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Classes and Workshops

for Parents



MAR   31   Monday


Anxiety in Children and Teens. 7 to 9 p.m. Caution and fear are distinctly different We will discuss how parents can role-model courageous beliefs in the process of developing what Dr. Frank Walton terms as the child's 'Psychological Muscle'. Preregister. FREE Bethesda Library, Bethesda, MD.

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April

APR   1   Tuesday


#Active4Autism Virtual 5K for Autism. Through Apr. 30. Organization for Autism Research (OAR) invites you to participate by completing your 5K "virtually" anywhere, anytime between Apr. 1 and Apr. 30. You can run or walk the 3.1 miles (5K) all at once, over the course of a week or the entire month. The registration fee is considered a charitable donation to OAR, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. $$ month. The registration fee is considered a charitable donation to OAR, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization..
Parenting Adopted Adolescents and Teenagers. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Parenting Adopted Adolescents and High School-Aged Teenagers is a discussion group open to parents of adopted adolescents and teenagers. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker. FREE The Barker Foundation, Bethesda, MD.

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APR   2   Wednesday


Parenting without Threats and Bribes. 7 to 9 p.m. Parenting tools will be the focus of this how-to workshop. While the use of rewards and threats in disciplining may be effective in controlling behavior in the immediate situation, over time it can decrease mutual respect in the relationship. Come and learn alternate approaches. Preregister. FREE White Oak Library, Silver Spring, MD.
Strengthening Your Parenting Skills (in Korean). 6:30 to 9 p.m. This ten-hour class is held in four 2 1/2 hour evening sessions. Basic parenting skills class for parents of infants to 12 year olds. Also held April 4, 9 and 11. $$ Dunn Loring Center, Dunn Loring, VA.

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APR   3   Thursday


Annual Teen Summit: Getting Real and Going In!. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. A forum for Montgomery County teens between the ages of 13 to 17 to discuss openly sexual health and responsibility. The forum offers teens the opportunity to openly discuss at-risk behaviors, including sex, substance abuse, FREE Bohrer Park Activity Center, Gaithersburg, MD.

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APR   4   Friday


Consignment Sale. Fri. 7 to 9 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to noon. High quality items for infants to teens, as well as maternity, for sale. Clothes, toys, books, furniture, baby equipment, household goods and more! Half Price Sales Sat. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Prince William Mothers of Multiples Club FREE Manassas Church of the Brethren, Manassas, VA.

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APR   5   Saturday


Arlington Kids' Stuff Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Trusted by shoppers as a well-organized, reliable source of all kid-related items. Our sale features gently used items from 100 consignors including clothes, toys, books, videos, games, puzzles and more for kids for birth to teen. FREE St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA.
Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This class meets the parent education guidelines developed by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Preregister. $$ Dunn Loring Center, Dunn Loring, VA.
Consignment Sale. Fri. 7 to 9 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to noon. High quality items for infants to teens, as well as maternity, for sale. Clothes, toys, books, furniture, baby equipment, household goods and more! Half Price Sales Sat. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Prince William Mothers of Multiples Club FREE Manassas Church of the Brethren, Manassas, VA.

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APR   6   Sunday


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APR   7   Monday


Sibshops. Kids ages 7 to 11. 2 to 5 p.m. Sibshops is an exciting program for siblings of children with special needs! Children will play games, make new friends and more! Preregister. Need more information call 571-226-8440 $$ Kilmer Center, Vienna, VA.

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APR   8   Tuesday


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APR   9   Wednesday


Education & Employment Options for IEP Students. 7 to 9 p.m. This event for students with IEPs and their parents will help you explore options for life after high school! Information tables, an overview of post-secondary options and workshops on supported employment, competitive employment and post-secondary education. Preregister. $$ Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA.
Tantrums, Whining and Backtalk. 7 to 9 p.m. Since the main factor in reducing tantrums is to prevent them in the first place, Dr. Rene will explore in detail the various ways to prevent tantrums - including how to chart the behavior, the benefits of knowing triggers and cue behaviors, and teaching about emotions and ways to calm. We will also cover ways to best lessen whining and backtalk. Preregister. $$ The Church of Saint Clement, Alexandria, VA.

