CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (August 2005) – The speaker will be Larry J. Koenig. Ph.D., a trained family therapist, founder of Up With Youth®, the nation?s leading self esteem program for adolescents and author of Smart Discipline (HarperCollins, 2002), now available in paperback. Dr. Koenig?s seminar, ?Smart Discipline for Parents? and ?Smart Discipline for the Classroom? is the most well attended parenting workshop in America with audiences ranging from 150 to over 1200. The Event is to be held on Tuesday, September 27 and 28 at the MLK, Jr Performing Arts Center.

The seminar offers a simple system of discipline that gets children ages 4-16 to be self-motivated and follow the rules at home and at school without backtalk and bickering. Both of these seminars will implement much needed strategies in changing the way we think of discipline in both the home and classroom environments.

Parents can implement the five-step Smart Discipline® system within an hour or two. The plan is tailored easily to account for differences in age and temperament. Even ADD/ADHD children respond positively to the system. Learn how to solve common problems such as messy rooms, disrespectful language, chores, lying, whining, sibling rivalry and homework hassles for a more harmonious family life.

The AlbemarleFamily Parenting Speaker Event 2005, ?Smart Discipline for Parents? seminar, sponsored by Nature?s New Hope Sensory Learning Center, ABC ch16, The Little Gym, and Z-95.1 will be held 7-9 p.m. on the 27th or from 10-noon on the 28th. Advance ticket prices available until September 15 are $10 per person or $12 at the door. Tickets may be purchased exclusively at The Little Gym, online at or by mailing in the form found in the current issue of AlbemarleFamily Living.

For more information, call 984-4713. ### Dr. Larry Koenig is available for media, television and radio interviews. Photos available.