• Upcoming Classes & Events

    • Stress: Testing the Limits

      When: May 5, 2015 | From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
      Cost: $30.00
      | The Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump

      Join us for an informative seminar with Family Psychologist Shanan Raines, Ph. D.

      We live in a world bombarded with stressors, pressure and need for external validation.  This presentation will address how our technology-drenched, instant communication world has increased our performance anxiety in ourselves and in our children.  Children are faced with a barrage of assessments beginning in pre-k through adulthood.  We will discuss how to help ourselves, our families and more importantly, we will talk specifics about strategies that can help your child manage test taking anxiety.

      The presentation will address:
      -       The role our views have on our perception of success and happiness
      -       The mind/body connection and how our “flight or fight” reaction has gone awry
      -       The positive influence of a little test taking “jitters”
      -       How to determine when your child may need help in coping with test taking anxiety
      -       Specific strategies that you can implement at home prior to an exam and strategies your child can implement the day of the exam and during testing
      -       What to do when all else fails

      $30 per person includes dinner, class, parenting experts and an interactive Q&A session. Babysitting is included, reservations required. All seminars and workshops operate on a sliding fee scale basis. Scholarships and discounts are available. Please inquire.

      Eventbrite - Stress: Testing the Limits

    • Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!

      When: May 7, 2015 | From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: $30.00
      | CMoR Short Pump

      (For parents of pre-K children)  Many parents struggle with the important decision of when to send their child on to formal education.  Getting it right can determine how well your child performs for the next 12 years and beyond.  This class looks at readiness signs on all levels of development from social and emotional to cognitive as well as gender differences.

      Family Educator:  Susan Brown, M.A.

       

    • Motivating the Unmotivated

      When: May 12, 2015 | From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: $30.00
      | CMoR Short Pump

      (for Parents/Caregivers of Teens and Tweens) As parents of adolescents, it seems we spend a lot of time trying to motivate our children to get a summer job, take school seriously, think about college or simply to get off the computer and get out of the house. Explore the “ins and outs” of motivating kids without being a helicopter parent or ending each discussion in an argument.

      Family Educator: Michelle Johnston, M.Ed

       

       

    • When Timeout Doesn't Work

      When: May 14, 2015 | From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: $30.00
      | CMoR Central

      (For parents of school-aged children) Helping our kids learn to behave is one our biggest challenges as parents. One of our primary roles with our children is to be a teacher.  In this class, we will focus on:

      • Learning the tricks and the science of teaching your children to manage their own behavior.
      • Understand how to set limits, be consistent, and establish motivators and consequences.
      • Move from working against your child to working with your child for everyone’s happiness.

      Family Educator: Michelle Johnston, M.Ed

       

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