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Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111

Parent Support Groups

Two FREE, drop-in support groups -- Mamas & Papas (for LGBTQ families) and Caregiver Cafés (for nonparental caregivers) -- will be offered on a monthly basis in 2010, thanks to a grant from First 5 Alameda County with support from Peet's Coffee & Tea and Casa Latina in Berkeley. Supervised activities for young children 2-4 years old are held concurrently. Each month's meeting date and time is posted in the sidebar of the current issue of Tot-Mail

Monthly meeting space is also available on Tuesday mornings for Parent-to-Parent Cafés so that other parent support groups can meet -- multiracial families, parents of twins, single parents and others on request -- for a nominal fee. For an additional charge, trained parent education facilitators can be contracted through Habitot to lead these groups and discussions on topics of need/interest. Our Parenting Education staff can help you design a support program suited to your needs.

To receive email updates about Mamas & Papas, Caregiver Cafés, or to inquire about starting a new Parent-to-Parent Café, please contact us at 510-647-1111 x 16 or parented@habitot.org

LGBTW Families
with Our Family
Wednesday, December 1, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Caregiver Cafe
Tuesday, December 14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Parent Support Group Offered in January!

Parent-to-Parent Communication
Thursday, January 20, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All parents want to raise happy, secure and loving kids. The good news is that there are proven parenting methods that will help you succeed. Local psychologist, mom, and parent coach, Dr. Erica Reischer, will lead this free, interactive workshop that will touch on:

  • The ABCs of positive parenting: Acceptance, Boundaries, Consistency
  • 10 things great parents do
  • How to redirect challenging behavior
  • Why poorly worded praise can undermine kids’ motivation and achievement
       and what to do instead
  • How to help your kids manage stress, disappointment and other intense emotions
  • The importance of cultivating gratitude and other happiness habits in your family

  • Facilitator:
    Erica Reischer, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and parent coach. She has published several articles on optimal functioning, the mind/body connection, cultural difference, and children/adolescents in prominent journals. Through individual consultations and group workshops specifically for families of young children, her work with clients is both compassionate and pragmatic. Her practice focuses on proven, research-tested methods for effectively navigating the everyday challenges of life with children.

    FREE with registration 510-647-1111 x 14.

    Childcare available in Museum for $10/per child; $7.50 for siblings.
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