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Parent Educational Workshops

Playhouse's commitment to education doesn't stop with preschoolers. Each year, we host a variety of workshops for parents to learn more about parenting techniques, social topics, and navigating the behavioral issues that can arise in all children. These workshops are open to the community, and all parents are encouraged to come learn from the experts and each other. Below are the Playhouse 2020 parenting workshops. 


Jesse Basset 
Good Grief
Listening and talking to children about loss

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 pm at Playhouse

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Dr. Laura Markham
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids:
How to help children WANT to cooperate without yelling, bribes, threats of punishment.

Saturday, March  28th, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 pm
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Montclair

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats?  Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict?  Dr. Laura Markham gives you practical everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control.  

Tickets are $25 per person and my be purchased in advance at Playhouse, online here or at the door. 

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Raina Koterba
Occupational Therapist & Founder, FTC Kids

Sensory Integration in Children

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 pm at Playhouse

Are you seeing actions, moods, or behaviors in your child which baffle you?  This workshop will help parents identify a 'behavior" that may be troubling and/or problematic and describe the sensory reasoning behind it.  You will leave with tips and strategies for understanding and positively accommodating your child's needs.  

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