Start out 2017 on a positive parenting note by joining Joyful Parenting Coach, Elisabeth Stitt, as she discusses Creating Effective Consequences at our January meeting. Please note the change in our regular meeting date due to the New Year holiday.
Wherever possible, you want to let natural consequences do their work. Lots of times, however, the natural consequence is too dire or is simply too far in the future for the child to make the connection. That’s when the parent steps in with a logical consequence. The purpose of the logical consequence is not to punish. It is to improve an unpleasant situation, to make a wrong a right or to impress a lesson upon a child so she realizes the impact of her actions.Good parents do everything they can to support their children before they need a consequence, but then do have effective consequences lined up that they can quickly and consistently put into place, if it comes to that. Walk away from this workshop armed with logical, effective consequences that will reinforce your children’s learning for next time.
Meetings are free to HMN members and first-time visitors. Children are welcome at attend, and a helper is available to entertain older kids, if we know kids are coming. Please RSVP in advance.
Elisabeth Stitt is the author of Parenting as a Second Language: A Guidebook for Joyfully Navigating the Trials, Triumphs and Tribulations of Parenthood and the founder of Joyful Parenting Coaching. Before that she was a teacher in the Redwood City School District (Redwood City, CA) for 25 years–mostly English and Language Arts to mostly middle school students.
After reflecting on the shift in parents over the last twenty-five years from more or less confident they were doing okay to isolated and anxious, former teacher Elisabeth Stitt founded Joyful Parenting Coaching (www.elisabethstitt.com) in 2014. Elisabeth’s mission is to support parents in getting the skills they need to restore their confidence as parents and their enjoyment in the role. Joyful Parenting Coaching newsletters, blogs, workshops and webinars all strive to provide a balance between concrete advice and the understanding that there are many, many ways to approach parenting–and each family has to find what works for them and the child they have.