• Upcoming Classes & Events

    • Happy in Two Homes (Parents of Children of All Ages)

      When: April 21, 2014 | From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Canterbury Community Preschool

      Many children must transition between two homes when their parents are no longer together. How can parents best help them to adapt as they navigate the process of moving from home to home? In addition to giving parents tools to support their children, this class discusses ways for parents to interact and communicate with each other in the best interest of their children and to minimize conflict.

      Instructor: Susan Brown

      Click Here to Enroll

    • Communication: The Words We Use & How They Hear It (Parents/Caregivers of Children 2- 4 yrs.)

      When: April 22, 2014 | From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Rainbow Station

      The words we use to encourage, remind and re-direct our children are important in guiding them behaviorally, building self-esteem, and teaching socialization skills. It’s not just what we say, but how they hear it that gets results. Learn more effective communication skills that will stop undesirable behavior and encourage cooperation.  

      Click Here to Enroll

    • Parenting the High Maintenance Child: (Parents of Children 4-11 yrs.)

      When: April 23, 2014 | From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Children's Museum of Richmond-Central

      Some children seem to require more time and energy than others. If you find yourself exhausted by and impatient with the child who seems to be more of everything, this class offers skills for managing meltdowns and power struggles and moving children toward self-regulation.

      Click Here to Enroll

    • Be A Cheerleader for Your Child (Advocating for the Special Needs Child 4- 12 yrs.)

      When: April 29, 2014 | From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump

      As a parent you are your child’s biggest cheerleader. When it comes to identifying a need your child might have, you have to be knowledgeable about the process. Come learn about the practical aspects of being an advocate for your child as well as information regarding the Child Study process in the educational environment.

      Instructor: Courtney Bevan

      Click Here to Enroll

    • Understanding the Messages Behind Preschool Behavior

      When: April 30, 2014 | From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Children's Museum of Richmond-Central

      Why do young children do the things they do? All of their behaviors are sending us messages. Learn to interpret those messages and their underlying emotions.  Discuss strategies for responding to them that bring positive results.

      Instructor: Michelle Johnston

      Click Here to Enroll

    • Parenting the Defiant Child 2-6 yrs

      When: May 6, 2014 | From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump

      Defiance can be one of the most frustrating parental challenges. Learn more about defiance as a developmental stage, how to know when it’s more than “just a phase” and how to manage defiance.

      Instructor: Susan Brown

      Click Here to Enroll

       

       

    • And I Mean it! Using Logical Consequences (Parents of Children 5-11 yrs)

      When: May 8, 2014 | From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump

      If you are tired of counting, negotiating, threatening and yelling to get your children to comply, then using a logical consequences parenting approach can be your answer. Learn how to choose consequences and how to implement them.

      Instructor: Susan Brown

      Click Here to Enroll

    • Finding Calm (Parents of Children 3-9 yrs)

      When: May 12, 2014 | From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Canterbury Community Preschool

      If you are a reactive parent whose emotions get in the way of effective parenting, this class can help. Discover the powerful role control of your own emotions plays in shaping your child’s behavior. Learn specific skills and tools to help with “finding calm” and creating a more harmonious home environment.

      Instructor: Susan Brown

      Click Here to Enroll

    • Cool Ways to Respond to the Hot Buttons Your Preschooler Pushes

      When: May 13, 2014 | From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump

      It’s hard not to react negatively when kids push our buttons. This workshop offers tips for dealing with many of these. Share your “hot buttons” and we’ll discuss strategies for handling or minimizing them.

      Instructor: Michelle Johnston

      Click Here to Enroll

    • Parenting an Anxious Child (Parents/Caregivers of Children 2-6 yrs)

      When: May 20, 2014 | From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | Children's Museum of Richmond-Short Pump

      Discuss the causes of anxiety in young children and learn how to teach them coping skills that will help with their fears and anxiety. Explore ways to create an environment that minimizes anxiety. Find out when you should seek help and what resources are available in our community.

      Instructor: Susan Brown

      Click Here to Enroll

  • Special Thanks to Our Partners

  • slide1
  • slide4
  • slide5
  • teens-playing-on-beach
  • mother-reading-to-child
  • Parent Talk