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September 2019

September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Thomas More, 1079 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States

Kids and Screen Time: Tips for how to minimize conflict in your home Many parents worry about their child’s use of technology and amount of time kids spend glued to screens. New studies link use of screens with developmental and neurological problems in children. Parents often express concerns about how to talk to kids about these risks and about how to set limits without creating unnecessary arguments or conflict. In this session, we will discuss how to balance the positive…

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September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States

The Art of Intentional Parenting – A Series of Conversations About Family OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY Today’s families experience significant stress while attempting to navigate evolving social pressures. The Art of Intentional Parenting series will provide some basic guidelines and concrete skills for families to consider and utilize as they face challenging or adverse situations. These engaging and experiential sixty-minute sessions are designed so that each can stand-alone; they also build on each other if attended in sequence. A primary…

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September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Avenue South
Stillwater, 55082 United States
$100

In this educational and experiential workshop, we will examine solutions for parents and children to help manage stressors that may be happening in your families. You will learn about attachment styles, resiliency and temperament. Participants will also hear about Emotional IQ and how to self-regulate during stressful situations leading to more effective conflict resolution. Processing time and practicing the communication tool “Conjoint Communication” will also be part of the day. Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Family Means…

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September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Falcon Ridge Middle School, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124 United States

The Fallacy of Perfect Parenting This session will explore how the pressures to be perfect result in some parents feeling overwhelmed and inadequate. Many parents complain of a lack of control in their own homes and a feeling that their children's needs are running the household. They may remove barriers to success and end up unintentionally disempowering their children. They may try to be their child’s best friend, losing focus of the primary responsibility, to raise a fully functioning adult.…

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October 2019

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Falcon Ridge Middle School, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124 United States

Building Resilience In this session we will explore the importance of self-regulation as an essential part of building resilience. We will help families practice breathing techniques, as well as examine concepts such as timing, containment, and emotional processing. In addition, we will talk about labels anddiagnoses, examining how they may keep us focused on problems, rather than solutions.  We will also share tips for how to maintain our progress in building family resilience in spite of what other families or…

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October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States

The Art of Intentional Parenting – A Series of Conversations About Family OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY Today’s families experience significant stress while attempting to navigate evolving social pressures. The Art of Intentional Parenting series will provide some basic guidelines and concrete skills for families to consider and utilize as they face challenging or adverse situations. These engaging and experiential sixty-minute sessions are designed so that each can stand-alone; they also build on each other if attended in sequence. A primary…

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October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road
Edina, MN 55438 United States

Families attempt to resolve conflicts utilizing familiar and comfortable techniques. One common technique is blaming someone else’s behavior for how we are feeling. In other words, if they would only “_________”, then things would be better. What happens in this type of arguing is that the underlying issues are never resolved, and the attempts at resolution create more difficulties. Family members become frustrated at their inability to resolve the conflict and that creates another cycle of blame, anger and frustration. In…

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October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Falcon Ridge Middle School, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124 United States

Kids and Screen Time: Tips for how to minimize conflict in your home Many parents worry about their child’s use of technology and amount of time kids spend glued to screens. New studies link use of screens with developmental and neurological problems in children. Parents often express concerns about how to talk to kids about these risks and about how to set limits without creating unnecessary arguments or conflict. In this session, we will discuss how to balance the positive…

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October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 N Berens Rd NW
Prior Lake, MN 55379 United States

Communication & Conflict Resolution In this session, we will explore effective communication strategies for families or individuals when faced with conflict. Families will learn about, and take part in engaging exercises from Pia Mellody’s Conjoint Communication model. Additionally, we will continue to explore strategies for establishing healthy boundaries that began in our last session, and take families through conflict resolution exercises to help them navigate competing needs within a family system.

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October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 N Berens Rd NW
Prior Lake, MN 55379 United States

Building Resilience In this session we will explore the importance of self-regulation as an essential part of building resilience. We will help families practice breathing techniques, as well as examine concepts such as timing, containment, and emotional processing. In addition, we will talk about labels anddiagnoses, examining how they may keep us focused on problems, rather than solutions. We will also share tips for how to maintain our progress in building family resilience in spite of what other families or…

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