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APR   10   Thursday


Strategies for Smart Kids with Attention Problems. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dr. Steve Silverman will introduce a 12-point intervention plan consistent with a multi-modal treatment approach. He will discuss school-based interventions that have been found effective in the management of ADHD. Dr. Veronica Raggi will discuss evidence-based parenting interventions for children with ADHD that focus on improving compliance and the parent-child relationship. Preregister. $$ The Siena School, Silver Spring, MD.

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APR   11   Friday


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APR   12   Saturday


Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes (in Spanish). 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This class meets the parent education guidelines developed by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Preregister. $$ Dunn Loring Center, Dunn Loring, VA.
Positive Discipline. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In this one day workshop "bootcamp", you'll learn how to use techniques to instill positive, healthy behaviors. Learn about expected behaviors by age and a wide range of ways to solve common issues. Fewer battles, better listening, more peace! The Workshop is designed for parents of children 1 to 10 years old. Preregister. $$ The Church of Saint Clement, Alexandria, VA.

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APR   13   Sunday


Walk for Wishes. Noon to 2 p.m. Walkers of all ages are invited to participate in this community-wide celebration and effort to grant wishes of local children with life threatening medical conditions. Walk For Wishes is a day of events including the walk itself, ongoing family festivities and other surprises. Preregister. $$ National Mall, Washington, DC.

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APR   14   Monday


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APR   15   Tuesday


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APR   16   Wednesday


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APR   17   Thursday


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APR   19   Saturday


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APR   20   Sunday


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APR   21   Monday


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APR   22   Tuesday


Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes. Noon to 4 p.m. This class meets the parent education guidelines developed by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Preregister. $$ Dunn Loring Center, Dunn Loring, VA.

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APR   23   Wednesday


Parenting Teens. 7 to 9 p.m. This twelve-hour class is held in six 2 hour evening sessions. Basic parenting skills class for parents of 12 to 18 year olds. Also held April 30, May 7, 14, 21 and 28. $$ Dunn Loring Center, Dunn Loring, VA.

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APR   24   Thursday


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APR   25   Friday


2 Workshops on Autism Awareness Day. Language Delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Discuss early communication impairments and developmental delays in toddlers and children. Anxiety in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Discuss anxiety in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the behaviors resulting from anxiety. Assessment and treatment options will also talked about. Workshops for both parents and educators. Preregister. $$ Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, Dunn Loring, VA.

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APR   26   Saturday


Champions4Children 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run. SafeSpot, an initiative to help abused and neglected children in Northern Virginia is sponsoring this great family day. It includes a 5K run for adults and a Fun Run for kids. Lots of good prizes and a chance for families to help the less fortunate in our area. Preregister, but walk-ins are welcome. $$ Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, VA.

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APR   27   Sunday


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APR   28   Monday


Town Hall Meeting. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Montgomery County School Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will hold a Town Hall meeting for parents and community members, where you can ask him questions and share your thoughts. Free child care and interpretation services will be provided. FREE Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, MD.

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APR   29   Tuesday


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APR   30   Wednesday


Brave New World: Managing the Internet. 7 to 9 p.m. Managing the Internet in the Age of Handheld Devices. Learn why mobile devices are different from computers. Explore different approaches to internet management. Understand parental controls and how kids get around them. Develop resources for adapting the plan as your child matures. Preregister. $$ Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD.
Strengthening Your Parenting Skills (in Spanish). 7 to 9:30 p.m. This ten-hour class is held in four 2 1/2 hour evening sessions. Basic parenting skills class for parents of infants to 12 year olds. Also held May 7, 14 and 21. $$ Dunn Loring Center, Dunn Loring, VA.