"Solving the Puzzle of Parenting . . . One Piece at a Time."

The South Brunswick Municipal Alliance and the South Brunswick School District have partnered to offer a series of workshops under the umbrella of the South Brunswick Parent Academy (SBPA).  The Academy was founded on the concept of "Solving the Puzzle of Parenting … One Piece at a Time."  In its eleventh year, SBPA continues to offer parenting workshops, as well as District workshops on curriculum, instruction and safe and caring schools.  This year's Academy provides a wealth of information on timely and relevant issues facing families today.

Most workshops will be held at Crossroads North Middle School from 7:00-8:30pm and will offer free childcare for children 3 years old and above (unless otherwise noted.)  Be on the lookout for the Online Friday Folder for your school, which will further explain our upcoming workshops. A link to the SBPA 2017-18 Course Book is below.

In our continuing effort to 'go green', the SBPA will not be sending hard copy flyers home to advertise workshops. All communication regarding the workshops will be done through each school's Online Friday Folder and email communication. Registration can be done online on the SBPA webpage (see below).

Want to find out more? Check out additional online resources for parents on our EPIC webpage or contact Christine Mariano, SBPA Director at

2017-18 Course Book

Workshop Resources

Tuesday, February 27
Responsive Classroom: Using Rules and Logical Consequences at Home
Setting and maintaining rules for your child is hard work! We all share the desire of wanting our children to be disciplined and self-reliant, however, how to achieve that, without turning our homes into battlefields, is difficult!
You’re not alone!  Come to this informative workshop and receive helpful, hands-on experience in setting rules and consequences for your children which actually work! You will receive valuable information and leave the workshop with practical strategies on how to positively affect your child’s behavior in a manner that fosters responsibility and self-control.
Companion Reading:  How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

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Monday, April 16
Proms, Parties & Pitfalls
Are you being told you’re the only parent not willing to let your tween or teen attend unsupervised parties? Does your teenager believe alcohol is a rite of passage and that “everyone is doing it?”  More importantly, do you? Alcohol and other drug research has shown that positive parental involvement is an important factor that decreases risk of drug abuse and underage drinking. Yet parents are often conflicted about what they realistically can and should do to help their teens make wise choices and keep them safe.  The good news is: you’re not the only parent facing this; we’re all in this together!  Come to this timely and useful workshop and find out what you can do to help keep your children safe from the risks of underage drinking and substance abuse.    

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