Monday, January 17, 2011

Upcoming: Series of Three Parenting Forums

The Center for Jewish Life and Learning will present a three-part series that looks at some of parenting’s greatest challenges.
Each session, led by a respected educator and scholar in their field, is free and open to the public, and will take place from 7-8 p.m. at the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Shoreline Office, 705 Boston Post Road, Guilford (behind Planet Fitness), according to a statement.

On Jan. 20, Rabbi Hesch Sommer, will lead “The Art of Parenting: Dealing with Issues of Sibling Rivalry.” Sommer is the coordinator of pastoral care, pastoral counseling and community outreach services for The Jewish Family Service of New Haven and has a private counseling practice in Guilford, the statement said.

On  Feb. 17, Pam Heaphy, head teacher of Leila Day Nursery School and co-president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children - New Haven, will lead “A Discussion of Discipline,” the statement said.

On March 24,  “Parenting the Anxious Child,” will be the focus of the session with Eli R. Lebowitz, a post doctoral fellow in pediatric anxiety at Yale Child Study Center.

Registration is preferred; walk-ins welcome. For more information, or to register, contact Jill Weyler Lesage at 203-903-1901 or

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