By Kerry Beymer, parenting education and support manager at Encompass
Frustrated, stressed out, angry, depressed—feeling unable to handle their children’s behavior. Many times in a day, I hear from parents in our community who want help with parenting because they are literally at the end of their rope and experiencing these and more feelings.
Let me say right now—I am GRATEFUL for the parents who reach out to me! Your efforts to become a more educated and equipped parent mean that you already are a good parent!
Parenting is a complex job and it is not uncommon for you to need a little help along the way!
Workshops Led By Local Experts Help Your Reach Your Parenting PotentialSo, whether you’re feeling frustrated or confident with your parenting skills, I encourage you be proactive and to register for the entire series of parenting workshops starting Thursday, September 4 at Virginia Mason. Led by our experienced Encompass staff, the workshops are free and cover a comprehensive array of topics including avoiding power struggles, the importance of play and adapted discipline for children with special needs.
Parenting classes can help ease the transition into all stages of parenthood so that you know what to expect and how to handle it. The Encompass parenting workshops get you in a room with a local parenting expert and give the opportunity to ask questions in a safe setting. If you feel you could use additional support, the instructor will provide resources for next steps, which could include 1:1 parenting coaching, a parent support group or even information about a parents’ night out!
Additionally, parenting classes are a great way to meet other parents and develop your network of peers on a similar journey as yours! The opportunity to socialize with folks who can relate to your struggles and triumphs can be a source of support and encouragement.
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