Classes

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Family Meetings
What: Family meetings offer a space for family members to join together regularly, offer appreciations, plan fun activities, and create more overall harmony in the home.
When: Saturday, December 16, 10am to 12:00pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Steven Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Cost: $20/person and $10/child in childcare.  Limited scholarships available.
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

Parent Support Group for Parents of Teens
What: This is a monthly meeting where parents of teenagers can share their challenges, concerns, problem solve together, and find support. The group is open to parents of teens all throughout Santa Cruz County. These groups are based on the principles of Positive Discipline but will be led in a support group format versus an instructional class.
When: Last Wednesday of every month, (next group is Jan. 31, 2018), from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Branciforte Small Schools Campus Library, at 840 N. Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz. Parking and entrance are in the back.
Who: Facilitated by Stephanie Tam Rosas, MA who is PDCR’s Board VP and a Certified Positive Discipline Parent and Teacher Educator. She currently works with youth in Santa Cruz County and has worked closely with teen moms, foster youth, and domestic violence survivors. Visit tamrosas.com for more info.
Cost: FREE
How: Just drop-in. Call Stephanie at 831-920-4589 or email tamrosas@gmail.com with questions, flyer here

Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 years)
What: This is an 8-week parenting class series that helps parents of preschoolers learn new ways to understand their children’s behavior, how to set limits with kindness and firmness, and ways to encourage their children to cooperate and become more capable.
When: Tuesdays, January 30 – March 20, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz
Who: Colleen Murphy, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, ECE co-op teacher with over 16 years of ECE teaching experience both with children and as a parent educator
Cost: $80 per person. Scholarships available. Childcare is $10/child/class session
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for childcare.  Call 831-476-7284, x107 for info.

Navigating The Teen Years w/ Positive Discipline
What: This 8-week class will give you an opportunity to learn new tools and skills to communicate with your teenager or preteen that will be effective both in the short term and long term. Parents and caregivers have loved this class! Some come for several sessions because they feel it is so helpful and they enjoy learning from each other.
When: Tuesdays, February 6 – March 27, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Adult School, 319 La Fonda Avenue, Classroom 5 in Santa Cruz
Who: Jane Weed Pomerantz, PDCR President, Consultant to the Board of the Positive Discipline Association, and CPD Lead Trainer, with over 15 years of parent education teaching experience
Cost: $80/person. $120 couples special. $40 refresher special, Call for specials. Book sold separately for $20
How: Register here or call 831-476-7284×107

Positive Time-Out
What: Brain science shows the need to feel calm before engaging in critical thinking and emotional self-regulation, and positive time-outs help us all to feel and do better.
When: Saturday, February 10, 10am to 12:00pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Steven Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Cost: $20/person and $10/child in childcare.  Limited scholarships available.
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

Tantrums
What: When children feel overwhelmed with emotion, they need the space to let it all out, and they need us to be empathic, supportive, and calm through that process.
When: Saturday, February 24, 10am to 12:00pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Steven Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Cost: $20/person and $10/child in childcare.  Limited scholarships available.
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

Routines
What: Structure is something that children need, and because predictability is a function of safety, routines help children know what is expected of them and how to contribute.
When: Saturday, March 10, 10am to 12:00pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Steven Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Cost: $20/person and $10/child in childcare.  Limited scholarships available.
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

Mealtimes
What: Healthy eating habits are formed in children when parents model what that looks like, and mealtime routines help to prevent power-struggles and strengthen connection.
When: Saturday, March 24, 10am to 12:00pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Steven Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Cost: $20/person and $10/child in childcare.  Limited scholarships available.
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

LGBTQI+ Children/Teens
What: Part of teaching children self-respect is to validate their gender identity and sexual preferences, especially when they have been oppressed for being themselves.
When: Saturday, April 14, 10am to 12:00pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Steven Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Cost: $20/person and $10/child in childcare.  Limited scholarships available.
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

Sharing
What: Developmentally-appropriate expectations are rooted in an understanding what toddlers can and can’t do, and sharing is a skill that is modeled and learned over time.
When: Saturday, April 28, 10am to 12:00pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Steven Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Cost: $20/person and $10/child in childcare.  Limited scholarships available.
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

Graduation and Early Adulthood
What: Parenting is a life-long endeavor, and when your kids graduate high school and transition into early adulthood, you need to know how important your parenting still is.
When: Saturday, May 12, 10am to 12:00pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Steven Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Cost: $20/person and $10/child in childcare.  Limited scholarships available.
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

Summertime Connection
What: When kids are out of school for the summer with time on their hands, there are all kinds of great opportunities to nurture your connection with them and keep them busy.
When: Saturday, May 26, 10am to 12:00pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Steven Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Cost: $20/person and $10/child in childcare.  Limited scholarships available.
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

PD for All Ages of Children
What: This is a 3-week intensive summer class series for parents of children of all ages and is also a great refresher for those already familiar with PD.
When: Wednesdays, June 13, June 20 and June 27, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Who: Colleen Murphy, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, ECE co-op teacher with over 16 years of ECE teaching experience both with children and as a parent educator.
Cost: $60 per person for the 3-week series
How: Preregister here for the class.  Preregister here for the childcare. Call 831-476-7284 x107 for info.

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For a list of past classes, visit Class History
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