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2007 Parent Education Workshops

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By Donna Kirdahy The Human Development Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is pleased to offer workshops for parents for 2007. Please join us for lively discussions where you will meet other parents ...

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By Donna Kirdahy

The Human Development Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is pleased to offer workshops for parents for 2007. Please join us for lively discussions where you will meet other parents with similar concerns. All workshops are held at the Kermit W. Graf Building in Riverhead. Questions? Please contact Laurie Wells at 631-727-7850, ext. 340.

Parenting is a demanding job! Parents need reliable information, skill training and support in raising children to be responsible and productive adults. As part of Family and Consumer Sciences of Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County, The Human Development Program is committed to helping parents:

- Gain understanding of child development
- Increase confidence in their roles as parents
- Improve communication skills with their children
- Decrease feelings of isolation
- Enhance parent-child interaction


February 26
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Spoiled Rotten?
In today's world of excess, it's all too easy for parents to overindulge children. But overindulgence is more than giving kids too much. It's also having lax rules and being over-nurturing. Learn how to avoid these parenting pitfalls and raise a child of character.Educator: Tim Jahn. One session.

February 28, March 7 and 14
7:00 - 9:00 pm
DISCIPLINE IS NOT A DIRTY WORD
Can children cooperate without bribes, rewards and punishments? Yes! Positive discipline means helping children learn self-control and problem solving. Discover new ways to correct and guide children's behavior. Educator: Nancy Olsen-Harbich. Three sessions.

March 26
7:00 - 9:00 pm
WHEN KIDS MAKE YOU ANGRY
Anger is a powerful and potentially destructive emotion, and children have lots of ways to push parents' buttons so they lose their cool. Learn how to stay composed and in control by handling anger calmly and effectively. Educator: Tim Jahn. One session.

April 12, 19 and 26
10:00 am - noon
DISCIPLINE IS NOT A DIRTY WORD
Can children cooperate without bribes, rewards and punishments? Yes! Positive discipline means helping children learn self-control and problem solving. Discover new ways to correct and guide children's behavior. Educator: Nancy Olsen-Harbich. Three sessions.

May 8 and 15
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Moving Into the Future
Technological advances have affected our families and our health. They have also made parenting more complicated. During this workshop we will talk about small steps families can take to create big improvements in family relationships and overall well-being while living in today's fast-paced culture. Educator: Kerri Kreh Reda. Two sessions.

May 16
7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Secret Lives of Teenagers
Do you think you know pre-teens or teens well? You might be surprised, even shocked, to learn that most teens do not readily share information with adults and many have secret inner lives. Learn about effective monitoring, ways to respectfully engage teens and how to avoid problems before secret lives cross over to the dark side. Educator: Tim Jahn. One session.

May 21
7:00 - 9:00 pm
WINNING WAYS TO TALK WITH KIDS
Set the stage for effective communication and turn "My kid won't listen!" into cooperative communication. The ability to talk effectively with your child will help you at every stage of their development. Learn how to avoid communication breakdowns and be a better listener. Educator: Nancy Olsen-Harbich. One session.


Registration is required for 2007 Parent Education Workshops. You can contact Cornell Cooperative Extension for registration forms, information is provided below:

2007 Parent Education Workshops

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 100
Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-7850