1-2-3 Magic
Course Code: 1421
  • Monday September 28th 2015 (5:30pm - 9:00pm)
    Monday October 5th 2015 (5:30pm - 9:00pm)
This popular and interactive two-evening class addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight and proven experience. This program provides easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children without yelling, arguing or spanking. You'll also learn:
• How to control obnoxious behavior
• The Six Kinds of Testing and Manipulation and how to handle them
• What to do about such issues as chores, homework, messy rooms, and lying
For use with children ages 2-12.
Please note: When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $12.50. Full payment confirms registration. Because we only take a 30-minute lunch break, please bring a sandwich or frozen entree to the class for yourself to eat. We will provide beverages and snacks. A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the class
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Customer Appreciation
Course Code: 9447
  • Wednesday October 7th 2015 (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Truly Appreciated

Join us for this Customer Appreciaton event!

5:00 p.m. Buffet dinner served by the Blue Heron

5:30 p.m. Program Review, Awards & Keynote Speaker Willow Sweeney

Please share this invitation with colleagues.

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Setting Limits and Boundaries: How to Say No to Your Kids
Course Code: 1425
  • Tuesday October 20th 2015 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Parenting is an awesome responsibility! As professional educators working with parents, teachers and children, Jeff Fink and Jon Halpern have valuable messages to share about the need to set limits for children and the importance of saying NO. Included in this lively and entertaining presentation are: ideas for setting family rules and expectations techniques for staying firm when children try to negotiate methods for setting appropriate consequences when rules are broken Please note: When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $2.50.
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Course Code: 1426
  • Tuesday November 10th 2015 (6:30pm - 9:00pm)
    Tuesday November 17th 2015 (6:30pm - 9:00pm)
    Tuesday November 24th 2015 (6:30pm - 9:00pm)
There is no more difficult, detailed and time-consuming job than raising children. Yet children come with no instruction manuals! This three-evening class "Parenting the Love and Logic Way" can be that manual in the areas of respectful communication and discipline. Attend this workshop to not only learn new techniques, but also be able to discuss it with parents of similar aged children.

At the sessions learn simple, low stress communication techniques that are effective with children from toddlers to teens. Avoid power struggles Guide your children to solve their own problems Model and teach responsibility and respectful communication Raise your children without raising the roof! Please note: This is a three-evening class When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $12.50. Full payment confirms registration. Because we only take a 30-minute supper break, please bring a sandwich or frozen entree to the class for yourself to eat. We will provide beverages and snacks. In case of inclement weather on one of the three dates, a weather date has been scheduled for December 1, 2015
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1-2-3 Magic
Course Code: 1436
  • Saturday January 16th 2016 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
This popular and interactive class addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight and proven experience. This program provides easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children without yelling, arguing or spanking. You'll also learn:
• How to control obnoxious behavior
• The Six Kinds of Testing and Manipulation and how to handle them
• What to do about such issues as chores, homework, messy rooms, and lying
For use with children ages 2-12.

Please note: We have a weather alternative date of January 23, 2016 When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $12.50. Full payment confirms registration. Because we only take a 30-minute lunch break, please bring a sandwich or frozen entree to the class for yourself to eat. We will provide beverages and snacks. A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the class
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Parenting the Angry Child
Course Code: 1437
  • Tuesday January 26th 2016 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Come learn practical steps and tips in dealing with your child's anger. Everyone has their own style of coping with anger. They also have different "triggers" that will set off an angry response. This class will address how to identify your child's triggers and simple steps on how to deal with situations as they arise.

Please note: When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $2.50.
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No One Likes a Bully
Course Code: 1439
  • Tuesday February 9th 2016 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Bullying has been making headlines recently. Have you wondered exactly what bullying is? Have you wondered if your child is a bully or a victim of a bully? Join us to explore what traits and behaviors create bullies and/or victims. We will be discussing strategies to support and change behaviors for everyone involved.

When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $2.50.

This event is Co-sponsored with A.D.A.M.sm (Attention Deficit Awareness of MN, Inc.)
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Course Code: 1440
  • Saturday February 27th 2016 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
There is no more difficult, detailed and time-consuming job than raising children. Yet children come with no instruction manuals! The class "Parenting the Love and Logic Way" can be that manual in the areas of respectful communication and discipline. Attend this workshop to not only learn new techniques, but also be able to discuss it with parents of similar aged children.

At this session learn simple, low stress communication techniques that are effective with children from toddlers to teens. Avoid power struggles Guide your children to solve their own problems Model and teach responsibility and respectful communication Raise your children without raising the roof! Please note: An alternate weather date has been scheduled for March 5 in case of inclement weather When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $12.50. Full payment confirms registration. Because we only take a 30-minute lunch break, please bring a sandwich or frozen entree to the class for yourself to eat. We will provide beverages and snacks. A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the class
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Worried Sick: Tips for Managing Anxiety and Raising Confident Resilient Kids
Course Code: 1441
  • Monday March 14th 2016 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Each year, the United States spends about 427 billion dollars treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. In any given year, somewhere between 13% (1 in 8) and 20 % (1 in 5) school age children will experience an anxiety disorder. One in four teens will have an anxiety disorder at some time during adolescence, and 6% of these episodes will be severe. About half of adolescents who experience depression, also have an anxiety disorder, and for the overwhelming majority (85%), the anxiety disorder came first.

Why, in a country and culture that is safer and more comfortable than at any other time in history, are our children worried sick? The latest brain research suggests that our survival instinct may be to blame. The very system that's supposed to warn us of potential danger has become so sensitive that it mistakes discomfort for danger, and can result in almost constant anxiety or panic.

Participants will learn how children's brains respond to stressful situations, based on current understanding of brain development. Parents will be provided with strategies to help children manage uncomfortable levels of worry, ways to create an environment that promotes calm rather than anxiety, and parenting approaches that support the development of happy, calm, and resilient children.

Please note: When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $2.50.
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Course Code: 1442
  • Monday April 4th 2016 (5:30pm - 9:00pm)
    Monday April 11th 2016 (5:30pm - 9:00pm)
There is no more difficult, detailed and time-consuming job than raising children. Yet children come with no instruction manuals! The class "Parenting the Love and Logic Way" can be that manual in the areas of respectful communication and discipline. Attend this two-evening workshop to not only learn new techniques, but also be able to discuss it with parents of similar aged children.

At these sessions learn simple, low stress communication techniques that are effective with children from toddlers to teens. Avoid power struggles Guide your children to solve their own problems Model and teach responsibility and respectful communication Raise your children without raising the roof! Please note: A snow date has been scheduled for April 18 in case of inclement weather on April 4 or 11. When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $12.50. Full payment confirms registration. Because we only take a 30-minute dinnerbreak, please bring a sandwich or frozen entree to the class for yourself to eat. We will provide beverages and snacks. A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the class
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Course Code: 1443
  • Saturday June 4th 2016 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
There is no more difficult, detailed and time-consuming job than raising children. Yet children come with no instruction manuals! The class "Parenting the Love and Logic Way" can be that manual in the areas of respectful communication and discipline. Attend this workshop to not only learn new techniques, but also be able to discuss it with parents of similar aged children.

At this session learn simple, low stress communication techniques that are effective with children from toddlers to teens. Avoid power struggles Guide your children to solve their own problems Model and teach responsibility and respectful communication Raise your children without raising the roof! Please note: When more than one person is registered, a "bring a friend" discount will be applied to this registration which reduces each registration by $12.50. Full payment confirms registration. Because we only take a 30-minute lunch break, please bring a sandwich or frozen entree to the class for yourself to eat. We will provide beverages and snacks. A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the class
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