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Why Hang Onto Anger (WHOA!)

Managing Emotions – Anger management is not really about being angry or upset, but HOW we lose our tempers After all, anger is a normal, healthy emotion. How we INTERPRET any given situation makes the difference in how we REACT. To complete this course, parents are required to do an activity entitle History of the Heart: a personal timeline, a birth story and a life story.

The WHOA course is based in research from existing evidence-based programs such as Positive Parenting, Active Parenting, STEP and Breakthrough Parenting. We introduce parents to TED Talks and current research as well as discuss the application of Psychosocial researchers such as Jean Piaget, Alfred Adler and Erik Erikson. Think of it as a 101 college course: human development and social/emotional development of parenting in a democratic family.


ZOOM CLASSROOM Live Group Instruction

The interactive classroom instructor also introduces parents to brain-based research, resource videos and a personal reflection journal. Parents analyze how stress, depression and poor communication affect their response to certain people, situations and events. Parents explore how developing a strong sense of empathy supports coping strategies as an alternative anger.

12-week WHOA Schedule

WHOA classes are facilitated according to the number of persons in each cohort. Students are admitted at the first of each month, the day depends on the rotation of the cohort. Classes are scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 5pm depending on the of students signing up (a minimum of 5, a maximum of 8)

If you have any questions about classes, extended packets or fees, please  Click Here to Contact  Us.

Parents will be admitted as follows:

For 2024

  • Tuesdays 5pm – 6:30pm
    November 7, 2023 – January 22, 2024
  • Wednesdays 5pm – 6:30pm
    December 6, 2024 – February 28, 2024
  • Mondays 5pm – 6:30pm
    January 8, 2024 – March 25, 2024
    STUDY HALL Sundays 7:30PM
  • Tuesdays 5pm – 6:30pm
    February 6, 2024 – April 16, 2024
    STUDY HALL Mondays 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays 5pm – 6:30pm
    March 6, 2024 – May 22, 2024
    STUDY HALL Tuesdays 7:30pm
  • Mondays 5pm – 6:30pm
    April 8, 2024 – July 1, 2024
    STUDY HALL Sundays 7:30pm
    [No Class Memorial Day]
  • Tuesdays 5pm – 6:30pm
    May 8, 2024 – June 16, 2024
    STUDY HALL Mondays 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays 5pm – 6:30pm
    June 5, 2024 – August 21, 2024
    STUDY HALL Tuesdays 7:30pm
  • Mondays 5pm – 6:30pm
    July 8, 2024 -September 30, 2024
    STUDY HALL Sundays 7:30pm
    [No Class Labor Day]
  • Tuesdays 5pm – 6:30pm
    August 6, 2024 – October 22, 2024
    STUDY HALL Mondays 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays 5pm – 6:30pm
    September 4, 2024 – November 20, 2024
    STUDY HALL Tuesdays 7:30pm

For 2025

New Classes Begin January 6, 2025.

Class and Study Hall ATTENDANCE is MANDATORY!

STUDY HALL 7:30pm – 8:30pm



Weeks 1-4 Class and Study Hall

  • Introduction to Human Rights Education and Democratic Parenting
  • Anger Management as Emotional Regulation
  • Vulnerability and Belonging
  • Conflict – VOCAB
  • Meaning and Purpose
  • Timeline

Weeks 5-8 Class and Study Hall

  • Birth Stories
  • Dignity = Value, Acceptance, Voice and Choice
  • Emotional Courage
  • Effective Communication Skills Part I
  • Effective Communication with Kids Part II
  • Parenting Approaches


Weeks 9-12 Class and Study Hall

  • A Sincere Apology
  • Perception and CBT
  • Forgiveness?
  • Self Care
  • Parent Narrative
  • Final PowerPoint Presentation


$150 Initial Consultation Fee + $450 Course Enrollment = The total cost of the WHOA! course is $600.

Add Partner (for two parents attending the class together): $350 extra

The Fee for the Initial Consultation is Non-Refundable.


Prior to scheduling an interview you must:

  • Make the Initial Payment
  • Complete the online Intake Form (Link Below)

Click Here To Fill Out Intake Form

Initial Consultation Interview:

The Fee for the Initial Consultation is Non-Refundable.

Call us to schedule your Initial Interview Consultation (206) 931-6510.

Office Hours by appointment only M-F and Weekends.

Click Here To Enroll in Why Hang Onto Anger (WHOA!)

You are only eligible to purchase this class if you have been directed by Mollie Hughes, EdD to enroll AFTER completing the Initial Consultation process.