Free workshop on managing difficult behavior in children

VERO BEACH — Want to discipline your children without arguing or yelling? Tired of power struggles? Do you lose self-control while disciplining? Parents will learn the four steps to responsibility, how to use thinking words to develop their children’s decision-making abilities, and how to raise self-confident children by allowing a process for growth at the next Parent Academy workshop.

The free workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street.  “Tools for Effective Parenting/Managing Difficult Behavior in Children” is the topic of the presentation hosted by Connected 4 Kids Coalition of Indian River County.

A free pizza dinner is provided beginning at 5:30 p.m., and childcare is also available at no charge.

RSVPs are requested so that adequate food and childcare services can be provided.

Guest presenters include Doug Borrie, Ph.D, Assistant executive Director of CASTLE, Harriet Ostertag, M.A., Program Manager Strong Fathers/Strong Families Program at CASTLE, and Charlotte Cain Lajoie, licensed phychotherapist, consultant and parenting instructor.

“So many parents are struggling with how to deal with negative behavior in their kids,” said Barbara Schlitt Ford, Executive Director of Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program of Indian River County and the Founder of C4K. “This workshop will really give parents solid tools to use to not only be better parents, but also to help their kids be the best they can be, without a constant power struggle.”

The workshop is the second in a series of five being offered by C4K. They are all offered free of charge and include childcare and dinner.

Future workshops include:

Making College a Reality on September 12; a Literacy Series offered on October 6, 11, 20 & 27; and Building an Emotionally Healthy Home on November 17. All of the workshops are open to the general public.

C4K is a coalition whose mission is to connect organizations, information, resources and families to one another to benefit children. With over 300 members from throughout Indian River County including schools, nonprofits and faith-based organizations, they produce an annual directory of resources and programs, and hold monthly meetings.

To RSVP for the free workshop and dinner, or for more information, call 772-226-3092 or email

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