Community Workshops

These workshops are ideal for Public agencies that do outreach to families in the community. If you belong to a Charity, Non-profit Organization or a Social Service agency, you will be able to offer these educational parenting workshops to a wide audience. PEN values the participation of Community agencies to help reach many families in the local community.

How To Raise Confident Kids

Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. In this workshop parents will learn the language of encouragement which gives the child a sense of self-respect and a sense of accomplishment. This is the most important tool a parent can use to raise a confident kid!

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting is based on respectful leadership that is both kind and firm at the same time. Each stage has its challenges and in this workshop you will learn how to build respectful relationships with yourself, your partner, and your children. Discover how to help your child develop independence, responsibility, cooperation & problem-solving skills.

Raising a Responsible Child

Learn practical steps to successful family relationships with this workshop. A parent cannot "teach" responsibility, they must give it to the child and let them learn how to handle it. As children learn to accept responsibility they begin to enjoy being responsible. They gain confidence and begin to feel worthwhile.

How We Can Encourage Children

Encouragement is the most important aspect of child-raising. Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs claims that “a child needs encouragement as a plant needs sun and water”. The essence of encouragement is to increase the child’s confidence in them self and to convey to them that they are good enough as they are and not just as they ‘might’ be.

Emotional Intelligence and Resiliency in Kids

Emotional intelligence is the key to both personal and professional success. Research shows that emotional awareness and the ability to manage feelings will determine how successful and happy our children are throughout life. Emotional intelligence buffers the complexities of life that allows them to be more confident, intelligent, and well-rounded individuals.

Managing Anger in the Home

This workshop will explore the emotion of anger and provide you with practical management strategies, both for yourself and for your children. Anger is a normal human emotion but it can be damaging if not managed. Learn how to avoid common traps and identify triggers to your anger so you can have less shouting and move toward a more peaceful family atmosphere.

Sidestep the Struggle for Power & Raise A Cooperative Kid

This workshop dives into the dynamics of a power struggle and teaches parents how to withdraw from conflict. Anytime we order a child to do something or try and make them do it, we invite a power struggle. Parents need to give up the idea of authority figures and instead move to leaders. We must use encouragement, understanding and mutual respect to motivate them into cooperation.

Challenges of Co-Parenting

Having two involved co-parents can play an important role in raising healthy children. Children with a secure relationship with their co-parents are more likely to grow up confidently and have good relationships with others. This workshop will look at the challenges, rules and goals of co-parenting.