Understanding Parenthood and Children


Grand Families Support Groups

Court Approved Parenting and Co-parenting classes

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Parenting Classes are offered to:

  • Parents individually , in groups , at schools, caregivers or tutors, teachers.
  • Our classes are now Court Approved in the City of San Diego.
  • 3 sessions of 2 hours each of parenting or Co- Parenting .
  • 8 sessions and 12 sessions also available , according to the court order.
  • At the end of each group of sessions you will receive a certificate of attendance.
  • We also offer One Topic Conferences for Specific Groups.
  • Sessions are tailored according to age group of children.
  • Sessions designed also for specific group needs.

List of Topics for Classes

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In addition to single topics, the classes can be structured as a course using the following Programs

STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting).

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).

Parents on a Mission.

IN 3, 4 ,6 , 8 or more sessions according to the institution's needs or the type of group. The approach of the classes will be adapted to the needs of the group: Parents of young children, elementary school age, special needs, adolescents, single parents, caregivers, teachers, nurses etc). Most of the presentations include Slides and or Videos.

  • Parents as Role Models: Our job.
  • What means to be a Family: Working as a team, building your values and practicing them.
  • Why Children Misbehave: How to change it.
  • Family and Chores: What to expect at each age.
  • The Power of Expectations.
  • Building Self Esteem: The language of encouragement.
  • Discipline vs Punishment: Are they the same?.
  • Cooperation: What does it mean,and how much to expect.
  • Understanding Children: The basics, from birth to five, elementary school age children and adolescents; each group is a different class.
  • The Importance of Sleep: How much?. How often?. It's relationship to stress.
  • Crying and Whining : Are they the same?
  • The Wonderful and Terrible Twos : Understanding your child's behavior.
  • What Makes us Who we Are: Can we expect the same behavior from all our children?.
  • Listening,Talking and Body Language:Learning good communication skills.
  • The wonderful - terrible 2's and 3's,how to survive them and enjoy them.
  • Expecting a new baby? How to avoid Jealousy and encourage cooperation.
  • Understanding Social and Emotional Development.
  • Teaching Problem Solving Skills: Raising an Independent Child.
  • Understanding yourself and your Adolescent.
  • The Importance of Routines.
  • Resiliency and Stress Coping Skills: Learning from our mistakes.

Separation and Divorce

  • Children and Divorce, the NOT TO DO list and The TO DO list.
  • Parenting without a Partner.
  • Co-Parenting.
  • Parallel Parenting.
  • Issues with Step Families.
  • Managing Anger and guilt: Being aware of what we say to ourselves.
  • Emotional Challenges: Examining your beliefs.
  • Explaining the Special Needs of your child to you, and helping you become the best parent for him/her.
  • Court Ordered Parenting Classes.

                                Adverse Childhood Experiences .

  • Also known as A​ce's ​, how does affect the child's behavior .
  • Is it reversible?, what to do ?

  • How do we help children cope with them .

  • What does the caregivers/grandparents need to know .

List of Topics Continued

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  • Positive Parenting.
  • Using Discipline Instead of Punishment.
  • Why Children Misbehave and how to change it.
  • Teaching Problem Solving Skills.
  • Raising an Independent Child.
  • Divide and Conquer Household Chores.

  • Labels: Uplifting or Damaging.
  • Understanding Adolescence , characteristics and risks.
  • Parenting without a partner.
  • Children and Divorce : Do's and Don'ts.
  • Anger management: You can only if you want.
  • Raising a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder.

All services can be rendered either in English or Spanish.

Parents on a Mission Certification

San Diego California USA

Phone: 619 787 0807

Fax: 619 568 3130

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