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Friday, June 14, 2024

Free Workshops Address Common Parenting Challenges, Anger Management

Offered at Project Self-Sufficiency and Community Sites

PRESS RELEASE: NEWTON, N.J. – Parents and caregivers are invited to attend free workshops designed to offer practical strategies for common parenting challenges, including anger management, positive discipline, handling disobedience and promoting resiliency. Workshops will be offered at Project Self-Sufficiency and at locations throughout Sussex County, as well as online. Those who attend two of the workshops will receive a $25 gift card; attendees at three events will receive a $50 gift card.  

“The Power of Positive Parenting” will be held Wednesday, January 10, 6 p.m., at Project Self-Sufficiency, and Tuesday, January 23, 6 p.m., at the Durban Avenue School in Hopatcong.

“Raising Confident, Competent Children” will take place on Wednesday, January 24 and Tuesday, February 13, 6 p.m., at Project Self-Sufficiency. The class will also be held at the Durban Avenue School on Tuesday, February 27, at 6 p.m. 

“Raising Resilient Children” will be offered Wednesday, January 17, 6 p.m., at Project Self-Sufficiency, and Tuesday, February 13, 5 p.m., at the Montague Township School.

Sunny Days Preschool & Childcare Center in Hackettstown will offer “Dealing with Disobedience,” Wednesday, February 21, 6 p.m.

A weekly parenting discussion class will be held at Project Self-Sufficiency on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., beginning February 7.

For those unable to attend in-person workshops, “Raising Safe Kids” will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., beginning January 23. A certificate of completion is available for the virtual series.

The in-person workshops will help participants identify their parenting goals, address behavioral problems and promote healthy child development by using 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. The virtual series uses the ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids curriculum developed by the American Psychological Association to develop effective parenting skills and prevent behavioral issues and violence. 

“These workshops will give parents, caregivers and educators simple and practical strategies to help build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage children’s behavior, manage their own anger and ultimately prevent problems from developing,” explains Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. 

Interested participants are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency, 973-940-3500, or register online,