What we're about

Parenting is such an amazing adventure! In this informal group, we will explore and talk about challenges, opportunities, and discoveries along the way. Our aim is after each MeetUp, you take home a parenting tip, strategy, or idea you can implement immediately. During this surreal pandemic, ALL presentations are online via Zoom. Topics may include:

• Bullying/cyberbullying

• Helping children and siblings build friendships

• Co-Parenting as a team (married or separated)

• Internet Safety and Parenting in the Digital Age

• Building Self-esteem in our Children

• Positive discipline and learning what is your discipline style?

Lots more!

Parenting Enrichment! will cover topics relevant to parents of preschoolers through children in middle/high school. ALL parents --- single /sole, coupled, separated, divorced, married, LGBTQ, foster, grandparents are WELCOME!

About the Organizer: Richard Halpern has over 25 years experience advising parents on how to positively manage their children's behavior while promoting self-esteem and healthy choices. He is a Parent Educator for Multnomah Family Court, previously he spent years working in public education and family services. He also meets one on one with parents to develop positive strategies to deal with challenging behavior.

Most importantly, he has "been there" parenting and positively co-parenting his two (now grown) kiddos as a married, then divorced dad. He earned a Masters Degree in Counseling and is certified to teach Nurturing Parenting and Positive Discipline curriculum.

For more information please visit Coach4Parents (https://coach4parents.com/).

Important: The Parenting Enrichment! MeetUp is NOT group therapy or crisis intervention. If you are in immediate crisis, please contact (in Portland): https://multco.us/mhas/mental-health-crisis-intervention or call 800 716-9769, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ at 1 800 273-8255

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