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Positive Parenting Plus! initiated in 2000, with a six session course for parents of young children, run from Dr. Jenkins living room! This course has run several times over the past twelve years, and as it continued to grow, so did the other learning opportunities for parents and professionals. Courses have been offered in bullying, third culture kids, helping children with grieving, moving homes, ADHD, emotional development of childhood, and many more.

We are very happy at Positive Parenting Plus! to continue offering groups to parents and professionals throughout the year. We hope to provide the English speaking community with a sense of support, encouragement, and professional guidance. If you would like to join our mailing list for upcoming events, please complete the form below.

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Femme Phenominal: A New Era of Defining Success in Women (AWE Conference)
Presenter: Dr. Jill Ann Jenkins, Child and School Psychologist
Date: June 6, 2015
Venue: Barcelona
More Information: www.awesummit.com

This talk will challenge women to consider how they are currently defining success. Using both her personal story, as well as contemporary theories in positive psychology of “flourishing”, Dr. Jenkins hopes to inspire women to find a new and highly positive self-evaluation process. 

Several other wonderful speakers will be at the AWE summit, with similar goals of inspiring women.

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Riding the WAVE: Family Transitions to a New Culture
Presenter: Dr. Jill Ann Jenkins, Child and School Psychologist
Date: September 16, 2014
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School
Cost: (Contact School)
Through this workshop Dr. Jenkins will address the family transition to a new culture; what to expect from children at different developmental stages, what to expect from  yourself, and from your family as a unit. Specific tools for managing this fun (but sometimes challenging) transition will be suggested.
Positive Parenting Plus! 6 session course
Presenter: Dr. Jill Ann Jenkins, Child and School Psychologist
Dates: October 21st, November 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, December 2nd, 2013

RSVP REQUIRED: By October 14th, 2013 (Space Highly Limited)
Venue: Sant Cugat Trade Center I, Avda de les Cortes Catalanes, 5-7 Sant Cugat del Valles
Cost: 150 euros for the full course (materials included)
This course is intended for parents of children ages three to ten years. It focuses on understanding children’s misbehavior, and assisting parents in learning how to prevent misbehavior from ocurring. How to apply appropriate consequences when prevention does not work is also covered. Homework is included each week; parents are encouraged to learn and support each other within the group setting.
Positive Parenting Plus! 6 session course
Presenter: Dr. Jill Ann Jenkins, Child and School Psychologist
Dates: March 4th, 11th, 18th and April 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2013

RSVP REQUIRED: By February 20th, 2013 (Space Highly Limited)
Venue: Sant Cugat Trade Center I, Avda de les Cortes Catalanes, 5-7 Sant Cugat del Valles
Cost: 150 euros for the full course (materials included)
This course is intended for parents of children ages three to ten years. It focuses on understanding children’s misbehavior, and assisting parents in learning how to prevent misbehavior from occurring. How to apply appropriate consequences when prevention does not work is also covered. Homework is included each week; parents are encouraged to learn and support each other within the group setting.
Motivating Your Child to School Success
Presenter: Dr. Jill Ann Jenkins, Child and School Psychologist
Date: 26th of February, 2013
Venue: British School of Barcelona
Cost: Please contact school
This parent lecture and workshop will first challenge you to consider if your child is an underachiever, and then go into the research about specific reasons why children underachieve and what makes children “high risk” for becoming underachievers. The profiles of high achieving children will then be covered, and the “four steps to success” , “12 Laws of Achievement”, and “7 Key Elements to Motivating Children” will be discussed. Parenting styles, motivators, and much more will be covered within the theme of school motivation.
Making Homework Manageable
Presenter: Meritxell Alquézar (and Carol Coleman)
Date: 19th January 2012
Venue: British School of Barcelona
Cost: Please contact school

Through this workshop Meritxell Alquézar, cognitive psychologist, will help you understand and address, together with your children, several homework issues.

Click here to see newspaper coverage on Meritxell’s talk “Making Homework Manageable”
Open Art Group for Parents!
Presenter: David Magana, Art Therapist
Date: March 5th, April 16th, May 7th & June 5th
Venue: Positive Parenting Plus
Cost: 30 euros per session, 100 euros for full course (includes materials)
Enrollment: Max 10 – RSVP required
An open group space for art making and personal expression. Participants will have the opportunity to create art in a group friendly setting open to reflection and discussion..
Parent Education: Parenting Magic “Surviving Adolescence –
How to Manage and Let Go of your 13 to 18 year olds”
Presenter: Dr. Jill Ann Jenkins
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 from 10AM to 1PM
Venue: Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
Cost: 25 Euros
Enrollment: *Limited to 15 participants (prepayment required to reserve spot)
In this session, we will view the Parent Magic DVD “Surviving Adolescents – How to Manage and Let go of your 13 to 18 year olds”. The author of the film covers; what is “normal” teen behavior, how to manage teen high risk taking, exactly what problems require your “letting go”, the four cardinal sins (what not to do!), parent/ teen communication and safety, five ways to improve your relationship, what role to take as parent (observer, advisor, negotiator, director), how to respond to emotional blackmail, and “from fashion to passion”… guidelines to specific problems. The group will stop frequently throughout the film for guided discussion of the implications.
DOVE: Self Esteem Workshop for Girls
Presenter: Dr. Jill Ann Jenkins
Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2012 from 10AM to 1PM
Venue: To Be Announced
Cost: Free
Enrollment: *Limited to 10 young ladies and their mentors (pre-enrollment is required)
Every day, we are bombarded by hundreds – if not thousands – of airbrushed images of “beauty”. These images have the power to affect how we see our bodies and ourselves. In the midst of this media, how can we encourage young girls and women everywhere to embrace a more positive image of themselves, both inside and out?You can start by participating in this upcoming Dove Real Beauty Workshop for Girls. The Dove Real Beauty Workshops for Girls are fun, educational and interactive sessions for young girls ages 8-12 and their adult female mentors: mothers, relatives, friends – anyone interested in starting a dialogue on beauty and self-image with a member of the next generation. By attending these workshops, you’ll learn how society creates “ideal” images of beauty and how to engage young girls in a healthy dialogue about self-esteem.
Between Punishment and Praise: Home and School Consequences
Presenter: Manuel I. López, MD, PhD, FACP
Date: May 23, 2012, from 10:00-12:00AM
Venue: Positive Parenting Plus
Cost: To be announced
Enrollment: Unlimited, but RSVP required
This session will advise on the importance of punishment and praise in a constructive way, establishing the paths for building habits for the child’s mental health. The goal is to lead the child’s education towards achievement of normal development and adequate adjustment in life.
Best Practices in Parenting: Your Child’s Social and Emotional Development
Presenter: Norma A. León, Ph.D.
Date: June 27th, 2012 from 10:00-12:00AM
Venue: Positive Parenting Plus
Cost: To be announced
Enrollment: Unlimited, but RSVP required
Educating with meaning is understanding your child’s emotional needs, feelings, fears, and fantasies. Through knowledge of a child’s abilities and limitations, it is possible to help him/ her find self acceptance, acquire emotional equilibrium and become well adapted.