This is a 4-week course that takes place LIVE with me and a group of other carers (note: I use carers because they may not be traditional parents, but grandparents, foster parents, etc.) who are struggling with parenting in the moment. As we all know, parenting can be HARD and it can be made worse when we live in a society that is lacking support and unforgiving of our struggles. During the weekly 75-minute sessions, this course will hopefully help carers see that they are not alone and there are solutions to helping them cope in a world that doesn’t support or value parenting.
The course will start with a talk by me and then a group discussion on how to help everyone integrate the various issues we discuss. Discussion will also allow individuals to discuss their unique problems and allow us all to help them feel supported and find solutions. Topics include:
- Why parenting is hard: The biological-cultural mismatch
- Your support system: Building it up
- The importance of self-care: You matter too and how can you care for yourself in this world
- Our child as our guide: Why our kids can be our biggest ally in caring for ourselves and the one who helps us grow into a better person
Because this is a live course, obviously time zones will be important and I will keep this in mind. Each time this course is offered, I will switch the timing in order to better accommodate specific time zones so that everyone may be able to take advantage of it.
Course requires a minimum of 5 participants and will accept a maximum of 10.