Feeling frustrated with your parent skills? FamilyWorks is offering some free classes to help you build healthier relationships with your kids:
Ask Yourself…Are you frustrated by your teenager’s moods, but you find that your reaction pushes you further away? Are the power struggles in your home sapping the fun out of life as a family? Does it seem that whatever you say gets you in trouble with your teen? Join Alison Bower at FamilyWorks (1501 N 45th St) for this FREE series, to learn practical parenting tools for raising resilient, self-reliant, and connected children…right in your very own home. This does, after all, start with us. Come to any or all workshops. Call 206-694-6727 to register or if you have any questions.
Wed. Oct. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Connecting with your Teen
Science now validates what we all know: Teens experience more anxiety and fear than either adults or children. Learn real tools to begin creating connection in your home that we know helps.
Wed. Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: What is Your Style?
We will look at different styles of parenting, their merits and the research behind what we know creates the most connected, safe, and self-reliant teenagers.
Wed. Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Mistaken Goals and Taking Behaviors Personally
Teenagers do things that hurt others and themselves, because their brains are not yet developed to a point of global understanding. Learn how to identify mistaken goals and how to create more options for open dialogue in the process.
Wed. Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Enabling vs. Empowering and Joint Problem Solving
The lack of purpose and connection teenagers often perceive of in their own lives can lead to feelings of insecurity, lack of self-worth, and assumed inadequacy. Learn tools that empower teenagers to be able to manage success, failure, and everything in between.