There is a reason it’s been said (at least a million times in a hundred different ways) that parenting is the hardest job you’ll ever undertake.
No truer words have ever been spoken to me.
On the best day, parenting my children is the single most challenging, all-consuming work I’ve ever experienced. And I wouldn’t trade one moment of that work for all the easy-breezy days in the world. I love the job of raising my children and just because the work is hard doesn’t mean it isn’t joy-filled, happy, and completely worth every blood, sweat and tear that goes into it.
But we all need a little help with our parenting. Sometimes it’s as simple as a phone call to a more seasoned parent (grandma) or a good parenting book or web site to get the inspiration and tricks of the trade needed to address the behavior or problem that’s going on with your child.
That’s where Children’s Village comes in.
The Behavioral Assessment and Treatment Team at Children’s Village is offering a ‘Behavior Boot Camp’ parent training on August 7th at Children’s Village from 9am to 11am. This class is offered quarterly throughout the year and the purpose is to teach parents key behavior management and discipline strategies to support the behavioral success of children and make discipline easier for parents.
Some components of the training include understanding the difference between discipline and punishment, recognizing types of behavior and what they mean, investigating different behaviors and intervention planning.
This is an extremely helpful training hosted by highly-experienced professionals. The class is open to any and all families enrolled at Children’s Village as well as community partners including childcare providers, teachers, case workers, service providers ect.
The course is free but registration is REQUIRED. Limited childcare is available on a first come, first serve basis. For questions or to learn more about the course, call 574-3208.