Be The Best Parent You Can Be! Evening Edition

This is a monthly parenting presentation series is held the third Thursday evening of the Month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. All lectures will take place at the Wilderness Early Learning Center 2845 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO, 80301. MAP

We get a lot of great suggestions from parents. Please email us your suggestions at info@bipr.org so that they can be included in our future lectures.

Upcoming Lectures:

January 15, 2015

6:00-7:30

The Rapidly Developing Infant and Toddler Brain: Helping your child get off to the best possible start

Did you know that 65% of brain development happens in the first year of life and 80% develops before age 3. This crucial brain development lays the foundation for all the brain growth that comes later.  This research-informed presentation will suggest fun activities you can do with your infant, toddler, and preschool child to promote optimal brain development and to help you develop a strong relationship with your child.

February 19, 2015  6:00-7:30

Sibling Rivalry:  Will they ever stop fighting?]

One of the most frustrating issues parent face is dealing with conflicts between their children.  This presentation will help parents understand the many reasons why their children argue and give parents a number of tools to help decrease these conflicts.  The goal of the presentation is to help parents use these skills to teach their children life-long lessons in dealing with others and to enable their children to turn sibling competitions into sibling friendships.

March 19, 2015

6:00-7:30

Misbehavior, Challenging Behaviors, Defiance, and Disobedience: What is a Parent to Do?

We all know how frustrating it is when we ask our child to do something and they don’t do it.  It is even more maddening when there is outright defiance or repeated misbehaviors.  This presentation will help parents get to the source of their child’s problem behavior and help you come up with solutions that will directly address the problem.  We will help parents develop a number of techniques that are likely to improve their child’s behavior.   

April 30, 2015  6:00-7:30

Using Art, Play, and Stories to Help Your Child Deal With Challenging Behaviors

The language of childhood is very different from the language of adulthood especially when a child is trying to work through a difficult issue.  Sometimes our words just don’t get through. This presentation will focus on the giving parents other avenues to help their children with common problems including: toilet training, sleep issues, fears, sibling rivalry, peer problems, divorce, temper tantrums and more. 

May 14, 2015  6:00-7:30

Are You My Motherboard?  The effects of technology on the parent-child relationship

Over the last 10 years the Internet has gone from a part of a computer to a part of our lives.  We can often find it in our pockets and in our homes.  It’s available through multiple devices that are often within arms reach.  This presentation will explore what recent research is teaching us about the effects of technology on our relationships, and what makes the parent-child relationship different.  Audience members will leave with a better understanding of how technology has been impacting our relationships and the ways we communicate.