Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services- Parenting: From Suvival to Success
Parenting can be the most difficult, but potentially most rewarding challenge a person can take on. Often, our own parenting experiences may not prepare us to be the kind of parent we wish to be. Emphasizing the successes every child has and minimizing the energy we give to their mistakes (negative behaviors) allows parents and others who deal with children to transform the child and the picture they have of themselves. Parents also find this approach transforms them from negative, rule-setting, demanding, frustrated authority figures to generous, supportive, positive parents. Parenting Sessions are offered to parents of children 6 to 16 years of age. All sessions will be held on Thursdays January 17 through February 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the location of Pine Rest Southwest Clinic 4211 Parkway Place SW, Suite 100, Grandville, MI 49418. The cost is $15 per session (one or both parents may attend for this fee). Participants will be required to purchase Transforming the Difficult Child Workbook by Howard Glasser, Joann Bowdidge and Lisa Bravo. The cost of the workbook is $18. Sessions will be facilitated by Brett VanTol, Ph.D. and William J.Rowell, Ph.D., ABPP. RSVP if interested in registering by calling 616-222-3700.