Apr. 14 - May. 21, 2021

PhD in Parenting

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  • Parents of teens and tweens
  • $125
  • virtual

Parenting tweens and teens can be hard.

Let us help you thrive! PhD in Parenting Teens is a uniquely designed parent education program for parents of tweens (10-13) and teens (14-18+). Using proven parent education methodologies, this program will enhance parent-teen relationships, improve parenting skills, and enable parents to create a healthy, peaceful, and respectful home environment. These parent education opportunities are part of a national initiative being offered and subsidized by JumpSpark (Atlanta), 4Front (Baltimore), CJP (Boston), Springboard (Chicago), Moving Traditions (Denver), LAJTI (Los Angeles), and the Jewish Teen Funders Collaborative (national initiative).There is no manual for raising teens in today’s world. Sure there are resources available, but the amount of information can be overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to begin.

That’s why JumpSpark is partnering with The Parent’s Place to bring their PhD in Parenting to Atlanta.

What is PhD in Parenting?

PhD in Parenting starts from the bottom up, building a strong foundation for understanding and growth between parents and teens. Through this 6 week program, you will develop the tools and skills to better navigate your relationship with your tween or teen.

This program includes:

  • 6 live one-hour facilitator-led sessions
  • 20-minute optional debrief and Q&A at the end of each session
  • Cohort-based learning with each date option limited to 12 participants (cohort will remain together for the duration of the program)
  • Participant packet including key content summaries, note-taking section, and follow-up activities
  • 12-month access to monthly live “Help Me With This!” Q & A sessions
  • Opportunities to add one-on-one parent and/or teen coaching

Through PhD in Parenting, you will learn how to:

  • Create a positive environment for your tween or teen to thrive
  • Help your tween or teen become independent and responsible
  • Feel confident in parenting your tween or teen

Sign Me Up!

Cohort 1 will meet Wednesdays at 12:30pm on 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
Cohort 2 will meet Fridays at 12:30pm on 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21
Cohort 3 will meet Thursdays at 8:00pm on 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

Session Topics by week:

Session 1: Understanding the Innerworkings of My Teen
Session 2: Leading the Way
Session 3: Communication is the Foundation of All Relationships
Session 4: Practice Makes Progress…Now Stick to It!
Session 5: Let’s Plan for Where We are Going
Session 6: Learning and Returning


In an effort to show our commitment to parents of teens, JumpSpark is offering this program for the subsidized cost of $125. Please see registration link here.

Meet PhD in Parenting creator, Erica Hruby

Erica Hruby is a tween and teen education specialist with over 25-year of professional experience working directly with tweens and teens in community, academic, and residential environments. In her work with hundreds of tweens and teens, she has seen it all…and she gets them! Erica’s down to earth approach makes her highly relatable and enables her to share proven methodologies, insights, and tips and tricks with parents. She is proud of her ability to help parents navigate their way through late childhood into high school and then into young adulthood. Erica holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus on children and teens. She is a mother of two daughters ages 18 and 23 and is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Erica loves cruising, reading, and spending time with family.

For more information on this program please contact Amy Fox, JumpSpark’s Navigating Parenthood Coordinator at amyfox.atlteen@gmail.com.