Parent Education

Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity, and Social Cruelty in Childhood

September 11, 2017

Mt Tam Speaker Series

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Mount Tamalpais School in Mill Valley.

Mount Tamalpais School in Mill Valley is excited to present its first Bringing It Home Parent Education Speaker Series event with Michael Thompson’s talk: Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity, and Social Cruelty in Childhood. Mr. Thompson’s talk is open to the public. Please join us on Tuesday, September 26 from 7–8:30 pm on our campus in Summit Hall.

Wisdom for Fathers from "Dad's Playbook"

June 1, 2014

Dad's PlaybookSometimes even Dad needs some great parenting advice, and who better to offer that than some of the greatest sports coaches ever? That's the idea behind Bay Area parent educator and author Tom Limbert's book Dad's Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time (Chronicle Books, 2012).

Dad's Playbook gathers together more than 100 inspiring quotes from the all-time great sports coaches. This makes a lot of sense, since dads do the same things that great coaches do: motivate, mentor, discipline, lead, inspire, teach, praise, and love. Tom's book contains bits of wisdom from coaches like John Madden, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Jackson, and many others, and applies them to all aspects of fatherhood. The book also contains a foreword by 49ers hall of fame quarterback (and dad, of course) Steve Young.

Class: The Art of Setting Boundaries with Your Strong Willed Child

October 30, 2012

Strong willed childDoes your child:

  • Refuse to listen to the rules?
  • Generally seem difficult?
  • Test you constantly?
  • Throw a fit when they don't get their way?

Strong willed children can become a major source of frustration for parents. Come and learn some basic guidelines that will give you more confidence and make you feel more grounded in your parenting. Sessions take place on November 13 and 20 from 7:30 to 9 pm at Parenthood Partners, 1010 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Suite 204 in Kentfield.

The class is led by Melissa Lapides, a mother of three children and a marriage and family therapist who specializes in parenting issues and child behavior support. Melissa will discuss not only how to set limits, draw healthy boundaries, and create consistency, but will also have parents start to reflect on how their actions contribute to and create a dynamic. She'll talk about value based parenting and working toward a parenting style that is authoritative and empathic and compassionate at the same time. This workshop is ideal for parents with children of all ages.

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