YWCA Bergen County invites parents to " Raising Children Who Want To Thrive" workshops.

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014


A three-part series designed to help parents meet the challenges of raising strong and healthy children in today's world

Ridgewood, NJ--Jan. 22, 2014--YWCA Bergen County will host "Raising Children Who a want to Thrive", a three-part workshop series designed to help parents support their children in meeting the challenges of growing up strong and healthy in today's world. Workshops will be held on February 3, 10 and 24, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm at the YWCA Early Learning Center, 98 Pleasant Ave., Upper Saddle River, NJ.

"Many parents are struggling to communicate effectively with their children, and to know how to best to guide them in dealing with difficult issues on a daily basis," said Helen Archontou, the YWCA's Chief Executive Officer. "We feel that it's important to offer programs like this that not only support parents, but empower them to make a tangible difference in their children's lives."

Licensed mental health professional, Rose Celia Rosato, MA, LPC, will combine presentations and interactive discussions as she leads parents through each workshop. "Our goal is to provide families with enhanced insight as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to encourage their children to want to thrive," said Rosato.

Workshop 1 will focus on helping parents understand key factors that influence their child's development and how parental guidance can encourage children to be strong and healthy. Workshop 2 will begin with a presentation on developmental milestones with a special emphasis on child development and self-esteem; parents also will privately fill out a questionnaire identifying specific issues pertaining to their child. The final workshop will include information on how parents can effectively communicate with their children and the opportunity to create a personalized plan for guiding their children based on individual needs.

The cost is $25 per workshop or $70 for the series (parents must take Workshop 1 in order to take 2 and 3). Onsite babysitting is available. For more information or to register, visit ywcaparentingworkshops.eventbrite.com or call 201-444-5600 ext. 400.