This workshop is divided in two parts, the first part
explains what a parent needs to
provide children with to become resilient, and proactive
selves. The second part explains how parents can achieve and implement the
necessary tools to assist them in their task.
Parenting can be wonderful and rewarding, but
it can also be difficult and unpleasant. Most parents experience moments (or
months or years) of feeling overwhelmed. There’s a lot of information out there
about what we “should” do to raise “good” kids.
In reality, there are no guaranteed methods for ensuring we
and our children will be happy, healthy, and successful in life. There is,
however, plenty of research showing that parents can make a significant,
positive difference through a number of simple approaches.
1950s, Search Institute researchers have studied the effects of various
influences in young people’s lives. They’ve found that developmentally children
need to strive in relation to good things — like doing well in school, serving
others, engaging in the community, and forming healthy habits.
important for grown-ups to help young people experience these things, but
parents can’t do it alone. However, there are nine specific parenting
strategies that help. Focusing on these nine research-based strategies provides
guidance and direction in the uncertain world of parenting. And that’s
something parents can feel good about.