Workshops for Parents

PRESENTATIONS FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

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Stop Walking On Eggshells Around Your Moody, Angry, or Manipulative Teen: Effective Strategies for Firm, Dignified, Compassionate Parenting

Parents with headstrong, moody, angry, or manipulative teenagers often have difficulty managing the extreme emotional reactions they get from them when they try to hold them accountable for their behavior. These teens like to “punish” their parents for their firm parenting by becoming angrier, moodier, or giving them the silent treatment. Parents then often begin a pattern of avoiding conflict by backing off their expectations, which is followed by an even greater lapse in responsibility on the part of the teenager.

Am I Helping, or Am I Enabling?
Helping vs Enabling Troubled and Learning-Challenged Adolescents

Teenagers who are compromised by emotional troubles, learning disabilities, or physical disabilities often present extra challenges to parents, educators, and clinicians who try to find that good middle ground between expecting too much and not expecting enough. This workshop/interactive talk teaches parents, educators, and clinicians how to be supportive while at the same time hold kids accountable for their choices, especially with regard to education.

“The Last Boys Picked” : Helping Boys Who Are Bullied

Boys who don’t adhere to standard masculine ideals (big, tough, sporty) often find themselves marginalized by peers and targeted by bullies. This talk addresses how parents, educators, coaches, and other youth mentors can help these boys manage the teasing, learn to value their own skills and attributes, and discover settings where they’ll be appreciated for who they are.

Managing the Explosive Young Child

Children who want their way strain the skills and patience of even the most capable of parents, teachers, counselors, and child care workers. They scream, stamp, sulk, whine, procrastinate, or argue back relentlessly. This seminar addresses the difficulties encountered by those caring for young kids (4-12 years) with explosive tempers, sulky manners, and other poor ways of dealing with frustration and teaches a broad range of practical strategies for preventing, interrupting, and curbing the behavior, as well as for enhancing personal accountability within the child.