This is a six-week* workshop based on the book How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. It is a “how-to”, “hands on”, positive, strength-based series of classes. You will learn and practice specific skills and strategies that you can apply right away for positive changes within your family including how to:
• Discipline without hurting or alienating
• Cope with your child’s negative feelings
• Engage your child’s willing cooperation
• Help your child develop a realistic and positive self-image
• Foster an atmosphere of love and respect
• Resolve conflicts peacefully
Workshops are appropriate for parents with kids of all ages (it’s never too late :)) as well as kids with ADHD, anxiety, learning issues and special needs (although special needs will not be specifically addressed, the skills and philosophy are quite helpful and applicable).
*I am often asked to do a one hour or one day presentation of this material. I have done this on occasion; however, attending such a presentation is far less likely to help you make meaningful change in your family than attending the full six session workshop. Learning new skills requires repetition and practice. No one would expect to go to one tennis clinic and come out a proficient tennis player. It is no different with learning new parenting skills. Proficiency and mastery requires effort and time. Invest the time and the benefits will follow.
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