Get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler/preschool years! Childproof Parenting blends Positive Discipline, Gottman principles, and the latest research with interactive support.
You are not alone!
In addition to the professional information and advice presented by Melissa you will be supported by other likeminded parents in the private CPP community group while creating space in your life for intentional parenting. Walk away feeling confident in your parenting, empowered in your decisions, and fulfilled in your relationships and endeavors.
In the Childproof Parenting Course, You Will:
Melissa Benaroya MSW, LICSW, Certified Gottman Educator is a licensed clinical social worker with 16 years of experience working with children and families. Melissa has a Masters degree in Social Work, is a Credentialed School Counselor and is trained in Positive Discipline. She is also a Certified Gottman Educator offering the Bringing Baby Home Program for families with young children and workshops on Emotion Coaching. Melissa practices as a parenting consultant, coach and speaker to groups and individuals by blending her clinical training with her knowledge of child development and discipline. In 2011 she co-authored the book The Childproof Parent.
She is the co-founder of Grow Parenting and Mommy Matters Seattle, a workshop series for mothers of toddlers and preschoolers seeking support from peers and professional advice. Melissa is also the founder of Green Lake Moms, a 3700+ member neighborhood web group dedicated to sharing resources, offering support, and making connections for local area moms.
Melissa lives in Seattle with her husband and two children and keeps her sanity with an active lifestyle of running and Crossfit!
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KAREN IS A HAPPIER PERSON, WIFE AND MOTHER
"When I signed up for Melissa's course I was in a bad place. I was not taking care of myself and I needed to learn how to do that better. Her course taught me that in order for me to be my best-happiest self, I need to make myself a priority. One year later I have made myself more of a priority. As a result, I am a happier person, wife, and mother." -Karen, mother of a preschooler
"I found this course late at night, struggling to juggle between family, 2 girls under 5 and community responsibilities. The course has changed the way I experience myself as a partner, mother and parenting. I gained confidence in my parenting that played a crucial part in raising children with empathy, self awareness and compassion." -Anat, mother of Liel 6, Naomi 22 months
COLETTE IS A CALMER AND HAPPIER PARENT
"This program provided me with effective tools to parent my son. My son responded almost immediately to even small changes in how I approach our interactions. I am a happier and calmer parent as a result and frequently refer back to the program materials when I need a personal "mini-refresher". Melissa has great energy and a wealth of parenting knowledge that I'm truly grateful to have tapped into." -Colette, Mother to toddler
BLAKE FEELS MORE CONFIDENT AND CONNECTED TO HIS DAUGHTER
"After reflecting on the values we would like to nurture in our children during our class, Melissa then asked us to make a list of all the things our children do that drive us crazy. And as we stared at that frightening list, Melissa shared something I will never forget: "In each of these upsetting behaviors is an opportunity to nurture those values." Melissa is uniquely skilled at helping parents find solutions to the many challenges of raising children while always keeping that bigger picture in mind. -Blake, father to Gemma
The Toddler & Preschool Years
begins May 2017