Parenting with Common Sense

A parenting education group

The CarePlus parenting education group features the evidence-based Common Sense Parenting® model. Through an interactive, skill-based approach, parents learn practical and effective parenting methods to address issues of communication, discipline, decision-making, relationships, self-control, and school success.

Program Goals:

  • Build strong, healthy family relationships.
  • Teach parents the skills they need to increase positive and age-appropriate behaviors, and successfully decrease problematic behaviors.
  • Help parents set consistent, reasonable expectations based on their child’s age, development, and skill level.

Specialized Services:

  • The 7-week program incorporates 2-hour weekly sessions.
  • Parents learn and practice skills through instruction, videotape modeling, role-playing, feedback, and review.

The program teaches parents to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Avoid power struggles
  • Give positive attention
  • Control emotions
  • Balance discipline with affection
  • Praise a child’s good behavior

About the facilitator…

Lauren Walsh, LCSW

Lauren Walsh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey.  Lauren has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University.

Lauren has worked for CarePlus since 2011. Her expertise is in working with children in foster care, as well as children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. She enjoys her work as a facilitator of the Parenting with Common Sense group as she helps parents acquire additional strategies to help their children reach their full potential.

Have questions? Contact Lauren Walsh at 201-797-2660 x5675  for group information and scheduling.