Parenting Workshops

Each year Chatfield offers numerous opportunities for parents to grow and learn together.  Listed below are examples of presentations recently enjoyed by Chatfield parents. Workshops for Chatfield parents are made possible by The Chatfield School and are open to the public. Child care is available for students enrolled at Chatfield School.

Parentingthe Love and Logic Way!

We all wantchildren who are respectful, responsible and fun to be around. Learnessential skills on how to neutralize arguing and avoid un-winnable power strugglesand arguments. Enforceable statements are an effective way to say no toyour child. We will learn how to set limits in a way that empowers ourchildren to make effective decisions. Children have four essential needs:counted, connected, capable, and courageous. Learn fun and effective ways tomeet these needs while creating the family of your dreams.

Boysand Girls Learn Differently!

Did you everknow deep down that your girls and boys learn differently? This workshopintroduces participants to the rapidly emerging research on how the brains offemales and males are developmentally, structurally and functionallydifferent. We will then discuss the types of environments that help bothboys and girls reach their full potential. Have fun learning the newinformation and develop new tools to help your own children be successful in avariety of learning environments.

RethinkingAttention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Works, What Doesn’t andWhy!

Children andyouth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have uniquebrains. In this illuminating workshop, you’ll learn the “12 Power Tools”for maximizing the strengths and minimizing the contextual weaknesses of theADHD brain. Participants learn how to become “the surrogate frontal lobes”for ADHD brains and how to change their thinking about ADHD from a behavioraldisorder to a unique brain construct that can be accommodated with highlysuccessful outcomes.

ChangeYour Language – Change Their Lives!

Words can bepowerful motivator or blockers. Learn ways of talking to children thatenhance true self-esteem. Understand the difference between praise andencouragement. Learn the four powerful “Languages of the Brain” that willtransform the lives of children. Learn new ways of talking with youth thatbuilds resilience, promotes intrinsic motivation and aids children in essentiallife skills

Givinga Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Brain!

Recentdiscoveries in neuroscience offer exciting insights into how the brains of ourteens really work and the special “brain-based challenges facing adolescents asthey mature. This workshop reveals why teens are especially vulnerable todrug use, high-risk peer influences and depression as well as the proactivemeasures adults can take to minimize teen’s exposure to these dangers. Ifyou’ve ever thought that the adolescent mind could not be understood, thisworkshop will arm you with the latest insights and information on knowing andempowering the teenage brain.