Modern parents have to make many more decisions than is fun. This workshop program is a gentle nudge to develop a fulfilling parental relationship through the practice of problem-solving using a reframe, refocus, and a reconnection. Then take a break. Whew!
Raising a complex child is, well, complex. Parents’ default is to return to the skills of and memories of their own experiences as a child. An electronically connected society requires more emotional resilience to manage the decisions. Just try to apply your parents’ child-rearing techniques with your ‘connected’ child who lives with the unmanageable distractions of social media. ‘Why isn’t my child motivated like I was?’ Or, ‘uh, oh, my child behaves a lot like me.’ What can I do in partnership with my spouse to manage our sense of family chaos as we prepare our child for the realities of the world?
Upcoming workshop series spans 6 consecutive weeks,
beginning Tuesday, April 3, at 7 pm in Decatur.
Dr. Sam Goldstein writes that parent compliance is a key challenge in their work with families with complex kids.