Parent Empowerment University Returning In March

The Newtown Parent Connection, Inc., in partnership with Brookfield CARES, announces the return of its popular, parent education day. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 22, from 8 am to 2:30 pm, at Newtown Middle School. Registration is necessary for attendees and children.

This collaboration is offered to parents and caregivers who wish to be proactive and learn positive parenting strengths for raising children of all ages.

This year’s keynote speaker is Jane Nelsen, EdD, LMFT, noted author and accomplished educator in the field of Positive Discipline. Her topic is “How to Empower Your Children and Yourselves!”

Among some of the topics Dr Nelsen will touch upon are the five criteria for positive discipline, the tools and concepts of positive discipline; and unique characteristics of the positive discipline modal.

“Children will listen to you after they feel listened to,” said Dr Nelsen. “Compliments and appreciation bring us closer. Finding ways to compliment your children can be a very valuable parent tool.”

Dr Nelsen has written a number of books, including a series of Positive Discipline titles, Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World and From Here to Serenity: Four Principles for Understanding Who You Really Are, and articles including “I Love You and the Answer is No,” “When Parents Lose It” and “Empowering vs Enabling?”

Her keynote promises to be quite wide-ranging to appeal to families with children of all ages.

Additional speakers and their topics will be announced in upcoming weeks.

Kids University is a free program for children ages 3-11. With music, games, and special guests that provide entertainment for everyone, the offering is always a hit.  The only thing that is needed is for parents  to clarify how many children they are registering and if they will be staying for lunch. A waiver form can be pre-printed and brought on March 22 or they can be filled in during check-in that morning.

“Tuition” is $5 per adult.  A complimentary continental breakfast and lunch are offered. 

Registration can be done online at www.newtownparentconnection.org. Payment is via PayPal or any major credit card.

For additional information, call the Newtown Parent Connection office at 203-270-1600 and leave a message.


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