In This Issue

  • Summertime: Online and In-Person Classes
  • Talking About Death 
  • Get Pancakes and Support PEP on Thursday, May 25
Volunteer at PEP!

If you have been helped by PEP or are interested in learning more about us, please consider volunteering in our office! We have lots of interesting projects underway, and we’d love you to be part of the team to make them happen.

Contact Jennifer at the PEP office or email her at And thanks!
One-day workshops include Setting Limits with Extra-Challenging Children and Family Council: Harness the Power. Call us 301-929-8824 to learn more or register at
PEP Leader Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article 
PEP leader Wendie Lubic was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article "Should You Tell Your Child You Tried Drugs or Alcohol?" "Parents should avoid either glorifying past adventures or overemphasizing the risks", says Wendie Lubic, an instructor for the Parent Encouragement Program, a Kensington, Md., parent-training nonprofit. “Limit your message to the important points you want to get across,” she says.
Going Greener
PEP is going greener by sending out a postcard instead of a full schedule. You'll see it in your mailbox soon--and you can visit starting Friday to see all our great workshops to help you to breeze through this summer.  ​​​​​​​
We are now offering online workshops to make our renowned parenting programs more accessible to busy parents!  

Stop the Whining: Wed, May 24, 9-10pmET
Taming Summertime Power Struggles, Wed, June 7, 9-10pmET
Sibling Rivalry, Wed, July 12, 9-10pmET

Can't attend live? Don't worry! By registering, you can view the course live, view a recording at any time for 12 months, or both.
By Maureen McElroy, LCMFT and Certified Parent Educator, as featured in Washington Parent
Once friends and relatives left after paying their respects, Travis' mother took him and his brother to the casket that held the body of their great-grandfather. Travis' mother took time to answer questions from her sons. She shared the family's beliefs concerning what happens after death. The funeral director gently offered to answer any remaining questions. Travis, confused by the split casket lid that covered the lower half of his great-grandfather's body, looked up and wondered, "Where are Pop-Pop's feet?"

Read more here.
On Thursday, May 25, The Original Pancake House will donate a portion of the sales from its Rockville and Bethesda restaurants to PEP. PEP families can have breakfast or lunch at the Original Pancake House and support PEP at the same time! Consider stopping by for delicious omelets, crepes, coffee and, of course, pancakes!

10100 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895
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