May 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Collaborative Problem Solving
…is a parenting method that is particularly helpful with oppositional children. I love these kids, because they remind me of myself. My grandmother used to tell me that my favorite saying was, “I can do it myself!” Later on, my favorite saying was “You’re not the boss of me!”
Do you have a child like this? Explosive, unwilling to work with others, easily angered, irritable, and often uncooperative. Does your child tantrum easily? Check out Dr. Ross Greene’s online radio show and learn about Collaborative Problem Solving. Here is a library of past shows that help you understand how to collaborate with children who don’t trust easily, but melt down easily. Dr. Greene can help you learn how to establish trust with your child, and let go of control.
Parental Resilience is the most important factor in bonding with our children! If we want our children’s brains to grow, if we want them to express kindness, patience, and empathy — they need to use our brain to do it! We need the right “lens” of understanding the skills our children need. We also need to feel calm, regulated, and supported. How do you stay calm and enjoy life? How do you keep regulated? There is always yoga, exercise, and music. What about relationships that support you?
…is a group that provides support to parents, where we can help each other parent with compassion. We need each other to problem solve, to feel less alone, to be reminded that our struggles with our children are normal. We need to know that the problems we are trying to deal with, other people have dealt with – successfully! We are not alone!
There are many online parenting groups. I swear by them! I learn so much in my local Bellingham Unconditional Parenting Mothers Group. If you need support, reach out. What about Parents Anonymous? Parents Anonymous has an online LIVE group that any parent can join. Facebook: Parents Anonymous
Parents can log in to the group to see what it is like. It is simple!
Just select Parent Support Group Online in the left-side column, and click Group Chat twice. You can then create a screen name, enter your e-mail address, and create a password. You will be greeted by the facilitator named “Chess.”
Online parenting groups are for 2 hours:
Wednesdays 9PM – 11PM (Eastern Standard Time, EST)
Thursdays 12 NOON -2PM EST
Everyone is welcome! That includes fathers, mothers and anyone who a caregiver, including grandparents.