Common Sense Parenting

A six-week series for parents on raising responsible kids and building happy families. Parent with a warm heart and a cool head, learn skills and strategies that will work for you and make a positive difference in your family.

The complexity of parenting sometimes gets easier if we look at both ourselves and our children to see what buttons are being pushed, and figure out why we are fighting about the same thing over and over again. Good parenting skills are often developed over time, but usually require paying attention to our assumptions about family life, our beliefs about child rearing, and our expectations of ourselves.

For more information, please call Yvonne Novy-Cutler at 516 626-1971, ext. 375.

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The Guidance Center offers a variety of community education, consultation and training programs on Long Island that can be presented throughout the community: at schools, libraries, local organizations, in the workplace and in individual homes. Speakers are available both for day and evening events. Honoraria/fees will vary depending on length, time and location.

Our staff is available to speak on many issues of parenting and family life. In addition we can also provide workshops for professionals in the field and businesses. The following is a list of some of the workshops that we offer. If you are interested in a topic that you do not see listed, please contact us.

Workshops for Schools

  • How to Deal with Bullying/Cyber Bullying on Long Island
  • How to Work with Anxious Parents and Children
  • Working with Children on the Spectrum
  • The Oppositional Student
  • Dealing with the Special Needs Chil
  • School Refusal: Models that Work
  • The Multidimensional Child
  • Identifying Risky Behaviors
  • Promoting Emotional Wellness in Children

Workshops for Professionals

  • Promoting Wellness in your Life
  • Work and Family Issues: How to juggle conflicting demands
  • Impact of Sexual Abuse: What to look for and how to help
  • Working with Adoptive Families
  • Impact of Trauma on Families & Children
  • Use of Creative Dramatics as a tool in Therapy

Workshops for Businesses

  • Promoting Wellness in your Place of Work
  • Developing Effective Communication Skills in the Workplace
  • Work and Family Issues: How to juggle conflicting demands
  • Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
  • Going Back to Work: What new mothers and fathers need

Workshops for Parents

  • My Child has a Learning Disability- Now What?: Addressing the needs of children with learning disabilities
  • Fostering Resiliency in Children
  • Parenting after Trauma/Impact of Trauma on You and Your Family
  • Bullying: What can I do as a parent?
  • Common Sense Parenting : Preschool and school age
  • Parenting and Early Childhood: Understanding stages of development
  • Sibling Rivalry: Helping parents foster healthy sibling relationships
  • Identifying Risky Behaviors in my Adolescent: What does it mean to self harm?
  • Prescription Drugs “Legal but Dangerous”: Abuse of prescription drugs
  • Effective Strategies in Parenting a Child with Special Needs
  • Impact of Special Needs Children on their Siblings
  • Adolescence: Should I be alarmed? Is it just a phase?
    (Understanding typical adolescent behaviors and different strategies to help your child develop healthy coping skills)
  • How to Advocate for Your Child
  • How to Help your Anxious Child
For more information please call Regina Barros at 516 626-1971, ext. 330.