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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Free Workshops Address Common Parenting Challenges

Gift Cards Offered to Those Who Attend

NEWTON, N.J. – In November and December, Project Self-Sufficiency will host a series of three parenting skills workshops for parents, grandparents, educators and caregivers of young children designed to address behavioral problems, reduce stress and boost confidence. Those who attend two of the workshops will receive a $25 gift card to assist with holiday shopping; attendees at all three events will receive a $50 gift card. 

“The Power of Positive Parenting” will be held Thursday, November 16th, 6 p.m. “Raising Confident, Competent Children” will be offered Thursday, November 30th, 6 p.m. “Raising Resilient Children” will take place on Thursday, December 7th, 6 p.m. All sessions will take place at Project Self-Sufficiency’s campus, 127 Mill Street, Newton.

The workshops are part of the Smart Parents, Strong Communities public health initiative launched recently by Project Self-Sufficiency to help participants identify their parenting goals, address behavioral problems and promote healthy child development. The Smart Parents, Strong Communities features the Triple P Positive Parenting Program, a comprehensive education initiative targeted to parents, healthcare professionals, educators and caregivers of infants, toddlers and school-aged children. Interested participants are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency, 973-940-3500, or register online,

’Triple P gives parents and educators simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage children’s behavior and prevent problems from developing,” explains Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. 

In addition to parenting skills workshops, the agency offers one-on-one consultations, discussion group meetings and online course options, as well as targeted support for educators. The curriculum is used in more than 35 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many kinds of family structures.