We are available to present the workshops below at our center or at your school, office, or religious institution. If there is another topic you are interested in, we may be able to create a customized workshop for you. To discuss this further, please contact us at (312) 566-8536.

Attachment-Based Parenting Series: Building Blocks for Communication and Connection

Effective Parenting Skills: Strengthen the Parent-Child Relationship and Increase Compliance

Gottman Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Workshop

Bringing Baby Home - A Transition to Parenthood for Couples

Attachment-Based Parenting Series: Building Blocks for Communication and Connection

Workshop 1: What Makes My Child Tick?

When it comes to parenting, one size does not fit all. Some parenting choices may work well with one child but are ineffective with another. Some parents may bond more easily with one child than another. Each child has a unique temperament and therefore different emotional needs. Temperament refers to someone’s natural disposition and way of responding to the world. This workshop focuses on the role temperament plays in strengthening parent-child relationships.

Learn how to:

  • Identify different temperament styles
  • Recognize and better understand your child’s temperament style
  • Strengthen your relationship by adapting your parenting approach to meet your child’s unique emotional needs

Workshop 2: Opening Lines of Communication with Your Children

Do you wish that you had better communication with your children? Do you get tired of hearing, “You never listen to me,” or “You don’t understand?” Do you feel unheard and unappreciated? This workshop focuses on how to increase the frequency and quality of communication with your children.

Learn how to:

  • Avoid common parenting pitfalls
  • Use praise effectively
  • Learn new ways to set limits
  • Learn how to solve problems more collaboratively

Effective Parenting Skills: Strengthen the Parent-Child Relationship and Increase Compliance for Children ages 3-12

Do you find yourself frustrated with your child’s behavior and the negative patterns that have developed? Do you want to have more enjoyable moments with your child? Then sign up for our effective parenting workshop that utilizes the Barkley Protocol to teach parents behavioral strategies to promote cooperation and positive interactions.

In a supportive environment with other parents, learn how to:

  • Strengthen your relationship with your child and have positive moments together
  • Be more playful with your child and have fun again
  • Give effective commands that increase your child’s compliance
  • Praise your child in a way that helps increase positive behaviors
  • Implement a behavioral reward program
  • Give time-outs that work
  • Improve behavior at school

Gottman Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Workshop

Gottman Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is a scientifically based workshop designed to help couples strengthen their relationships and enhance their connections. The techniques taught are effective for couples in any type of committed relationship. In this educational and fun workshop, you will learn the research behind the program and tools to help you and your partner:

  • Improve friendship, fondness, and admiration
  • Enhance romance and intimacy
  • Manage conflict constructively
  • Gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems
  • Create shared meaning, new rituals, and dreams together
  • Maintain gains throughout a lifetime

This workshop is not appropriate for couples with:

  • Extreme relationship distress
  • Significant emotional or physical abuse
  • Untreated mental health problems in one or both partners
  • Active drug and alcohol abuse

What the workshop is not:

  • It is not therapy.
  • It is not an open sharing of personal problems. All exercises and discussions will occur privately between you and your significant other.

Bringing Baby Home – A Transition to Parenthood for Couples

Bringing Baby Home is an educational program for pregnant couples and families with infants or toddlers. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the parental relationship. This program was developed from research demonstrating that when couples become parents, there is a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction. This can have a profound negative effect on the couples’ infants and toddlers.

The Bringing Baby Home Program was developed to support families during this challenging, transitional time. Couples who have participated in the program experience:

  • A significantly lower rate of postpartum mood disorders and depression
  • A decrease in relationship hostility
  • A higher level of relationship satisfaction
  • A decreased likelihood of divorce

This workshop is designed to teach parents how to:

  • Increase friendship in their relationship
  • Deal effectively with conflict
  • Keep dads involved in infant care and parenting
  • Improve the quality of parent-infant interaction
  • Recognize the psychological and emotional needs of their child
  • Co-parent effectively