Courses

Going on now for Silicon Valley

First Letters

Infants and toddlers have a large capacity to assimilate and respond to their surroundings, making the daily realities encountered in family life a natural starting point to promote learning and to begin developing some basic habits.

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Going on now for East Bay

First Opportunities

This course will help parents grow in awareness of the uniqueness of each family member and help parents develop the tools needed to strengthen each child's character.

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Starts in March 2020 for East Bay and San Francisco

Personal Project

A course designed for young adults to ask the big questions with the goal of discovering the principles and values necessary to decide how best to live your life.

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First Steps

Discover the basic habits that young children should acquire and turn all the situations of the family life into amazing moments of learning.

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First Letters

Going on now

Infants and toddlers have a large capacity to assimilate and respond to their surroundings, making the daily realities encountered in family life a natural starting point to promote learning and to begin developing some basic habits.

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First Decisions

Learn to analyze the importance of living according to a scale of values, how to transmit these values to your children, and how to help them acquire these values themselves.

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First Opportunities

Going on now

This course will help parents grow in awareness of the uniqueness of each family member and help parents develop the tools needed to strengthen each child's character.

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Pre-Adolescence

Learn to analyze the causes and effects of the changes that come with puberity and study the most appropriate ways to maintain a firm and down-to-earth relationship with your children, without limiting their natural discovery of the world.

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Adolescence

Discover the value of your adolescent children, how to efficiently communicate in moments of crisis, and analyze the social tendencies that impact adolescent development

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Personal Project

Starts in March 2020

A course designed for young adults to ask the big questions with the goal of discovering the principles and values necessary to decide how best to live your life.

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Married Love

A happy and fulfilled marriage is not a matter of luck - its the task of a lifetime and a work in progress. Get the knowledge and tools to achieve greater happiness and unity in your marriage.

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Grandparents

During your golden years of marriage, learn about your educational role in the framework of child development, and how to communicate more effectively in the intergenerational relationships of the family.


Course Methodology

Family Enrichment courses are built on the case-study method, a system used in business and law school to bring real life fact patterns into the classroom.

Cases are drawn from rich, complex family situations that reveal the significance of productive relationships among family members: husband and wife, parents and children, siblings with one another, immediate family with extended family and friends.

The case study method teaches participants to

  • Discern facts
  • Distinguish problems arising from the facts
  • Analyze possible solutions

While the cases are instructive, it is the wisdom brought to bear on them by the participating couples which is the genius of the case study method. Guided in the general session by a professional moderator, who is also a married parent, you and your spouse will learn to apply the method to issues at home, at work, anywhere. Yet not as a cold or academic way to dissect a problem, but as a means of cooperating and advancing what is important, in your marriage, with your children, with others.

Each Family Enrichment course is designed to impart this practical ability for a lifetime. The more you use the case study method the more it will benefit you, your children, and the other couples in the course.

Applying the 4 steps method

  • Step 1 - Individual Study of the module
  • Step 2 - Husband and Wife Discussion
  • Step 3 - Small Group discussion (one hour only)
  • Step 4 - General Session led by a skilled Moderator.

Because we all maintain busy lives and juggle many obligations and certainly because family is our primary obligation, the value that this course provides is more than worth the effort and far exceeds the nominal cost – for the method, the friendships, the practical solutions to the complex challenges in family life that we all experience.