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- Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
- Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Based on the tremendous response from last year's new parent workshops, Austin Child Guidance Center is offering new free workshops on Bullying, Managing Meltdowns, and Communicating With Teenagers in the spring of 2012.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 6-7:30 pm
Improving Communications With Your Teenager FREE
If you find yourself frustrated, at a loss for words and actions, this workshop will provide a no-nonsense, step-by-step approach to improving relationships in your house. These techniques are for parents committed to raising great kids without resorting to discredited, harmful, pain-and-fear-based methods of the past, while deepening your bond with your child(ren), and increasing cooperation. These skills will also help you communicate more effectively with everyone in your life, including your partner, boss, friends, coworkers, etc. When you change your approach to how you communicate with people, they often change their behavior (for the better!).
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 6-7:30 pm
Managing Meltdowns: Strategies for Tempering Tantrums FREE
Does the idea of taking your child to the supermarket make your stomach turn? Does your home feel more like a battleground where you and your child act out frustration than a nurturing environment? Are you looking for ways to discipline your child that have positive short and long term effects? The workshop on Managing Meltdowns and Tempering Tantrums, geared toward parents of toddlers and early school age children, addresses these issues and focuses on teaching parents ways of strengthening the parent-child relationship through non-punitive communications. Creative, empathic parenting is explored as are techniques for addressing specific challenging behaviors. Parents will look at their own experiences of being parented as well as the degree of effectiveness or ineffectiveness of various styles of parenting.
More information and sign-up form can be found HERE.
We are also offering three therapeutic groups that run eight weeks from February to March. The groups focus on Conflict and Anger Management (children 9-12), Social Skills Building (children 6-9), and on ADHD Parenting (parents of 5-12 year olds). Click HERE for more information on the groups and how to sign up.