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Parenting classes?

We have officially reached the terrible 2's.  DH and I feel at somewhat of a loss on how to deal with some of it and were thinking it might benefit us to take some sort of class.  Anyone know of any?  We do *not* want anything religious based.

Thanks!

Alix 

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  • No classes that I know of but we're using Happiest Toddler on the Block with some success.  I know some people feel stupid doing some of the stuff in there, but hey, it works right now.  I perused a few other books first and they just didn't hit the age level I needed.
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  • I don't know of any classes either, but 1-2-3 Magic, Love & Logic, and Parenting the Strong Willed Child were books that I found really helpful when we hit the 2's.
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  • 1-2-3 magic works.  I didn't read the whole book but I use the basic ideas behind it.

     The thing about love and logic is that you have to assume your child is logical.  lol.  It makes a lot of sense.  But sometimes with a 2-3 year old nothing makes sense to them.  lol.

     

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  • I believe moms on call started a toddler class that addresses this.
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    I believe moms on call started a toddler class that addresses this.

    Yep. My neighbor went to one not too long ago. 

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  • One of my good friends has followed Moms on Call since her baby was 2 weeks old. She went to the toddler seminar this summer and really feels like it was beneficial. Her daughter turned 2 earlier this month.
  • while I haven't taken any of these, someone from the decaturmamas group just sent a link to some upcoming parenting seminars, here is a link to all of them but of particular interest you may want to look in to Love & Logic or the Positive Discipline one (which are also two very good and helpful books you can read!)

     

    http://www.atlantajcc.org/services/mjcca-family-resource-center/

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  • Thanks everyone!  We actually have been doing 1-2-3-Magic since she was about 18 months and I do really like it. But there are things it doesn't address (like how to deal with "sharing" and melt downs over tiny things, etc) that I was hoping a class might help with.  I did order the Parenting Your Stong Willed Child, thanks for the recommendation!
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  • Moms on call has seminars and books. Youcan get the book without doing the seminar
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