Join us for one or all of this parenting series. All sessions are free, no registration required. Adults only please, as content is appropriate for parents and adults caring for kids/teens.

Presentations are held at one of the following locations, please check the specific event info for details:

Cedar Mill Library (upstairs meeting room):
12505 NW Cornell Rd, Suite 13, Portland OR 97229
Ph: (503)644-0043

Bethany Library Annex:
4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2, Portland, OR 97229
Ph: (503) 617-7323

Sibling Harmony

with Kim DeMarchi, M.ED.

One of the greatest sources of stress in families is the ongoing bickering, teasing and tattling between sibling children. Come learn how to identify the difference between sibling conflict and sibling harmony and learn ways to minimize the fighting and maximize the harmony for a healthy lifetime relationship. Adults only, please.

Tues Nov 5, 6:30-8:00 pm @ Cedar Mill Library

Communicating with Tweens and Teens

with Kim DeMarchi, M.ED.

Instead of resorting to “You’re grounded!” or taking their cell phone away AGAIN, come learn how to EFFECTIVELY communicate with your tween or teen, set clear boundaries, all the while maintaining the necessary connection. Adults only, please.

Wed Dec 18, 6:30-8:00 pm @ Cedar Mill Library

Your Child IS a Music-Maker! How we are built to enjoy, learn, and make music

with Kayla Hughes

Many people think being musical is a question of talent—you either have it or you don’t.  While that may sound reasonable, it’s completely untrue! All children can learn to dance and sing just as naturally as they learn to walk and talk. Find out more about how we are ALL musical! Adults only, please.

Wed Feb 19, 7:00-8:00 pm @ Cedar Mill Library

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.  Adults only, please.

Tues Feb 25, 6:30-8:00 pm @ Bethany Annex

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. Adults only, please.

Rescheduled- Tues, May 26 from 7-8:30 pm

Join us for this live virtual talk. By registering with an email address, you will be invited to the Zoom meeting a few hours before the event starts. Registration opens May 1st.

Parenting Anxious Children: Strengthening Connections and Building Skills

with Allan Cordova

Managing anxiety- our children’s and our own- can feel like and ever-increasing challenge in today’s world. In this presentation, you’ll receive an overview of the science and neurobiology underlying anxiety; be guided to reflect on how anxiety affects your own children and family; and broaden your “toolkit” for connecting with and supporting your children when they struggle with anxiety. Adults only, please.

Rescheduled- Wed, May 20 from 7-8:30 pm

Join us for this live virtual talk.By registering with an email address, you will be invited to the Zoom meeting a few hours before the event starts.
Registration opens May 1.

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. Adults only, please.

Tues May 12, 6:30-8:00 pm @ Cedar Mill Library  This event has been canceled.