Upcoming Classes & Events
Divorce: The Rippling Effect
When: January 13, 2015 | From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
| Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump
Join us for an informative seminar with Lynne Einhaus, Ph.D., Jill Gasper, Ph.D. and Julie Cillo, Esquire. This session will cover:
- How parents can provide emotional stabilty to their children
- What steps parents can take to guide children through a difficult transition
- Tips to ensure healthy relationships with both parents
- Co-parenting success stories
$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.
Ask and You Shall Receive: a.k.a. HELP!
“Hi, would you like some help?”
Sounds simple, right? But for many of us, especially those of us that multi-task and try to juggle a ridiculous amount of demands, accepting help isn’t as easy as it sounds. It may feel like accepting help undermines your independence, or disrupts your sense of control. The outcome may not be certain, if someone else steps in to help.
As you know, finding balance can be tricky.
Showing our children that we are not only adept at giving help, but receiving it, too, is a gift in itself. Besides, receiving help keeps us stay connected to those that care about us, and combats feelings of isolation and anxiety in the holiday season.
Here are some steps to take when learning to accept help:
- Sit back and count how many times you have given help (baked for the school fundraiser, driven the carpool to soccer, stayed late to finish up the group project at work, etc, vs how many times you have received help. Is there a discrepancy?
- If a big project just can’t get finished (or even a small one), Click here to read more
Special Thanks to Our Partners
- Ask and You Shall Receive: a.k.a. HELP!
- RVA Parents Forum Featured in the Times Dispatch
- Alcohol, Drugs & Teens: A Dangerous Mix!
- Thousands of Kids Skip School Because of Bullying
- RVA Parents Forum Series
- Specialized Services: Child Observations
- Could Your Kids Be … Ahem… Over-indulged?
- Family Travel: Tips for Road Travel
Call and ask an expert
your parenting questions.
Raising Resilient Children, by Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Sam Goldstein
Taking Back Childhood, by Nancy Carlsson-Paige Ed.D.
It’s a Boy, by Dr. Michael Thompson
Getting to Calm:Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens, by Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D. and Jennifer Wyatt
The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parent Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, by Lawrence J. Cohen
Cancellation policy: Please call at least 24 hours ahead of time if you must cancel your consultation or child observation. There is a $25 cancellation fee if you fail to show up for a scheduled appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice. Thank you.