Children’s Specialized Hospital Experts Offer Workshop to Help Parents Manage Child’s Challenging Behavior

August 02, 2016

A child who misbehaves causes a lot of stress on parents, family members, teachers, classmates, and anyone else with whom the child comes in contact. A family may even choose to withdraw from social activities for fear of the child’s actions.

If you have a child who exhibits challenging behavior issues, help is on the way. The pediatric psychologists at Children’s Specialized Hospital have developed a series of workshops designed to help parents manage their child’s behavior in engaging and effective ways.

Over the course of seven sessions, facilitators will introduce parents to an interactive curriculum which includes education on the following topics:

  • Causes of misbehavior -- how to assess the causes and develop appropriate discipline strategies; 
  • Setting limits -- handling tantrums and creating incentive systems that work;
  • Managing sibling conflicts;
  • Developing and implementing effective behavioral systems; and
  • Parent stress management, including self-care and support systems.

Led by instructor Shoshana Isenberg, Ph.D., parents will gain confidence in their ability to manage stress and cope with parenting challenges.  While these tools are appropriate for parenting all kinds of challenging children, they are especially helpful when working with children who have been diagnosed with ADHD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder.


When:             7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Wednesdays) August 10 - September 14.

Where:            Children’s Specialized Hospital 150 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ

Questions:      call: Dr. Shoshana Isenberg (908) 389-5679.


When:             5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Tuesdays) August 16 - September 20.

Where:            Children’s Specialized Hospital 94 Stevens Road, Toms River


When:             6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Mondays) September 12 – November 14

Where:            Children’s Specialized Hospital 3575 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, NJ

Questions:      Call Julia Paul at 888-CHILDRENS ext. 2125.

The cost for the entire seven week series is $99 per family.  Families may be eligible for the Children’s Hospital Benefit Fund to cover the cost of the seminar.  Call for benefit fund eligibility, please call 908-233-3720 x 5193.

To register for this important workshop series, please visit

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At thirteen different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and children can achieve more of their goals.  To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit; Facebook:; Twitter:; YouTube:; LinkedIn:'s-specialized-hospital