Parenting with Pause
February 27, March 13, April 1
Let Urban Sitters and The Cove School help ease this parenting journey. Urban sitters will provide childcare and give you a chance to meet some of their top local picks in West Seattle. To register click on this link.
The Cove School founder Renee Metty will do a 3 part parenting education series around Parenting with Pause.
Walk away with more options for a night out and more ways to parent. Feel free to come to one or all three. Free childcare provided.
3 evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm:
Thursday, February 27 – Parenting with Pause: Letting Go
Thursday, March 13 – Parenting with Pause: Shift
Tuesday, April 1 – Parenting with Pause: Flow
Each evening will begin with a 30 minute happy hour. Then from 7:00-7:30 – a discussion about topics that are alive for you at the moment followed by Q&A.
Monday, March 17 – West Seattle Preschool Association Parenting in the 21st Century: Panel Discussion
Time: 7:00-8:30 0pm
Location: TBD (West Seattle location)
Tuesday, March 18 – Mindfulness Education in K-12 Schools: Panel Discussion
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Coe Elementary Auditorium in Queen Anne
Childcare provide – please reserve 206-252-2100
Reflective Parenting Series
When: Spring 2014
Where: The Cove School: 3430 California Ave SW
Who: Parents of children 1.5 – 8 years old
Cost: $185 for 8 weeks for one parent; $210 for both parents
This innovative 7 week workshop is for parents of children between the ages of 1 ½ to 8 years of age. The aim of the program is to help parents develop skills to enhance their ability to understand and build stronger relationships with their children. In Reflective Parenting groups parents gain confidence by expanding their understanding of the meaning of their children’s behavior. This understanding helps parents better regulate their own and their child’s emotions with the intention to become less reactive and more reflective. Parents who are able to regain a state of calm are more engaged, more effective, and therefore feel empowered and successful.
Parents participating in Reflective Parenting will develop:
* New ways to communicate with children
* Greater capacity to regulate children’s emotions
* Increased parenting confidence
* Effective behavioral interventions
* Awareness of the impact of their own behavior and feelings on their children’s development
Facilitated by Lynne Brazg, M.Ed
Lynne Brazg M.Ed (Counseling) has retired from school counseling and is a parent educator and coach with over 18 years of experience working with children and parents from all backgrounds and ages in a variety of settings. Lynne received her Masters in Education with an emphasis on School Counseling from Seattle Pacific University. She
also has an advanced certificate in Infant Mental Health from the University of Washington and is a trained group facilitator of Listening Mothers groups and Reflective Parenting groups affiliated with the Community of Mindful Parents. She is also a trained and certified leader of Positive Discipline Parenting groups.
Lynne has had a longstanding interest in mindfulness meditation and has been practicing since 2007. She has been facilitating parenting groups teaching both mindful parenting along with Positive Discipline. She works with a broad variety of parents including parents with students in private schools, women in transitional housing, and parents of infants and tots through teens. She has experience working in private and community-based settings.
Lynne has an international background and is sensitive to cultural needs and the challenge of raising kids in a culture different from your own. She is the mother of three young adults who have been her best teachers. Lynne Brazg M.Ed (Counseling) is a parent educator and coach with over 18 years of experience working with children and parents from all backgrounds and ages in a variety of settings.