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 ...
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.