How Will Each Workshop
Workshop 1: Family Values & Vision
Having a clear vision is crucial as we enter this journey because it will help us focus on what truly matters - in this instance, raising emotionally resilient children who will thrive as content, connected, and fulfilled adults.
Workshop 2: Where I Came From...
Our childhood sort of serves as the blueprint of what to expect in life. Our early experiences become the inner map to navigate the world and relationships. We unconsciously absorb so many rules about the world and others through our childhood. It is so important to examine our beliefs and determine if they are working for our family and will work for our long-term well-being.
Workshop 3: A New Parenting Paradigm
Without even knowing it most of us have raised our kids under a psychological framework called Behaviorism. Behaviorism is actually a theory in psychology that has become largely recognized due to its ability to produce very clear and observable outcomes in scientific studies (which is a difficult task in the psychological field). Let's examine how Behaviorism is rooted in our own lives and determine the upsides, downsides, and alternatives to this approach.
Workshop 4: Attachment & Coregulation
My goal is to teach you THE most important parenting skill you will ever learn. This tool has decades of clinically supported research and has the power to change the trajectory of your child’s life. This is the tool therapist know and use in every family therapy session (usually because it just wasn’t introduced to parents early and they are now repairing old wounds).
Workshop 5: Understanding Your Child's Stress Response
Have you ever looked at your child in total bewilderment – wholly baffled about how they can go from 0 to 100 in milliseconds? How does a compliant, polite, and cooperative child turn a switch SO quickly and become a total WILD child at the drop of a hat? Let's explore the ins-and-outs of a child's stress response.
Workshop 6: Adjusting Expectations & Understanding Your Child
Let's talk about expectations. Expectations are created by societal narratives that determine what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Expectations differ from culture to culture, family to family, and even parent to parent. Part of the reason parents feel so much dysregulation is because we have expectations for our kid that are unrealistic and then when our kids don't meet those expectations we become angry and frustrated – we feel stressed inside.
Workshop 7: Timing is Everything
In this lesson we talk about something really important.... timing and parenting. When do we need to hold a firm boundary, and offer a logical consequence and when is it more appropriate to focus on offering love, connection and support first? When do we sort of need a hybrid of those things?
Workshop 8: Finding Your Own Joy and Calm as a Parent
One of the biggest questions I get asked by overwhelmed parents is this: “Kelly How Can I Stop Losing it at my kids? I feel so dysregulated all the time. I don’t want to yell or scream but in the heat of the moment I just can’t help it!” In this worskhop, my goal is to help you build your capacity and regulation skills.
Workshop 9: Bringing it All Together?
We are going to finish our Masterclass by bringing everything together, and creating an action plan for you moving forward. I know when you end these types of courses it can feel a bit startling – like “now I have all this information – what next?”