- feel overwhelmed by sibling conflicts?
- want to help your child learn to be responsible and respectful?
- get stuck in power struggles?
- have issues with homework and chores?
- wonder how to stay connected with your teen without becoming a nag?
Come learn some practical solutions to these common issues and more in an eight session parenting class based on Positive Discipline For Teens.
Research shows that children raised in families which use an authoritative parenting approach grow up to be the healthiest, happiest, and most resilient adults. It shows that teens who perceive their parents to be both kind (responsive) and firm (structured) are at a lower risk for all forms of risky behavior, and these teens also show improved academic performance. The bottom line is that teens who feel a strong connection to their family, school, and community are less likely to misbehave. Positive Discipline is deeply respectful and encouraging for both teens and adults. The focus is on connecting, teaching, and guiding teens through these transition years, which produces the long-term results we want our teens to have when they are adults. It is filled with practical, non-punitive and non-permissive techniques which allow for kind and firm parenting. In this 8 week class, parents will learn about the teen brain and how best to parent their child through these most important years of change and growth.
Cost: Early Bird Registration by Sunday, December 24th: $135 individual / $170 couple.
After December 24th: $165 individual / $200 couple.
Added charge of $12.00 for a copy of the book Positive Discipline For Teenagers by Jane Nelson, Ed.D, and Lynn Lott, M.A., M.F.T. which we will read for class.
Sliding scale available. Childcare is not available for this class.
Date and Time: Monday Evenings 6:30 – 8:45pm, January 8th to March 19th, 2018
(There will be no classes on these Mondays, 1/15, 1/29,and 2/19 due to school being closed.)
Location: Mt. Tabor Middle School, 5800 SE Ash St., Portland, OR 97215