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Teens, toddlers focus of two workshops at Duke this month

Posted September 2, 2010 8:57 p.m. EDT

Learn how to discipline your toddlers and parent teens during two workshops at Duke Medicine's Teer House.

"Beyond Time-Out: Effective Strategies for Disciplining Your Toddler" is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8.  Julia Wacker from Duke Children's Primary Care will share tips on effectively parenting toddlers, including appropriate discipline, co-parenting and consistency. Click here for details.

And Dr. Jeffrey Sapyta, a clinical psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, will lead a workshop called "Parenting Teens: Attitudes and All" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Sapyta will discuss the unique challenges and proven strategies of parenting teens, including the balance between fostering independence and autonomy with setting appropriate limits and monitoring. Click here for details.

Duke's Teer House, which is part of the Department of Clinical, Educational and Professional Development, is an educational resource for Duke patients, families and the community. Duke clinical experts offer a wide range of health-related presentations for the whole family, including an extensive calendar of Everything Baby classes for expectant and new parents. Most classes are free; but registration is required.

Go to the Teer House's website or call 1-888-ASK-DUKE (1-888-275-3853) for more information.