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These two-hour group sessions give parents a chance to explore a particular parenting issue with a small group of other parents and caregivers. They include an informational presentation as well as tips and suggestions for dealing with each specific behavioral challenge. You’ll see short video clips showing other parents successfully dealing with the same issue, and you’ll be encouraged to share your experiences and thoughts with the other parents in the group, if you so wish. You’ll also receive a take-home workbook with simple exercises and information to help you try your new strategies at home.
You can attend as many or a few as you like.
Dealing with Disobedience
We all know what it’s like to face that moment when our children just don’t do as they’re told.
This discussion group gives positive strategies to help you face obedience problems. You will discuss the types of disobedience you find yourself dealing with and some of the reasons children don’t do as they’re told. You’ll learn how to keep track of disobedience problems to better understand them and strategies for preventing them. Finally, you’ll learn effective ways to set limits and manage disobedience. With these tools, your child will be more successful in accepting limits.
Managing Fighting and Aggression
It is natural for children to have disagreements or arguments at times. However, when children fight, the risk is that someone will be hurt. This discussion group gives suggestions to help you teach your child to solve problems and get along with others. You will discuss the types of fighting and aggression you find yourself dealing with, some of the reasons children fight, and the skills children need to be able to get along with others. You’ll learn how to keep track of fighting and aggression problems to better understand them and strategies for preventing them. Finally, you’ll learn effective strategies to help your child play cooperatively and manage those times when they lose their cool and fight or become aggressive.
Developing Good Bedtime Routines
Children need a good night’s sleep so they have enough energy for the next day’s activities. Parents also need adequate sleep and some child-free time to ensure their own needs are being met. As children grow, they can learn to become more independent in their sleep routine. This discussion group gives positive parenting strategies to help you develop a good bedtime routine, teach your children to fall asleep in their own bed, and stay in their bed until morning. You will discuss common bedtime problems and skills that will help children get into a good bedtime routine. You’ll learn how to keep track of sleep patterns to better understand them and strategies for preventing these problems. Finally, you’ll design a personal plan for developing good bedtime routines in your family.
Hassle-Free Shopping with Children
Shopping can be an enjoyable activity for the whole family. This discussion group gives positive parenting suggestions to help you avoid shopping hassles and teach your child to behave responsibly on shopping trips. You will discuss common shopping hassles, things that influence children’s behavior, and some of the “traps” parents often fall into when shopping. You’ll learn how to keep track of problems associated with shopping to better understand them and strategies for preventing them. Finally, you’ll develop a personal shopping plan to reduce the chances for hassles and learn strategies to manage misbehavior if it happens.