PARENTING WORKSHOPS

These interactive workshops are designed to engage parents in thoughtful and effective parenting.

During these parenting workshops, we will talk about different transitions, developmental milestones and challenges that you may face while raising your child. In a supportive environment, we will be able to explore together and reflect on our children's relationships. Our meetings will increase awareness on ways in which you may be able to facilitate cooperation and positive interaction while navigating difficult moments successfully. Collectively we will try to help you find tools that best fit your family.

I run workshops on different topics throughout the year, including:

  • handling meltdowns and limit-setting
  • conflict resolution
  • supporting meaningful sibling relationships
  • raising resilient children
  • improving communication with your child
  • transition to preschool and kindergarten.

 

NEW BEGINNINGS: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT AND EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES OF YOUR IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA

Immigrants often feel alienated, disconnected, and discriminated against when trying to adjust to American culture, which may lead to emotional distress. This workshop will help you identify the effects of immigration, discuss openly your questions and concerns and connect with other immigrants who may be dealing with similar issues. Topics discussed include:

  • the immigration process;
  • 'fitting in' versus 'not belonging';
  • how to be yourself in a different environment;
  • daily struggles: differences and discrimination;
  • how to understand your new cultural identity;
  • making sense of your emotional distress.

 

The workshops are conducted in small groups (4-6 participants) and meet for one-and-a-half hours in Rockridge. Members make a four-week commitment which can be renewed for up to eight weeks. Cost of the group is $140 for four weeks and pre-registration is required (some sliding scale spots available at times). Please, contact me for more information.