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Changes in family structure through dissolution of marriage, custody modification, and remarriage are difficult experiences for a child. Children in the Middle is a four-hour, court-ordered seminar providing education and affirmation for parents, with the primary focus on children's needs. Topics include: parenting skills for divorcing parents, a child's needs and survival techniques, health versus problematic reactions of most kids, age specific needs of your children, and identifying how your child feels.  Children are not allowed to attend class.

Start date: 07/08/17

End date: 07/08/17

Tuition $50.00

Location : Waverly Outreach Center Location : 
  Waverly Outreach Center.

Room :  125



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Changes in family structure through dissolution of marriage, custody modification, and remarriage are difficult experiences for a child. Children in the Middle is a four-hour, court-ordered seminar providing education and affirmation for parents, with the primary focus on children's needs. Topics include: parenting skills for divorcing parents, a child's needs and survival techniques, health versus problematic reactions of most kids, age specific needs of your children, and identifying how your child feels.  Children are not allowed to attend class.

Start date: 07/11/17

End date: 07/11/17

Tuition $50.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Changes in family structure through dissolution of marriage, custody modification, and remarriage are difficult experiences for a child. Children in the Middle is a four-hour, court-ordered seminar providing education and affirmation for parents, with the primary focus on children's needs. Topics include: parenting skills for divorcing parents, a child's needs and survival techniques, health versus problematic reactions of most kids, age specific needs of your children, and identifying how your child feels.  Children are not allowed to attend class.

Start date: 07/22/17

End date: 07/22/17

Tuition $50.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Changes in family structure through dissolution of marriage, custody modification, and remarriage are difficult experiences for a child. Children in the Middle is a four-hour, court-ordered seminar providing education and affirmation for parents, with the primary focus on children's needs. Topics include: parenting skills for divorcing parents, a child's needs and survival techniques, health versus problematic reactions of most kids, age specific needs of your children, and identifying how your child feels.  Children are not allowed to attend class.

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 08/07/17

Tuition $50.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Changes in family structure through dissolution of marriage, custody modification, and remarriage are difficult experiences for a child. Children in the Middle is a four-hour, court-ordered seminar providing education and affirmation for parents, with the primary focus on children's needs. Topics include: parenting skills for divorcing parents, a child's needs and survival techniques, health versus problematic reactions of most kids, age specific needs of your children, and identifying how your child feels.  Children are not allowed to attend class.

Start date: 08/12/17

End date: 08/12/17

Tuition $50.00

Location : Waverly Outreach Center Location : 
  Waverly Outreach Center.

Room :  125



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Changes in family structure through dissolution of marriage, custody modification, and remarriage are difficult experiences for a child. Children in the Middle is a four-hour, court-ordered seminar providing education and affirmation for parents, with the primary focus on children's needs. Topics include: parenting skills for divorcing parents, a child's needs and survival techniques, health versus problematic reactions of most kids, age specific needs of your children, and identifying how your child feels.  Children are not allowed to attend class.

Start date: 08/19/17

End date: 08/19/17

Tuition $50.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Boys learn differently than girls, get worse grades than girls, and face certain challenges in school. Find out how you can help your son succeed more in school. Discover why males do 30% less school work than females, fidget more, like new and hard challenges, and more. Then take home nine tips for helping your boy learn and succeed more in school. You’ll also find out something new about how you learn. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Agenda Unit 1 Males and Females Learn Differently -Sex Ed for Parents -The male brain -Gender differences in learning -The fundamental difference Unit 2 Helping Your Boy Learn More -Techniques to aid concentration -You and his limbic system -5 Tips any parent can do -Say this every day Unit 3 Working with Teachers -Creating a win-win for the teacher -Why schools try to teach ‘responsibility’ -The IEP and other options -When his teacher is not helpful Unit 4 Helping Your Boy Succeed in School -Consider all the options -How to advocate for your boy -What to tell your boy -Achieving his and your goal

Start date: 09/05/17

End date: 09/29/17

Tuition $95.00

Location : Online



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Stress isn’t the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amp our anxiety and use up all our steam. Events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others. Reducing stress is as easy as understanding what stress is, understanding what stress is to you, and using that knowledge to restructure your thoughts. Turn stress into a stepping stone, not a stumbling block! Agenda Unit 1 Defining the stress monster -How we *you* appraise stress -How social settings define stress for you -Knowing who is in control Unit 2 How our views or beliefs help or hinder our stress -Irrational beliefs about stress -Gaining control -Knowing what you can handle Unit 3 Positive Psychology -Gratitude -Optimism, even if you are not an optimist -Flow and setting your groove -Mindfulness and being in the present -Pleasure and why you need it Unit 4 Ways to reduce stress - Getting it together with time management -Calling out the troops, your friends -Relaxing and mindful meditation -Laughter and praising yourself

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition $145.00

Location : Online



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