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UJA-Federation of New York | Connections

Tenth Annual Parenting 201 Series

Don't miss out on these informative sessions. Attend one or all three.
Meet experienced professionals brought to you by UJA-Federation, and other parents for discussions that will help you connect better with your children so they'll be successful, healthy, and happy.

Session 1
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Simplicity Parenting: Embracing the Grace of Childhood
For parents of nursery through elementary school children

· Find out how you can bring predictability and rhythm into your family’s life
· Explore ways to reduce the influence of media and consumerism on your children
· Help your child find balance between scheduled activities and down time
· Discover practical ways to incorporate Judaism into your child’s everyday life

 

Speaker: Melanie Ginsberg
Melanie Ginsberg is the Director of Pupil Services at The Schechter School of Long Island.She is certified as a School Psychologist and has obtained a Family Development Credential and Family Development Leadership Credential from UCONN. Melanie’s diverse background as a community educator is focused on healthy family development, developmental and behavioral health, crisis intervention and analysis.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
At the home of Sara Raber
Sands Point, New York


UPCOMING EVENTS

Session 2

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mindfulness: Shifting from Surviving to Thriving
For parents of children of all ages

 
· Foster skills that allow you to be more grounded and effective as a parent
· Learn how to shift from living on automatic pilot to living with great presence,       
           awareness, and intentionality
· Identify the root cause of stress and how to handle it
· Understand how to manage yourself so you could raise a successful child

 

Presenter: Cory Muscara, MAPP, Long Island Center for Mindfulness

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
At the home of Wendy Levitt
Woodbury, New York


Session 3

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Preparing Your Kids to Face Life's Tests
For parents of middle through high school children

· Find out how you can bring predictability and rhythm into your family’s life
· Explore ways to reduce the influence of media and consumerism on your children
· Help your child find balance between scheduled activities and down time
· Discover practical ways to incorporate Judaism into your child’s everyday life


Presenter: Lori Palatnik, educator, blogger, speaker, and Director of Jewish women's Renaissance Project

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
At the home of Erica Donner
Old Westbury, New York

There is no fee to participate in this program and no previous participation is necessary.
Address and directions for each session will be provided upon registration.
 
Chairs: Erica Donner, Wendy Levitt, Sara Raber, Genia Taub
 
If you have any questions, please contact Orna Sheena at sheenao@ujafedny.org or 516.762.5832.
 
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