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TODAY, Monday at 10:00 am PST, listen in to Cynthia’s Interview on Positive Parenting

March 26, 2018

Leadership Skills for Your Most Important Team - Your Children! HI everyone, I invite you to join in to my online interview this morning. Here is the link: My page https://www.voiceamerica.com/promo/episode/104987 10:02 to 10:57 PST Ask questions at 10:20 to 10:40 Here is the phone...

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Listening with Empathy Leads to Daughter’s Optimistic Thinking

March 20, 2018

By Mom of 7 and 9 year olds My daughter, Beth, is 9 and very strong-willed which can lead to intense emotional outbursts. I tend to try and take away her hurt feelings. I’m going through a divorce and my Child’s Advocate has advised me...

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Spring 2018 In-Person and Online Classes and Presentations from Cynthia Klein

March 10, 2018

For descriptions and registration links, go to Cynthia's website Classes at Parents Place are typically small, under 12 people, so questions relevant to the class can be answered. Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (Preschool/Elementary School) – 3 sessions - Wednesdays, March 14, 21, & 28....

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Kids Need Parents On Their Side – Parenting Class Feb. 28 and March 7

February 24, 2018

Stop Struggling—Learn How to Turn Conflict into Cooperation—2 sessions (Elementary/Middle School) Wednesday, February 28 and March 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM This workshop, based on Cynthia Klein’s new book Ally Parenting, will teach you how to pick the most effective parenting strategy for each parent-child...

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Mom Changes and Defuses a Potential Blowup with a Strong-Willed Child

February 17, 2018

  I am giving private parent coaching to a couple with a very strong-willed 7 year-old girl. She usually responds with "No" when asked to do anything. If pushed, the daughter will end up exploding and possibly hitting. Everything they've tried hasn't worked. Telling her...

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Chores are Essential to Teach Responsibility and Apprerciation

January 28, 2018

It's essential for your happiness and your children's future happiness to teach them the importance of everyone in the house doing chores. Notice I said “teach” not “get your child to”. There is a big difference in your attitude and approach when you teach your children versus...

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Stop Struggling – Conflict Into Cooperation Parenting Class Nov. 2 in San Mateo

October 25, 2017

Stop Struggling – Learn How to Turn Conflict Into Cooperation Based on my book, Ally Parenting (Elementary/Middle School Aged Kids) Thursday, November 2 & 9,  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parents Place in San Mateo, $80 – $100 YOU WON'T FIND THIS INFORMATION IN ANY OTHER BOOK WHICH...

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Media Rules for Kids from Challenge Success at Stanford University

August 4, 2017

Media Rules This article is from the Challenge Success website in the section for parents. These are the main points made at the parent education event that they mention below. Do you feel that media is all-consuming and rules your family life? Our Fall 2016...

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Give Allowance at the End of Your Family Meeting

August 3, 2017

Life can seem so busy and everyone in a family has different schedules. This makes having a family meeting very challenging. However, unless connection and discussion time is made a priority, the distance between family members will increase and parental influence will decrease. You’ll be...

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How Do I Limit Electronics Use on My Children During the Summer?

July 13, 2017

Are your kids learning the values you want them to learn when they are playing video games, texting, or snapchatting? Your answer may range from, “No”, to, Sometimes”, depending on the amount of time spent on their devices.  I propose that we work together to...

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