In addition to the free monthly inspirational topics provided at the Libertyville office, MTC will travel to provide convenient onsite parent education in a variety of areas. Topics such as these are a sample of what is available. Workshops are typically one hour in length, include handouts and may be bundled together for a discounted rate. Contact the MTC office to review a plan for customizing your continuing education needs at RSVP@mtcus.com or call 847-816-7200 and a representative will assist you.
Siblings in Harmony
Participants in this workshop will explore ways to foster positive sibling relationships between their children by examining the process of expanding their family before a new baby is born, when the baby is a newborn, and as the siblings grow up together. Practical suggestions will be offered for parents, as well as some discussion around blended families, half-siblings, and how our own experiences shape our parenting.
Talking to Kids About Tough Topics
Participants in this workshop will learn how to talk to their children about sensitive topics such as death, violence, illness, and stranger danger.
Stuck in the Middle: Helping Your Child through the Tweens & Teens
Participants in this workshop will learn about developmental issues with tweens and teens, ways to support their child through these years, review common concerns, and what to do if there is a problem.
Structuring your Home for Success
Participants in this workshop will learn how to set clear expectations to help their children know what is expected and how to successfully participate in everyday routines at home. Are your mornings a struggle to get everyone out the door on time? Then this workshop is for you! Come learn helpful tips on how to better understand your child’s perspective and learn strategies to encourage each day to start on a positive note.
Time Out for Parents
Participants in this workshop will learn the goals of discipline, the difference between discipline and punishment, and understand the effectiveness of different types of reinforcement that can be used with young children.
Time to Potty
Participants in this workshop will learn social and developmental factors related to potty training, identify signals that a child is ready for potty training, and learn methods and techniques that can be useful in potty training.
The Total Package-Balancing Parenting, Marriage, and Self
Participants in this workshop will explore the various roles that adults play in life, discuss how cultural influences shape expectations surrounding individual, marriage and family responsibilities, discuss how to set limits and reasonable expectations, and develop a self-care checklist.