Building Self Esteem and Confidence

with Kathy Salazar
June 24, 2010

Looking for an alternative to, "Good job, Honey!”? Sometimes it just gets old, doesn’t it? And, is it really as effective as we think it is for building our child’s self-esteem and feelings of confidence and well-being?

What about when a child needs ‘correcting' .......when they ‘mess up’, make poor choices or simply aren’t up to the task and actually fail? Feelings of anger, disappointment and frustration sometimes interfere and keep us from helping children learn potent lessons from these situations.

Come to this week’s Forum to discover some practical and effective things to do and say that will help you to make the most of children's accomplishments and shortcomings. Learn techniques that encourage healthy, honest family communication!

Creating a Culture of Accountability

with Kathy Salazar
on Thursday, June 17, 2010

In this forum we will explore appropriate and effective ways of holding children accountable for the choices they make. Regardless of the age of your children, parents will gain strength and parental fortitude to set reasonable limits and follow through with appropriate consequences. We will also look at ways to prepare your children for increased responsibility and independence in school and at home.

A review of the April 29 forum, Taming Power Struggles, will be presented. Clicking on and reading the follow-up to that session will give you a headstart.
Follow-ups are found on the right sidebar.

The Family Balancing Act with Shaila Saint

Thursday, June 10

Everday as parents we make decisions striving to balance each family members' needs with the needs of the whole family. Whose needs will take priority? Whose needs will have to wait? Whose routines will be followed? Whose routines will be altered? As we all know, this ongoing "balancing act" is a never-ending and oftentimes overwhelming process.

This Thursday, get ready for a fun, thought provoking evening where we'll learn some strategies for finding our family balance, while practicing some actual balancing of our own!

Pleae wear loose and comfortable clothes that will allow you to move freely, and don't forget your journal/notebook and pen!

Looking forward to a fun and "Centering" Thursday night!