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September Speaker Night: SIBLING SOLUTIONS with Patty Wipfler

To register for this event please go to the following Speaker Night: SIBLING SOLUTIONS with Patty Wipfler - 9/20/2018

About the Topic: 

Patty Wipfler is the Founder and Program Director of Hand in Hand Parenting and is Co-Author of "Listen: 5 Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges." Her talk will focus on parenting with connection and sibling solutions (yessss!) There will be time for Q& A after. :) Please RSVP if you're able to make it! 

About the Speaker: 

Patty Wipfler is the Founder and Program Director of Hand in Hand Parenting

Patty writes, speaks, trains parent leaders, and develops resources for parents to help them lift difficulties from their children’s lives and their own. She directs the training of Parenting by Connection Instructors from all parts of the U.S. and abroad. Her focus is on building parents’ emotional understanding and helping parents to build networks of mutual support that benefit their families and communities. Through Hand in Hand, Patty offers monthly free teleseminars in conjunction with leading parent educators, writers, activists, and bloggers. Her articles have been published in Mothering Magazine, the Bulletin of Zero to Three, and Child Welfare News. She has been a keynote speaker at Association for the Education of Young Children conventions in Chicago and Philadelphia, and she has done workshops and trainings throughout California, and in Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, and Massachusetts, as well as in Beijing, China.

Speaker Nights - Parents Only Please!

  • To make the Speaker Night program an enjoyable event for all Las Madres parents, we would like to remind attendees to please respect the childcare arrangements that we all have to make by leaving children at home. We do endeavor to accommodate mothers with nursing babies wherever possible.  Thank you!
  • Please Note: Presentation of any one individual's philosophy, definitions of medical terms, training techniques, or suggestive advice, etc presented as part of the speaker night program does not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement of the same by Las Madres Neighborhood Playgroups, Inc. They are intended to be reflective of alternative thoughts and resources so that you, as parents, may keep yourself informed on various subject matters and investigate more thoroughly, on your own, those issues or ideas that reflect your personal parenting style.

Past Speaker Nights


    August Speaker Night: Smooth Transitions into Preschool by Sylvia Ford

    Learn about ways to create a feeling of security for both children and parents as they enter into the preschool experience for the first time. Important aspects of separation anxiety will be explored along with strategies to help make the transition a positive one.

    July Speaker Night: Estate Planning and Guardianship by Deborah Azar

    Choosing a guardian to care for your children should you and your spouse die unexpectedly is one of the most important decisions you must make. It is also one of the most difficult. So difficult, in fact, that avoiding it is one of the most common reasons people put off estate planning. If you are hesitant to name a guardian for your children, consider the alternative: A court will name one without any input from you. So it is important to choose a guardian now, while you still have a say in the matter. Discussion will include the considerations you should think about in choosing a guardian for your children and estate planning strategies.

    June Speaker Nights: The Joys and Challenges of 2 and 3 Year-Olds by Sylvia Ford

    Learning facts about the development of two and three year-olds helps us understand their behaviors and fosters our ability to be patient with them. Discussion will include many strategies to nurture your child’s progress and savor this sweet but challenging stage of growth.

    April Speaker Night: A path to Self Care and Holistic Health in 2018 by Monique Clark from Innate Sense

    A talk for Parents looking for simple and effective ways to care for themselves and their families. Put your self care on the top of your to-do list and fill up your cup experiencing and learning about quick ways to boost your energy, relieve overwhelm, and be empowered to take the wellness of your family in your hands.

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    Theresa Laurenz - Raising Good Eaters

    Disruptive Associations

    Food Scientist Tasting Card

    Hunger Scale & Energizing Activities

    My Food Philosophy

    Raising Good Eaters

    Common Sense Media
    Raising Your Family in a Digital World

    Turning No into Yes: Encouraging Cooperative Behavior in Children
    Turning No into Yes: Encouraging Cooperative Behavior in Children

    Raising a Spirited Child
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    Sibling Rivalry: Thanks to Stephanie Lovejoy for the handout
    Sibling Rivalry handout