Parenting Classes at the JCC

The JCC offers Parenting Workshops at a very affordable rate, not only for JCC Members, but the Community at-large. Workshops focus on a wide variety of topics, all relating to managing the kids. Workshops are Free for JCC Members; there is a $10 charge per adult for Non-Members.

All participants must be pre-registered in order to attend the workshops; drop-ins and refunds will not be honored. Registration closes the day before the workshop. Babysitting is available for JCC Members at the JCare rate by calling 210-302-6820.


10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

Come to this workshop to learn how to incorporate phrases into your parenting repertoire that will promote intrinsic motivation and a positive emotional connection. We’ll discuss a list of the top ten words that can be eliminated from your vocabulary and substituted with words that are more effective and developmentally appropriate.

Facilitator: Cindy Berman

Helping Kids Recognize, Manage and Express Their Feelings (and Why It Is So Important)

Young children typically “act out” how they feel. In this workshop, parents and caregivers will learn ways to help children recognize and name their feelings along with helping children express emotions in more appropriate ways. Parents will also discuss the major role they play in their child’s emotional intelligence.

Facilitator: Cindy Berman

Understanding Temper Tantrums

Fits of screaming, crying, biting, hitting... tantrums are familiar to most of us. Even still, these moments can overwhelm and frighten children and parents alike. In this workshop, we will explore how to best help a child when they are melting down – and how to minimize meltdowns in the first place.

Facilitator: Laine Lipsky, MAT, Parent Educator

JCC Parenting Classes are Sponsored in part by Massage Heights Deerfield Crossing.