Schedule of Classes beginning August 6th:
Standard Positive Parenting for parents of children infant to 12 years old.
Saturdays from 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Teen Positive Parenting for parents of teenagers 13 to 17 years old.
Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.
Heart Tree Studios
1723 Twenty-Fifth Street in the R-25 ARTS complex in Midtown, Sacramento CA.
Cost: 20 dollars per participant per session. Twenty-minute phone consultations included.
Parenting therapy combines positive parenting education with psychotherapy to address unhelpful patterns of thinking and feeling. Such patterns are often at the root of anger and frustration and gets in the way of effective parenting. It sometimes happens that, even after taking a parenting class, parents find that negative feelings get in the way of using the strategies they have learned. Parenting therapy looks at unhelpful beliefs or "parent traps" that can derail the relationship between parents and children. In my work with parents teaching the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), I have come to understand that effective parenting is 90% relationship driven. Therefore, when parents learn to relate to their children more skillfully, the behavior of the child changes for the better.
Co-Parenting explores ways in which parents in a situation of separation or divorce can learn to work effectively for the benefit of their children. Often resentment and differences in parenting styles can put children in the middle of parent conflict. Co Parenting is designed to find a workable middle ground that everyone can live with.
Positive Parenting Program (PPP) for Parents with Younger Children
PPP is an evidenced-based approach to effective parenting that is used internationally. It relies on teaching parents to change how they relate to their children by employing seventeen parenting strategies. The underlying principle of positive parenting is that children want to know what is expected of them. When children are unclear of parent expectations they can become anxious, attention seeking, or angry. PPP addresses this challenge to effective parenting with a four-part program designed to teach children to be good problem solvers, be independent, manage their feelings, and to improve their ability to communicate.
Positive Parenting for Parents of Teenagers
The challenges of teenagers are different from younger children. Teens are becoming more independent and ready to take on complex tasks. The transition from childhood to becoming a teenager can be emotionally stormy. Parents of teens are sometimes in need of additional parent education as they learn to understand teen issues. Teen Triple P is designed to help parents to better coach their teenagers to solve problems for themselves. The program also is designed to teach parents how to help teenagers to manage their emotions. Finally, Teen Triple P looks at how to address risky behavior and undesirable behavior.