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May 2, 2017 | Parent Talk: Tackling Technology

Carol Muleta Parenting Courses Parent Talk: Tackling Technology

Our children and technology… where to start?!

With all of the other challenges that have faced parents throughout time immemorial, this is a parenting burden that is unique to our age.  How to manage the lure and fascination that technology is to our children when, if we're honest, we're barely managing it for ourselves!

Technology brings the world effortlessly into our children's lives in so many wonderful ways:  educational opportunities, science culture, and entertainment.  Our children can discover things in moments that would have taken many of us hours, possibly days, not to mention a trip to the library or museum to learn.  We had to get out into your neighbourhoods, visit interesting and stimulating places, read books, and talk to people.

What a tremendous win… for us!

We are raising the “screen generation”.  These young lives are literally being lived through that device that, for many, lives in their hands.  So new is this phenomena that the greater effects have yet to be identified.

Let's get serious about how technology is impacting our kids… and what you can do about it!

On behalf of the Parent Encouragement Program, Inc.

WHEN:  May 2, 2017

WHERE: Glebe Elementary School, Arlington, VA

March 18, 2017 | Ahead of the Game: Success Strategies for Parenting Student Athletes

Ahead of the Game: Success Strategies forCarol Muleta Parenting Courses Parenting Student Athletes

Involving your child in athletics from an early age will provide her with any number of huge benefits that can be nurtured and developed throughout her life.

Team spirit and cooperation, coordination, leadership, physical and mental strength, as well as invaluable interpersonal skills. Additionally, kids learn to cope with frustration and loss while developing the all-important skill of fortitude and perseverance… even when the game may be going entirely in the other team's favor.

With the numerous challenges that come with sport, so do the essentials to building confidence and competence, particularly in the face of loss.

This is where they learn the importance of taking care of their bodies and how to make choices that support their health and fitness.  These are lessons that are invaluable as they grow into adulthood with healthy bodies and minds.

Learn how you can nurture your child's athleticism and aspirations, while supporting a healthy, positive and confident attitude towards their sport, their teammates and their opponents, as well as themselves.

Presented with CTAB Hoops.

WHEN:  March 18, 2017

WHERE: Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA

March 7, 2017 | Parent Talk: Raising I-Can Kids

Carol Muleta Parenting Course Raising I Can Kids

We all want to instill a can-do attitude in our children so that they can take on new challenges and learn to believe in their own competency regardless of the situation.

It is through a sense of competence that self-confidence developed.  Children develop confidence, not because we parents consistently tell them how wonderful they are, but through their independent achievements, large and small.  Words of encouragement are important, but words of praise ring empty unless they refer to a specific effort, achievement or ability, particularly if newly acquired or nurtured.

Learn how to instill that all-important sense of confidence and can-do attitude in your children, the sense of “I can!” confidence is developed, regardless of the challenge.

On behalf of the Parent Encouragement Program, Inc.

WHEN:  March 7, 2017

WHERE: Overlee Preschool, Arlington, VA

Oct 11-Dec 6, 2016 | Parenting Class: Parenting Preschoolers

Carol Muleta parenting class Parenting Preschoolers

She’s no longer a baby and his toddler years are coming to a close – whew!  Next up:  Preschool.

These are known as the Wonder Years.  Self-management, independence and learning to control emotions… most of the time!  So much is being learned through these special years including cooperation, sharing and empathy.

Learn how to do your best to bring out the best in your little one during these integral, formative years.

On behalf of the Parent Encouragement Program, Inc.

WHEN:  October 11, 2016 – December 6, 2016 (Weekly)

WHERE:  St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA

October 11, 2016 | Parent Talk: Raising I-Can Kids

We all want to instill a can-do attitude in our children so that they can take on new challenges and learn to believe in their own competency regardless of the situation.

It is through a sense of competence that self-confidence developed.  Children develop confidence, not because we parents consistently tell them how wonderful they are, but through their independent achievements, large and small.  Words of encouragement are important, but words of praise ring empty unless they refer to a specific effort, achievement or ability, particularly if newly acquired or nurtured.

Learn how to instill that all-important sense of confidence and can-do attitude in your children, the sense of “I can!” confidence is developed, regardless of the challenge.

On behalf of the Parent Encouragement Program, Inc.

WHEN:  October 11, 2016 (Weekly)

WHERE:  Providence Nursery School, Annandale, VA

April 5-May 24, 2016 | PEPI: Parenting 5 – 12 Year-Olds

Carol Muleta parenting courses

These are the blossoming middle years of your child's development.  So many changes and such a wonderful age to parent!

Your child is eager for more independence and he's proving so much more capable of contributing to the home and family.  Routines can be much more easily managed and followed, responsibilities can be better shared and, really, it can seem a very pleasant and settled time in the household.

However, despite the growing competency and sense of responsibility of your child, your youngster still needs a lot from you.  Your supervision is still required and your guidance still incredibly significant during this stage of development.

Learn how to do your best to bring out the best in your child during these important, and still very formative middle years.

On behalf of the Parent Encouragement Program, Inc.

WHEN:  April 5, 2016 – May 24, 2016 (Weekly)

WHERE:  St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA

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Jan 12-Mar 1, 2016 | Parenting Class: Parenting Preschoolers

She's no longer a baby and his toddler years are coming to a close – whew!  Next up:  Preschool.

These are known as the Wonder Years.  Self-management, independence and learning to control emotions… most of the time!  So much is being learned through these special years including cooperation, sharing and empathy.

Learn how to do your best to bring out the best in your little one during these integral, formative years.

On behalf of the Parent Encouragement Program, Inc.

WHEN:  January 12, 2016 – March 1, 2016 (Weekly)

WHERE:  St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA