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.
Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!
Five weeks, two hours per week
$75 per family
September 13 – October 11
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
September 8 – October 6
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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.
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!
- 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
- 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
- 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
Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Six week, two hours per week
$75 per family
October 18 – November 22
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
October 13 – November 17
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Target audience: Parents of children of all ages.
- 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
- 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