Jewish Grandparent University
Are you a New Grandparent?
Helping grandparents and grandparents-to-be learn ways to support your children in becoming parents for the first time, while passing on Jewish family values and traditions. Facilitated by Dr. Daniel Hettleman, Ph.D., P.C. This class is a great experience for both first time grandparents and grandparents having their second or third grandchild. It provides a wonderful opportunity to talk with other grandparents and help open lines of communications for one and all.
JGU is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other grandparents and grandparents-to-be in your community, and have a conversation about your anticipation/expectations/questions about becoming a grandparent. Additionally, a few years ago we surveyed our Jewish Baby University recent graduates and asked them to give us some insight on what was most helpful to them after the births of their children, what was challenging, and what were their expectations of their parents, as grandparents. We share the results of that survey with the class and offer guidance on how to have conversations with your kids about these potential issues. Daniel is a wonderful facilitator and is happy to shape the curriculum to the needs of the participants. So, if there is something in particular you are hoping to explore in this class, please let us know!
I really liked sharing experiences and expectations with other new or soon-to-be new grandparents. Daniel was a great facilitator. I loved that data was collected from the Jewish Baby University Class participants on how their parents have been helpful/un-helpful with their newborn baby.
Marilyn, soon-to-be grandmother
Dr. Daniel Hettleman, Ph.D., P.C., comes to the JCC as a graduate of Jewish Baby University, 2001 and has 3 wonderful children who have all attended the JCC ECC and Camp Shai. He is a psychologist in private practice since 2000, providing family therapy, couples and individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver, as an instructor to graduate students learning Family Therapy, and supervise their clinical cases. Daniel created the curriculum for Jewish Grandparent University and is passionate about facilitating this process.
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