Upcoming Events

Parenting Crash Course

Parenting Crash Course in Cory Merrill

Thursday, April 26

6:30-8:30 pm

Want to sharpen your parenting skills but don’t have time to attend class for 8 weeks?  Come to this parenting crash course, which provides practical tools and techniques that can change the way your family relates to each other, sets boundaries and limits and ultimately can make parenting more fun and less stressful.

The parenting skills covered will include:

  • How to handle misbehavior, melt downs, and tantrums in a more calm and confident manner
  • techniques to end whining and arguing
  • how to get kids to listen to you the FIRST TIME you ask
  • how to replace lectures, threads and bribes with opportunities to connect with your child
  • how to end arguing and power struggles

FAQs

What is class like?

Attending this parenting class always involves some laughs as well as some thought-provoking discussions. Brittni’s emphasis is on helping parents build healthy, strong relationships with their kids that will last a lifetime.

During each class parents will:

• Hear real-life parenting success stories

• Do simple exercises to bring the concepts to life

• Ask questions about specific parenting issues

• Problem solve with other parents

What ages does the workshop apply to?

All techniques taught will be applicable to all children agest 2-18, with the exception of one technique that is only applicable to children under age 4.

Where is this located?

A member of the Stapleton community has generously offered to host this workshop at her home in Conservatory Green.  Once you register for this event, Brittni will contact you with more details on the location.

Register here.

Emotion Coaching Workshop

Sunday, April 29

1:00-4:30 pm

Sam Gary Library 2961 Roslyn Street Denver, CO 80238

Emotion coaching helps parents guide their children through life’s ups and downs in a way that builds confidence, resilience and strong relationships. Developed by Dr. John Gottman, author of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, this process helps your child learn how emotions work and how to behave in healthy ways when feelings are strong-skills that help them thrive socially and academically.

The Gottman Institute has come up with some very basic formulas, based on studying families who were successful, to build emotional intelligence in children. This means helping children understand their emotions by recognizing what they are feeling, and why. To do this well, parents need to teach their kids to manage feelings in a positive way so that they can eventually regulate their own behavior.

In this course, we follow the research of the Gottmans and then put that information into practice and skill building. Though developing emotional intelligence is a lifelong journey, children with parents who Emotion Coach do better in school, have more friends, and tend to lead happy, productive, and self-managed lives as adults.

This course will give you the tools needed to become an emotionally responsive parent, and in turn, will help you create emotionally intelligent children.

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of emotions and what role they play in our daily life
  • How to recognize, respond to, and validate what your child is feeling
  • How to be an effective emotion coach using the 5 Steps of Emotion Coaching with children of any age
  • Ways to express understanding and empathy
  • How to effectively set limits and problem-solve with your children

Register here.

When The Bough Breaks - A Documentary About Postpartum Depression

“When the Bough Breaks: A Documentary About Postpartum Depression” FREE Screening + Panel Discussion

Thursday, May 3rd

6:00-8:00 pm

Location: MCA Stapleton:  7350 E 29th Ave #300, Denver, CO 80238

Please join me in spreading awareness, education, and hope about maternal mental health at this FREE screening of “When The Bough Breaks.” In honor of maternal mental health month in May, I will also hold a Panel Discussion with survivors of PPD, therapists, and others in the maternal mental health field after the screening.

When The Bough Breaks is a documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, this shocking film uncovers this very public health issue which affects 1 in 5 new mothers after childbirth.

The film follows Lindsay Gerszt, a mother who has been suffering from PPD for six years. Lindsay agrees to let the cameras document her and give us an in depth look at her path to recovery. We meet women who have committed infanticide and families who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Babies are dying, women aren’t speaking out and the signs are being missed. When The Bough Breaks takes us on a journey to find answers and break the silence. This film also features stories from singer Carnie Wilson, actress Tanya Newbould, celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira and Peggy Tanous of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Reserve your free ticket here.