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In Person Classes

An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child

Dr. Dan Shapiro created the class, Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child, to help caregivers who have kids with challenging behaviors identify the source of their child’s behavior and learn what they can do about it. During each class, I will describe proactive strategies for raising children with difficult temperaments and developmental differences. Designed to address the needs of families with children from preschool age through early adolescence, caregivers will learn to customize their approach to fit their child’s unique profile.

Fall 2019 – Wednesdays – 7:30 – 9:00 pm

  • September 18, 25
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20

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Syllabus

  • Know Your Child/Know Yourself
  • Time-In and Self-Care
  • Engagement and Understanding
  • Motivation through Positive Attention
  • Self-Motivation & Learning from Experience
  • Motivation through Rewards
  • Problem-Solving
  • Ignoring and Timeout
  • Pausing for Empathy and Self-Reflection
  • Weaknesses, Strengths, and Independence

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First Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask

This short course is for parents who want to improve their quality of life. In addition to helping you prioritize doing things you enjoy, this class will teach you new ways to think about your problems, and help you implement self-care techniques. The emphasis will be on principles taught in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) that have been proven to reduce stress. By learning how to balance your own needs with those of the rest of the family, you can be a better parent.

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Syllabus

  • Stages of Your Journey
  • Understand Yourself
  • Thoughts, Behavior & Feelings
  • Pleasant Activities, Relaxation & Mindfulness
  • Change Your Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Overcome Your Fears
  • Self-Regulation

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"Fantastic presentation. So helpful and insightful. You have so much wisdom and experience to share and it is truly a gift to those willing to listen."

Workshop audience members

Guiding Exceptional Parents, LLC

P.O. Box 174
Riverdale, MD 20738-0174

301-768-8503