Parenting Skills for Confident & Connected Families Workshop & Group
Parenting Skills Workshop
Topic: How to Stop Power Struggles and Raise Empowered Capable Kids using Positive Discipline
**Workshop will be Sunday, June 9 from 2- 4pm**
Parenting Skills Group for Confident & Connected Families
Would you like to have practical tools to help give you more confidence and direction as a parent?
Would you like to have a home where respectful cooperation is the norm?
Would you like to feel more calm and connected with your kids and partner?
Our 6 week parenting group will give you practical tips and tools in a fun, engaging and supportive environment. Parenting can be challenging. Getting support and learning new skills can help you weather this phase with more ease. Join us to create more connection, confidence, and cooperation in your family!
**New Group will start Sunday, June 23 from 2- 4pm**
Group dates will be on Sunday afternoons- June 23, June 30, July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11 (no classes on July 7 and July 14)
Parenting Skills Group for Confident & Connected Families- Frequently Asked Questions
What approach do you use in the Parenting Skills Group?
We use a positive parenting approach based on the Positive Discipline program created by Dr. Jane Nelsen. It is based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs and designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.
Recent research tells us that children are hardwired from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave. To be successful, contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills. Positive Discipline is based on the understanding that discipline must be taught and that discipline teaches.
Who is this group best for?
It is for parents who would like to learn more about parenting based on the following concepts. We make it fun and engaging through experiential activities giving you the opportunity to practice new skills .
- Mutual respect. Adults model firmness by respecting themselves and the needs of the situation, and kindness by respecting the needs of the child.
- Identifying the belief behind the behavior. Effective discipline recognizes the reasons kids do what they do and works to change those beliefs, rather than merely attempting to change behavior.
- Effective communication and problem solving skills.
- Discipline that teaches (and is neither permissive nor punitive).
- Focusing on solutions instead of punishment.
- Encouragement (instead of praise). Encouragement notices effort and improvement, not just success, and builds long-term self-esteem and empowerment.
Is this a therapy group?
No, this group is not a therapy group. It is a psychoeducational and experiential group. This group provides education and information on skills to help support you as a parent and we practice these skills in the group.