Workshops



SPRING 2017

WORKSHOPS AND COACHING

NYC

New Classes Begin April 25, 26 and 30!



How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

(Based on the bestselling book by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish)


Learn skills that make life with children easier and more satisfying


      1. Discipline without hurting or alienating

      2. Cope with your child’s negative feelings

      3. Engage your child’s willing cooperation

      4. Help your child develop a realistic and positive self-image

      5. Foster an atmosphere of love and respect

      6. Resolve conflicts peacefully



Wednesday mornings:

Seven-Week Workshop includes BONUS review session

Time: 9:30 - 11:15am

Dates: 4/26, 5/03, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 + 6/7 Bonus Review

Location: Silver Music, 218 West 72nd Street, #2FW, NYC

Fee: $575 per person






Tuesday evenings:

Seven-Week Workshop includes BONUS review session

Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm

Dates: 4/25, 5/02, 5/09, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 + 6/13 Bonus Review (skip 6/6)

Location: Silver Music, 218 West 72nd Street, #2FW, NYC

Fee: $575 per person







*NEW Class Added...


Three Sundays Intensive:

Three-Week Intensive Workshop (3 hours per session) will cover all the How to Talk skills

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Dates: 4/30, 5/7, 5/21 (skip 5/14 for Mother’s Day)

Location: Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, 68th Floor, NYC

Fee: $575 per person


*This three-week intensive is designed for people who find it difficult to attend weekly and/or weekday classes. We will cover all the skills taught in How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, but in a more condensed way. There will also be time for coaching around specific issues that come up in your family. Come prepared to soak in a ton of information and leave with a toolbox full of parenting skills!







For all Classes:

You will receive a workbook at the first session.  For How to Talk... you will need to buy two books which will be read throughout the course, Liberated Parents/Liberated Children and  How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, both by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.


Refund and cancellation policy: There will be a $100 cancellation fee per person up to 48 hours prior to the start of the first class. If you need to cancel thereafter, you may apply the remaining credit towards a future workshop.


Class size is limited -- register now to reserve your spot!



Private Coaching


If you don't find a class that works with your schedule, consider private coaching or contact me about hosting a class in your home or office...



Shelly works with individuals and couples to help them create a family life they truly love!  Whether it's getting the emotional temperature down in the house through yelling cessation and other means, smoother transitions such as getting out the door in the morning/to bed at night, increasing cooperation, homework hassles...you name it -- coaching can help get things on track for you and your family.



Masterclass:

Focus on expanding and deepening your parenting skill set.


Masterclass an ongoing small group class designed for those parents who want regular in-depth support for their parenting journey.  This class is recommended for parents who:

 

  1. Found the skills in How to Talk So Kids Will Listen super helpful and want to keep the learning front and center

  2. Struggle to stay patient in order to access more helpful words or actions in the moment

  3. Either lose your temper or cave when you’d rather not. 'Kind and firm' is a nice theory. but feels out of reach or unrealistic much of the time

  4. Raise the bar in your parenting practice

  5. Want to better connection with your child(ren)

  6. Enjoy the support of other Moms who are also struggling to love their children well, listen without judgment, share ideas and encourage you toward your goals


Dates and Location: TBD, Stay tuned!

SIx-Week Workshop

Date: Thursday mornings

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Location: Upper Westside

Fee:


Please note: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen is recommended prior to this course, but not required.  Masterclass is a weekly commitment that reaps huge benefits.  It is a fun class and incredibly rewarding.  Weekly attendance is encouraged.


Refund and cancellation policy: There will be a $100 cancellation fee per person up to 48 hours prior to the start of the first class. If you need to cancel thereafter, you may apply the remaining credit towards a future workshop.



Corporate and private classes available


Shelly offers lunchtime classes at corporate sites - a great way for working parents to gain skills without losing precious family time in the evening.  

Or, consider hosting a class in your home with other parents from your school or community.  



If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Shelly at:

Email: shelly@shellymacdonald.com

Phone: 917-716-8475




Siblings Without Rivalry

(Based on the bestselling book by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish)


Learn the skills that will help your children get along

  1. Help children express negative feelings without hurting each other

  2. Treat children unequally and still be fair

  3. Free your children from harmful roles such as "bully" or "victim"

  4. Respond helpfully when children fight

  5. Promote an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competition

  6. Resolve conflicts peacefully


You will receive a workbook at the first session. You will need to purchase the book, Siblings Without Rivalry by Faber/MazlishPrior to class, it is recommended, though not required, to read How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Liberated Parents, Liberated Children by Faber/Mazlish. 



Good Vibes...



“The workshop has at heart a simple idea: acknowledging your child's feelings.  But what a hard task!  It's like learning a foreign language that opens a new world for your family.”  –Lisa and Ken, parents of 5 yr-old and teen-ager


“Reading the text isn't enough to fully profit from these helpful books. Taking the class makes it all really sink in…and being in a group provides support.  I highly recommend the class!” –Deborah, mother of 6 and 9 yr-olds


“This course helped me regain a sense of control--of myself: instead of losing my temper and resorting to punishment, I now have a repertoire of techniques that minimize the battles and reduce the decibel level in our household.  It's still hard to get 3 children to do what I ask when I ask, but our days are calmer, my children are happier--and so is their mother!” –Nan, mother of 3-yr-old twins and 8 yr old


"I took Shelly’s class because a mother who had such a positive experience brought her child for a visit and I began inquiring about the dramatic difference from his previous visits. I was so struck with how good the kid was, I began researching and registered for the first class with Shelly I could get myself into." -Dr. Julie Luttinger, MD, Park Avenue Pediatrics

  

"The Master Class has helped me to look further into my practice as a parent. After taking How to Talk and Siblings, I was transformed as a mom and looking to further my commitment to sane parenting. The Master Class has been an invaluable support system for me. The camaraderie that exists and shared understanding of the How to Talk skills reinforces what I have learned in the past and continue to work on with my evolving family."   -Tara, mother of 6 and 11 yr olds