PEP Parent Education

 

What We Are

The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) is a nonprofit, educational organization established in 1982, providing classes, events and other educational resources to parents and all who care for children, toddlers through teens.

Who We Serve

We serve parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers from all communities and at every stage of family life.

What We Offer

Our programs include classes, workshops, community talks and presentations by noted authors. We provide access to books and other resources detailing a practical, proven approach to childrearing.



FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PEP, PLEASE GO SEE OUR WEBSITE

How to Grow a Grown-Up, March 31 and April 1st

posted Mar 28, 2017, 5:52 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 28, 2017, 5:52 AM ]

 
 


Author Vicki Hoefle returns to PEP! Hoefle has developed a less-is-more approach to help parents reconcile the fact that, although they are living with children, they are ultimately raising adults. Learn how to implement tools for raising capable, cooperative, responsible, respectful, and resilient young adults who thrive on the other side of the threshold. Find out which tools support kids as they learn to navigate the daily life while they are living at home. Live together with less stress and more joy. Hoefle's workshop takes place at PEP in Kensington on March 31 and April 1See more details and register, or call us on 301.929.8824.
 
 

Upcoming Parent Education Workshops, March 2017

posted Mar 1, 2017, 1:59 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 1:59 PM ]

Managing Anger: A Parent's Guide

For all parents

3 Thursdays, starting March 2 l 7-9pm l $98 l Washington, DC

Read more and register*.

3 Thursdays, Starting March 9 | 7:30-9:30pm | $98 l PEP in Kensington

Read more and register*.

*Note: After clicking on the link above you may need to scroll down to see this program.



NEW! Interactive Online Workshop: Preparing Kids for Success in Life

For all parents

Wednesday, March 1 | 9-10pmEST l $25

With your registration, you will be able to view the course live, view a recording at any time for 12 months, or both.

What leads to success in life? Research shows that resilience, hard work, and a "can-do" spirit are more important than a person's IQ. In this online workshop, led by PEP's seasoned parent educator Patti Cancellier, you will learn strategies to help your child become more capable, competent, and courageous--now and through life. Read more and register.


Finding Balance in a Tech-Savvy World

For parents of children aged 5-12

Thursday, March 2 | 7-9pm l $35 l Suburban Hospital in Bethesda

Is technology ruling your family's life? Not sure when or even how to draw the line on your child's video game, computer, tablet, TV, or smart phone usage? Is the daily battle with your kids over screen-time eroding your relationship and adding to power struggles in countless other areas? Join us to learn creative and effective ways to limit technology use and how to use your devices to increase and improve the positive connections with your children. Join us at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda! Learn more and register.


Stop the Arguing, Start the Respect: Open-Forum Counseling


For everyone

Friday, March 3 | 7:30-9:30pm l $30 per family or $15 per adult and $5 per child aged 9 and up l FREE for PEP Members l PEP in Kensington

Look through the keyhole into one family's stuggles with conflict. Not only will this session be engrossing, you'll get insights and tips for your own sticky situations and see family problem-solving in action! Learn more and register.


Help!

My Teen Doesn't Listen,

Mine Doesn't Talk!


For parents of teens ages 13-18

Tuesday, March 7| 7:30-9:30pm | $35

Have you tried to “lay down the law,” reason or negotiate with your teen? Are you wondering how to have a real two-way conversation? How can you be an encouraging parent during this time of change while also upholding family limits? This workshop will give you new ways to establish and maintain a strong, loving relationship with your teen. Read more and register.


How to Grow a Grown-Up --


An Intensive Parenting Workshop

Author Vicki Hoefle returns to PEP! Hoefle has developed a less-is-more approach to assist parents reconcile the fact that, although they are living with children, they are ultimately raising adults. Learn how to implement tools for raising capable, cooperative, responsible, respectful, and resilient young adults who thrive on the other side of the threshold. Find out which tools support kids as they learn to navigate the daily life while they are living at home. Live together with less stress and more joy. Hoefle's workshop takes place at PEP in Kensington on March 31 and April 1. See more details and register, or call us on 301.929.8824.

