The Connected Parent: Understand your kids in a different way
Set the stage for healthy connections and emotional safety for all members of the family
This presentation will address how to maintain attachment within the parent-child relationship, but also set clear boundaries. Attachment focused parenting sets the stage for healthy connections, emotional safety for all members of the family. This "connect before correct" style of parenting (or relationships of any kind) can withstand conflict and allow for a healthy "reconnect" when there is tension or disruption. When parents can be curious about the meaning behind their child's behaviour, they begin to understand there may be other ways to respond, meeting not only the child’s needs, but also the parent’s needs.
In this session, you will learn:
- The importance of getting curious about behaviour.
- How to not let your kids walk all over you, but with love.
- Not all is lost even in the face of conflict.
Born and raised in Vernon BC, Niki discovered her passion for helping others when she was in high school. Jumping right into it, Niki acquired a Bachelor of Psychology right after high school, and through formal education, training, and life experience, has focused on improving her counselling skills, and techniques. Niki has worked as a counsellor for various organizations in the Okanagan over the past 13 years, and currently is a Child and Family Counsellor at North Okanagan Youth and Family Services, in Vernon.
Niki is registered as a Professional Counsellor (RPC) with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. Niki is also currently participating in William & Associates’ Internship Program and is a practicum student with the Masters of Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University.
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