Free Webinar - No Such Thing as a Perfect Parent

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Today’s diverse society makes it difficult to describe a typical family situation or define what characteristics make a “perfect parent.” Culture, values, beliefs, emotional disposition and the environment in which a person was raised all influence parenting techniques. In an effort to be perfect, new parents will frequently try too hard to protect their child from any adverse experiences or go to great lengths in an attempt to please their children. This type of well-intended “perfect parenting” can lead to unanticipated problems. This workshop will address these problems and suggest ways to let go of perfection and seek a balanced parenting approach.

Target Audience Anyone with responsibility for raising a child.

Expected Duration 45-60 minutes

Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the myths associated with being a “perfect parent”
  • Identify the dangers associated with “helicopter” parenting
  • Describe the distinction between “perfect” and “good enough” parenting
  • Describe how “good enough” parenting fosters independence and self-confidence in children
  • Identify the factors which affect your parenting style
  • Recognize the impact of anxiety and competition on your parenting
  • Identify the relationship between your own childhood experiences and your present parenting style
  • Identify positive communication skills and conflict resolution techniques associated with effective parenting
  • Describe the use of “Positive Discipline”
  • Describe how “I messages” impact communication
  • Identify the importance of appropriate role modeling

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Friday, April 26, 2019 - 13:00