Restoring Peace: Practical Tools for Parents and Families
This Restorative Parenting class focuses on providing parents with the tools and skills they can utilize with their children throughout different developmental stages through a Restorative Practices lens. These include: setting boundaries and limitations, listening and responding to show genuine interest/concern, problem-solving, and intentional relationship building.
‘Restoring Peace’ utilizes the power of empathy to strengthen relationships, while at the same time teaching parents to hold their children accountable for their actions. After this class, parents will have a solid understanding of the basics of Restorative Practices and how and why to incorporate them into their parenting. At The Conflict Center, we help build a community of support, where parenting challenges are normalized and parents can provide each other with confidence and shared learning experiences.
Class 1 – Relationship: What does it mean to parent with intention, and how can you leverage your values, parenting methods and strategies to build strong relationships?
Class 2 – Respect: How can you implement appropriate limitations and boundaries for you to encourage the development of mutual respect?
Class 3 – Responsibility: Why is it imperative to recognize your own triggers and responses to an escalated situation as a parent?
Class 4 – Repair: How do we respond when our child ‘misbehaves?’
Class 5 – Reintegration & Resetting: How can we create lasting changes with positive impacts on family members and family dynamics?
Benefits of Attendance Include:
- Certificate of completion
- Connection to a network of other parents/guardians
- Participation in an exciting pilot program
- understanding triggers
- cooling down in the moment
- expressing needs and concerns
Problem Solving Techniques
- providing choices
- understanding cooperative negotiation
- creating learning moments
- goal setting
- age appropriate boundaries
- listening intently