In-school Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs

For decades, Gestalt Associates and the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio have offered in-school parenting programs. Strong, involved parents raise better students. Dynamic, engaging and memorable, our parenting programs are not your typical lecture services.

Norman Shub, known as a "master teacher" creates and environment of safety and openness which allows for a more meaningful experience for all involved.

Programs are offered on topics that help:

  • Develop their children’s self-esteem
  • Set loving limits
  • Raise confident children
  • Empower their children
  • Develop a child’s character
  • Avoid power struggles with teenagers
  • Find the balance between love and consequences
  • Understand the importance of letting their children struggle
  • Get parental power back
  • Create family rules
  • Work together as a parenting team
  • Help with homework
  • And much, much more

Gestalt Associates’ parenting programs are adaptive to your school’s needs. Through our existing programs or one created specifically for your school, Gestalt Institute professionals will work with your school representatives to create a powerful experience for parents and staff.

In addition to one-time parenting programs, Gestalt Associates also offers our Parenting from Your Heart series as an on-location option for schools. This is a comprehensive, three-session program that teaches adults how to listen to children, hear what they are saying and connect with them — even during conflict. Margie Mapes, lead child therapist, gives life to the voice of the child, helping adults understand what the child is feeling in the moment and giving participants special insight into their children.

Schools and School Districts in which Norman has presented:
Berea City Schools
Bishop Ready High School
Columbus Montessori Education Center
Columbus School for Girls
Dublin City Schools
Granville Public Schools
Jewish Community Centers
Mansion Day School
Marietta City Schools
New Albany - Plain Local Schools
Olentangy Schools
Pickerington Public Schools
Upper Arlington Public Schools
Wellington School

Click the link below to watch a video of Norman Shub presenting to Olentangy Local Schools about how to handle student anxiety.

Norman Shub presenting at Olentangy Local Schools



Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem

Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem


Learn how to raise a child’s self-esteem through concrete, practical, specific and clear discussions. Parents, psychotherapy professionals and educators will help a child’s self-esteem grow. Watch as the child understands that without those negative beliefs taking root, doors to new opportunity will open. This tried-and-true approach is a must for professionals and parents.

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