Parents Invited to Smile More and Stress Less

SPARTA, NJ – Back by popular demand, Smile on Parenting is offering world renown, Love and Logic® parenting courses again this spring.  “Parenting the Love and Logic Way™” is designed for adults with children of all ages toddler through teen and available both during the daytime and in the evenings. This 6-session series will be held weekly on Tuesday nights 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. and  Wednesday and Thursday mornings from  9:15 to 11:15 a.m.. The series runs weekly, May 6 through June 12 at the C3 Workplace, 37 Main St, Sparta.

Increasingly, parents are feeling the stress and frustration of raising today’s children to be motivated, respectful and self-disciplined.  This course empowers adults with easy-to-learn skills in a supportive, problem-solving atmosphere that addresses the needs and concerns of modern family life.

Parents feel more calm and less stress each week as they go home with a variety of time-tested, effective parenting techniques in their tool belt. Among many skills, parents become more capable of setting and enforcing limits without battles. They also feel confident in guiding their children to own and solve their own problems. As a result, the family is more happy and harmonious, plus the children are more likely to grow up equipped with character, compassion and problem-solving skills to help them thrive in the real world.

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Love and Logic® Independent Facilitator, Wendy Miller, teaches with expertise as she and her husband have been utilizing Love and Logic techniques for almost ten years with their own children. In a small class setting, she guides participants through entertaining tutorials, discusses concepts, helps apply the techniques learned to individual, real-life scenarios and inspires her clients to go home and experiment with their new parenting tools immediately.

 The cost for the six-class series is $299 person or $399 couple with a no-risk, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  Register now at for more peace and calm in your family life. Sessions missed can be made up any other time that session is offered, morning or evening.  You may register online or send check to Smile on Parenting, POBox 663, Sparta, NJ 07871. For more details, visit Smile on Parenting online or email Wendy,, or call her (973)903-6810.

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