Create Your Own Workshop!
Feeling challenged by the whole parenting thing?
Parenting Partners can help!
Want to take your family life from GOOD to GREAT?
Parenting Partners can help you do that, too!
Many brains are better than one at solving problems, and there is solidarity—and, yes, relief!—in knowing that you are NOT ALONE in facing certain challenges with your children! So—LET’S MAKE A WORKSHOP!
Step 1: Find four or more parents who would like to create this workshop experience with you. We need a minimum of five paying parents. Their spouses/partners can come, too, at no extra charge!
Step 2: Decide which workshop topics would be most helpful to your group. I can combine activities from more than one workshop offering, to meet your needs.
Step 3: Determine dates and times that would work for your group, and let’s make it happen! Workshop criteria
*1.5 – 2 hour time frame
*after 4:30 on weekdays or between 9:00 – 5:00 on weekends (yes, Sundays are ok, too!)
*Parents must prepay on my website to reserve a seat and commit to attending. Cost of each workshop is $50 per parent (second parent/partner attends at no extra charge).
Location: Most workshops meet at my office in Mesa. We can arrange to meet elsewhere if you have more than 10 people participating.
Parenting Workshops for Parents of Teens
Getting Respect and Responsibility from Your Teen: Teens who are respectful…who don’t bicker or talk back…who follow directions…who do their homework…AND THEIR CHORES!…who are fun to spend time with….
IN YOUR DREAMS, RIGHT?
NO—IT’S POSSIBLE! LET ME SHOW YOU HOW!
Building Positive Relationships With Your Teen: Parents, are you tired of nagging your teen to follow through with chores, homework, and other responsibilities? Learn strategies for teaching your child to follow through, managing disrespect and backtalk, and–most important–building a positive relationship with your teen.
Guiding Your Teen To Success: Is your child underperforming at school or misbehaving at home? You ask them why and the answer is, “I don’t know.” You ground them but it doesn’t do much good. Learn to go beyond consequences to problem solving, and guide your teen toward better behaviors that will lead them to success, and you to more joyful parenting!
Building Bridges, Instead of Walls: Remember the adults in the Charlie Brown specials? Do you ever feel like one of those adults—all your teen seems to hear is “Wah wah wah wah wah”? Learn more effective ways of communicating with your teen about tough topics—anything from homework to dating to drugs—and grow your connection by listening to their words…so they will listen to yours.
Loading Your Teen With Self-Confidence and Resilience: Life’s a bumpy road. Parents want to protect kids from tough experiences, but the reality is, we can protect them most by teaching them skills for self-confidence and resilience. Learn strategies for helping your teen see challenges as problems they are capable of solving, while deepening your connection as a family.
Managing Rebellion in Your Teen: Rebellious teens! How can we get them to listen to us and make good choices? Parents will learn the difference between empowering and enabling kids as they go through their rebellious phase, and walk away with strategies for staying connected even in the most challenging parenting moments!
Turning Stress Into Resilience: How does your child react to the tough stuff that life throws at them? Some kids give up too easily and never give themselves the chance to see what they can really do. Others take on too much and collapse under the weight of perfectionism and overachievement. Parents will learn strategies for helping children manage challenges with confidence, cope with stress effectively, and increase the connection within the family.
Growing a “Gritty” Teen: Research is finding that students’ ability to be persistent—to have “grit”– is the best predictor of their success in life. In this interactive workshop, parents will learn how to teach children to be persistent when school gets hard, and when life gets hard.
Risk Management: Teens are natural risk-takers. We want our children to be courageous, but we also want to keep them safe. Ignoring won’t make risks go away but lecturing only makes kids tune us out. In this workshop, parents will learn strategies for communicating with children about tough topics like sex, drugs, and alcohol, in ways that build bridges, rather than walls.
Boundary Enforcement—No Fences Needed!: Teens like to push the boundaries and parents often don’t know what to do except push back. What if there were an alternative to that power struggle? Parents will learn more bridge-building strategies that result in greater connection with their kids.
Eva Dwight, BA, MEd, ACC
Parent Coaching, Couples Coaching and Personal Coaching for Adults and Teens
Parenting Workshops for Parents of Children Ages 2 – 12
Growing a Respectful, Responsible Child: Kids misbehave. That’s what they do, right? But what if they didn’t? What if you could teach them not to? It’s possible! Let me show you how! Learn strategies for managing *sibling rivalry *bedtime hassles *chores and responsibilities *bickering *temper tantrums *AND MORE!
Terminating Temper Tantrums!: Temper tantrums tiring you out? Disrespect and backtalk driving you crazy? Sign up for this workshop and learn how to manage these challenging behaviors.
School Solutions: Help your child make this the BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER! Learn strategies for… …helping your child adjust to a new school or class …managing homework completion …helping your child handle mean kids …monitoring your child’s learning and progress
Those Terrific (but some days, Terrible!) Threes!: Man, those toddlers and preschoolers! They are so sharp, it seems like they understand so much! But what can they really understand and how can we make sure we are communicating effectively? Learn strategies for communicating with your 3-and 4-year-old child, now…and as they grow!
Teaching children the skills of responsibility and integrity: Setting kids up for success: proactive parenting reduces the need for discipline and teaches kids how to be proactive. Learn how to teach kids to follow through by modeling and practicing follow through!
Why is my child misbehaving and what can I do about it? Parents learn about the Four Mistaken Goals of Misbehavior and strategies for managing misbehavior with kindness and firmness.
Punishment vs solutions Learn to distinguish between punishment, consequences, and solutions and when to use them when you’re faced with parenting challenges.
Teaching children to use their personal power in positive ways! Parents can help children recognize that self-esteem has a foundation in achievement and hard work. Learn ways to grow levels of legitimate self-esteem and self-respect in kids!