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."
We've made it easy this you to join the class. This class is held Live Online. No need to get a baby sitter! If you are traveling, you can still join the class. You will join the class from the convenience of your computer. When you join the class online, you'll see the Instructor and the Instructor's screen. You will not be seen or heard, but will be able to engage in conversation and ask questions through the class chat platform. So....put your comfortable clothes on, sit back, and enjoy.
UNABLE TO ATTEND ALL THE DATES?
We know family life is busy with homework, baseball games, getting dinner on the table, family get togethers, and much much more. No worries if you are not able to attend all the dates live. We get it ;) All classes are audio/video recorded and you'll be able to access the class recordings on the class web page.
4 WEEK CLASS
October 9, 2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm: 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.
October 16, 2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm: 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.
October 23, 2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm: 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 commited.
October 30, 2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm: 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.
Participating in this class allows you the opportunity to become a member of the Monthly Club. With 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.
Seating is limited. To guarantee an online seat, please register early.