Parenting

Being a parent is the hardest job in the world.  Kids don’t come with manuals.  After all, when it comes to your kids you’ll never get a “do over.”  Yet, you can get a helping hand in managing the stress of being blessed with parenting, along with life’s other responsibilities.

 

Jewish Child & Family Services provides a myriad of support groups for parents coping with a range of issues.  Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, caring for a special needs child or aging parent, the dissolution of a marriage, or emotional problems of your own, one of our support groups for parents may be just the dose of “me time” that your spirit needs. 

 

Upcoming Events and Support Groups

 

The Blessing of a B Minus: Jewish Wisdom for parenting girls in grades 6-8 

A 5-session monthly book group based on The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers as a launching pad to discuss issues including behavior, materialism, job and chores and decision-making. Strengthen your parenting skills with the wisdom of the book’s author Wendy Mogel, PhD, centuries of Jewish teachings, a JCFS social worker, and the experiences you and your fellow parents bring to the group.

 

Parenting is a journey; don’t take it alone! Co-Sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section.  Two sections of the group are offered, one on Sunday evenings, the other on Tuesday mornings.

 

This series is being run instead of the previously scheduled series using The Blessing of a Skinned Knee.  A book group using The Blessing of a Skinned Knee is being run onTuesday mornings.

 

Dates:   Sundays, 7–8:30 pm: 1 2/21/16, 3/13/16

 

Place:    A private home in the North Suburbs

 

Fee:       $100 for the series, $75 for NCJW members

 

Leader: Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW, 847-745-5411

 

RSVP:  Registration required. http://JCFS.formstack.com/forms/blessing or        

             TraceyKite@jcfs.org 

 

 

Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Jewish wisdom for parenting girls grades 3-5

October 20, 2015 - February 23, 2016

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A 5-session monthly book group based on The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self Reliant Children as a launching pad to discuss issues including respect, discipline, materialism, chores, independence, attitudes towards food, and issues of self-control. Strengthen your parenting skills with the wisdom of the book’s author Wendy Mogel, PhD, centuries of Jewish teachings, a JCFS social worker, and the experiences you and your fellow parents bring to the group.

 

Parenting is a journey; don’t take it alone! Co-Sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Section.  Two sections of the group are offered, one on Sunday evenings, the other on Tuesday mornings.

 

Dates:   Tuesdays,10–11:30 am: 2/23/16

 

Place:    North Suburbs

 

Fee:       $100 for the series, $75 for NCJW members

 

Leader: Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW, 847-745-5411

 

RSVP:    Registration required. http://JCFS.formstack.com/forms/blessing

 

             or TraceyKite@jcfs.org

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For information call toll-free, 855.ASK.JCFS (855.275.5237) or ask@jcfs.org.