Who will benefit?  Expecting Parents, New and Seasoned Moms and Dads, Grandparents, Nannies, Caregivers, Teachers, Child Care Professionals, Athletic Coaches  (anyone who works with and cares for children)

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 four. 

Where are workshops located?  Workshops can be held in a private home, PTA/SEPTA meetings, schools, camps, libraries, community and wellness centers, child care facilities, corporate workplace (lunchtime seminars) or designated public location (local restaurant).

What are the fees?  Fees vary depending on time frame, size of group & location. *Ask about a special option for enrichment centers.  Support materials are included.  Marketing is shared. Child care may be provided (depending on venue staff/availability) for an additional fee. 

How to Schedule:  Workshops are scheduled (ideally) 3-4 weeks in advance & based on availability. Offered during daytime 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.


Building a Nest...Growing a Family
 Discussion and Support Group 
(New and Expecting Parents)

Mondays 11-12:00pm

Parenting is much like cultivating a garden. We must first create a healthy, fertile foundation in which to plant our seeds. Then we embark on a life-long journey of nurturing our seeds a little each day with just the right dose of love and affection, guidance and support, limits and life lessons as we watch them grow and mature naturally and happily.

We'll discuss a wide variety of topics relevant to parenthood.  You can share your personal challenges and questions or simply listen and learn. I'll be offering feedback, creative insights and practical strategies to promote healthy family relationships, listening and communication, positive discipline and resolving conflicts peacefully.  You'll gain new perspectives, tips and tools to help you transition, grow and enjoy parenthood!

                                  Please REGISTER in Advance HERE!

                      The Living Room Studio, 12 Irma Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050

Click here for more details and registration


Keeping The Balance After Baby

All couples go through a transition after their baby is born. This amazing experience is life-altering for both mothers and fathers, and relationships often evolve and grow during this period. However, most couples are unprepared for the complexities and demands of parenting, accompanied by sleep disruptions, hormonal shifts, and strains on emotional, physical and financial resources, that can create stress and disconnect in relationships.

Good news! This workshop will guide you in learning the skills necessary to achieve more balance and joy in your family relationships. We’ll cover the following topics during our time together:

         ● Exploring different types of conflict and ways to resolve them calmly and peacefully.

         ● Converting arguments into productive and compassionate dialogue.

         ● Clarifying roles and responsibilities in the home and in parenting.

         ● Active listening and communicating effectively.

         ● Developing a safe and secure emotional space for babies and children.

Please register online here.

*It is suggested to attend as a couple, if possible.

                    Wild Was Mama,  272 Driggs Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11222

   Parenting Adolescents and Teens...Our Job Just Got A Bit Tougher!

                                     Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 from 7:30-8:30pm

This new location is ideal for a small group of moms and dads who are parenting kids between the ages of 10-15.  Our weekly discussions will focus on understanding this stage of development while the addressing challenges that both parents and their kids typically face during the middle school years.  

It's quite reassuring to learn that you are not alone with your frustrations, questions and concerns, as the parent of a tween/teen.  You'll also gain helpful insights, tips and tools for handling conflicts more peacefully, listening and communicating more effectively, setting healthy boundaries while creating mutually respectful and cooperative family relationships.
        Location:  Pure and Simple Health, 128 Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre, NY. 11570

              Investment for series of 3 sessions:  $95  *(couples discount = $175)
            Call Erika at 516.647.0323 to
REGISTER in advance.


                    Be The Best Parent You Can Be

                       Wednesdays on May 4, 11, 18, 25   at 7:00 - 8:30pm

This course is designed for moms and dads raising toddlers and teens who would like to feel more confident and competent in their approach to parenting.  Classes will focus on learning essential skills in listening and communication, preventing and resolving conflicts, encouraging cooperation and compassion, positive discipline and developing mutually respectful family relationships.

Parents have a great responsibility to provide their children with loving support, gentle guidance and emotional connection.  Nurturing yourself and your family is not an easy task!  Join us to gain some new tips, tools and techniques.

                              Click HERE to REGISTER!

    Location:  South Side High School,  140 Shepherd Street,  Rockville Centre, NY 11570

 Would you like to book Erika for a speaking engagement? She'll 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 for your school event, PTA/SEPTA, public library, community center, wellness center, child care facility, workplace, private organization or local parent group. Erika will also assist you in gathering family members, neighbors and/or friends at a private home or public venue.

         * 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.


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