Positive Parenting Programs in Connecticut:
Do you struggle with trying to get your child to behave at home and in school? At Positive Parenting we offer a wide variety of parenting programs to help you feel confident in your parenting skills.
Our programs can be customized to your specific needs and situations:
1. Parenting Consultation:
Individual sessions for parents address specific child-rearing challenges and provide skills to improve parent child relationships and child behavior. Parents also have a chance to examine internal barriers to applying Consultations can be designed to address disruption prevention for foster or pre-adoptive families.
2. Group Therapy Sessions:
For parents address specific child-rearing challenges and provide skills to improve parent child relationships and child behavior. In addition, the group therapy setting provides opportunities for participants to examine internal barriers to applying skills. Fee covered by insurance in some cases.
3. Training the Trainer and Supervision:
Group and individual training and supervision for parenting educators and other human-service professionals covers the principles of effective parenting, as well as curriculum development, training skills, communication techniques, class recruitment, and class structure. Hours to be arranged.
4. Workshops and Workplace Lunchtime Parenting Classes:
These information sessions can be hosted during workplace break or lunch hour. Sample topics:
- Parenting Styles and Outcomes for Children
- Effective Discipline and Strong Self-Worth
- Why Children Misbehave and How to Respond Effectively
- Communication: Listening effectively and expressing our feelings to children and others
- Teach Children to be Problem Solvers
- Money and Kids: How to Raise Financially Responsible Children
Toxic Stress and Parenting – new class:
Toxic stress in childhood is associated with disruptive effects on brain development and can lead to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health. Parents who grew up with stressful conditions can find it hard to apply effective parenting approaches. Participants will be able to:
- Define toxic stress and how it may affect your child and you as a parent
- Assess the impact of toxic stress on your life and your parenting today
- Recognize the importance of self-care and healthy relationships in the healing process
In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each parent’s individual needs and specific family goals. Our programs are offered throughout the state of Connecticut.
Training/Classes/Workshops: $500/evening, $1200/day
Parent Consultation: 50 minute session – $100, 90 minute session – $150
Some services are covered by health insurance. Reduced fees often available for families in financial need.
Contact Ruth at 860 933-1371 or PositiveParent@gmail.com for more information.
Ruth outlined critical first steps which literally worked overnight:
Frustration and a feeling of helplessness had begun to overshadow the great love and joy my wife and I shared with the birth of beautiful twin boys. Model students in school were now more often terrors at home. No matter how much we tried and how hard we worked, it seemed that we were gradually losing control daily.
Recognizing that full-time jobs and six years old boys were becoming more than we could handle, prompted us to schedule time with Ruth. Her major focus was on parenting and not on the boys and she quickly identified several unintentional things we were doing which encouraged bad behavior. Ruth outlined critical first steps which literally worked over night. Rewarding the boy’s positive and ignoring much of the negative behavior, staying calm, using goal-directed language and getting on a schedule made all the difference in the world.
Our work with Ruth is not done as there are clearly challenges which remain. However, there is good reason to trust that, through Ruth, the job of parenting will continue to become a lot easier and our family a lot more of a team.
Pam and Joe