Workshops for Parents
Years ago, parents were able to share parenting concerns and solutions with neighbors and families. Today, in many families, both parents work and extended families do not live nearby. To respond to the need for support for parents, Council has gathered information about parenting workshops and seminars presented throughout the county for parents to choose from.
- "The Nuts and Bolts of Choosing Child Care" – An overview of child care options and assistance in making child care choices.
- "Stress and the Working Parent" – Stress is a fact of life. Learn how to recognize the symptoms and develop mechanisms for coping.
- "The Juggling Act - Balancing Work and Family Life" – Techniques for successfully combining work and family life – roles, expectations and satisfactions.
- "Time Management" – Planning, Prioritizing and Delegating – Learn how to be more in control of your life.
- "Am I the Only One Who Feels Guilty?" – You are not alone! Most parents feel guilty and/or ambivalent about leaving children in someone else’s care. This session provides an opportunity to discuss your feelings.
- "What is Quality Time with Children?" – Don’t overlook the obvious – you may be providing more quality time then you think! If not, you can start right now!
- "Parenting Adolescents" – How to survive the teenage years.
- "Holidays – Activities and Gifts" – Holidays can be stressful, but choosing the right gifts and activities for children can make a big difference.
- "Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Children" – "Early childhood education" for parents and the importance of "play" for children.
- "Discipline is Not a Dirty Word" – Utilizing appropriate disciplinary techniques to guide children’s behavior.
- "This is What I Really Want to Say!" - Techniques for Becoming More Assertive; learn to communicate more effectively with "significant others".
- "Getting Along with Your Caregiver: A Formula for Success"
- "Let Children be Children… Why Rush Them?"
- "The Impact of Television on Children"
- "Supporting Your Child Through War and Conflict.”
For those interested in attending a parent workshop, we have gathered a list of agencies, organizations and hospitals that include scheduled workshops and/or webinars on their websites. Most libraries also have parenting workshops. Check the monthly schedule of your local library. Click on any of the following links for workshop schedules:
- Adelphi University Institute for Parenting
- American Red Cross, Long Island
- Child Care Aware Parent Network
- Hofstra University Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic at the Saltzman Community Services Center
- Long Island Children's Museum
- Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD)
- Mercy Medical Center
- North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center
- North Shore- Long Island Jewish Health System
- Parenting Resource Network
- South Nassau Communities Hospital
- The Parent Resource Center
- Variety Child Learning Center
- Winthrop University Hospital
As with our child care referrals, this information is intended as referrals only. We cannot recommend any particular program or workshop, nor can we guarantee the quality of the information. We are merely providing choices that we believe might help you.