Southern California In-Person Connections


Sunday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm starting February 23rd.
Or Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 pm starting March 5.

Building Emotional Understanding” Parenting Class (Santa Monica, CA)

Sadie Van GelderThis six-session course offers a complete introduction to Parenting By Connection. This approach helps kids with the emotional issues underlying their “off track” behavior. You will gain the skills and support to address difficult behavior, deepen your family connections, and bring ease, warmth and joy back to your relationships with your children — even on the hardest days.You’ll take home six new tools for resolving children’s off-track behavior, and for getting the support you need. Reflect on current parenting styles, learn parent-to-parent listening skills and develop a Family Connection Plan. The full course fee is $295 per person, and $495 per couple.

Sunday 11 am – 1 pm session starts February 23rd.   Wednesday 7-9 pm session starts March 5.

Classes held at The Realm Creative Academy, 400 W. Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA  90405

Led by Certified Parenting by Connection Instructors, Kathy Gordon and Sadie Van Gelder.  You’ll get double the power and fun!

Early Bird Registration:  Register for either class by Jan 22nd and take off 10%    Register for both classes and take an additional 5% off the 2nd class.

Contact Kathy at to register.



Saturday, March 1st 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Working Moms Workshop (West Los Angeles, CA)

Flyer - Working MomsYou’re invited to a special one-day event to support you in nurturing your child and managing the emotional demands of parenting. Certified Parenting By Connection instructors Susan Derby and Sadie Van Gelder will share tools to help you:

• Resolve your child’s challenges with separation anxiety, cooperation, aggression, transitions, fears, sleep, siblings, and more

• Strengthen the connection between you and your child

• Tap into the support of other moms and work on key issues affecting
your family

You’ll go home with new parenting ideas, less stress, and more energy.

Plus: You’ll receive lunch and a set of the award-winning Listening to Children booklets by Patty Wipfler.

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $195

Location: West Los Angeles; details will be shared after you register.

Please note: Advance registration in February is required and space is limited.

For more information or to register for the Working Moms Workshop, email


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