Parent Education

PUSD PUSD Parent Education Courses

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Student Support Services Department
Caring Connections Center

13626 Twin Peaks Rd, Bldg #300 Poway, CA 92064; (858) 668-4084

Elementary Parenting Workshops!

Behavior Strategies That Work!   

  Behavior Strategies that Work! A FREE parent education evening with our Behavior Support Team 
Are you searching for more peace in your home? Parenting has never been more difficult than it is today.  Join us as we share free practical strategies that every parent can benefit from.  Whether your child struggles with making friends, showing respect, getting along with siblings, ADHD or even ODD!  We are here to help.  Please bring your individual questions and concerns.  You won’t want to miss this evening!  Isn’t your family worth it?
Thursday, December 7th from 6-7:30 p.m.
Stone Ranch Elementary School MPR
16150 4S Ranch Parkway San Diego, CA 92127

Internet Gaming and FOMO

  Internet Gaming and FOMO - The FREE Parent Education opportunity you've been waiting for!  
Are you concerned with your child’s time on the internet?  Don’t miss this FREE event with Sean O’Hara, Psy.D.  Sean will share current research on trends and what you can do if you have concerns about your child.  Bring your questions!  Please share out the attached flyer with your school community via Peachjar, Connect Ed, parent evenings, posted in your office, newsletters, etc.  Thanks for all you do to support PUSD Parent Education!
Internet Gaming: The New Tobacco Industry!
Tuesday, January 23rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mt Carmel High School Theatre, 9550 Carmel Mountain Rd. 
RSVP Today! 858 668-4084  SEE FLYER

K-5 Parent Education
Only as parents do we expect that love will be enough.  Often it just isn’t.  Parents also need skills!  Sign up for our fun, highly acclaimed parent workshops.  No boring lectures, not just theory, but fun, interactive learning. Get results you can see immediately!  Isn’t your child worth it? 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk!

Create a climate for cooperation with bedtime and morning routines, communication and consequences that work!  This series is based on the best seller by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish.  Included are the problem solving steps from the Second Step research-based curriculum your children are learning at school. 
Tuesdays:  10/10 & 10/17 & 10/24 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. @ Monterey Ridge Elementary
Thursdays:  1/11 & 1/18 & 1/25 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. @ Shoal Creek Elementary

*Reserve your space online today at  Each SERIES is $35/individual or $59/couple.  Tuition is due on the first evening.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  How to Talk So Kids Will Listen book will be available for $16 on the first evening.  The book is highly recommended.  Sorry, no refunds.

Parenting a Gifted Child!

Has your child been identified GATE or gifted?  Back by popular demand!  This evening will offer strategies for the three most common challenges gifted children struggle with:
Perfectionism – No one is perfect!
Self-confidence – Learning involves trying new things and taking risks!
Making mistakes - Accepting failure and disappointment with grace! 

Tuesday:  11/14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ Del Sur Elementary
Wednesday:  3/21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ Painted Rock Elementary

*Reserve your space online TODAY at  Class is $15/individual or $25/couple.  Tuition is due at the class.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Sorry, no refunds.

Helping Your Child Manage Strong Feelings!

“I DON’T want to!” “He hit me” etc…  Teach your child to handle their intense emotions more appropriately, and increase self-control.  Bring peace to your home!
Tuesday:   1/30 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  @ Sundance Elementary
Wednesday:   4/25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ Westwood Elementary

*Reserve your space online today at  Class is $15/individual or $25/couple.  Tuition is due at the class.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Sorry, no refunds.

Redirecting Children’s Behavior! 

Are you tired of yelling, threatening and reminding?  Do you want to become a more calm, confident parent?  Learn how without using rewards and punishment!  Join us for an understanding of why children misbehave and how to prevent it!      
Tuesdays: 4/3 & 4/17 & 4/24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ Willow Grove Elementary
*Reserve your space online today at  SERIES is $35/individual or $59/couple.  Tuition is due on the first evening.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Sorry, no refunds. 

Teens in Action AKA Active Parenting of TWEENS!

From the publishers of Active Parenting of Teens… Teens in Action is a high-energy, video-based program for tweens (current 5th graders) and their parents.  Teens in Action is a fun way to help them understand changes in their bodies and brains; communicate in a mature way with adults and others; develop skills for resisting negative peer pressure and learn techniques for peaceful conflict resolution.  Teens will meet in one classroom while their parent(s) meet in another classroom. 

Thursday:  3/15 AND 3/22 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. @Stone Ranch Elementary
*Reserve your space online today at  Series is $29/individual or $49/couple.  Tuition is due at the class.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Teens in Action book will be available for $15.  The book is highly recommended.  Sorry, no refunds.

Positive Parenting Program Series!

Positive Parenting Program workshops presented by Jewish Family Services consist of three FREE 90-minute seminars and include topics such as resiliency, independence, respect and cooperation in children.  The curriculum is based on Triple P America, a research-based program that has been shown to promote family harmony, reduce parent-child conflicts, foster successful peer relationships, and prepare children for successful experiences at school.  

  • Thursdays Aug 31, Sep 7 & 14 - 2017 from 6-8 PM @Valley Elementary English and Spanish

  • Thursdays Jan 18, 25, Feb 1 - 2018 from 6-8 PM @Valley Elementary English and Spanish

*Reserve your space today by calling 858-668-4084 and leaving your name, phone number and whether or not you need childcare for your school aged child.

Middle and High School Parenting Workshops!

6-12 Parent Education
Parenting is the hardest job we do, with little to no training!  Enjoy an evening out refreshing your skills to have the happiest family.  Your kids are worth it.Feeling frustrated as a parent?  Do you long for a better relationship with your teen?  Need some support for parents who are also struggling or want to refresh your skills?  Parenting is the most important job we do with little to no training.  We can help!  Enjoy an evening out improving communication in your family!  Isn’t it worth your time?  Of course it is!  Sign up online today!

Power Struggles over Screens?  We are here to help!

Learn the research and triumph over the Screen Obsession Phenomena! Join Active Parenting of Teens – a fun, evidenced-based program by Michael Popkin, Ph.D.   Bring out the best in your teen, increase respect, responsibility, and give consequences that work.  Teach your teen the skills to prevent negative influences.  
Wednesdays:  10/18 & 10/25 & 11/1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Twin Peaks Middle
Thursdays:  2/1 & 2/8 & 2/15 from 6:30-8:30 @ Oak Valley Middle

*Reserve your space online TODAY at  SERIES is $35/individual or $59/couple.  Tuition is due on the first evening.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Active Parenting of Teens book will be available for $16.  The book is highly recommended.  Sorry, no refunds. 



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