Friday, July 12, 2024

Workshops and Discussion Groups Give Parents Helpful Strategies for Children and Teens

NEWTON, N.J. – This summer, parents and caregivers are invited to attend free in-person or virtual workshops and discussion groups hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency which will offer practical strategies to address common parenting challenges with children and teens.

The workshops and discussion groups 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.  

In-person sessions will be held at 5 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency; pizza and childcare will be available to attendees at all in-person sessions. Those who attend six of the workshops will receive a $50 gift card.  

Sessions will address a wide range of topics, including:

  • Dealing with Disobedience, July 2, 7p.m., via Zoom, and August 22, 5 p.m., in person.
  • Getting Teenagers to Cooperate, July 9, 7 p.m., via Zoom.
  • The Power of Positive Parenting, July 11, 5 p.m., in person.
  • Managing Fighting & Aggression, July 16, 7 p.m., via Zoom.
  • Raising Resilient Children, July 18, 5 p.m., in person.
  • Reducing Family Conflict with Teens, July 23, 7 p.m., via Zoom.
  • Raising Confident, Competent Children, July 25, 5 p.m., in person.
  • Hassle-Free Mealtimes with Children, July 30, 7 p.m., via Zoom, and August 29, 5 p.m., in person.
  • Coping with Teenagers’ Emotions, August 6, 7 p.m., via Zoom.
  • Hassle-Free Shopping with Children, August 8, 5 p.m., in person and August 13, 7 p.m., via Zoom.
  • Building Teenagers’ Survival Skills, August 20, 7 p.m., via Zoom.
  • Developing Good Bedtime Routines, September 4, 5 p.m., in person.

An additional workshop series, featuring the “Raising Safe Kids” curriculum developed by the American Psychological Association, will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., beginning June 25. This course is designed to teach effective parenting skills and prevent behavioral issues and violence. A certificate of completion is available.

“These programs 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 reduce stress,” explains Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. 

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