In This Issue

Talking With Your Teen
Meet Alyson Schafer
Thanks To Everyone Who Completed PEP's Survey About Online Learning  
If you completed a survey this month about online learning, thank you! Everyone who completed the survey was eligible to receive a $100 gift card from Amazon. The winner was Katrina Holliday. Congratulations, Katrina! 
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There Are Still Fall Parenting Classes Open   
Are you hoping to get one more parenting class on your schedule before the holidays and the end of the year? If so, you may register for any of these remaining PEP classes. 

Managing Anger
Wed, Nov 16 - Dec 7
7:30 - 9:30 pm
skips 11/23

Parenting Essentials
(new dates)
Thurs, Nov 17 - Dec 15
7:30 - 9:30 pm

Motivating Children To Do Their Best
Thurs, Dec 1
7:30 - 9:30 pm

Creating A Homework Habit
Fri, Dec 2
10 am - noon

Register today at or call 301-929-8824.
Talking With Your Teen: Q&A With An Expert
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Certified Parent Educator, as featured in Washington Parent
Editor's Note: Alyson Schafer will be speaking to PEP parents on November 17 and 18. See full details and register on PEP's website.
Alyson Schafer is a Toronto-based therapist, columnist and author whose books include Honey, I Wrecked the Kids and Ain’t Misbehavin’. She spoke with Katherine Reynolds Lewis about the ups and downs of parenting an adolescent.

Q: As parents come into the teen years, what are they thinking or expecting?

A: There’s generally a negative perception. The expectation that parents have is that it’s going to be a challenging time and they’re nervous about it. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you think that all teens are going to have a negative attitude, they’re going to hate you and they’re going to get into sex and drugs, they will live up to your expectations.

Read more here.
Meet PEP's Noted Parenting Author Series Speaker Alyson Schafer 
Alyson Schafer is a therapist, TV personality, columnist, spokesperson, educator and consultant. She is one of Canada’s most notable parenting experts.

She is the best selling author of Breaking The Good Mom Myth and Honey, I Wrecked The Kids and her latest, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Her books have been translated into Russian, Korean, Bulgarian and Chinese. She is an international speaker including the inaugural TEDxKids in Belgium, and recent speaking tours in Uruguay and Bulgaria. Romania and Switzerland are planned for 2016.

Alyson is a third generation Adlerian. She is a member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She specializes in Adlerian approaches to individual and family counselling. Alyson also trains clinicians, teachers and parents in workshops worldwide.

Register here for her talks “The Joys and Fears of the Teen Years” and “Moving from Conflict to Cooperation” on November 17 and 18.
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