Parenting Workshops

Parenting Center Workshops

Our Parenting Center provides parents-to-be, parents, and caregivers with support and guidance as they prepare for and raise their young children. Our workshops offer practical skills and solutions, advice, and community-building opportunities. LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish, biological and adoptive, people of all abilities — are all warmly welcomed!


Parenting Without Power Struggles

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 PM
Mary’s Center
2335 Ontario Road, Washington DC

Kid having tantrum“You need to eat four more pieces!” . . . “Bedtime NOW” . . .  “NO!  I do it!”  Power struggles are maddening for parents, and 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.  Led by Claire Lerner, a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist.

Register for Parenting Without Power Struggles

Presented in partnership with Mary’s Center
Mary’s Center is dedicated to your overall wellness – including your body, mind, and spirit. Our comprehensive health care services include medical, dental, and behavioral health for all ages and income levels, using a Social Change Model which links health care to community-based support services while helping family members reach their education goals. To learn more about Mary’s Center visit or call (844) 796-2797.


The Edlavitch DCJCC is undergoing a major renovation of our building, beginning in the fall of 2018, with completion by September of 2019. The renovation will enhance the Center as a whole and will bring some very exciting changes and improvements to our early childhood programs. During the renovation period, our entire building will be closed. While our programming calendar will be more limited than usual during this time, we will be offering a few parent workshops in other locations around the neighborhood.

We look forward to resuming our robust slate of programming when we are back in our building! See below to get a sense of the kinds of workshops that we have offered in the past few years.

Past Parent Workshops (2016-18)