The Parent Talk System is a style of communicating that creates emotionally healthy relationships, builds self-confidence and healthy self-esteem in children and allows parents, and teachers to effectively and respectfully guide, encourage and discipline children of all ages with love and compassion.
You will learn ways of speaking to your children that will enhance your parent-child connection and will empower you to reach your goal of raising to adulthood, responsible, caring and confident citizens!
Parent Talk skills can transform your family. As you introduce new ‘Parent Talk’ into your home, a new calm begins to emerge. You feel more in control of yourself and children feel more secure. Behaviors and attitudes improve. Family harmony returns. Check out the many ways to learn some new Parent Talk skills today!
Parent Talk classes revolve around your Parent Talk workbook. Kathy leads you through the 6 powerful sessions where you focus on YOUR family and apply your new skills to YOUR children and situations.
We offer group classes or private classes for singles or couples either in person or over Zoom.
Through your involvement with Parent Talk you will:
• Learn how to speak in words that nurture and uplift and inspire.
• Learn how to hold children accountable for their actions without attacking their spirit or personality.
• Learn how to set appropriate limits.
• Learn how to use the power of choice in guiding and disciplining children.
• Learn to praise in ways that truly help children develop a strong internal sense of self-esteem and confidence.
• Learn language that promotes independence while reducing 'learned helplessness'.
• Learn a variety of verbal expressions that are forthright, helpful and solution oriented.
• Learn how to express strong emotions without attacking children’s personality and in turn teach children how to appropriately express their emotions to effect change and maintain relationship.
• Add to your tool box of parenting skills so that you and your child can become response-able.
In group classes parents enjoy interacting and practicing their new skills with other parents before going home to try them with their children. There is strong sense of comraderie among the participants - there is a feeling of not being alone in our parenting! Kathy is hands-on and personal, sharing examples and stories of applying Parent Talk skills in everyday life with kids. Her sincere care and passion to help parents is why parents keep referring their friends to her and to Parent Talk. Group classes happen in person or on Zoom.
Attend this unique class with your preschooler! Children enjoy playing with others as parents practice their new Parent Talk guidance skills to teach and help children get along. Friendships and camaraderie blossom for both children and parents!
We sing songs and fingerplays that help children develop speech and language skills. In addition, parents enjoy discussion sessions where Kathy teaches Parent Talk strategies and parents can share the joys and trials of parenting and get their questions answered.
Private classes allow parents the opportunity to have their parenting questions addressed personally. Kathy coaches you in ways to apply your newly learned Parent Talk skills to your individual children and in specific situations in your family. Throughout your class sessions Kathy offers you her insight, feedback and encouragement. Sessions may be conducted in-person or over Zoom. Your six personalized Parent Talk sessions are scheduled to accommodate your busy family life and usually last about 90 minutes each. Contact Kathy to find out more!
Parent Talk is very practical! You will be taught specific language skills that, when practiced and applied regularly in your home, will have a calming and empowering effect on the whole family! Your new Parent Talk skills will immediately increase your sense of confidence and effectiveness as a parent.
Parent Talk is all about the words - The parent 'talk' that parents use! There is an undeniable link between the words parents speak and the attitudes and outcomes that children create in their lives. Your choice of words and your communication style are critical to the self-esteem, emotional health, and personal empowerment of your children.
Throughout your experience with Parent Talk classes the focus is on YOU and helping you be and become the parent you want to be. It's not about being 'the perfect parent’ - there is no such thing! It is about having a clearer, more conscious awareness of what you want for your children and your family and about having the skills to reach your goals. It is about helping parents implement strategies that instill the values, beliefs and the behaviors you want in your family.
Those who embrace and utilize Parent Talk skills consistently report that they are more calm and confident in their parenting. Children respond in kind with greater cooperation, family unity and growing sense of responsibility and increased social skills.
Over the course of the 6 week class (2 hours each week) parents follow along in their workbooks as they learn and practice more than 20 Parent Talk skills that will empower them to reach their goal of raising to adulthood, children who are responsible, caring and confident.