There are a lot of challenges in our world. I’d like to vote these two as some of the greatest challenges:
- Parenting – kids don’t come with a manual! There are so many different parenting styles – where do I start?
- Children and Teens– they have a different perspective and different values than adults! In addition, the brain isn’t fully developed, which can lead to poor judgement and impulsiveness. Let’s face it, with the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical differences it can be difficult to understand them.
There are some people out there who have risen to these challenges and are parenting children and teens. We want to give them a High Five and “Thank you!” – we all know this isn’t easy.
When things are hard, it helps to join others to feel inspired, supported and connected. The goals at the children and teen Thriveworks Workshop are:
- To raise responsible children and teens
- To avoid power struggles
- To build a realistic consequence structure
- Collaboration, support, and problem solving!
We believe, in parenting, there is no such thing as perfection. Each family is unique with strengths and challenges. By working together, collaboration typically results in parents feeling supported; having tools and resources to parent confidently and effectively. The goal is for you to feel comfortable within your family, and able to provide the love and support to help your teen or preteen grow and develop.
Parenting is tough, it can bring about strong emotions, challenge our patience and trigger major stress responses. Sometimes exhaustion and lack of sleep compound issues, creating a devastating combination. Other times there will come a situation where a parent hasn’t encountered yet and is looking for ideas and strategies.
Because you are the expert on your child, the workshop instructor will work in a collaborative style. With the training and expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy; the instructor will work with you to achieve your desired outcomes.
Our children and teens can throw us a curve balls such as:
“I can’t let them know that punishments work, then they’ll punish me more.”
“I make drama in my life because sometimes I have nothing else.”
Children and teens draw conclusions from their experiences that may not make sense to us, as in the statements above. The confusion and frustration can be real for caretakers!
No matter the reason you are reaching out for support, whether it’s an academic, personal, or social concern, we are equipped to help. Our professionals have experience working with many issues facing adolescents today:
- Gaming addictions, Social Media addictions
- Panic attacks, Social anxiety
- Depression, Isolation, Suicidal thoughts
- Anger, Lying
- Family dynamics
- Low self esteem
- Academic, Attendance, Focusing concerns
- Discipline problems
It’s difficult to see your child facing difficult issues. Let’s get your child or teen back to a place they can grow and thrive. Working through a situation early helps to prevent poor coping habits and prevents a drop in self-esteem.
In addition to the above concerns, we want to help your child and teen to grow and develop higher levels of personal development. Growth in compassion and empathy will help them in their social world. Growth in self-esteem will help them cope with mistakes and try new things. Growth in perseverance will help them to hang in there and not give up quickly when things become difficult. All of these areas of development help a child to become resilient, which will help them to have the confidence to overcome whatever life throws at them.
Parenting takes much patience. We will make mistakes; we will have regrets. This quote is important as we work to become the best parents we can be.
“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” ~Saint Francis de Sales
Call 719-266-3919 for details.