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SEMINARS

Smart Love Family Services has unique and highly effective solutions that help parents enjoy parenting and foster happiness in their children. We offer educational seminars on a range of topics of most concern to parents. Seminars are co-sponsored by the Intrapsychic Humanism Society.
Click to see other seminar topics and our registration policies.

We also post seminars presented by the Intrapsychic Humanism Society, which fosters understanding of the theory upon which Smart Love is based.


SUPPORT & DISCUSSION GROUPS

Smart Love Family Services also offers support and discussion groups for parents and children on a range of topics. All groups are casual and facilitated by a Smart Love therapist.

February

February 18, 2016

SIBLING RIVALRY

Find out what is behind your children’s
behavior and how to head-off sibling
rivalry and promote happiness in your
home.

Chicago at 6:00-7:15p.m
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 W. Buena Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking

$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.
Register

March

March 1, 2016

TAKING TEENS SERIOUSLY AS PEOPLE

This seminar helps parents understand
adolescent development and common
behaviors that can be perplexing or difficult.
This seminar will help you re-connect with
what it’s like to be a teen and what they
need from us as parents and caregivers.
Having this knowledge of how teens’ minds
work and what they need psychologically
to thrive helps parents build close, loving
relationship.

Oak Park from 7:00 - 8:15 pm

610 South Maple Avenue, 2nd Floor
Oak Park, IL 60304
(off 290 and Harlem Avenue)
Free parking in adjacent lot
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.
Register


March 3, 2016

FREE PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

TOPIC: REWARDS & PUNISHMENTS:
WHY THEY DON’T WORK AND WHAT TO
DO INSTEAD

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 7:00-7:45pm

610 S. Maple St. Suite 5601
Oak Park, IL 60304
RSVP: Nancy Luepke
773.665.8052, ext. 248
By 4 p.m. the day before


March 17, 2016

TODDLER TOILETING & DEVELOPMENT

Recognize and understand your child’s
early achievements and support their
development to ensure later success in
school and life.

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register

April

April 7, 2016

FREE PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

TOPIC: SIBLING RIVALRY - LEARN HOW TO
PROMOTE HAPPINESS IN YOUR HOME

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 6:45 -7:45pm

Parenthesis Family Center
405 S. Euclid Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
RSVP: Nancy Luepke
773.665.8052, ext. 248
By 4 p.m. the day before


April 14, 2016

DISCIPLINE RE-DEFINED: MANAGING
YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOR

Tired of ineffective timeouts or advice
that is too harsh or permissive? Find
out about a loving and effective approach
called Loving Regulation, based on the
latest child development research.

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register


April 20, 2016

DISCIPLINE RE-DEFINED: MANAGING
YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOR

Tired of ineffective timeouts or advice
that is too harsh or permissive? Find
out about a loving and effective approach
called Loving Regulation, based on the
latest child development research.

Oak Park from 7:00-8:15pm

610 South Maple Avenue, 2nd Floor
Oak Park, IL 60304
(off 290 and Harlem Avenue)
Free parking in adjacent lot
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register



May

May 5, 2016

FREE PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

TOPIC: ACTIVITY SCHEDULE OVERLOAD -
WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT AND HOW TO
STRIKE A HEALTHY BALANCE

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 7:00-7:45pm

610 S. Maple St. Suite 5601
Oak Park, IL 60304
RSVP: Nancy Luepke
773.665.8052, ext. 248
By 4 p.m. the day before


May 12, 2016

BABY SLEEP & DEVELOPMENT

Help your child to sleep happily and
foster their self-esteem within the
context of a close and loving relationship.
Enjoy your child and get some sleep!

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register

June

June 2, 2016

FREE PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

TOPIC: GETTING THROUGH THE DOG DAYS
OF SUMMER WITH RESOURCES FROM YOUR
COMMUNITY

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 7:00-7:45pm

610 S. Maple St. Suite 5601
Oak Park, IL 60304
RSVP: Nancy Luepke
773.665.8052, ext. 248
By 4 p.m. the day before

July

July 7, 2016

FREE PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

TOPIC: BABY SLEEP & DEVELOPMENT

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 6:45-7:45pm

Parenthesis Family Center
405 S. Euclid Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
RSVP: Nancy Luepke
773.665.8052, ext. 248
By 4 p.m. the day before


July 14, 2016

SIBLING RIVALRY

Find out what is behind your children’s
behavior and how to head-off sibling
rivalry and promote happiness in your
home.

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register

August

August 4, 2016

FREE MONTHLY PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

TOPIC: COMMON MYTHS ABOUT CHILDREN’S
EMOTIONS AND HELPFUL REALITIES
INCLUDING CHILDREN WANTING YOUR
ATTENTION IS GOOD!!

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 7:00-7:45pm

610 S. Maple St. Suite 5601
Oak Park, IL 60304
RSVP: Nancy Luepke
773.665.8052, ext. 248
By 4 p.m. the day before

September

September 1, 2016

FREE MONTHLY PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

TOPIC: TIME-OUTS - WHY THEY ARE ON THEIR
WAY OUT AND WHY TIME-IN IS IN!

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 7:00-7:45pm

610 S. Maple St. Suite 5601
Oak Park, IL 60304
RSVP: Nancy Luepke
773.665.8052, ext. 248
By 4 p.m. the day before



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