Parenting Toolkit Series

The Parenting Toolkit Series is an eight-week interactive workshop with Dr. Clare Cosentino, Director of Psychological Services, and Rebecca Jurow, Director of Early Childhood, for parents of children aged three to ten.

In the fall, parents are encouraged to join us on Fridays from 9:00 to 10:00 am, as we explore valuable tools and techniques to foster positive behavior in children at home. Not only does this include working towards managing difficult behaviors, but also finding ways to bring out the best in your child. Many parents recognize that their children thrive on consistency and clear limits, but many don’t know where to start. This series is based on the methods of Dr. Alan Kazdin from the Yale Parenting Center. It will teach specific skills to enable parents to have a broader toolkit to manage challenging behaviors in their children.

These meetings will be held virtually until further notice. The Zoom links can be found on the Parent Calendar in the Parent Portal. Please log in to access them.


2021-2022 Schedule:

October 1: Introduction: Understanding the A,B,C’s of Behavior

October 8: How to Get Children to Listen

October 15: Using Tactful Praise and Scheduling Good Habits

October 29: Parenting Tools to Reinforce Positive Behaviors

November 5: How to Use Planned Ignoring

November 12: Developing an Effective Behavior Plan

November 19: How to Set Effective Limits

December 10: Playground Etiquette and Managing Behavior Outside the Home