A series of parenting workshops are set to get underway in Williams Lake.
The Connect Parent Group focuses on enhancing the building blocks of attachment, improving the parents’ ability to reflect before acting, and adjust their feelings so they respond more constructively to conflict.
The series of free, one-hour sessions is delivered over 10 weeks.
Parents watch role-plays presented by two facilitators that open new choices for responding to their adolescent’s difficult behaviour.
Parents learn, for example, that conflict is part of attachment and is particularly acute during times, such as the transition through adolescence.
Parents learn to ‘step back’ in emotionally charged situations, recognize and modify their own feelings, while considering the possible meanings behind their adolescent’s behaviour.
The next session will run Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 to Dec. 10.
There is no charge but pre-registration is required by Oct. 2, due to limited space.
Food and refreshments are provided.
To register or for more information on this program please contact Sheila Cohen at 250-305-4487.
Cohen is the Family Counsellor for Family Solutions with the Canadian Mental Health Association-Cariboo Chilcotin Branch.