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Family Therapy

Family therapy emphasizes the family structure as a whole as well as the individual members. With the understanding that conflicts and problems may be rooted in the interactions and configuration of the family unit, therapy is designed to develop a healthier structure for all members of the family. Through exploration of family rules, roles, values, forms of communication, problem solving techniques and shared purposes, families are helped to form a greater capacity for resilience both individually and collectively. Family members may choose to meet with a therapist individually or as a group.

Parenting Love and Logic

Five weeks, two hours per week
$75 per family

Sundays, September 7 – October 5
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Otterbein Room

Tuesdays, September 9 – October 7
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room B209

This class is designed to help parents learn skills for creating home environments that stimulate responsibility, resiliency and academic achievement; teaching character and responsibility through modeling and the application of logical consequences instead of punishment; teaching children and teens problem solving skills; and preparing children and teens to make good choices.

Contact: Robin Nichols
More Information: Love and Logic Institute

Love and Logic I: Early Childhood

Target audience: Parents with children 0 – 6 years old

The original Becoming a Love and Logic Parent workshop series was so successful that this program was designed specifically for families with younger children. Class discussion and exercises are designed to focus on this wonderful and challenging stage of childhood development. A heavy dose of humor is included!

Skill Development

  • Show young children that whining and arguing do not pay
  • Put an end to misbehavior in public
  • Smooth out mornings and bedtimes
  • Calm sibling bickering and battles
  • Take the battle out of mealtimes, toothbrushing, bathing, etc.
  • Make potty training fun
  • Teach respect, responsibility and self-discipline

Benefits

  • Meals without battles
  • Children that grow up to be safe, smart, confident teens
  • Specific and simple skills that take the exhaustion out of raising great kids
  • A calmer, gentler, more harmonious and “parent-centered” home

Curriculum

  • Handling misbehavior without breaking a sweat
  • Teaching kids to listen … the first time
  • Avoiding power struggles
  • Limits create happier parents, happier kids and happier families
  • What to do when your kids leave you speechless

Love and Logic II: Becoming a Love and Logic Parent

Target audience: Parents of children of all ages.

Skill Development

  • Creating home environments that stimulate responsibility, resiliency and academic achievement
  • Preventing misbehavior
  • Avoiding power struggles while setting limits
  • Teaching character and responsibility through modeling and the applications of logical consequences instead of punishment
  • Teaching children healthy problem solving skills
  • Staying calm in stressful parenting situations
  • Helping children become prepared to resist drugs, alcohol, violence and other dangerous behaviors

Curriculum

  • Four steps for using childhood mistakes/misbehavior to teach responsibility
  • Guidelines for gaining control by sharing control on your terms
  • Why parents who hover and rescue, as well as parents who bark orders, steal opportunities for their children to learn problem solving skills, resulting in low self-esteem
  • How to avoid power struggles and idle threats with enforceable limits
  • How to use empathy to help children learn from consequences instead of feeling resentful and angry

Love and Logic III: Teen Overview

Target audience: Parents of teens and preteens.

Skill Development

  • Creating home environments that stimulate responsibility, resiliency and academic achievement
  • Preventing misbehavior
  • Avoiding power struggles while setting limits
  • Teaching character and responsibility through modeling and the applications of logical consequences instead of punishment
  • Teaching children healthy problem solving skills
  • Staying calm in stressful parenting situations
  • Helping children become prepared to resist drugs, alcohol, violence and other dangerous behaviors

Curriculum

  • Four steps for using childhood mistakes/misbehavior to teach responsibility
  • Guidelines for giving control on your terms to prevent teens from taking it on their terms
  • Five steps for becoming a Consultant parent who guides his children to own and solve their own problems
  • How to avoid power struggles by describing to your teen what you will do or allow
  • The differences between logical consequences and punishment and why punishment frequently leads to resentment, revenge, avoidance and other problems