Parenting seminar designed to provide alternatives and new techniques

Frustrated parents who are seeking a bit of information on how to cope with their misbehaving children are in for a bit of a break thanks to a seminar that will be held in Rimbey in the near future.

  • Apr. 15, 2008 4:00 p.m.

Frustrated parents who are seeking a bit of information on how to cope with their misbehaving children are in for a bit of a break thanks to a seminar that will be held in Rimbey in the near future.

“It’s more of a parenting workshop. It’s a three hour course that teaches parents about misbahaviours,” said Angela Bennik, one of the seminar’s organizers. “ The instructors are going to be talking about misbehaviours, how to deal with them and the reasons behind them.”

Among the topics to be covered are: understanding the child’s personality and temperament, learning to manage stress, reducing sibling rivalry and competition, learning how to stop fights, the use of action – not words and promoting cooperation and helpfulness, to name a few.

Bennik said the seminar is geared towards parents learning about these problems in a positive way and to reveal insights into why children behave the way they do and to give parents some new tools in how to deal with it.

The seminar will also examine building self-esteem, minimizing power struggles, what to do when a child is hurtful, intervention and corrective measures that work, the use of natural and logical consequences, how to handle and express feelings and effective family communications.

Positive Techniques for Stress Free Parenting, is based on the principles found in Adlerian psychology and is strongly influenced by the works of Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, author of numerous books on the topic.

The course was developed from many sources by Gordon and Betty Evans and incorporates the same philosophy and techniques used by the Ministry of Children’s Services in all the training of foster and adoptive parents.

For more information, or to register, see the advertisement on page 16 of today’s Rimbey Review.