Isn't it something we're all seeking :)
I met the fabulous Madeleine Taylor last year and was privileged to attend her workshop on parenting teens.
My husband and I thought we had parenting pretty much under control (most of the time!). And then we became the novice "managers" of a teen and the normal rules stopped applying.
The first 6 months of parenting a teen felt roller coaster with no seat belt-esque.
Madeleine holds the license to teach the parenting course "Raising Resilient Kids in the Modern World", for NZ. It's a great system for ensuring we're not inadvertently overindulging our children but instead supporting them to be independent, competent and well-balanced.
After completing the teen workshop I felt more confident about how to find balance in parenting between being in charge and ensuring our son had independence but within sensible and safe boundaries.
The course gives parents a different lens through which to view decision making. It helps to provide structure, language and a list of developmental goals to work towards.
It is appropriate for parents of a child of any age. Babies through to adult children living at home :)
I have completed the majority of the training and am in the process of getting accreditation so I'm able to share the systems and methodology with other parents.
A lot of what we covered in the course will also be very useful in my normal selective eating work. I will be weaving this into my workshops!
I will also be running a series of workshops based on the course. Initially Wellington only.
Watch this space for updates ...