Mommy Matters - Moms Getting Real
About What Matters

When: Tuesdays, October 7-December 9
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: JCC Mercer Island 3801 E Mercer Island Way, Mercer Island 98040
Facilitator: Melissa Benaroya, LICSW
Age Range:Toddler and Preschool Years

The Mommy Matters workshop is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Mommy Matters is for moms only so that moms can create a space where they can be intentional about their parenting.

The structure of the group is facilitated discussion around a focused topic each week. The group's intention is that moms walk away feeling confident in their mothering, empowered in their decisions, and fulfilled in their relationships and endeavors. The group draws on Robin and Melissa's training and education, but the most powerful aspect of the group is the learning that moms do with one another. The basic format of the group is a check-in on the topic discussed the previous week, presentation of a new topic, discussion/experiences around the new topic, practices for the week, and closure. The discussion is focused on issues specific to the weeks topic, challenging any limiting assumptions connected with the topic, and creating new awarenesses to practice for the week. The sessions will not only provide moms the opportunity to learn new skills, but to share in the joys and frustrations that are inherent in mothering. Group members receive personal coaching and problem-solve with each other to create a community of support that extends beyond the weekly meetings.

In the Mommy Matters workshops, you will:

  • Learn new ways to nurture & strengthen relationships with self, child(ren), and partner
  • Gain insight into how your child learns
  • Learn behavior management strategies
  • Feel confident about YOUR parenting choices

For questions or to register, email Melissa Benaroya at

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