Classes & Workshops
From general parenting to understanding teenage development and communication, I offer a variety of classes and training workshops for parents, youth, educators, and other professionals.
Prepare Your Teen For Their Future
(3 separate classes that can be taken together)
When: Summer 2018: Saturdays July 14, 21 & 28 from 10am-1pm
Where: Cabrillo College Campus rm 1522 - 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos
Cost: Each session is $32 or ALL 3 sessions for $85
How: Register at
Class #1: The New Territory of the Teenage Years
Feel like your child has changed overnight and no longer listens toanything you have to say? This class explains why that is by offering parents greater knowledge of this new developmental phase. Explore what you want for your child and gain a clearer perspective on how to navigate what lies ahead. Learn about the changes occurring in the teenage brain and the importance of brain function for clear communication. This class also teaches simple and effective tools to gain cooperation and encourage participation in the family, the household and future aspirations.
When: Saturday, July 14, 10 am – 1 pm
Class #2: Preparing Your Teen for Their Future
Learn how you can help prepare your teen for their future as you move from the pilot’s seat into the co-pilot’s seat. This class will explore the changing role parents must play as their teenagers individuate. It also addresses how to develop your teen’s sense of intrinsic motivation so that they become active agents in preparing for their future. Understand how to avoid parenting from a place of unresolved issues of your own past. Develop communication skills to promote cooperation, and help build accountability and responsibility!
When: Saturday, July 21, 10 am – 1 pm
Class #3: Parents & Teens Together, Setting the Course
The final class in the series invites the teenagers to attend with their parents. Having both parents and teenagers in class is an opportunity to explore ways to work in partnership on mutual goals. Together, they will practice establishing routines for studying and family life with family meetings, and making agreements on issues of importance. Both parents and teenagers will learn tools for improved communication and see change as a continuum with opportunities for the future.
When: Saturday, July 28, 10 am – 1 pm
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 is group open to parents of teens all throughout Santa Cruz County. These groups are based on the principals of Positive Discipline but will be led in a support group format versus an instructional class series.
When: Last Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm -- CURRENTLY CLOSED
Where: 840 N Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz - Branciforte Small School's Library
How: Just come join us! Meetings are drop-in. If you have questions you are welcome to call or email Stephanie at 831-920-3835
There are no current workshops scheduled.