Join us for one or all of this parenting series at Cedar Mill Library. All sessions are free, no registration required. Upstairs in meeting rooms. Adults only.

Toddler Talk

with Megan Barella, MS
Join this fun workshop to understand your toddler’s world and to transform tantrums, hitting, biting, and screaming. Let’s laugh together and support one another to make raising a toddler more fun and enjoyable, and to raise toddlers who thrive.  Workshop Podcast | Workshop Slides (PDF)

February 20, 6:30-8:00 pm

Preschool Attitude

with Megan Barella, MS

Does your preschooler have attitude? Learn the top positive parenting tools to transform your preschooler’s attitude. Join this fun, non-judgmental, interactive workshop designed to make your life easier and more enjoyable as the parent of a preschooler.

March 5, 6:30-8:00 pm

Helping Your Child Learn Two Languages

with Dr. Dawn Hendricks

Parents of children who are dual language learners often have questions about how to support their children’s bilingual development. Come find answers to common questions and hands-on strategies to help promote your children learning and loving two or more languages!

March 12, 6:30-8:30 pm  Rescheduled for: May 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

The Impact of Electronics on the Child/Teen Brain

with Shawn Marshall, MA, LPC

Do you find it challenging to navigate the intricacies of social media, cell phone usage, and video games? Learn up-to-date information and statistics on the impact electronics have on the developing brain including sleep, academics, and physical health.

March 20, 6:30-8:00 pm

Parenting Wonderful Kids through Family Meetings

with Katherine Foldes

Family meetings provide the time and place to make vital connections, to build the family parents want and children need. They provide a way to talk about parents’ values, to learn what’s going on with your children and to follow through on decisions made together. Come and learn more about how to hold great family meetings.

April 9, 6:30-8:30 pm

Children, Adolescents, and Gender: Helping Parents Make Sense of a Confusing Time

with Dr. Daniel J. Munoz, PhD

Transgender? Asexual? Pansexual? Gender Fluid? There are so many new terms these days for understanding gender and sexual identity it can be confusing for children and parents. This talk will focus on typical development in those areas and how to have conversations with your children about these topics. We also will cover what it means to be transgender, how to identify it and best practices on being accepting and supportive with a child struggling with identity.

April 15, 6:00-7:30 pm

Countdown to Kindergarten- Preparing Your Child

with Dori George

Help your child have a successful kindergarten year by learning current kindergarten curriculum and expectations, and valuable tips and strategies that you can start using with your child before and during the school year. Topics will also address other areas to prepare your child to face the daily challenges of a kindergarten classroom.

May 15, 6:30-8:00 pm