SOS for Parents and Guardians; The Most Difficult Job in the World

 

 

Psychological Associates, Inc., is offering new parenting skills groups beginning in September, 2015.

 

Amy Kleissas, MS Ed., LPC, NCC is accepting clients for individual coaching or for small groups in a “book club” format

that gives parents the tools and support they need to nurture and effectively parent their way through the challenges,

deficits, confusion and opposition encountered in raising children today.  Parents, as their children’s first, best teachers,

may feel more confident when they have the opportunity to learn helpful information and practice skills that lead to

parenting with balance, love and encouragement.  We parent with the “end in mind”; most of us want our children

to find their way in this world, to be successful learners, to have good character, and to find their “spark”

—the thing that gives their lives meaning and joy.  In short, we want our kids to become their best selves. Joining a group

like this can help support parents or guardians as they grow and learn to become a more effective parent for their own,

individual child. This is the most difficult job in the world!

 

Two “book club” format small groups are forming:

 

10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting, by Laurence Steinberg

 

  • “Dr. Steinberg found that the basic principles for effective parenting are simple and universal and apply to all parents and children regardless of background.”  “What You Do Matters”, “Establish Rules and Limits” and “Help Foster Your Child’s Independence” are a sampling of the chapters that give readers “an invaluable map to help them navigate parenthood from infancy to adolescence.”

 

This small group session will meet every Wednesday for 90 minutes during the course of 8 weeks.

Start times and dates to be determined.

Individuals are responsible for purchase of the book; other materials will be provided.

 

 

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids, by Kennedy- Moore and Lowenthal

All kids are “smart” in some way…

 

  • “My kid is smart, but…” “It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life.  In fact, many capable children face special challenges;

    Some are driven by perfectionism.  Some are afraid of effort, because they are used to instant success.  Some routinely butt heads with authority figures.  Some struggle to get along with their peers.  Some are outwardly successful, but just don’t feel good about themselves.”  “Smart Parenting for Smart Kids is a practical and compassionate book that explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parents strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships.” “…it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident and caring people.”

 

This small group session will meet every Wednesday for 90 minutes during the course of 8 weeks.

Start times and dates to be determined.

Individuals are responsible for purchase of the book; other materials will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information or to schedule individual counseling

 contact Amy Kleissas at 412-486-2948 or akleissas@paipsych.com

Mrs. Amy Kleissas, MS. Ed. LPC, NCC

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