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.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way!

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

Boy sand Girls Learn Differently!

Did you ever know deep down that your girls and boys learn differently? This workshop introduces participants to the rapidly emerging research on how the brains of females and males are developmentally, structurally and functionally different. We will then discuss the types of environments that help both boys and girls reach their full potential. Have fun learning the new information and develop new tools to help your own children be successful in a variety of learning environments.

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

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

Change Your Language – Change Their Lives!

Words can be powerful motivator or blockers. Learn ways of talking to children that enhance true self-esteem. Understand the difference between praise and encouragement. Learn the four powerful “Languages of the Brain” that will transform the lives of children. Learn new ways of talking with youth that builds resilience, promotes intrinsic motivation and aids children in essential life skills

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

Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer exciting insights into how the brains of our teens really work and the special “brain-based challenges facing adolescents as they mature. This workshop reveals why teens are especially vulnerable to drug use, high-risk peer influences and depression as well as the proactive measures adults can take to minimize teen’s exposure to these dangers. If you’ve ever thought that the adolescent mind could not be understood, this workshop will arm you with the latest insights and information on knowing and empowering the teenage brain.