Calendar

Oct
13
Tue
VIRTUAL DISCUSSION GROUP: BEYOND THE BUMP
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 8:30 pm

6 Tuesdays, October 13-November 24 (no meeting on Nov 3)
7:30-8:30 PM
$62 for the six-week session; EDCJCC Member Rate $54
Facilitated by Heather Diamond, Psy.D

Pregnant for the first time? Looking to create a community with other expecting moms to exchange ideas and find support? This group will meet weekly via Zoom for six weeks to provide a safe and facilitated space for moms to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.  We will explore several topics, including: concerns about childbirth and parenting; balancing family with work outside the home; navigating new relationships with your partner, parents, and in-laws; and recognizing post (and pre)-partum depression and anxiety.  The group will be kept small so that connections can be fostered easily, even in a virtual space, and also so that in-person outdoor meet-ups can be organized safely if the group wants. Facilitated by Heather Diamond, Psy.D.

Oct
28
Wed
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Parenting Without Power Struggles
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

“You need to eat four more pieces!” . . . “Bedtime NOW” . . .  “NO!  I do it!”  If this sounds familiar, you are not alone.  Power struggles are maddening for parents, and, it turns out, not good for children either. Putting these struggles in a developmental context, this workshop will provide strategies for how to encourage your child’s growing need to assert independence while still maintaining your control and authority. Struggles around mealtime, potty training, cooperation and others will be addressed.

Nov
18
Wed
Adoption: Starting the Process (VIRTUAL WORKSHOP)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-presented by GLOE – the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement
Please join us for an informal virtual discussion about various paths to adopting a child.  Hear from an adoption lawyer, from representatives from an adoption agency and from the foster care system, and from parents who have gone through it successfully.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and singles, Jewish and non-Jewish, people of all colors — are all warmly welcomed.  Come with questions!

Dec
9
Wed
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Toilet Training Without Tears
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Many parents today are terrified of the toilet training process, having heard horror stories from friends about the power struggles and stress they encountered. This workshop will address ways to approach potty learning in a way that is developmentally appropriate, respectful to the child’s growing need to feel in control of his or her body and which frees parents from unnecessary stress and anxiety. The workshop will also address ways to manage typical challenges that arise during the process.