Connect, Relate and Engage with Your Kids
Parenting a teen or young adult demands tremendous skill and yes…strategy. Yet most parents have little to no training…until now!
Does it ever feel like despite how hard you try, you can’t get your kids to express themselves and share the important ups and downs going on in their lives. When kids are little, they crave our attention, but when they get older, their priorities and interests lie elsewhere. The MindsetGo Parenting Workshops offer a variety of topics and provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment and offer strategies to foster impactful conversations with your children.
Through active participation and collaboration, you will learn new communication techniques to connect and engage with your children. Led by Mark Altman, participants will join a diverse group of parents who engage in skill-building activities, stimulating group discussion, and role-plays that simulate situations parents face every day. Improve your ability to support your kids throughout their adolescence and enjoy the opportunity to learn and expand your parenting skill set.
- Single Parents
- Divorced Parents
- Older Siblings
- Build a healthy, positive, mutually respectful foundation • Build a healthy, positive, mutually respectful foundation
- Learn and practicing lifelong relationship skills.
- Seek empathy and support from your kids
- Adjust to parenting a child who is now doing adult things where the stakes are higher and the demand for independence is higher
- Reshape and reform your relationship with your teen.
- Ensure they build healthy relationships for themselves in their personal lives.
- Model and empower kids to be involved in decision-making
- PARENT with increased skills, confidence and competence
- INSPIRE your children to share what is going on in their lives
- PROMOTE positive interactions and exceed the emotional and practical requirements of parenting
- ADAPT to your child’s changing habits, patterns and behaviors
- STAY connected during transitions and challenging times
- CREATE a safe and supportive communication environment
- EMPOWER them become independent adults, free from emotional strings attached that burden many people well into their adult lives
- Skill-Building Activities
- Usable and applicable knowledge and strategies
- Practical tools for connecting emotionally in your relationships.
- Insights from research to apply to everyday parenting practices.
- Stimulating group discussion
- Real Parenting simulations and role-plays
Most parents feel successful when their kids go to college, have a lot of friends, get good grades or succeed in extra-curricular activities. What is the true benchmark for being successful as a parent? Through my experience, I have found that the true parenting measure of success is when your teen includes you at the top of the list of who they turn to when they need help and guidance.
Establish mutual respect with your teen, open communication channels, avoid the traps our teens set for us and the ones we set for ourselves, and establish a healthy relationship with our adolescents.
Research now shows (the iGeneration), a population with an exponential increase in stress, anxiety, depression, attention deficit, and obsessive-compulsive behavior. Our most technically advanced generation is also the most socially awkward. Parents will gain increased skills and confidence by inspiring their children to put down their phones and motivate them to share what is going on in their lives.
Tired of having to repeat things? Do you wish your child would just listen and cooperate!? Learn how to connect with your child, provide guidance and remove communication obstacles. Learn some of the best strategies for getting cooperation, using intrinsic motivators, making kids feel valued, and teaching kids why you want them to do things as opposed to what you want them to do.
Many generations of boys have been taught from an early age to suppress their emotions and feelings because they represent failure and weakness. Mark shares the tools to model and coach behavior that will support confidence, happiness and security for your son(s).
The true parenting measure of success is when your teen includes you at the top of the list of who they turn to when they need help and guidance. This engaging program provides guidance and direction on how to be at the top of your child’s list now and forever before they leave home for good.
Have your kids become disconnected, stopped sharing and are generally annoying to be around, and even worse to live with? If they would just follow your rules, make more of an effort in school, and stop spending so much time on screens etc, everything would be okay, right? Stop relying on controlling your kids and being overly rule-oriented!
Are you worried that your teen isn’t living up to their potential? Do you see them making a series of bad decisions, and are you struggling to guide them onto the right track? Raising teens into responsible, productive, happy adults is a tricky task for even the most devoted parent. You may not be able to make your teen’s life decisions for them, but you can help them learn how to make the right decisions for themselves. Help your teens better cope and persevere through setbacks and disappointments, find career and future direction, and help them develop essential life skills that will support them regardless of what path they take.
We know that it is possible for all members of a family to emerge from divorce with healthy co-parenting and fathering relationships. Divorcing Yourself from Conflict is designed to address the emotional and practical aspects of parenting through all stages of divorce. Gain the necessary interpersonal skills for relating to your children before, during and after divorce while learning conflict-resolution strategies for minimizing conflict with your former spouse, partner and children.
Maybe you don't like your tween’s haircut or choice of clothes. Or perhaps your son didn’t make a team or get the part in the play you know s/he deserves. But before you step in, look at the big picture. Easier said than done I know, but the alternative sets you and your teen up for several unhappy, unsatisfying years together. Mark will help you see the parenting opportunity in front of you by inspiring you to look past your frustrations and disappointment.