We are thrilled to be hosting another session of Shelly Macdonald’s parenting classes at Silver Music this spring! Shelly will be conducting a seven-week workshop guided by the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. Classes will meet at Silver Music’s 72nd St location on Thursday mornings beginning October 1st.
CLICK HERE to sign up for her Thursday class!
See Silver Music testimonials below or visit Shelly‘s website, apparentlove.com for more information!
“I met Shelly when we were both parents of young children at The Weekday School, and then participated in two workshops with her a few years ago, both the How To Talk workshop, and then theSiblings Without Rivalry workshop. I got so much out of these classes and found them to be the most helpful support I had found since I had kids that really impacted my parenting and teaching as well. I cannot recommend this class highly enough and am so happy to have this resource for parents right here at our school.”
~ Ellen, Director at Silver Music
“Before I took Shelly’s class I sometimes felt like my household was spiraling out of control. Shelly has become a mentor for how I would like to parent my children; with compassion, patience, empathy and grace. She was so helpful in dissecting tricky parenting scenarios and coaching the class through hurdles no matter how big or small, giving tactical advice that was easy to execute. Since taking Shelly’s class I have become a more joyful and present parent and I wish all parents could learn her techniques. Thank you Shelly!”
~Nancy, Silver Music Parent
“The Faber & Mazlish books ‘How to Talk’ book and ‘Siblings Without Rivarly’ were first recommended to me by my twins’ pediatrician when I requested some quality parenting books. When they were 3 months old I skimmed ‘How to Talk’ and it seemed to make sense. Fast forward 2 years and the tenets of the book were a distant memory and I felt the need to better prepare for what comes at ages 2… and 3…. and beyond. When I got an email about Shelly‘s ‘How to Talk’ workshop I signed up immediately. I wasn’t quite sure why I felt so compelled, but I knew that it would be time well-spent. The workshop immediately helped me listen differently — to my kids, my husband, myself and even my own parents and siblings. I heard things that I liked and represented our family values, but also heard a lot of language that I didn’t expect and didn’t like — ignoring feelings, comparisons, bribes, threats and labels. I felt empowered to make changes and throughout the course I have learned, practiced and embraced new language and new tools. At times the results have been immediate and astounding — a real win! — and others have needed repetition and finesse to make it sing, but each lesson has opened my eyes and ears. From acknowledging feelings, praise and encouragement to cooperation, independence and roles — the workshop gets to the heart of so many parenting challenges and helps embed the tools in your muscle memory. Shelly is a gifted moderator, listener and coach and I can’t recommend the Workshop enough.”
~Kate, Silver Music Parent