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    • Parenting the Defiant Child

      When: January 29, 2015 | From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
      Cost: $25.00
      | The Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump

      (for Parents/Caregivers of Children Ages 4-11)  Is “no” your child’s favorite word? Do you sometimes feel that everyone else’s child is so much more compliant than your child? Defiance can be one of the most frustrating parental challenges. Learn more about defiance as a developmental stage, how you know when it’s more than just a “phase” and how to manage defiance.

      Instructor: Michelle Johnston, M. Ed.

      Eventbrite - Parenting the Defiant Child

    • Parenting in an Over-Sexualized World

      When: February 10, 2015 | From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      | Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump

      Join us for an informative seminar with Rosalie Corona, Ph. D,  Brantley Holmes, Nurse Practitioner  and Michelle Johnston, M.Ed., Family Educator.  This session will cover:

      • How parents can protect their kids in a hyper-sexualized culture
      • What the impact is on children and their families
      • Best practices that parents can learn to open the lines of communication and talk to their kids about sexuality

      $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 - Parenting in an Over-Sexualized World

    • Beyond Time Out

      When: February 11, 2015 | From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: $30.00
      | The Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump

      (for Parents/Caregivers of Children Ages 4-11) Time out is a common behavior management strategy, but what do you do when time-out is not effective? In this class, participants will: 1) Learn the tricks and the science of teaching your children to manage their own behavior; 2) Discover how to set limits, be consistent, and establish motivators and consequences; and 3)Move from working against your child to working with your child for everyone’s happiness.

      Family Educator: Courtney Bevan, M.A

      Eventbrite - Beyond Time Out

    • Words that Work With Teens

      When: February 12, 2015 | From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: $30.00
      | The Children's Museum of Richmond- Central

      (for Parents/Caregivers of  Children  Ages 11-18 ) Communication involves both effective speaking and listening. Learn how to communicate with your teens as a mentor, not a cop. Establish a positive, respectful relationship while maintaining your role as a parent. Get tips for handling typical teen issues of concern. Learn how to support and enable your teen’s independence.

      Family Educator: Michelle Johnston, M.Ed

      Eventbrite - Words that Work With Teens

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