Parenting Groups

Creating community and learning together

While most models of parenting are based on unattainable ideals, there is no single "right way" to parent. At A Balanced Life LLC, we subscribe to relational models that believe in good-enough, reality-based parenting. In one of the three parenting groups that fits your style and child(ren)'s stage(s) of development, you will learn relationship skills, how to engage in joyful play, how to avoid power struggles, strategies for improving compliance, and more. You can learn more and pre-register for the group of your choice below.

 

Each group meets at A Balanced Life LLC for 1.5 hours over five consecutive weeks and costs $125 per person or $225 per couple. A minimum of six participants is required. Contact Jane McKinney at Jane[at]abalancedlifellc[dot]com for additional information.

Parenting groups offered in 2020:

Mondays: Defiant Child Book Club

Join us as we read, discuss, and apply practical parenting strategies from “Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior.” As a group, we will read 1-2 sections per week, discuss what can be learned, and take home practical tips to apply the strategies immediately to: 

- Harness the power of positive attention and praise.
- Use rewards and incentives effectively.
- Stay calm and consistent--even on the worst of days.
- Establish a time-out system that works.
- Target behavioral issues at home, in school, and in public places.

 

Each session consists of five consecutive, weekly meetings for $125 per person / $225 per couple (includes book).

Session 1: January 27 - February 24

Session 2: June 29 - July 27

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Mondays: Love and Logic Curricula

Learn six principles to raising happy, secure children during this five-week session. This Love and Logic (r) relationship-based curricula is specially formatted for parents of kids, tweens, and teens. 

It’s never too late to: 

 - lovingly set and enforce healthy limits

- help your kids, tweens, and teens learn from their mistakes

- learn to stay calm and avoid power-struggles and arguments

- enjoy raising responsible family members, who contribute

Cost:  $125 per person/session; $200 per couple/session

Learn six principles to raising happy, secure children. This Love and Logic (r) relationship-based curricula is specially formatted for parents of kids, tweens, and teens. 

It’s never too late to: 

 - lovingly set and enforce healthy limits

- help your kids, tweens, and teens learn from their mistakes

- learn to stay calm and avoid power-struggles and arguments

- enjoy raising responsible family members, who contribute

Session 1: March 4 - April 1, 2019

Session 2: June 24 - July 29, 2019 (No class on July 15)

Session 3: September 30 - October 28

Offered twice in 2020 on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Each session consists of five consecutive, weekly meetings for $125/ person or $225/couple. Certificates are offered to participants who complete all five meetings in the session.  
 

Learn six principles to raising happy, secure children. This Love and Logic (r) relationship-based curricula is specially formatted for parents of kids, tweens, and teens. 

It’s never too late to: 

- lovingly set and enforce healthy limits

- help your kids, tweens, and teens learn from their mistakes

- learn to stay calm and avoid power-struggles and arguments

- enjoy raising responsible family members who contribute

Session 1: April 6 - May 4

Session 2: September 28 - October 26

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A 10-week group for parents of children ages 3 to 8 using child-centered play therapy principles to improve the child-parent relationship. This program will take place during the fall of 2020.

 

The fee for the program is $250/person or $450/couple. Some goals of the CPRT group include the following:  
- Improve communication within the parent-child relationship
- Increase problem-solving strategies within the parent-child relationship
- Increase expressions of affection and familial enjoyment within the parent-child relationship
- Improve parent’s ability to attune and respond sensitively to their children’s emotional needs
- Help parents develop more realistic developmental expectations and limits on their children’s behavior
- Increase overall confidence and self-acceptance as parents
- Increase more appropriate and satisfying ways for the child to express, regulate, and meet their needs

Coming fall 2020: Child - Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Group

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