My new project, along with this blog, was to begin leading parents workshops !
I thus decided to talk to the head of school at our younger ones’ school, a Montessori school here in Puerto Rico, and presented here several ideas. She immediately showed enthusiasm!
It was finally the idea of doing workshops based on
How to talk so kids will listen, and listen so kids will talk
from Faber & Mazlish that was chosen. 7 sessions : 1 for each of the 6 themes, and 1 wrap-up session.
I began in September, with 7 parents, including a couple who gave up midway (too busy at work apparently…) – this first workshop was free…
It was a great experience for me, and I got out of this baptism by fire stronger than before !
At the end of the last session, Julieta thanks me.
I know Julieta very well, and have seen her a lot with her kids. She is not the one who most needs parenting classes… (even though we all always have things to learn, and by the way these workshops did me good as well!)
Despite that, she is the one who first comments. She explains that in these few weeks, she feels the atmosphere at home has changed. She faces less explosive situations because she has learned tools to avoid getting there, and she feels calmer. She says her calm reflects on her children who are also more tranquille.
To sum up : more harmony in her home.
Harmony… Exactly what we are looking for, isn’t it?
The rest of the group approves!
Such a pleasure for me to hear that…
Today I still keep a special bond with this group, who still helps me and encourages me, especially with their comments and ideas!
We even planned another meeting next week…
Thank you, my « club exclusivo » !