Parenting Education group Radical changes in our social relationships have produced a new family system that no longer can function under the past autocratic rules. Many parents have difficulty understanding their children’s behaviors in this new context. Children demand more rights in this new democratic family system. However, children have difficulty understanding that more rights mean more responsibilities. In response, some frustrated parents rely heavily on a punishment-reward approach while others overprotect their children from consequences of their irresponsibility.
In the parenting trainings, parents expand their understanding of their children’s needs, as well as factors contributing to their negative behaviors, lack of motivation, and inactivity. Parents also learn effective strategies to motivate children to cooperate and be accountable and self-disciplined.
Anxiety Management groups
Everybody experiences anxiety in the forms of feelings of fear, excessive sensitivity to body sensations, or thoughts of worry. Experiencing these emotions and thoughts by themselves is not problematic. The problem arises when we let our undesired feelings get in the way of pursuing our dreams, maintaining intimate and meaningful relationships and overcoming cravings for drugs or food.
In this group members use mindfulness and acceptance exercises to expand psychological flexibility in order to direct their lives to the desired direction.