Scream Free Parenting…Really! PEP Seminar on Tuesday Night

The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)'s latest Noted Parenting Author Series talks are happening this week. PEP is featuring two talks by Hal Runkel, author of the New York Times bestselling book Screamfree Parenting (as well as Screamfree Marriage). On Tuesday night November 8 at 7:30pm at the Bullis School in Potomac, Runkel will be teaching parents "proven, practical, scream-free ways to raise responsible, resilient, happy children." Tickets are just $25 a person ($22.50 for PEP members) and Read more...

How to Find a Moms Group

Today my latest Mom of  a Million Mistakes weekly column is up over on Wheaton Patch, and this week I'm remembering how disgustingly awkward I was at meeting fellow moms as a first-timer back in 2003 when my oldest was born: Find a Moms Group, Find Your Tribe I've also listed some fabulous moms' groups and parenting groups that do a wonderful job at helping parents connect, including Mocha Moms, MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support), Montgomery County Parents of Multiples and My Asian Kid, Read more...

Free Parenting Seminar on Wednesday: Setting Limits for Young Children

St. Alban’s Early Childhood Center Board in partnership with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) invite you to a free program, open to the public. The topic is Setting Limits for Young Children. When: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 5:30-7:30pm 5:30-6:00 pm Open SAECC Board meeting with food and drink 6:00-7:30 pm Speaker presentation / Q&A session Where: St. Alban’s Episcopal Church - Satterlee Hall, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016-5006 Child care will be provided. Read more...

PEP Lecture on Thursday Night with Po Bronson, Author of NurtureShock

Free Parenting Classes in Washington DC by PEP, The Parent Encouragement Program

The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) has posted its spring schedule and it kicks off 4 workshops free to all parents who have never taken a PEP class!  PEP recognizes the increasing need for parenting education for all parents in our area and is working to make it as accessible as possible for everyone. Why Don't My Kids Listen to Me? A FREE workshop for all parents of kids ages 2 1/2 to 18 Are you tired of saying the same things over and over to your kids and not getting results? Read more...

Silver Spring Moms Group: Wheaton Area Moms

Are you a stay at home mom or dad, either full or part time?  Do you live in Silver Spring, Wheaton or Kensington and are you looking for a wonderful, warm group of parents and kids?    Then look no further and join the Wheaton Area Moms (WAM.) WAM is an independent support group for moms and dads.  The group plans activities for the member parents and kids, and most activities are held on weekdays, when at-home parents need the most support.  The group can help you find a weekly play Read more...

Children Deserve the Best of Parents, Even in the Worst of Times

Today on DC Metro Moms and all SV Mom Blog sites across the country and Canada, contributors are writing about how the recession is affecting children. Leading the discussion are Katie Couric, CBS News and USA Today with their collaborative series Children of the Recession.I have adapted my contributed post here for A Parent in Silver Spring readers to include expanded information about local resources available to parents. Last week, Katie Couric, CBS News and USA Today ran a series that felt Read more...

Please vote for APISS

All those years of watching You Can't Do That On Television, I never would have dreamed of this:The editors of Nickelodeon's Parents Connect have nominated A Parent in Silver Spring for Best Local Blog in Washington DC! Would you vote for me? Pretty please? I would be forever grateful. The cool thing: No registration is required and you can vote daily until July 15. There's also a great sweepstakes where two lucky families will win $2,000 cash. Niiiice. I'm not eligible for that coolness, Read more...

APISS on the News Friday at 5pm on NBC 4 & in Friday’s Washington Post

After shrieking like a crazed Beatles fan on Twitter and Facebook today, I figured I'd do it here at the main place I make a geek out of myself:I'm going to be a guest on the NBC 4's 5pm broadcast tomorrow! I'm appearing to talk about free, family-friendly local activities to share with your kids. I'll be on the air live in the second half of the broadcast.This opportunity is thanks to the incredibly supportive editorial staff of The Washington Post's Weekend Section that recommended me for the Read more...