Dr. Stein offers a number of different seminars focusing on family, parenting, and childhood. He is capable of developing curriculum to meet different community needs. These are some of the topics that Dr. Stein has covered in past seminars.
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness: This seminar was designed to develop communication between parents and teenagers about drugs and alcohol. The first two hours Dr. Stein and the co-facilitator meet separately with parents and teenagers to explore their questions, concerns, and communications issues. The last hour focuses of developing a dialogue between the parents and teenagers by openly discussing their thoughts and feelings with each other.
- Teenage Years: The developmental stage of adolescence is often perplexing and frustrating. This seminar is geared to middle school and high school parents. It focuses on the development issues of autonomy, peers, responsibility, limits, discipline, and expectations.
- Family Communication: Family members learn how to resolve conflict, problem-solve, and have more fun together. These five techniques will help families to have positive, supportive relationships by being able to understand each other’s thoughts and feelings and verbalize needs. This seminar is designed for families, and can also be geared to parents.
- Parenting for the Elementary Age Child: This seminar emphasizes parents as role models. The topics include family meals, leading by example, teachable moments, developing a safety net, planning, and family forum. This is an opportunity for parents to establish a solid foundation for their children so they can become more independent and make responsible choices.
- How to manage behavioral issues: The most difficult aspect of parenting is setting limits and providing consequences. This seminar gives parents a concrete model for turning negative behavior into positive, and eliminates the power struggle. The outcome will be a clear behavioral plan to address your child’s target behavior. It empowers the child to be aware of their behavior, the choices they make, and the rewards or consequences of their actions.
- Pro-Active Parenting (P.L.A.N.): Dr. Stein created this unique model for parents to clarify their values and expectations for their children before there is confusion or conflict. It provides a structure to dialogue about the meaning of conscious, thoughtful, developmentally-appropriate, and moral parenting. The acronym P.L.A.N. breaks down how parents can take initiative in building their family’s path to success.