Examples of past workshops
Forming healthy relationships isn't just another developmental stage; it is vital for promoting healthy development in all aspects of kids' lives. This workshop will overview the role of relationships in growth and development while providing parents with practical tools for connecting with their children.
It's practically impossible to escape childhood without picking up some fears, whether concrete like being afraid of the dark or more abstract like worrying about rejection. Understanding where fear comes from and how it affects the mind can play a key role in caring well for kid's worries and anxieties. These issues will be addressed in this workshop and time will also be given to developing relational responses to childhood fears.
Anger-based behaviors in our kids and teens can trigger fear and shame-based parenting if we're not careful to recognize anger for what it is: unresolved pain. In this workshop, we will process how we all come to view anger and discuss steps to allowing healthy expressions of anger in kids and teens while correcting hurtful expressions of anger.
As our kids transition to adulthood, we want them to be comfortable with who they were created to be. This goal is achieved through a process of learning to see ourselves and others accurately, but this goal can be hindered by relationally-wounded beliefs. Recognizing problematic thinking patterns and replacing them with loving truth will be the goal of this parent class.
This session is intended to help caregivers reflect on God's design for relational discipline. Reflecting on our long-term goals for our kids can help us to better combat the distractions in day-to-day life that draw us away from relational parenting. Practical strategies that allow us to stay connected to our children and meet their needs in the midst of trying to guide them will be discussed.
Connecting with and parenting a teenager can feel like a precarious endeavor, even for the most prepared parent. Common misperceptions about hormones and needs can make the parenting process an uphill battle. Conflicting advice can undermine parents' confidence in how to navigate this developmental span. This workshop will enhance your understanding of your teen and how to parent from a relational perspective.
The increasing academic and social demands on our children create an environment where, as families, it seems that we can get caught in the cycle of reacting to one another. What if you could begin to cultivate a lifestyle of emotional resilience, connection, and compassion for yourself and your loved ones? Mindfulness is an emotional regulation and stress reduction tool that can enhance your family's ability to remain more present, and responsive versus reactive, in the midst of chaotic seasons
This workshop is available as an online video for a $10 fee. Please call our office at 512.492.6200 to get access.