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MercyCare physician holds parent-child workshop

NORTH LIBERTY– On Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, MercyCare North Liberty family practice physician, Sarah von Harz, M.D., is presenting a workshop that will provide parents and caregivers creative ways to communicate so the children they care for will listen. The workshop will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at MercyCare North Liberty, 1765 Lininger Lane.
Attendees of the workshop will learn how to make the day-to-day outbursts of raising young children easier to handle, rekindle a quality relationship with children through understanding and encouragement, build a mental toolbox of creative ways to deal with difficult situations and tantrums, help children feel the understanding and support they need to thrive and flourish and most importantly, attendees will learn how to get the joy back into parenting and caregiving.
“With three small children of my own, I know as well as anyone how challenging it is to raise young kids, so I have spent a lot of time sifting through resources,” Dr. von Harz said. “I am able to spend some time counseling parents in the office of what I have learned, but I think a workshop like this one is a great way to get together with other parents and really take our time discussing what works.”
To sign up for the workshop, call MercyCare North Liberty at (319) 665-3980. There is a $10 materials fee, payable by cash or check only at the time of the program. For each person that attends, $5 of the fee will be donated to the elementary school of that attendee’s choice. Childcare will be provided by the Education Station across from the MercyCare North Liberty clinic.