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March 2020

Spring 2020 – Raising Your Challenging Child – Parent Child Journey

March 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Jerome Academy, 5207 42nd Place
Hyattsville, MD 20781 United States
$150 – $350

Dr. Dan Shapiro’s Parent Child Journey – An Individualized Approach for Raising Your Challenging Child is a 10-session program for parents of children (ages preschool through early adolescence) with difficult behaviors. It is designed to help parents identify the sources of their children’s challenges and learn what they can do about them. During each session, we will discuss proactive strategies for raising children with difficult temperaments and developmental differences. The emphasis is on customizing the strategy to fit each child’s unique profile while taking parents’ profiles into account as well. Different children, different parents, different approaches.

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April 2020

Book Club – Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

April 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Guiding Exceptional Parents – Zoom Room
Book Cover for Self-Compassion

Join us on Wednesday April 8th, 2020 from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm to discuss the book Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. (Location to be determined - let me know if you are interested in hosting!) This groundbreaking book shows readers how to let go of their constant, debilitating self-judgment and finally learn to be kind to themselves. Using solid empirical research, personal stories, humor, and dozens of practical exercises, Dr. Neff—the world’s leading experts on self-compassion—shows readers how to heal the wounds of the past so that they can be healthier, happier and more effective. Entertaining, highly readable and eminently accessible, this book has the power to change your life.

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February 2021

Guest Expert on Adrien Harrison’s ADHD Summit

February 1, 2021 - February 5, 2021

Join Dr. Wayland and 60+ other experts in the field of ADHD to share experience and tips on how to help a child with ADHD thrive.

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Autism Through the Lens of Relationships

February 8, 2021 - February 12, 2021

Listen in to my discussion with Jackie Flynn as we talk about Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) in a talk titled, "Autism Through the Lens of Relationships".

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Understanding Behavior: What are Autistic Children Communicating?

February 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Children with autism spectrum disorder often behave in ways that confound families and limit their navigation of school, the community or daily living; sometimes these actions land them in dangerous situations. Unfortunately, autistic children -- with or without communication challenges -- often cannot articulate the reason for their actions. These behaviors are frequently treated as intentional, with rewards and punishments used to motivate the child to behave differently. Very often, however, these actions are not deliberate choices, but instead are…

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