STEP is short for Systematic Training for Effective Parenting---
Rooted in the classic psychological theories of Drs. Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, STEP is positive discipline: smart, loving, and very practical.
STEP teaches anyone who works with or cares for children how to encourage, empathize, and discipline-- without rewards, punishment, bribery or revenge.
It doesn't deal in stickers and prizes, but instead teaches civility, respect, and lasting methods.
The result? Self-motivated, self-disciplined kids-- and happier parents.
One STEP Ahead delivers the knowledge you need-- both philosophy and practical techniques-- to build healthy, long-term relationships with the most precious ones in our lives-- our children.
You can fall in love with your children-- all over again.
Please click on the tabs at right for information on how to learn STEP-- group Workshop offerings and the new One-on-One STEP Coaching services--
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Here's what a businessman and father has to say about the positive discipline approach of One STEP Ahead:
"What a wonderful class.
As a father, I must admit that I had a preconceived idea, that this course would be better for moms, and that I would be out of place in the discussions, as my perspective was different. Boy was I wrong! I recently mentioned to another dad that they should take this course the next time it is available in our area.
I actually didn’t want the class to end, as I found the idea sharing & brain- storming among the other parents to be so enriching and rewarding.
Liz's open-minded approach and insight was truly appreciated. She presented the techniques of STEP with practical examples and in such a fun and easy going manner.
STEP is truly systematic, it’s not easy but it can be so rewarding that it really allows you to communicate with your child.
My wife and I highly recommend it to any parent who would like to have a calmer household!"
-- Thanks to Chad Gulrajaney, Dwight-Englewood Parent, 8/11
See the *Testimonials* Tab for more--
Spring and Fall 2013 Workshops are now complete. Click on the *Upcoming Events* tab at right for news.
Private coaching services--learn STEP one-on-one-- are now available, in addition to group Workshops. Please click the *How Can I Learn STEP* Tab for details.
The Workshop can be customized to meet the needs of your group. Please contact me if you'd like to arrange for a Workshop at your school or facility.
8-Week STEP Workshop
What: The course covers 16 hours of class lecture and discussion; all reading material and handouts; a recommended reading list covering topics of interest in depth; information tailored to your requirements (divorce situation, step-families, etc.) private coaching in the STEP approach for the run of the workshop plus three months; a lot of fun, and more than a little relief from stress.
Where: Can be on-site at your facility when you prefer a closed enrollment of your members; typically Open Enrollment (anyone can join) classes are taught in the spring and fall at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Park Ridge NJ, Lower Gathering Space classroom.
When: The Workshop is typically offered twice a year: Spring (April-May) and Fall (October-November), mornings and/or evenings. Sponsored Workshops, Closed Enrollment, or other Workshops may be offered more frequently; please contact me for details.
Cost: Reduces on a sliding scale; Please see Workshop Overview/FAQ page for details. All materials provided, including personal coaching for run of Workshop plus three months.
Who: Parents and caregivers of children of any age, toddlers to teenagers, can benefit. The program is also wholly applicable to classroom settings; teachers benefit as well.