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Parenting Class

The eight-session class provides parents with resources and tools regarding a variety of parenting topics through a separation/divorce perspective. The Parenting Class is a revolving eight-session series. At this time, the class is being held virtually to protect the health and safety of our community. To learn more and register for the class, give us a call at 314.909.9922!

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Eight-Session Parenting Class

The eight-week class is psychoeducational and provides parents with resources and tools regarding a variety of areas, including the following: self-regulation, typical development stages, how to communicate effectively with children, boundary setting, positive discipline techniques, and more. This class addresses these tough parenting topics through a separation/divorce perspective. Certificates of completion are awarded when the entire series is completed.

March 11 – April 29, 2021

To learn more and register for the class, give us a call at 314.909.9922!

Session 1: Self-Regulation and Self-Care
Explore the impact of stress in each area of life, the effect this can have overall, and coping skills/tools for effective management. Being better equipped to care for ourselves directly affects our ability to care for others.

Session 2: Typical Stages of Development
Take a look at typical child development, especially regarding the brain as well as how to effectively respond according to which portion of the brain is in use. We will also take a closer look at behaviors and the impact of temperament.

Session 3: Effective Communication Skills Part I
Focus on the components of strong/effective communication, how to model use these skills for your children, tools & techniques, and overcoming obstacles to effectively communicating.

Session 4: Effective Communication Skills Part II
Focus on the components of strong/effective communication, how to model use these skills for your children, tools & techniques, and overcoming obstacles to effectively communicating.

Session 5: Establishing Age-Appropriate Boundaries
Establish and maintain age-appropriate boundaries, suggestions provided for managing boundary testing behaviors, and explore a closer look at appropriate information to share with your child.

Session 6: Positive Discipline
Dispel ineffective forms of discipline and generate helpful solutions for parents to effectively manage negative behaviors in children. We will take a closer look at discipline according to a child’s age, temperament, etc.

Session 7: Dealing with Grief of Separation/Divorce
Address the various grief responses that families of separation/divorce may experience and how to navigate through this. We will take a look at managing one’s own feelings/emotions as well as supporting your children.

Session 8: Managing the Level of Conflict with Your Co-Parent
Explore the Co-parenting relationship and how to appropriately and effectively maintain and the level of conflict in this relationship for the best interest of one’s children.

To learn more and register for the class, give us a call at 314.909.9922!

Please note that there will be no refunds for missed classes.