March Newsletter

posted Feb 28, 2017, 10:31 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 2:06 PM ]

NEW! Interactive Online Workshop:Preparing Kids for Success in Life

For all parents

Wednesday, March 1 | 9-10pm EST l $25

With your registration, you will be able to view the course live, view a recording at any time for 12 months, or both.

What leads to success in life? Research shows that resilience, hard work, and a "can-do" spirit are more important than a person's IQ. In this online workshop, led by PEP's seasoned parent educator Patti Cancellier, you will learn strategies to help your child become more capable, competent, and courageous--now and through life. Read more and register


Finding Balance in a Tech-Savvy World 

For parents of children aged 5-12 

Thursday, March 2 | 7-9pm l $35 l Suburban Hospital in Bethesda 

Is technology ruling your family's life? Not sure when or even how to draw the line on your child's video game, computer, tablet, TV, or smart phone usage? Is the daily battle with your kids over screen-time eroding your relationship and adding to power struggles in countless other areas? Join us to learn creative and effective ways to limit technology use and how to use your devices to increase and improve the positive connections with your children. Join us at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda! Learn more and register

NEW! Interactive Online Workshop:Discipline, Not Punishment

For all parents

Wednesday, March 29 |9-10pm EST | $25

With your registration, you will be able to view the course live, view a recording at any time for 12 months, or both.

Do you resort to punishment or rewards to motivate better behavior? Do you wonder if punishment is really working to make your child more responsible, or just making him more compliant (temporarily)? Or perhaps it's not working at all! You're not alone! Find out how to foster learning and cooperation using natural and logical consequences with PEP's seasoned parent educator Patti Cancellier. Read more and register.


How to Grow a Grown-Up

Author Vicki Hoefle returns to PEP! Hoefle has developed a less-is-more approach to assist parents reconcile the fact that, although they are living with children, they are ultimately raising adults. Learn how to implement tools for raising capable, cooperative, responsible, respectful, and resilient young adults who thrive on the other side of the threshold. Find out which tools support kids as they learn to navigate the daily life while they are living at home. Live together with less stress and more joy. Hoefle's workshop takes place at PEP in Kensington on March 31 and April 1. See more details and register, or call us on 301.929.8824.


































Parent Encouragement Classes for December 2016

posted Nov 29, 2016, 8:26 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Nov 29, 2016, 8:27 AM ]

 
 
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
— Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 

The 2016 workshops are almost over! Get a PEP class in before the end of the year. Sign up now for these classes at PEPparent.org or call 301-929-8824.

 
 
 
 
For all parents 
Thursday, Dec 1 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm | Kensington
Sometimes it feels like we care more about school and success than our kids do. What are the most effective ways to motivate children to work hard and strive for success?
$35  |  $31.50 member

Creating a Homework Habit
For parents of 5-12 year olds
Friday, Dec 2 | 10 am - noon | Kensington
It's difficult to tell who dreads homework more -- parents or kids. In fact, homework is a part of life for both. Explore ways to make homework a routine and how to decrease the stress and arguments surrounding it. 
$35  |  $31.50 member

Open Forum Counseling
"Turn That Thing Off!"
For all parents and for children age 9 and up with a parent
Sunday, Dec 4 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Kensington 
Screens on televisions, computers and mobile devices are part of family life today. Do you wish your children would get off of their screens and instead help around the house, read or get more exercise? Watch as a trained Adlerian therapist works with a real family struggling with their own screen time issues and learn how you can make changes in your own family. Moderator: Barbara Fairfield, LCMFT, family therapist.
$15 adult   | $5 child (9 & up) or $30 family  |  FREE for PEP members

For parents of teen and tween girls
Tuesday, Dec 13 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm | Kensington
Body image, sexuality and stress are just a few of the issues. Learn about the developmental stages of teen girls and how to weather the emotional and behavioral storms.
$35  |  $31.50 member

Register here for any PEP class or workshop,

or call 301-929-8824. Scholarships are available.

 
 
 
 
10100 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895  |  301.929.8824  |  PEPparent.org
 
 

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