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Uniquely Beautiful & Beautifully Unique Parents Support Group
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Library Boulder Creek
Support group for parents and loved ones of children with special needs
Date: The 1st Th of every month (May 3-Sep 6) from 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Uniquely Beautiful & Beautifully Unique Parents Support Group

First Thursdays 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM


The Uniquely Beautiful and Beautifully Unique group is a support group for parents and loved ones of children with special needs. We will meet at the Boulder Creek Library on the first Thursday of the month. Join us to discuss the joys and stresses of parenthood.


Location: Boulder Creek Branch Library Amp, 13390 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek Map
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5 Steps To Connect Parenting Class
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Allison Livingston
We all need support to be real as we experience the hardest and most rewarding job on earth. Learn or hear something new that wi
Date: Every Su from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: parents/adults
Special Instructions: Email to register

Note New Start Date: Thursday October 11th
Inviting all Santa Cruz County Parents! (Especially ones with challenging spirited kids!)

5 Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm Starting Oct 11
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Parenting evokes a full spectrum of emotions with higher intensity than many other experiences. Knowing how to deal with the intensity of these emotions both personally and with your kids can be difficult and challenging to navigate.


Wouldn't it be satisfying to connect rather than ignore, react, or pretend with your kids. Becoming the CEO of your reactions provides you tools to authentically deepen and live in relationships filled with connection, love and understanding.


I am so inspired to teach after being nourished by all the faculty at 1440 Multiversity like Dan Siegel, Dr. Shefali, a Brene Brown trainer, Liz Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed plus so many more.

I have also practiced my own 5 Steps to Connect during challenging times at work with my attachments to 'doing well', competency, striving to be superwoman, keeping an impossible amount of balls in the air, and being a learner instead of 'the knowing' one. As you can imagine it has triggered all my stuff. Of course then there is home life with teens, attitude, setting boundaries (which I am terrible at and gives me stomach aches), all with my husband which just adds another layer.


This work isn't easy, but it is Life Enriching and so worthwhile!

Come learn in community.


Allison is a mother of two teenage daughters. She is a conflict resolution mediator, a workshop leader and works at 1440 Multiversity. She started this work in 2005 when she was seeking a better way to relate to her oldest, spirited child, who was then four.

Location: 145 Riviera Dr, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 685-9379 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Navigating the School Years w/Positive Discipline (5-12 yrs)
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Navigating the School Years with Positive Discipline (5-12 yrs)
Date: Every Tues (Oct 2-Nov 13) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $80 per person

Navigating the School Years with Positive Discipline

What: This 7-week (14-hour) parenting class series is tailored specifically for parents of school-age children and provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting.  Some of the prominent themes include child brain development, social emotional learning, belonging and significance as innate social needs, the essential nature of long-term positive parent-child relationships, mutual respect, modeling behaviors, authoritative parenting styles that use kindness and firmness at the same time, connection before correction, the criteria for effective discipline, agreements and follow-through, non-violent communication, family meetings, routines, and the internal locus of control that guides parents and children alike to practice self-regulation. Parents have commented that the experiential activities help them better get into their children's world and connect with them on deeper levels!


When: Tuesdays, October 2 - November 13, 2018 from 6pm-8pm


Where: Westlake Elementary School, 1000 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95060


Who: Julie Atkinson, Preschool Teacher, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and Certified Positive Discipline in the Classroom Educator


Cost: $80 per person


Contact: Call Julie at 831-234-2663 or email her at for scholarships, childcare, and other info

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Location: Westlake School, 1000 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-7284 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
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