Parenting Workshops

Schedule of Roadshows

“Raising Healthy Families”

Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1 & 8, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm at Harwich Elementary School, Activity Room, 263 South St., Harwich

A six-week parenting series facilitated by Cindy Horgan, Executive Director & Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod Children’s Place, that will provide skills to support parents with some of the challenges that make this job so difficult. Topics to be discussed are: discipline without yelling, how to handle tantrums, understanding temperament and why our children do what they do, the value of routines, setting limits and boundaries, and much more.  Free. Dinner & childcare included. Pre-registration is required; call 508-240-3310. Funding support provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

“Financial Strategies 101: Making the Most of Your Money Workshop”

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm at The Laurel School, 1436 Long Pond Rd., Brewster

Presented by Paul Goddu, Financial Planner with the Highland Financial Group. Get started on smart financial management by: setting goals, paying yourself first, keeping emergency reserves and using company retirement plans. Free. Pizza dinner and childcare included. Pre-registration is required. Call Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310 to register. Please indicate if you are in need of transportation. This program  is funded by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement (CFCE) grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education & Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

“Raising Healthy Boys”

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm at Stony Brook Elementary School, 384 Underpass Rd., Brewster 

Join Cindy Horgan, Executive Director & Family Support Coordinator for Cape Cod Children’s Place and discover the unique needs of boys as they grown and develop. Learn to promote skills that support their healthy emotional development and how to recognize the impact of media, culture and technology on boys and the messages they take from these influences. Become aware of current trends that affect boys and learn to support our boys as they make sense of the process of growing up. Free. Pizza dinner and childcare included with registration.

Pre-registration is required. Call Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310. Please indicate if you are in need of transportation. Funding support provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

Preparing for Kindergarten”

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Orleans Elementary School, 46 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans

Join Cindy Horgan, Exective Director & Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod Children’s Place in a discussion about how to prepare your child socially and emotionally, as well as how to handle separation anxiety for a healthy transition. Free! Dinner & childcare will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Call Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310. This program is funded by a Family Centers grant from the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement (CFCE) grant through the MA Dept. of Early Education & Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

“Dads’ Group; a five week parenting series for Dads and father figures”

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017,  5:30-7:30 pm at Harwich Elementary School, 263 South St., Harwich

Studies show that children grow up happier and healthier with nurturing fathers in their lives. At this group you will have the opportunity to hear other dads experiences and share your own. Create your own “toolbox” for effective parenting by gaining skills for handling challenging behaviors, effective communication & positive discipline. Facilitated by Cindy Horgan, Executive Director & Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod children’s Place and Adam Pettengill, Early Childhood Professional and Dad. Free. Dinner & childcare included. Pre-registration is required; call 508-240-3310. Funding support provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

Parenting the Positive Discipline Way – an 8 week series

Facilitated by Monica Keefe-Hess, Parent Education Coordinator for Cape Cod Children’s Place and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. A FREE 8-week parenting series based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline book. You will learn:

How to reduce power struggles while creating an environment of cooperation and mutual respect
How to raise children that are responsible, respectful and resourceful
How to use kindness AND firmness to create discipline that teaches
To discover the motives behind misbehavior & how to use effective solutions to reduce misbehavior
How to reduce sibling rivalry while providing children with life-long conflict resolution skills
The power of families meetings & how to conduct them

Free supervised play and learn group provided for the children while parents attend the workshop. Continental breakfast included. Pre-registration is required. Call Cape Cod Children’s Place to register. This program is funded by a grant through the Children’s Trust, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

 Some of the “Roadshow” topics that have been presented:

Is my Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Families Dealing with Divorce or Separation
Talking about Touching- a personal safety curriculum
Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
Pediatric First Aid & Intro. to CPR
Avoiding the Over scheduled Family Trap
Communication
What you need to know about your babysitters and
what they need to know about you
Understanding Temperament
Positive Discipline
Potty Training 101
Bullying

If you have a particular topic that you would like to hear more about, please contact us.

Most of the “Roadshow” events will have FREE childcare and pizza.
A portion of these programs are funded by a Mass. Family Centers grant through Children’s Trust, and grants from the Mass. Department of Early Education and Care. Administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place, North Eastham, Mass.

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