Most parents are over-stressed, under-supported and often are dealing with their own emotionally taxing issues. Some parents simply do not have the knowledge, skills or support they need to help them manage their home life and possible child’s behavior problem.
Once parents are supplied with the proper tools, the quality of home life will drastically improve if they have the tenacity to stick with it. Participants of this 4-hour seminar will walk away being able to identify:
- Common characteristics of children with problem behaviors
- Causes of misbehavior in children
- Techniques to use to encourage better behavior
- Common mistakes that parents make when managing behavior
- Ways to develop and nurture a positive attitude as a parent
- Productive questioning and communication methods
- Techniques for positive and negative reinforcement
Parents can then opt for a longer, more intense and individualized program that specifically discusses family rules, as well as values and standards parents would like to uphold in the family. Behavior charts and specific consequences may be discussed. Parents are given guidance through the implementation phases of new family rules and discipline. Parents are also taught the importance of maintaining time for the couple as well as personal adult time for friends, exercise, etc.
Cindy Orosy is the head of the Parenting Skills Program and is a PhD level psychologist with 14 years of experience. She is also a parent of 2 grown boys, one of whom has ADHD and both of whom were subject to behavior charts, chores and consequences while growing up. Cindy specializes in working with children with various difficulties including learning disabilities, anxiety and depression. She also works with adults and families.
The seminar closes with an open-ended question and answer session where parent can ask specific questions about areas of concern.