Parenting School ( Escuela Para Padres)
ESCUELA PARA PADRES is a project of Renovacion Conyugal which goal is to help parents with tools that will facilitate their job and will provide them with new ideas on to how to play their role, which will allow the family to live in a more harmonious atmosphere.
Change is possible. It happens slowly. But when parents start changing, the family becomes a unit again. The children maintain their independence while developing their own internal motivation for self regulation and happiness returns.
The project consists of 9 classes that cover topics like: Learn How to be a Parent, We are Parents/ We are People, Self-esteem, Tenderness, Control, Effective Communication, Cooperation within the Family and some other topics.
The topics are presented by people with experience in several areas. Active participation of attending parents is encouraged through questions and suggestions.
We start with the idea that the mandate of each child at birth is becoming an adult, a whole person, completely independent from his/her parents, with his/her own ideas and values ,which has develop the power to control what he/she does and what he/she says for his/her own benefit and for the benefit of others.
The parental role is to influence and control through their advice and example, the child behavior, and control it while he/she is growing. We have to let them go more and more by themselves, reducing little by little the control, until he/she is an adult, many times copying our parent’s behavior, for good or bad.
Through love expression, and using effective communication the interaction is created among parents and children that should finally end in common happiness. Sometimes the behavior or the way that the children express themselves creates conflicts that directly affect somebody else’s happiness. This is when the spiritual maturity (communication of feelings) of the adult and self esteem (how you value yourself) play a big role in for everybody to be happy again. The most important step of this process is effective communication.
When we talk about effective communication, we mean the type of communication in which you learn how to identify who has the problem, to actively listen, and where the feelings are expressed with “I Message” technique. With this type of communication there might be several potential results. In some cases the conflict can be resolved by effectively talking to the child causing for he or she to change the unwanted behavior. In some other cases mutual cooperation is required, encouraging the children to accept the responsibility of bringing solutions to their own problems, what will eventually help them to increase their self-esteem.
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