Who will benefit?  All expecting, new and seasoned parents, grandparents, nannies, caregivers, teachers, coaches, child care and health care professionals. 

What to expect?  A group of people come together to learn and grow while supporting one another. Erika will present and/or facilitate a discussion on a chosen topic of interest. She will foster positive interactions among participants and perhaps lead activities that will enhance learning.  
Like-minded attendees may choose to share common concerns, challenges and issues related to parenthood,  relationships, communication, conflict resolution, nurturing toddlers, adolescents and teens,  social/emotional health and wellness, family life,  healthy growth and development at all ages and stages.  Participants are encouraged to speak honestly and listen with an open mind. Time is given for Q&A.  All workshops/presentations are designed to create a safe, friendly, non-judgmental learning environment. People leave feeling calm, confident and inspired.  

How many participants in a group?  Group sizes vary. Minimum is five.  

Where are workshops located?  Workshops can be held in a private home, PTA/SEPTA meetings, private/public schools, camps, libraries, wellness centers, child care facilities, corporate workplace and designated public venues.

What are the fees?  Fees vary based on travel time, group size, duration and venue. *Special pricing for enrichment/learning centers with available staff/child care.  Support materials and promotion flyers are included.  Shared marketing. 

How to Schedule:  Workshops are scheduled (ideally) 3-4 weeks in advance based on availability. Offered during day and evening, weekday and weekend. Sessions can run weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or one-time only.  *Deposit is required to secure workshop date & time. *Cancellation fees may apply - 50% fee for workshops canceled less than 48 hours of scheduled date.
Click BELOW for workshop topics OR create your own!

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Contact Erika at 516-647-0323 or  Erika@parentfromtheheart.com for scheduling.



Becoming A Family - Building A Nest - Balance After Baby 

A Series for New & Expecting Parents
Preparing for the Transition to Parenthood

This unique series is designed for private couples and small groups (4-8 couples). 4 - part series: Sessions can be held at a private homes, wellness center or local venue.

  • There are resources and support services for pregnancy and birth, but there's a gap in preparing couples for the transition to parenthood... and beyond.   

  • With high rates of mental and emotional disorders in new mothers and fathers, relationship distress and breakdown of families, we must be more proactive!

  • Although having a baby can be filled with abundant joys, the truth is that parenthood brings a great deal of change, uncertainty and some unexpected challenges for parents.

  • The first few years of family life can be quite confusing, chaotic and overwhelming.

  • Professional support will help to increase your confidence, awareness and understanding of the natural evolution that occurs in all relationships, as your time, energy and priorities shift.

  • Gain tools in positive communication, conflict resolution and coping with mixed emotions.

  • Fees vary. Send email to request more information and scheduling options.


      Growing Up, Growing Together


Interactive & Inspiring Parenting Series 

Mondays in July on 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31  @ 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Gain professional support, practical tips and strategies for nurturing emotionally healthy and well-adjusted children. Ideal for moms & dads with kids ages 2-12.
Weekly discussion topics will include the following:

● Explore new approaches to discipline and alternatives to punishment. 

● Learn active listening, positive communication and conflict resolution skills. 

● Identify your child’s temperament and underlying reasons for their behavior. 

● Nurture emotional well-being, resilience, self-esteem, confidence and kindness.

● Strengthen family relationships through cooperation, compassion and connection. 

● Meet like-minded parents, share feelings, frustrations and experiences.

● Discover beliefs/patterns from the past that may be blocking you from being the parent you
    really want to be.

          Please call 516.764.6000 to reserve YOUR spot - ASAP!
    This charming venue has a lovely cafe.  Enjoy refreshments during our sessions each week!
Series Investment:  $100/individual  -  $180/couples  

Turn of the Corkscrew  110 N. Park Avenue  Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Erika will gladly travel to your location at a mutually agreed upon day/time. Simply choose a topic from the list below OR create a custom designed presentation/program for your school event, PTA/SEPTA, public library, community center, wellness center, child care facility, workplace, private organization or local parent group. Perhaps you know others who are interested in gathering for parent education/support? Erika will assist you in gathering a small group of family members, neighbors, friends or co-workers at an office, private home or public venue. Topics can be customized.


Popular topics for presentations, workshops, support groups and student programs:

         * Building a Nest...Growing a Family   *Transitioning to Parenthood

* Building Character & Resiliency * Outside Influences & Peer Pressure  

     * Family Values & Traditions   * Keeping Balance After Baby
   *Self Care is NOT Selfish

        * Positive Discipline & Natural Consequences       *Healthy Habits & Food Choices

   * Resolve Conflicts Peacefully     *Alternatives to Punishment     * Emotional Intelligence   

Parents as Partners... Roles & Resposibilities   * Developing Healthy Family Relationships
    * Fear of Failure/Perfectionism   
* Unconditional Love & Parenting  *Moral Intelligence
  * Cooperation & Mutual Respect 
* Life Lessons & Literature  *Divorce & Single Parents

     * Sports Teams & Your Child   * Social/ Emotional Life Skills   *Trauma in Childhood

  * Understanding Your Child's Stages of Growth & Development   *Responsible Pet Care

*  Bullying...At Home & School       * Siblings Without Rivalry    
*  Advocate for Your Child

          * Learn to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk  (for Teens too!)


       Join my growing group for Long Island parents only...
Click HERE to learn more about 
                              Parent From The Heart...Growing a Family.

Proactive & Passionate Parents of Long Island




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