I am always amazed at how much I DON’T know in regards to parenting. By now, after 3 girls and 13 year of parenting, I should have this down to a science, but each of my girls presents a unique challenge. What works with one will invariably not work with another. Even day to day, actions I thought were an ingrained part of their routine easily slide by the wayside if I am not diligent and consistent. They certainly keep me on my toes!

There are many resources out there to help you hone your parenting skills and add new tools to the ol’ parenting toolbox. I mentioned a few in my last posting, and here are a few more opportunities that are offered by our parish.

ADHD Workshop

Saturday, April 28, 2012
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Padua Room, Assisi Community Center

Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD? Is your child very energetic, easily distracted, disorganized or forgetful? Have you ever wondered if it’s more than just a phase?

Join us for a candid discussion about living with ADHD. You’ll hear one parent’s journey from diagnosis to treatment as well as hear from a Board Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD across the lifespan. There will also be a representative from the local CHADD chapter.

We look forward to seeing you, and to walking this journey with you. To register for this event, click here.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Owen at 847-8205, ext. 241 or kathleen.owen@stfrancisraleigh.org

Active Parenting Now in 3!

May 8, 15, and 22
Morning Session: 9:15 – 11:30 am
Evening Session: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$15 / Parents Guide
Anthony Hall Rm 403

Do you ever wonder if there’s a better way to handle those daily parenting problems? Maybe your son dawdles around whenever it’s time to get dressed for school… your daughter is suddenly using disrespectful language… or maybe the children seem to forget to do their chores and argue every minute of the day. Or maybe you’d like to prepare for the upcoming teen years.

You can become more successful at parenting with Active Parenting Now in 3, the acclaimed video and discussion program by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin. In just three powerful sessions, you will learn simple yet effective parenting skills that will lead to more harmony and happiness for you and your children. Our morning session will be led by Gladys Whitehouse, and the evening sessions by Ben Whitehouse.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting and fun class, please contact the coordinator of Family Life, Jason Lillis, at 919-847-8205 x244.