Parenting can often feel like walking on eggshells. Seeing your child stressed, frustrated, and angry you don't know what will put him/her over the edge. Whether you are a new parent, single parent, parent of toddlers to teenagers, this class is for you.
Meltdowns is less about your child and more how you respond to your child. This class will help you not be afraid of saying the wrong thing or becoming frustrated and responding with anger. Instead of becoming emotionally reactive, this class will teach you how to remain calm and consistent during conflict. Modeling these parenting skills, you will help your child begin to think, feel, and act differently in distressing situations. You will feel better about being a parent, while allowing your child to better self regulate negative emotions. With the right approach you can have a loving relationship and help your child become a independent, caring and capable young adult.
Randy Floyd, LSCSW, Founder, Clinical Level Therapist
Randy is the founder of Midwest Anxiety. He is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who is an optimist and passionate about helping people focus on what they can do rather than what they can't do. Randy believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship and tapping into a person's strengths are the most essential components of the therapeutic experience. Randy is passionate about changing the way we do mental health. He is focused on making mental health normal, a positive experience. He is also adamant about doing mental health differently. Randy believes the "old ways" suggest mental health is for the "broken" or "mentally ill." Randy believes that "Everyone Struggles." Sure. Some people struggle more than others, but everyone struggles with something. With this belief, Randy is focused on providing a wide range of programs and services to help people be mentally well ;) Go give Randy a fist bump on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Parents who "lose my cool" when their children have "meltdowns."
4 WEEK CLASS
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Becoming the "Cool" Parent Your Kids Really Need
Nope! Not at all. We are not going to teach you how to be hip. Rather. We are going to teach you about how to "keep your cool" when your kids get hot.
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Keeping Your Cool Means Creating Space
Finding space to cool yourself allows you to be more available to connect with your children, creating more trust and respect. You will learn ways to create space for better regulating your negative emotions.
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Keeping Your Cool Means Creating a Place
We will discuss creating a place for stability and structure in your home. You will learn ways how to shape these things for your kids by being calm, consistent, and committed.
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Putting Yourself into Practice
Now that we have talked about the core principles of being less emotionally reactive, its time to put it all into action. We will discuss ways to connect and grow with your children.
You'll be invited to join the class portal where you'll connect with us and your classmates. We love keeping in contact with you in between class sessions to answer your questions, provide resources, and get class discussions going.
After participating in this class you're eligible to become a member of the Monthly Club. Joining the Monthly Club, you'll get more of an individualized focus and accountability than our classes but not as much of a commitment as our individual therapy. You'll get access to all our resources and the opportunity to have a one hour per month video call with one of our therapist. If you've taken one of our classes, but not sure you want to jump to individual therapy, try the Monthly Club.
You will join the class in person at Pilgrim Coffee, 12643 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.
You have the flexiblility of joining the class in person at Pilgrim Coffee or joining the class online. Live+Online is a great option if you are not able to attend all the sessions in person. You'll be provided a link to connect to the Live class online.
You have the flexibility of joining the class in person, online, or viewing the recorded class on your own time. Live+Online+Recorded is a great option if you want the maximum flexibility and are not able to attend all the class sessions at the scheduled date/time. You'll be provided a link to connect to the Live class online and the audio/video recordings after each class session.
Seating is limited. To guarantee an online seat, please register early.