Ages 3 to 12 Years Parent Support Group
Ongoing Weekly Parent Support Group
Online via Zoom

About the Ages 3 to 12 Support Group

Join Dottie Higgins-Klein, LMFT, RPT-S and a group of parents, for 1 hour each week, face to face on Zoom!

Thursdays, Live at 1:00 PM ET — plus a Recorded Replay is available for two days after the live session. (Live class time is 10:00 AM in California; early evening in UK and Ireland… International participants, please check your local time.) Participants or their family members who missed the live session can watch the recorded class from the evening until midnight ET the following Saturday.

Class Dates — Weekly on Thursdays (with holiday breaks)

Open Enrollment — Join any time for ten sessions. The intention is to offer an ongoing One-Hour-A-Week Parent Group that you can give yourself for support through the years of parenting!

Most parents report that no matter how challenging their work in the world is, parenting remains the greater challenge. The main intention of Ahoy, Parents! is to offer a supportive community just one hour a week. There is a live presentation and discussion (or watch recorded replay later) with a group of caring parents who welcome weekly inspiration, suggestions, and support. The meetings focus on a wide range of parenting topics for a very reasonable fee.

A primary focus will be to help parents to develop their own parenting style, sorting out conflicting viewpoints in a supportive environment. We encourage parents to develop a solid framework that they can trust over the years of raising children. Conscious Parenting during this time paves the way for better communication as children get older. This includes understanding normal development vs. when parents should be concerned. Questions are welcome in advance or spontaneously during the face-to-face class discussion. In addition to parents with children ages 3-12, we also welcome therapists, counselors, teachers, and grandparents – Live or for the recorded Zoom replay.

SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING TOPICS: (topics also follow the voiced needs of the group)

  • May 27: Dealing with Parental Differences – whether living together or apart.

  • Jun 03:“Open Mic” bring your present challenges!

  • Jun 10: Families - Talking About the Hard to Talk About Things – at all ages!

  • Jun 17: Focus On Parents “mistakes”/ Anger? Guilt ? Wish to “get it right”Self-care

  • Jun 24: Holiday week 4 July, no class

  • July 08:Kids & Food – What’s normal?

  • July 22:The Ten or 30 Day Technical Blackout

  • Aug 05:Mindful Parenting – Everyday Blessings

  • Aug 26:“Open Mic” bring your present challenges!

  • Sep 09:Strong-willed Children – how to parent?

  • Sep 16:Understanding the Roots of Your Parenting Style

  • Sep 23:Bedtime Routines and Sleep Challenges

  • Sep 30:One On One Time – parents & children of all ages.

  • Oct 07: by Michaeleen Doucleff

  • Oct 14:“Open Mic” bring your present challenges!

  • Oct 21:Instilling Positive Self-Esteem in Our Children

  • Oct 28:Effective vs. Excessive Praise with Children

  • Nov 04:“Taking Charge” Techniques for Parents

  • Nov 11:School Related Challenges

  • Nov 18:Raising Grateful Children

  • Nov 25: No class - Thanksgiving

  • Dec 02:Why Does Temperament Matter in Raising Children?

  • Dec 09:“Open Mic” bring your present challenges!

  • Dec 16:Technology Traps

  • Dec 23: No Class until Jan 6th

  • Jan 06:Parent Trending for 2022

  • Jan 13:Conveying Values to Our Children of Normal Development

COST: $180 for 10 sessions. If you are not satisfied after attending your first group session, we will give you a full refund of your payment. We ask that you let us know within 24 hours after the session. One or both parents, grandparents, etc., are also welcome to attend from the same site, or for the replay.

Questions? Call Jerry at 215-844-4321 ext 2 or or email To register, click "Register Now" button above.

Ahoy, Parents! is sponsored by the Family & Play Therapy Center (, founded in Philadelphia in 1995.