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Growing Peaceful Families

 Open to all parents of 
children ages 2 - 10 years old.

Growing Peaceful Families
and The Parent and Family Enrichment Center, Inc. offer:

Pay - It - Forward Parent Support Group

There is no charge to attend this one-of-a-kind series of gatherings hosted by three seasoned parenting instructors: Elise Wallace, M.Ed., Lissa Keller, MSW, and Lesley Iwinski, MD.  Bring your joys and concerns, and take home effective tools to create closer relationships, make your discipline more effective, and to bring more peace to your home.  The support group is no charge is because parents before you have paid for you to be able to attend.  If you would like to help pay for the next support group, you are invited to do so.  
There is no set fee, and everyone is welcome.

New Location:  The NEW Plantory
501 West Sixth Street, Suite 250
(Over West Sixth Brewing Co. Entrance Door is Mid-building on West Sixth Street.)
Lexington, KY
6:30 - 8:00 pm

July 15, 2014     Effective Consequences Built on Respect

Click Here to register by  July 14, or call 859-333-3053.



Morning and Evening Now Available!
Registration required in advance for all workshops.  
Cost $10 per person unless otherwise stated.  
Location:  Growing Peaceful Families
Shelby Cottage  
118 Constitution Street,  Suite 200  
Lexington, KY  40507


"You Just Don't Understand!" 
Unlocking Better Parent-Teen Communication
Learn what our teens really need from us, and how we can support them through adolescence.   Our role changes from one of teacher when they are small, to being an administrator in their teen years, to becoming a coach in their teenage and young adult years.  Learn how to make the most of the time you have together and how to create a lasting positive relationship.

Tuesday July 22, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Beaumont Public Library

Facilitator:  Lesley Iwinski, MD, Certified Parenting Instructor

Registration required. Call 859-231-5570 and choose "Beaumont" as the location. 
Online Registration Open June 1 at


Registration required in advance for all courses.  
Cost $150 per person and Bring a Friend for FREE unless otherwise stated.  
Location:  Growing Peaceful Families
Shelby Cottage  
118 Constitution Street,  Suite 200  
Lexington, KY  40507


Redirecting Children's Behavior Course (5 Weeks)

Dates: Thursday evenings, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2014
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Location: 118 Constitution Street, Suite 200 in Lexington, KY
Instructor: Lesley Iwinski, MD

Cost:  $150 per person, bring a friend for FREE!
Click Here or call 859-333-3053
 for registration information by September 30, 2014.


The Parent As Coach Approach for Parents of Teenagers
Four Week Course: The Seven Ways to Coach Your Teen in the Game of Life    

You Get Tools For:

  • A new feeling of competence as a parent
  • An empowering way to be with your teens and family members
  • New tools to use with conflict in the relationship
  • Familiarity with the skill set of professional coaching

Four-Week Course Includes:

  • The Parent As Coach Approach by Diana Sterling
  • A Personalized Binder
  • Interactive learning in a supportive group environment
  • Telephone and e-mail contact between classes
  • Opportunity to continue in individual coaching or support group
  • Money-Back Guarantee*

Dates:           TBA
Time:            TBA
Location:     Shelby Cottage, 118 Constitution Street, Suite 120, Lexington 
Facilitator:   Lesley Iwinski, MD 
Cost:              $150 per person, and bring a friend for FREE.

 Click here
or call 859-333-3053 for more information.



Learn and Play
Presented by Growing Peaceful Families
in cooperation with The Parent and Family Enrichment Center, Inc.

Modeled after the Early Childhood Family Education program in Minnesota, this series of 4 classes is fun and educational for both parents and toddlers.  Parent and child gather with other families, an Early Childhood Educator or Speech Language Pathologist, and a Parenting Educator for half-an-hour of play and music time.  After that, parents and caregivers gather with the Parent Educator to share their joys and concerns, and receive positive parenting tips and educational guidance.  the children spend quality play and learning time with an Early Childhood Educator or Speech Language pathologist.  Everyone has fun!

Dates:  To Be Announced
Time:  To Be Announced 
Location:  To Be Announced

Instructors:  Allie O'Donnell, SLP and Lesley Iwinski, MD

For more information, call 859-533-0531.


                  Loving Gifts From Your Heart to Home                  
Two-hour workshop especially designed for adoptive parents 
Date:            TBA
Time:           10:00 am - 12 Noon 
Location:    Shelby Cottage, 118 Constitution Street, Suite 120 
Instructor:  Lesley Iwinski, MD 
Cost:             $30 per person. To register, call 859-333-3053.  

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 call 859-333-3053 or Click Here.
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