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Suburban Hospital Hosts Parenting Seminar - 10/11/2013

Suburban Hospital Hosts Parenting Seminar

Release Date: October 11, 2013
Vicki Hoefle
Vicki Hoefle

Bethesda, Md., (October 11, 2013) – We all want to raise respectful, responsible and resilient children. But what’s the best way to do that without over-parenting? Professional parent educator and mother of five, Vicki Hoefle, author of “Duct Tape Parenting,” addresses this and other parenting challenges at a training seminar hosted by Suburban Hospital on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9 pm in the hospital’s auditorium.

In her program, Hoefle discusses the over-parenting trend and ways parents can integrate a less-is-more approach to raising children. She offers parenting strategies for raising kids who are mutually respectful, independent, cooperative and engaged.

Just as the name “Duct Tape Parenting” suggests, Hoefle says parents should sit on their hands, stay on the sidelines and be quiet. “Let kids make their own decisions and it will help them become more respectful, responsible and resilient,” she says. “Those three R’s will stay with them throughout life.”

With more than 20 years of experience in the field of parenting, Hoefle has worked with more than 60 schools and 10,000 parents, as well as teachers and other professionals who are looking to empower children.

Cost of the training is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Check-in begins at 6:30 pm. To register, please visit

Proceeds from the program fund the prevention services of YMCA Youth & Family Services.

About Suburban Hospital 
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area for almost 70 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with major health care organizations like the neighboring National Institutes of Health.

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