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WSEC Announces 2nd Parenting Class on July 29th

family_friendly_logoIn an effort to continue enhancing Berkeley Lab’s family-friendly environment, the Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) and the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) will co-host a bi-monthly parenting class series (six classes total).  The second class, “How Can I Get My Child to Listen?,” will be held on Wednesday, July 29th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Building 67 Room 3111.  This event is open to the entire Berkeley Lab community, for both men and women, including partners and spouses (employees would have to arrange for visitor’s pass and parking).

Registration is required.  To register, please complete this form.  Due to limited space, we can only accept 50 participants for this class.  Additional classes will be announced soon.

Series Description: Longing for a little more joy and ease in parenting? In this fun and interactive workshop series, you will get some of the “why to” as well as some of the “how to” parent with “Positive Discipline.” You will walk away with some new perspectives and some tangible tools that you can use immediately to improve cooperation, mutual respect, and self-discipline in your children.

Facilitator Bio: Marcilie Smith Boyle is a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator and Life & Leadership Coach who helps high achieving parents and professionals live, work, and parent with more peace, purpose, and joy. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and CPCC from The Coaches Training Institute and loves living in Oakland with her husband and three school-aged children.

Testimonials from WSEC members:

  • “Marcilie Smith Boyle’s teaching style is both pertinent and insightful into parenting. I have made major changes in my relationship with my children moving from a stressful dictatorial style to one solution-driven and caring. My home life’s not perfect but we are certainly going in the right direction.”
  • “Marcilie Smith Boyle’s class speaks to me and my husband, because she has a simlar type A personality (she’s a Harvard MBA graduate) and gets that not only do you want to have a happy family, you want an on-time happy family. Her class is experiential and data driven, both attributes appealing to us as a scientist and an engineer. I think it also speaks to her teaching style that her class was almost evenly divided male and female.”

Please click on the image above to view the flyer.  For questions, please contact the DIO at