Parent Conference 2019
Parent Conference 2019

October 30, 2019 9:00am
Darlene S Howard Theatre, Morven Campus

Join Marg Thorsborne, a world leader in Restorative Practises to learn about the most effective ways to develop our young people into thoughtful, caring, empathic, and kind kids who have a strong sense of self worth and integrity. How can we build into the way we raise them, the skills to manage the difficult moments in their own lives?

This workshop is designed to help parents understand what contributes to the relational climate at home, and the influence we can have, as adults, on the emotional "temperature". There will be plenty of moments when things go wrong (as they do all families) and that climate becomes too hot or too cold, and sometimes the fallout can become unbearable.

There are limited spaces for both events. To avoid disappointment, please be sure to register early.

Registration opens Thursday, October 3rd, at 9:00am.

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9:00am Registration and coffee

9:30am Start

11:30am – 12:30pm Light lunch served

12:30pm Program resumes

1:30pm Conference ends

Evening Session- October 30, 2019. 7:00-8:30pm

Lecture Theatre, Morven Campus

For those of you who are unable to join us for Parent Conference, Marg Thorsborne will be hosting an evening session geared towards parenting teens. Being a conflict-competent adult is going to be a useful skill-set to have in these circumstances, but these skills do not necessarily come naturally or easily to us, depending on our own upbringing. Our children will always make mistakes and make poor decisions, so how do we use these opportunities to build responsibility for what's occurred and how can we hold them accountable for these mistakes in these instances? How does the loss of trust get repaired?

These questions and others will be covered in the following topics:

1. What makes a solid, healthy relationship with our children work?

2. What do young people say that they need from the adults in their lives?

3. What are more effective ways of understanding and responding to behaviours that are problematic?

4. What can we do that relies less on punishment and rewards, and uses more effective approaches in holding each other accountable?