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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Workshops and Discussion Groups Address Common Parenting Challenges, Anger Management

Offered Online and at Project Self-Sufficiency

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 online. Pizza and childcare will be available to attendees at all in-person sessions. Those who attend two of the in-person workshops will receive a $25 gift card; attendees at three events will receive a $50 gift card.  

Seminars offered at Project Self-Sufficiency on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. include “The Power of Positive Parenting,” May 1; “Raising Resilient Children,” May 8; and “Raising Confident, Competent Children,” May 15.

Project Self-Sufficiency will also offer discussion groups about select issues impacting parents of young children on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. including “Hassle Free Shopping with Children,” June 5; “Developing Good Bedtime Routines,” June 12; “Dealing with Disobedience,” June 19; and “Hassle Free Mealtimes with Children,” June 26. 

For those unable to attend in-person workshops, “Raising Safe Kids” will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., beginning June 18. 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,