PARENTING 21ST CENTURY TEENS AND TWEENS IN A COMPLEX DIGITAL WORLD

JOIN A 2-PART WORKSHOP SERIES DESIGNED TO HELP YOU RAISE A MORE RESILIENT AND BALANCED CHILD.

Part 1: Learn to Help Teens Cope with Anxiety and Stress

March 22nd 7:00-8:45

It’s estimated that one in three teens feel overwhelmed, depressed or sad as a result of stress. By not addressing these problems during adolescence, there can be long-term effects and consequences that effect their emotional stability, physical health, and overall happiness.

This comprehensive workshop will cover valuable information and give you an insight into the causes of these stressors, as well as warning signs that will help you identify problems before they spiral out of control. What’s more, you'll learn practical solutions and strategies to help your teen feel more confident when overcoming obstacles in their path.

 

Part 2: Walking a Tightrope:  Balancing Empathy and Expectations with Modern Teens

April 5th 7:00-8:45

You’ve probably heard of the idea that you can’t be both a parent and a friend. While there’s a fine line between the two, there’s a balance to be struck between providing empathy and setting boundaries.

A challenge, to be sure,  it's so important to set attainable goals, rules and expectations while still providing warmth and empathy for your child. In this workshop, you'll learn how to find the common ground between giving your child responsibility without making them feel overly pressured and giving them a happier life without feeding into their feelings of entitlement.


 You can also expect to learn:

  1. The most effective parenting style for building confidence, self-reliance and long term success with adolescents.
  2. How to gain more compliance and strengthen your relationship at the same time.
  3. How to connect with your teen and get them to be more open with you.
  4. Concrete strategies and tools for less tension and more harmony at home.
  5. As always, a warm, welcoming and supportive environment where questions and interaction is encouraged.

Still not sure? Here is some of what participants from previous workshops have had to say about their experience...

"Very well done."

"Examples of what kids say to you was very helpful."

"You did a great job."

"I learned about how to create a positive atmosphere in the midst of a crisis."

"I benefited from A few different perspectives and just being in a group of parents struggling around the same concepts."

"Looking forward to more!"

"Helpful advice with research and fact backups, and you didn't treat us as bad/stupid parents."

"It was great! So helpful!"


 

 

Where: Friendly House Community Center. 1737 NW 26th Avenue (At  Thurman St.) Portland, OR.

When: MARCH 22ND & APRIL 5TH, 7 - 8:45.

Cost:   $40/person.  $70/2 people.

             Both workshops: $70/person. $120/2 people

             A sliding scale is available, just ask.

Payment is due prior to the start of the first workshop you attend. To register please click on the tab below and select whether you plan to attend by yourself or with another person. Then click the Buy Now button. If you have any questions, comments or concerns you can reach me at (503)289-1584 or email: yshai@portlandfamilycounseling.com

I hope to see you in March!


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