Parenting Classes / Workshops

Parenting Class Schedule

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Thursday MorningHow to be the Best Parent on the Block
Wednesday Class for Parents with children ages 3-9
10 am - 11:30 am
, Upper East Side

one parent

saturday morning workshopsLearn Positive Discipline that Works!
Saturday Half Day Class geared to full-time working parents, couples and fathers of children 3-10
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

one parent

two parents

Thursday MorningHow to be a Loving and Skillful Grandparent
Thursday class for Grandparents, Upper East Side
3 sessions - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

one grandparent


Thursday MorningRaising Children: Practical Solutions for Everyday Problems
Parents of children ages 3 - 10 will have the opportunity to ask questions and bring their concerns to a seasoned parenting professional.
9:00 - 10:15 am
October 4, 2017

$300 one person

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A Family Membership is required to attend this Event.

Tuesday AfternoonWould-be Grandmas & Parents of Grown Kids Still Single
10 - 11:30 am


$100 per person


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Class / Workshop Information:

With Love and Skill

This is a unique opportunity to support those of us who are experiencing the joys and challenges of grandparenting. Whether you're a new grandparent or more seasoned, there is much we can learn from each other.

-What to do when you disagree with the way your kids are parenting
-How to practice the most effective skills as a grandparent
-How to be helpful without being intrusive
-When to step back and when to intervene
-How to avoid playing favorites

Thursday Dates:
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

More info on this program >>

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Parenting Workshop
Be the Best Parent on the Block

Parenting Class for parents of adolescents 12 and older. Emphasis on improving two-way communication, learning to notice and encourage the positives and survive a teen's less than enthusiastic response to your firm stand on non-negotiable issues.

This is an informal, interactive workshop series and each parent's individual concerns will be discussed during the course of the sessions.

For parents of children ages 3 - 9

Learn to:
-Use alternatives to yelling, bribing, threatening and nagging
-Minimize fighting and squabbling
-Effectively praise and minimally criticize
-Express anger without insults
-Discipline as a team with your spouse

Wednesday Dates:

Time: 10 am - 11:30 am

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Learn Positive Discipline
that Works

Parenting Class for full-time working parents, couples and fathers of children 3-10. Do you nag, make empty threats, bribe, yell, or argue with your partner over your kids? Then this workshop is for you!

Learn to:
-Avoid daily battles
-Love without spoiling
-Set limits without being punitive
-Express anger without hurt or harm
-Handle disagreements between parents over discipline

Saturday Date - Upper West Side:
Oct. 22, 2016

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30pm

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Meet the Teacher!

Nancy Samalin is an internationally known parenting educator, best-selling author and workshop leader. Using concrete examples, stories, anecdotes and dialogs from actual parents, Nancy specializes in a hands-on approach that combines practical advice with an upbeat, entertaining style and plenty of humor. Although these are group workshops, Nancy will make time to address your individual concerns.

Parenting Class Feedback

Kathleen M., NYC writes . . .

"As a long time fan of Nancy Samalin and her classes / workshops, I recommend that you consider coming to see what it's all about. If you've ever felt frustrated or helpless dealing with your child, Nancy will help you to find solutions that work for YOU! I have learned that as we are all different, so are our kids and the method that works best for peace and productive conversations for you and your family is not the same for another. Much of my recent personal growth I attribute to your workshop. Your wisdom has been invaluable to me. I have taken what I've learned about parenting to all aspects of my life as it is all related."

A couple who attended Nancy's half-day workshop wrote . . .

"My husband and I just took your most recent saturday class. I really didn't realize how helpful it all was until after we got home and started using our new skills- it is and I'm sure will continue to be a tremendous help to us! Though we thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, I could not have written (or yet known) on the evaluation you gave us after the class exactly how helpful it was and would be. Most of what you spoke about wasn't really new to us, however it was wonderful to be refreshed, fine-tuned and our confidence boosted. A long-standing sleep issue was quelled that very night night without any struggle or tears, and we had plenty of success dealing with the clashing's of our daughter and her favorite/least favorite playmate the following day. I was laughing to myself watching her parents intervene unsuccessfully over and over and finally felt sure of everything I was no longer doing!! A few words worked wonders and I stopped trying to fix everything. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. I look forward to reading your books which we have purchased and the others you listed for us and will refer as many people as we can to your workshops."

Lucy C. from New York City writes . . .

"Thank you for a TERRIFIC class / workshop, I have learned so much and feel like my daughters and I are closer as a result. I've put many of your techniques into practice here at home and have seen positive outcomes immediately. I'd love to have my husband attend one of our Saturday workshops either in the Spring or Fall."

Denise B., Birmingham, AL writes . . .

"I brought back the handouts from your Friday night presentation & my husband read them. Lo & behold, miracles DO happen. Your practical and thoughtful words have hit home. We've had several great discussions about authoritative vs. authoritarian parenting. We have decided not to watch TV while the children are awake and never EVER to put a TV in their rooms."

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"Nancy's workshop teaches a new language, a new way to communicate. It's the missing link, the difference between having to be a policeman or having a joyous relationship with your child."
--Joe Mishkin (a father in Nancy's workshop), New York, NY

"What I liked best about the workshop was being able to see my behavior in a new light, thanks to Nancy's astute leadership as well as the feedback from the group. You can't get that from a book. I would absolutely recommend Nancy's workshop. I can't think of a set of parents who wouldn't benefit".
--A mother in Nancy’s Tuesday workshop

"Best investment I ever made. I honestly believe this workshop should be a pre-requisite for parenthood."
--Jane Adato, New York, NY

"I love your workshop. We all learn a great deal from you and each other. Your approach is so humane, non-judgmental, respectful and insightful, it heartens us all that we can do better...Your genuine compassion means a lot to all the lives you have touched."
--Clora Kelly, New York, NY

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