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.
Tips for Transitioning to Elementary School
Participants in this workshop will learn how to prepare and support their child in their transition to elementary school.
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.
Sensory Processing 101
Participants in this workshop will learn the foundation of what sensory processing is, how it impacts us all and obtain functional tips on how to identify and manage your child’s sensory preferences to help him/her succeed at home and in school.
Tough Conversations with Aging Parents
Participants in this workshop will learn how to have conversations with their aging parents about topics such as: planning for medical emergencies, needing more assistance at home, moving, and the documents that should be in place for decision making.
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.
Parenting the ADD Teen
Participants in this workshop will learn the foundation of what ADD means, the variety of ways in which ADD can impact a teen’s academic, social and emotional world and will leave with practical tools on how to support your teen’s awareness and management of his/her ADD.
Autism Home Solutions and Suggestions
Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the process of early interventions and provided with ways they can modify their environment to best serve their child to learn effective behavior strategies for smooth transitions between school and home.
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.