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PTN Blog

PTN Blog

Aside from overseeing the daily operations of The Parenting Training Network (PTN) in the Tremont Library in the Bronx, New York, our group’s founder and CEO, Cynthia Shields, has a blog that chronicles her opinions and reflections on various issues that are connected to the workshops we conduct.

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The Gift of Discipline

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (5)

This season give the gift that will keep on giving. Peace of mind that is. This is the time of the year were parents are busy picking up the latest toys. Ever thought about giving the gift of discipline.

All year we meet hard working parents in our workshops who are mandated to take parenting/ Anger management classes, because they lost their cool and hit their children.

The parents are sometimes locked up over night and have to have an agency mointer their homes ...

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Posted on June 1, 2017 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year Everyone

Well it the last day of the New Year and we are thinking about what we can do to get the word out about postive parenting. One of the things that came to my mind was High school programs we had back in the day.

How many of you parents remember taking Home Economics, Wood shop, Automotive classes and clerical skills?

I was thinking that a LIFE SKILLS program for pre-teens and Teens would be benefincal to the schools.

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How to throw a successful birthday party for a young child?

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I was just thinking about the birthday parties I grew up with in the 60"s where I went around the neighborhood and gave out invitations to my party. I got all dressed up in my birthday party dress and my friends attended and brought me a gift.

We danced to the Kool jerk and had pigs in a blanket while we sat on the davenport. (aka) couch.

Children's parties are something a child never forgets here is some tips on how to make your child's next parties memorable. Young children's fu...

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How do I tell my child that someone has died?

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to our blog! I decided to talk about this topic when I was doing a parenting workshop and a parent stated she was never told her father died. The parent went on to say that she would wait for her father to come home every night but he never came. I can't imagine what that must of been like for that child not to be told that her father passed away and that he wasn't never coming back. The parent stated that she still struggles with those memories even today. Although it's hard f...

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