Parenting Center Workshops
Our Parenting Center provides parents and caregivers with support and guidance as they raise their young children. Our workshops offer practical skills and solutions, advice, and networking opportunities. Email MiriamS@washingtondcjcc.org with any workshops topics that you would like to see offered!
Tuesday, March 25: Defiance, Tantrums, Aggression, Oh My!
Sunday, March 30: Parenting in a Warming World: A Climate Change Workshop for Families
Tuesdays, April 22 through July 8: Bradley Method Pregnancy and Childbirth Education
Wednesday, April 30: Grandparenting 101
Wednesday, May 7: Baby Care Basics
Wednesday, July 16: Babysitter Speed Dating
Washington DCJCC Parent Workshops
(Click on the workshop titles below for detailed descriptions, prices, and registration)
Defiance, Tantrums, Aggression, Oh My! Effectively Coping with Challenging Behaviors
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30pm
Defiance, opposition, tantrums, and other challenging behaviors are a natural part of the development process as children learn to cope with difficult feelings and learn to accept limits. This workshop will focus on how to tune in to the underlying meaning of your child’s behavior and how to respond in ways that help your child learn to cope in positive, pro-social ways. Led by Claire Lerner, a licensed clinical social worker, child development specialist, and Director of Parenting Resources at ZERO TO THREE.
Parenting in a Warming World: A Climate Change Workshop for Families
Sunday, March 30, 10:00am
Worried about climate change but too busy to figure out what to do about it? Learn simple, practical strategies for your family to live sustainably at home and beyond! Adults will engage in discussions with local experts on topics including Raising Kids Who Care for the Earth, Green Family Living, and Naptime Activism. Meanwhile, kids will enjoy a drop-off Going Green Playtime led by early childhood educators, including stories, songs, and art activities about caring for the earth and saving energy, as well as a performance by acclaimed children's performer Kinderman, a Master Teacher Artist who will engage children in appreciation for the natural world through puppetry, story telling, music, and dance. Co-sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light
The Bradley Method® Pregnancy and Childbirth Education
12 Tuesdays, April 22-July 8, 6:30pm
The Bradley Method® teaches mothers and coaches to use natural breathing, relaxation, nutrition, exercise, and education throughout their pregnancy, labor, and delivery. This Bradley class runs twelve weeks long and covers a specific topic each week, including pregnancy nutrition, birth plans, labor, and basic newborn care, in addition to ongoing instruction on nutrition, exercise, positive communication, and coaching. Students will also learn a different relaxation technique each week and be assigned weekly physical and relaxation exercises.
Wednesday, April 30, 7:00pm
Becoming a grandparent? Not sure what’s changed since you had your own babies? This workshop will cover topics such as current trends in infant care and safety, how to be (and not be) helpful to the new parents, how to navigate changing family dynamics, how to be a long-distance grandparent, and how to equip your home to encourage visits. Led by Neva Powers, RN, Perinatal Instructor at Holy Cross Hospital.
Baby Care Basics
Wednesday, May 7, 7:00pm
This hands-on workshop will cover topics such as safe sleep, diapering, swaddling and other comfort techniques, feeding, baby proofing, well baby checkups, and sick baby care. Recommended for expectant parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Led by Neva Powers, RN, Perinatal Instructor at Holy Cross Hospital.
Babysitter Speed Dating
Wednesday, July 16, 7:30pm
At this event, parents will be introduced to UrbanSitter, an online resource that connects parents with babysitters through people they know. After getting a couple of tips on how to find the best babysitter, parents will have the opportunity to interview at least 10 different sitters at 5 minute intervals. Sips and nibbles included!
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