From Conflict to Collaboration: The Parenting Framework You've Been Searching For
Parenting gets more complex as a child grows. Kids - from preschoolers to teenagers - become challenging and parents, often without a road map, can resort to shouting and imposing consequences in reaction to difficult behavior. The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) parenting model is a strength-based, neurologically-grounded approach created by Massachusetts General Hospital's Think:Kids program. It provides parents with concrete, helpful tools in the face of ordinary, day-to-day challenges – e.g., getting to school, screen time, homework, bedtime – and more serious challenges. CPS is a powerful, effective and compassionate approach that helps parents to relate better to their kids, reduce challenging behavior and build their kids' skills in self-regulation, communication and problem solving.
How Parenting Changes Your Lens at the Workplace
It takes some time to adjust to your new identity as a parent. One of the biggest adjustments is realizing how your priorities have shifted and how what was important to you before having a baby may be completely different now. This group helps you identify and respect your new priorities as a working mom.
Relaxation Responses: Working Parent Stress-Reduction Tools and Tips
De-stressing is always important but it is particularly vital when you’re a working parent. This group helps you identify stress triggers, and cultivate relaxation responses that fit your schedule and personality.
Returning After Maternity Leave: The Good, The Bad and the In Between
Our culture assumes that when an employee comes back to work after maternity leave, she will be ready to pick up exactly where she left off. For many Moms, however, the transition to motherhood completely changes her life…she is simply not the same person she was before leave. In the workshop, "Back to Work: The Good, The Bad, and the In-Between," new moms will discuss managing expectations (of self and others), being separated from their baby (even if this is what she wants), and balancing work/family.
When Having a Baby Doesn't Go as Planned
More often than you’d think, having a baby isn’t as simple as “getting pregnant and delivering a healthy baby.” It can be quite complex and things don’t always happen as you planned or wished. This group supports parents who are dealing with infertility, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, premature babies and/or postpartum depression/ anxiety.