.