Parenting Classes in 2014
Introducing a fresh, new parenting course designed for raising resilient children in this modern world 
Most of you are aware of the news about my new course,
The Joy of Parenting. This course is based off the book I authored

Key to Personal Freedom How Myths Affects our Lives.

I am honored and excited to be able to share it with each of you!




Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation  

~ C. Everrette Koop, 13th Surgeon General of the United States


The Joy of Parenting is a cutting edge parenting course designed by Susie Walton.   It is based on the culmination of over 23 years of parenting classes, parent & family coaching and personal development classes.  It is also based on my book "Key to Personal Freedom; How Myths Affect Our Family Lives."  This class is for the parent who is seeking to raise their children in a more conscious way; fostering the development of trust and respect between all family members.


People always ask me, "What's the secret to a joyful family?" Well, it's really no secret, but think about what it takes to cook your favorite dish.  Too much of one ingredient can overpower and ultimately ruin it.  Too little of another can leave the dish flavorless and unfulfilling.  But when you get the right balance of ingredients and you know when to use them, the result is a delicious, satisfying meal. When it comes to creating joyful families, each family will have its own recipe and distinct flavor.  But the one key ingredient that is absolutely essential to a joyful family is love.  Love is where joy comes from.  It's where caring, respect, and even responsibility come from.  When you learn to infuse love into everything you do, including discipline, you'll be creating the family of your dreams. The course, "The Joy of Parenting" will give you tools on how to do just that.

Some of the topics that will be covered that are prevalent in today's world:  


*  The importance of taking care of yourself in order to take care of your children


*  Tools to deal with Sibling Rivalry, Bullying, and Cyber-Bullying


*  Using Screen time for the purpose of teaching self management


*  Bringing Balance to the Parent-Child Relationship

      1. Overzealous parenting


 * Knowing when 'good' is good enough

      1. Is it necessary to always 'do your best?'

      2. Kids are happiest when we see them for who they are 

      3. Who a child is, has nothing to do with what they do!!


 * Start thinking Globally: What are you grateful for?

       1. Modeling what you want to teach

       2. Action steps to do with your kids

       3. Conflict resolution: a way to create peace


 *  Importance of having the Courage to be Different 

       1. Allows kids to know it's okay not to "fit in" 


Class Dates:

Dates:  Thursday Evenings: January 9, 16, 23, and 30

Location: Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla 

Time: 6:30pm~8:30pm.

Dates:  Mondays, June 9, 16, 23, 30
Location:  Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Time:  6:30pm-8:30pm


For more information or to register go to:

 or call 760.633.3754. 


Redirecting Children's Behavior

Enhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical 3-week course that teaches effective parenting skills in a supportive, loving and nonjudgmental atmosphere.  Learn the four principles of why children misbehave and how to nurture self-sufficient, responsible and self-confident children by using techniques that build mutual respect, create positive motivational messages, prevent sibling rivalry and minimize power struggles.  This course is taught by supportive and experienced instructors.  These popular classes fill quickly.  The cost is $200/member of $350/member couple.  The cost for nonmembers is $395/family.  Fee does not include textbook and/or workbook, which are #30.
Tuesdays, January 21 to February 4, 6:30-9pm, Scripps Clinic - Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conference Room.
To register contact Jackie Hartman at 760-533-5256.

Nine Things To do Besides Spanking

Do you get frustrated hearing yourself say, "NO! NO! NO!"  Discover how positive discipline can make those frustrating "nos" vanish.  Our speaker, Nonie Levi, MFT, will discuss how to use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior.  You'll learn the difference between discipline and punishment and more importantly, how to keep your child's self-esteem intact, thereby decreasing the possibility of future behavioral problems.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.  Registration required.  
Monday, January 20, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC.
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