Book discussion groups

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Currently running book study/discussion groups.  

Come be part of a structured discussion group facilitated by a trained and certified Positive Psychology and wellness coach who is also a biological, adoptive and formerly foster parent; and former teacher/current homeschooler (read: spends a lot of time with kids 😉 ).  You will receive a weekly e-mail laying out your reading tasks.  Don’t worry if you fall behind–we will talk you through it!

In-person   |   Telecourse   |   Coming next season

In-person (on the north edge of Downtown Naperville, IL)

  •  “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” 
    Wednesdays, 7-8pm, 6/15-7/13 (5 weeks)  (this will also be available as a remote/telegathering)
    Description:The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new foreword—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.
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  • Simplicity Parenting
    Sundays, 4-5pm, 6/5-6/26 (4 weeks) 
    (this will also be available as a remote/telegathering)
    Description: “Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change.
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  • Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World
    Tuesdays, 7-8pm, 6/5-6/26 (4 weeks)  
    (this will also be available as a remote/telegathering)
    Description: “Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change.
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By Skype (with or without video, but limited to 9 participants)

  •  “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” 
    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm Central, 6/2-6/30 (5 weeks) 
    Description: “The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new foreword—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.
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  • Simplicity Parenting
    Sundays, 6:30-7:30pm Central, 6/5-6/26 (4 weeks) 

    Description: “Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change.
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  • Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World
    Thursdays, 8-9pm, 6/2-6/30 (5 weeks)  

    Description: “Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change.
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Coming in Fall 2016:

  • The Present Mother
  • The Whole Brain Child
  • Positive Discipline
  • Siblings Without Rivalry
  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
  • Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves
    (not in this order!  And possibly others!)