Practical Parenting Toolbox

The purpose of this engaging multimedia workshop is to teach professionals an overview of practical, "ready to use," skills regarding parenting techniques. The overarching goal of the workshop is to help professionals hone techniques that are necessary for the ever-changing and dynamic world that is the hallmark of modern parenting. These objectives include: developing an understanding of what a child is attempting to communicate, versus what they say, and the multitude of skills youth utilize to get what they want. An exploration and recognition of one's idiosyncratic parenting/personality style(s). The workshop will additionally gain better understanding of punishment versus discipline and how to teach logical and natural consequences as a manner of parental philosophy. Finally, a look at why behavioral contracts and reward systems succeed or fail and a review of common topics such as sibling rivalry and peer pressure.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.