Parenting can be a lonely job, but it doesn't have to be. Participating in a parenting support group with like-minded parents can be a transformative experience. Ms. Hawe will facilitate a group experience in which you feel supported and safe as you share the struggles and joys of parenting.
Join our mailing list to find out about upcoming workshops throughout Long Island, or organize your own. Gather a group of 5 or more parents and provide a meeting place, and we'll take care of the rest. A workshop series can be customized to address topics of your choice, or select one from the options below.
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen
Replace Power Struggles with Respectful Dialogue
This workshop is based on the highly acclaimed book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Over the course of six sessions, parents will learn tools for helping children deal with their feelings, engaging cooperation, alternatives to punishment, encouraging autonomy, praise, and freeing children from playing roles. Each session includes role-playing practice and opportunities for parents to troubleshoot issues they have been having and plan changes they will implement at home. The individual session topics can also be presented in separate workshops or adapted to meet your individual needs.
Finding Alternatives to Too Much, Too Fast, Too Soon
As a certified Simplicity Parenting Coach, Ms. Hawe is thrilled to offer this transformative workshop based on the best-selling book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne. This seven session workshop will give you a blueprint for simplifying your home environment, establishing rhythms and rituals, simplifying schedules, and filtering out the adult world. Through a series of small, doable changes, you will enjoy a schedule that reflects your values, feelings of greater connection between family members, and children who are free to simply be kids. Kim John Payne's research suggests that this simplification process can dramatically reduce symptoms of ADD/ADHD and other behavioral disorders. In addition to the seven-part series, an introductory workshop or workshops focused on individual topics can also be arranged.