The Spiritual Life Center will be holding various events of which parents can receive 3R's credit for attending. Follow the link to the Spiritual Life Center Events page - https://slc.retreatportal.com/events - for a complete listing of events. Just a few to highlight:
Setting Limits without Waging War
April 11; 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Learn tools that will help you enforce limits without losing your cool! The course will explore the developmental stages of a child's brain, understanding tantrums and emotional outbursts, and how we as parents can most effectively respond to these difficult emotions. Click here to register
Parenting a Challenging Child
May 9; 7-8:30 p.m.
Is it personality, birth order, age, or DNA that makes some kids just down right challenging to parent? When you have one of “those kids”, your every skill and patience as a parent is thoroughly tested. This class can help parents evaluate factors that influence their child’s behavior, check themselves for the necessary parenting behaviors that are a must with a ‘challenging’ child, and learn strategies to navigate those tricky waters. Click here to register
“Whatever!” Parenting Pre-Teens and Teens
Aug. 22nd, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Honor Thy Father and Mother ~ Exodus 20:12. Honestly, the Lord must have had teenagers in mind when He came up with the fourth commandment! It's no secret that the pre-teen and teen years are often the most challenging when it comes to the parent-child relationship. But does it have to be that way? Not at all! Learn practical, real-life techniques from Parent’s Place Counselor Mika Gross on how to parent your pre-teen and/or teen without escalating the drama. Click here to register
Divorce and Blended Family Parenting
Sep. 18th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Parenting in the divorced, step, or blended family holds its own unique challenges, on top of all the regular challenges of parenting. Having a strong sense of direction in how to approach parenting in these unique family circumstances can make a big difference in how both parents and children adjust. Studies have shown that parents who are educated before or during these life transitions have children who fare better in the end. If you or someone you know is going through a divorce or is experiencing difficulties in a step or blended family, this course is for you!
Parents please keep in mind that all families are required to attend four 3R's meetings each school year.