Parent Workshops

We regularly organize evening workshops from 7pm to 9pm for all parents, whether their children are students at Living School or not. It’s an excellent occasion to become more familiar with our pedagogy. Our workshops explore many themes in order to develop the most nourishing and positive parent-child relationship possible. For example:

  • develop active listening in order to truly understand your child’s needs,
  • use fair and kind authority,
  • learn to recognize and foster the potential of your child…

Our workshops are based on the principle that our savoir être as a parent impacts our children and that our children are often mirrors of our own challenges. This is why we have chosen to concentrate on savoir être in order to develop a positive and constructive attitude, first for ourselves, after for our children

Upcoming Workshops, 7pm-9pm (please download the brochure to register on the right column):

  • February 2th, 2017, “Les fondamentaux du savoir-être”
  • February 23rd, 2017, Authority. How can we affirm ourselves in a fair and constructive manner (without spanking or hitting) and set limits that structure our children and foster their growth? Role plays on the subject of authority.
  • March 7th, 2017, Brothers and sisters. How to accompany our children in an harmonious brother-sister relationship? How to deal with arguments, baby arrival? How to answer to their needs with balance and relevance, without loosing our own energy?
  • March 30th, 2017, Stay zen in any situation How to manage stress, moments of crisis or conflict by staying calm and fair?
  • May 16th, 2017, Authority. How can we affirm ourselves in a fair and constructive manner (without spanking or hitting) and set limits that structure our children and foster their growth? Role plays on the subject of authority.
  • June 1st, 2017, Pre-teenagers and Teenagers. How to accompany them in showing respect for their needs? How to position ourselves with relevance, assertion and kindness and give them structuring markers? How to establish a true and helpful dialogue?
  • June 15th, 2017, Self-confidence. How can we develop self-confidence and foster our children’s self-confidence?

Parent Testimonials:

Nathalie, mother of an 8-year-old child :

The workshops are simply fantastic. After I attended one, I realized that I have become a better listener, I also manage my own feelings better, my own feelings in sensitive situations with my son and hence situations do not escalate as they had done previously. The ambiance is more relaxed and we’re more in sync with one another. I know I am better understood without having to repeat the same thing ten times. I have been able to incorporate all the advice really easily into my everyday life.

Roleplay is such a powerful tool. It allows us to live situations from both the parent and child perspective. It allows you to improve your skills and to recognize the difference in the child’s response.

Camille, mother of a 4-year-old child :

When I participated in the workshops, I really felt the love that can be involved when one sets fair limits. I found new clarity and comfort for myself, particularly concerning my tone of voice, and it works really well with Serena! It’s such a pleasure in daily life; she listens to me better than ever before. Our relationship has become much calmer. I’ve noticed that it’s helping her to make progress. A real plus! I feel great with my “new authority” and I no longer feel as if I’m nit-picking. It works.

And yesterday, I had the wonderful surprise of overhearing her put the same dynamic in place with her dolly in an improvised role play. I thought “Wow! What fairness in the tone of voice that she’s using with her dolly!! What fair authority!” It was such a wonderful positive feedback for me.

Sabine, mother of a 3-year-old child:

Bravo! Finally, tools to help parents! I have a different attitude with Clara. I listen to her more while at the same time asserting my expectations and the limits. My husband noticed a change right away- he’s impressed.

Catherine, mother of a 10-year-old child:

This training really has the advantage, within just a short time, of casting an ‘academic’ light on questions we ask ourselves and providing proven practical answers. It enables me to discuss problems with other mothers. The co-leaders’ talent and credentials are undisputable. This puts one’s mode of education on a day-to-day basis in perspective. I discovered how necessary it is to boost the child’s self-confidence and how crucial it is to boost one’s own.

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