Family Life

Groups and Workshops

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Pornography Protection

Because pornography has become so accessible to children and teenagers through internet enabled mobile devices, the days of being able to prevent exposure to it are long gone.  Instead we must cognitively inoculate or porn-proof our kids by teaching them early what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and exactly how they can reject it.  Kids need to be taught how to protect their brains by installing their own internal filter and parents need to learn how to discuss these issues with their kids.  You will also receive information about the many resources available to help protect our homes from the effects of pornography.

This is an active class. Click here for more info and to register.

 

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Simplicity Parenting™

Using the principles taught in Kim Payne’s book, Simplicity Parenting, you will learn how to use the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier, and more secure kids.  This workshop will help parents reclaim for their children, the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish.  

We will discuss ways to:

  • Streamline your home environment
  • Establish rhythms and rituals
  • Schedule a break in the schedule
  • Scale back on media
  • Reduce parental involvement.  

 

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Know their Noggins

The Whole Brain Child written by Siegel and Bryson teaches a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. 

Some of these strategies are:

  • Engage, Don’t Enrage
  • Name It to Tame It
  • Move It or Lose It
  • Connect Through Conflict.

Using the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures we will discuss age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles.  

 

Active Parenting’s Cooperative Parenting and Divorce™

Divorce itself is tough on children, but constant, often bitter conflict that persists after the divorce makes it even tougher.  Learn to make a peaceful transition from parents to co-parents with this helpful course. 

Through this program you will learn how to:

  • Shield your children from parental conflict
  • Manage your anger
  • Negotiate peacefully with your child’s other parent
  • Establish a positive, long-term relationship as “co-parents”.  

 

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Active Parenting for Stepfamilies™

Getting married is the easy part!  But blending families can be tough.  When a stepfamily is formed, everyone needs to learn new rules:  Mom and Dad need to learn how to work together as a team.  Children and teens must adapt to changes.  Everyone needs to build good relationships with new family members.  This program will demonstrate common stepfamily challenges and solutions by adjusting expectations, learning guidelines for step-parenting, turning differences into opportunities, establishing limits and encouraging stepfamily success.