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Parenting Discipline for Toddlers to Teens: How to Avoid the ‘Countdown to Meltdown’

Posted on Apr 11 2013 under Children, Previous Programs


Barbara GrochalStephenKotev2Parenting discipline decisions are sometimes among the toughest but also some of the most critical that parents make.  Focusing on respect, empathy, communication, and collaborative problem-solving helps parents  model  effective conflict resolution skills for their children.  Listen in to learn how to use these skills to build stronger lifelong relationships with your children.

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Barbara Sugarman Grochal, M.A.T., M.B.A., and C.P.C.C.,  is a professional life coach, conflict coach, mediator, parenting trainer and facilitator, and parent of three 20-somethings.  Barbara is the principal of Anything’s Possible: Coaching and Training. In a segment of her training and coaching practice, she helps parents draw on their deep desires for their children and young adults learn to address independence and boundary issues.

At the same time, she is Director of the Schools Conflict Resolution Education Program at the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland King Carey School of Law.  She provides training in Maryland and nationally and is a recognized as a Champion of Conflict Resolution Education.

Stephen Kotev is a Washington D.C. based conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, negotiation, conflict analysis, facilitation, training and somatic education to private and government clients. He holds a Master of Science degree from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He is a former employee of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Resolution and the D.C. Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency as an ADR Specialist.


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