Workshops: Mindful Parenting for the Multicultural Family

April 28 • May 5, 12, 19


Spring classes will start live on Zoom the week of Monday, April 6. Lessons will take place online while we are closed and will switch to in-person lessons at FIAF as soon as we are able to reopen.

90-minute / 2-hour classes: You meet on Zoom for the full duration of the class.

3-hour classes: The first 90 minutes of class will be live on Zoom. You will then receive 90 minutes of independent and mandatory work to be completed at your convenience before your next class. The offline activities are a full part of your weekly class. You will be able to connect with your teacher at anytime via an online platform if you have any questions.


This parenting workshop series based on the Positive Discipline philosophy developed by Dr. Jane Nelsen offers interactive and experiential activities which will allow you to understand your children better, create positive connections with them, and help you become aware of what “pushes your buttons”. There will be an emphasis on cultural differences within the family unit, with its added challenges. You will also be able to focus on utilizing mindfulness tools and be inspired by the best of French and American education philosophies.

In English
Led by Gila Daitz

Peaceful Parents, Cooperative Children, Respectful Relationships
For parents of 2–6 year olds

Are you frustrated with the constant nagging, temper tantrums and family life challenges? This four-part parenting workshop based on the science “Parent Education Philosophy, Positive Discipline”, will help you create a more peaceful home through effective tools and non-punitive strategies. Through interactive and experiential activities you will gain awareness on what “pushes your buttons”, acquire a better discernment on what is really behind your child’s “misbehavior” and also grasp the importance of self-care and self-compassion. In English

Tuesdays 9–10:30am

Tue, April 28
Parenting that works: Kindness and firmness together

Tue, May 5
Why does my child do that: The hidden message in misbehavior

Tue, May 12
Raising a capable child: Communication that encourages and empowers

Tue, May 19
Building connections and harmony in the multicultural families

$59 per workshop Sign up for two or more workshops and save $5 per workshop.

Building Autonomy and Resilience
For parents of 7–11 year olds

As children get older, they are ready to acquire more autonomy while having more responsibilities at home and at school. Guiding our children during this “latency” period (before adolescence hits) can be sometimes tricky but also very rewarding if we are willing to understand what they may be feeling and experiencing. Parenting mindfully and using some of the tools and experiential activities offered by the well-known parent education program, Positive Discipline, parents are empowered to kindly and firmly guide their children during times of power struggles and other misbehavior, and help create more cooperative and respectful relationships. In English

Tuesdays 6pm–7:30pm

Tue, April 28
Parenting that works: Kindness and firmness together

Tue, May 5
Why does my child do that: The hidden message in misbehavior

Tue, May 12
Raising a capable child: Communication that encourages and empowers

Tue, May 19
Building connections and harmony in the multicultural families

Sign up for two or more workshops and save $5 per workshop.

  • About the Instructor

    Gila Daitz

    Gila Daitz started her career in education in the elementary public school system in Geneva while completing her BA in Psychology. After being certified as a Montessori Educator in London and obtaining her Masters in Multicultural Education and French as a Foreign Language from New York University (NYU), she continued teaching in New York City, mostly in French-English bilingual institutions, before joining FIAF. Gila is also a Certified Parent Educator through the Positive Discipline Association. She offers Parenting Workshops at FIAF, with a focus on multi-cultural families and emphasizes mindfulness techniques in her approach, stemming from the MBSR model. Having lived in several countries with very diverse cultural landscapes, she is raising her children in a tri-lingual home.