" Kind words can
be short and
easy to speak,
but their echoes
are truly endless." 

-Mother Theresa


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined."

Henry David Thoreau

                                         Enriching  & Enlightening Workshops

Who can benefit?  Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Nannies, Caregivers, Teachers, Child Care Professionals, Athletic Coaches  (anyone who works with children)

What to expect?  A group of parents, educators, caregivers or child/health care professionals come together to learn & support one another,  share common concerns, challenges & issues relating to parenting, raising children of all ages, family dynamics & relationships, positive discipline, listening/communication, cooperation, child behavior & developmental stages, peer pressure, bullying, outside influences/technology, emotional health & physical development at all ages & stages  of life.
Participants can engage, observe & listen while learning about a particular topic, ask relevant questions & share constructive feedback with the group. All workshops are designed to create a safe, friendly, non-judgmental & inspirational environment. Participants will gain confidence, competence, helpful insights, new perspectives & approaches to parenting along with practical techniques, tips & tools to support a more mindful, conscious & whole child style of parenting.

How many participants in a group?  Group size may vary. Minimum of five. 
Where are workshops located?  Workshops can be held in a private home, (PTA) school, camp, library, community center, child care or health care facility, corporate workplace or designated public location (restaurant space can be reserved upon request).

What are the fees?  Fees vary depending on time frame, size of group & location of venue. The minimum fee is $150 for a 1-hour group workshop. *Ask about a special option  for family-friendly venues offering child care.  Support materials are included.  Marketing is shared. Child care may be provided (depending on venue availability) for an additional fee. 

How to Schedule:  Workshops are scheduled (ideally) 4 weeks in advance & based on availability. Offered during daytime & evening, weekday & weekend. They 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.
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Contact Erika at 516-647-0323 or  Erika@parentfromtheheart.com for more information.


A Summer Workshop Series for Moms & Dads!

"Healthy Living...Happy Families"

Weekly interactive discussions will include:
⦁ How past family traditions influence us today 
   ⦁ How to create new traditions for YOUR family 

   ⦁ How to prepare & plan simple nourishing meals
            ⦁ How to teach your kids good eating habits & manners
         ⦁ How to develop a more positive mindset about food
           ⦁ How to connect & enjoy meal times with your family
            ⦁ Time for participants to reflect, share & ask questions

ALL classes will be held on Mondays from 10:30am - 12:00pm.

July  7
:   Family Traditions…Past & Present
                     July 14:   Short Cuts & Easy Recipes...10 Tips for Success
      July 21:   Make Mealtime Fun…Time to Connect
  July 28:   Growing Together…Lessons for Life


Class Fee:  $40 adult & child - $30 adult only  *Bring a friend get 10% off!

*Child Care provided by Treetop staff - stories, playtime & crafts *

* Stay & play after the class for FREE! 

Location:  Once Upon A Treetop, 151 Dupont Street, Plainview, NY 11803

Talk to Erika about facilitating a...
 support/discussion group for...your school, camp, club, PTA, library, community center, workplace or circle of friends!

"Be the Best Parent You Can Be"

 Parents - YOU are the greatest influence in your child’s life!  Create an engaging, enlightening & inspiring conversation with other like-minded parents. Gain confidence, new perspectives, strategies & approaches!  Topics may include:
* Becoming a Family - Evolving Naturally  *Alternatives to Spanking & Punishment

 * Building Character & Resiliency * Outside Influences/Technology  

*Family Values & Traditions   *
Balancing Needs in a Family   *Self Care is NOT Selfish

* Discipline & Consequences   * Emotional Intelligence    
* Resolving Conflicts Peacefully

Parents as Partners - Roles & Resposibilities   * Family Dynamics & Relationships
* Fear of Failure/Perfectionism   * Unconditional Love & Parenting
* Cooperation & Mutual Respect  * Life Lessons Through Literature 

* Sports Teams & Your Child   * Friendships, Social Skills & Peer Pressure

* Understanding the Changing Culture & Stages of Development from Toddler to Teens

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

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


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