Our Seminars & Workshops

Empowered Parenting works constantly to identify topics of interest for parents and develops seminars and workshops in partnership with members of the local community. Please email us if you or your community would like to see a particular topic addressed. Or join our mailing list if you would like to learn about future offerings.

                                                                      ***  Summer 2011  ***

Enhance Your Parenting through Improv!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7-9 pm @ MoBu, 1605 Church Street, $30
@ MoBu Dance Studio, 1605 Church Street
Deepen your communication with your child and/or partner in this fun, interactive workshop with Chris Miller and Ann Swanberg of LifePlays. Practice being present and staying connected as allies through whatever unfolds. Leave with a set of tools to take home that will help bring out the best in you and those around you. Come on your own or make it a date night! Register

As Cofounders of LifePlays, Chris Miller and Ann Swanberg bring the powerfully transformative skills of Improv to communities and innovative workplaces. They have taught and/or performed with Impulse Theatre, ImprovWorks, BATS Improv and the Academy of Art College. Corporate clients include the Siddha Yoga Foundation, Google, Genentech, the World Health Organization and Whole Foods Markets.

*** For GGMG parents ***

Your Aware Baby (4-8M)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 12-1:30 pm

Join Empowered Parenting's Liz Lian Ungar to learn, share and discuss ways to support your child's changing physical, social and emotional needs.

Liz Lian Ungar, founder of Empowered Parenting, works with parents, community members and educators to bring innovative approaches to education. She blends over 15 years' experience in transformative change, education and small group facilitation.

Baby Steps to Reading: Growing a Reader Naturally (18-36M)
Thursday, August 11, 2011, 7-8:30 pm  *CANCELED*
Read with your baby a few 15 minutes a day. but research tells us it isn't enough. Come learn with Zaretta Hammond, literacy specialist, what research on the brain and early childhood reveals are the real building blocks for reading.

Zaretta Hammond, Owner and Chief Instructional Strategist of Transformative Learning Solutions, has deep experience in the design and development of reading development programs and seminars. She has also worked extensively with teachers, tutors and parents to incorporate culturally responsive pedagogy and neuroscience to support reading.

The Toddler Transition: From First Steps to First Words (12-18M)
Thursday, August 18, 2011, 7-8:30 pm   **** WAITLIST ONLY ****
Join Rebecca Walsh, founder of Early Childhood Matters, to explore ways that foster good communication, connection and curiosity in your emerging toddler.

Rebecca Walsh, founder of Early Childhood Matters, has over thirteen years experience in early childhood education. With degrees in Child Development and Religion and Psychology, Rebecca has spent years working with diverse student populations as lead teacher, director and parent educator. To learn more about Rebecca and her work, please visit her website at www.earlychildhoodmatters.org.

Past Seminars

Understanding Your Toddler (18-36M)
Demystifying Kindergarten Enrollment for SF Public Schools
SF Parental Essentials - For New and Expecting Parents

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