The following programs are presented by The Resource Place at the JCC.
Parenting comes complete with a wide range of emotions, expectations and responsibilities. Learn techniques and strategies that will allow you to be more present in your parenting. With practice, not only can mindful parenting help you connect on a deeper level with your child, but you will increase your awareness and enjoyment of each of these precious moments that pass by quickly. Price includes lunch.
Our daughters live in a world bombarded with messages from the media about how to look and how to act. Together in a non-threatening environment, explore the ideas of self-love and self-acceptance. Through discussion and yoga, we will explore our strength to face challenges and our or ability to support each other. We will listen to our hearts, share laughter, joy and connection.
Sunday, February 8, 1-3 pm (ages 11-14 and moms), 3:30-5:30 pm (ages 15-18 and moms)
Students who benefit from 504/IEPs in high school (and middle school) benefit from extended planning in the college search process. Join us as we discuss ways to enhance skills while in high school, how to identify schools that will continue to provide the supports that have ensured success for your child currently, and ways to engage your student in the choice process to reduce stress for the whole family. Topics to be covered included standardized testing, college visits, and identifying and anticipating a student's needs in a post secondary environment. Fees are per family.
Planning for college can be intimidating as you and your high schooler consider his/her future plans. We will navigate these uncharted waters with an overview of what to expect as you begin the college search, selection, and application process. Tips and hints will be provided and myths will be dispelled. There will be time for discussion and questions. Fees are per family.
There's no way to be a perfect parent, yet lots of ways to be a good one. Join us for this workshop where we will focus on our parenting skills along with the importance of self-care.
Mike Miller has been telling stories as a teacher, camp counselor, and professional storyteller for over 30 years. He loves entertaining grandparents, parents and children of all ages. Join us for this FREE monthly event.
Girl Power is an innovative self-empowerment program for 5th-8th grade girls emphasizing being comfortable in your own skin. Combining an hour of yoga with discussion, journal writing and art, we explore how to manage stress and delve into how the media, self-care, our feelings and our thoughts influence our choices. This program also teaches media literacy (how to think differently about the images that are put upon us as women and girls by the media).
Sign your daughter up for one or all three programs. Each two hour workshop will focus on a different topic and each yoga portion of the class will introduce new poses that connect with the day's theme.
Sunday, March 8, 3-5 pm What Self Care Really Means
Sunday, April 12, 3-5 pm How Our Feelings and Thoughts Influence Our Choices
Sunday, May 3, 3-5 pm Media Literacy- How the Media Wants Us to Feel Bad about Ourselves and What we Can do About It
In this 6 week course we will scale the challenges that face us as parents and explore timeless insights from Jewish wisdom to instill values, foster independence, and ensure the long-term success and emotional well being of our children.