Parenting Workshops

BREAKTHRU Parenting Workshops are a perfect opportunity to come together and focus on specific topics that enhance your parenting skills. Our 4 hour workshops are designed to provide effective tools to improve your parenting skills.

Our core belief is that there is no other job in the world that requires the amount of time and money than raising kids. They are the co-workers that keep on giving! This is the most important job we’ll ever have and yet we come to it virtually unprepared. BREAKTHRU coaching offers on the job training based on the most up to date research. As educators and coaches we have a passion for informed and intentional parenting (parenting with a purpose)-we have a great deal to share and look forward to collaborating with you on all issues of parenthood.

We teach you skills and techniques to improve communication and problem solving. Our basic approach to intentional parenting incorporates the following:

  • A Constructivist Approach to Discipline.
  • Building Empathetic Children.
  • Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children.
  • Nurturing Resilient Kids.
  • Identifying and Cultivating Your Child’s Intelligences.
  • A Healthy Approach to Praise.
  • Bullying: How NOT to Raise Victims and Perpetrators.
  • Single Parenting.
  • GRANDparenting!
  • Childcare Provider Training.

We welcome a child care provider or grandparent, as a third person. They are invited to join us for free.

Workshops are held in Marin & Napa California, Chicago and Oakland County Michigan. Workshop dates will be announced.  Please contact us for dates in your area.

**If you have a group of 10 or more participants we will travel to your area for a mutually convenient date and location. Please email or call us to discuss.

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COUPLES WORKSHOPS

Change Your Relationship Without Changing Your Partner

Our main goal is to strengthen and repair committed couples relationships. We are pleased to provide the Art and Science of Love, a workshop for couples based on the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. All of the services we provide are based on the scientific findings of John Gottman, Ph. D. He has studied over 3,000 couples over the past four decades and discovered what makes couples successful, stable and happy.

We are certified Life Coaches who have had extensive training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and Workshops.

Our Couples Workshops offer a quick “Tune –Up” for committed relationships. You will learn research-based skills that will dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way. This workshop is designed for all couples in a committed relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is stressed, this workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair.

Workshop topics include:

  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your marriage.
  • Identify your relationship’s specific strengths and how to build on them.
  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect conflict resolution.
  • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another.
  • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress.
  • Develop your problem-solving skills, including the 6 skills for effective conflict resolutions.
  • Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Encourage respect, affection & closeness.
  • Build & share a deeper connection with each other.
  • Learn to keep conflict discussions calm & more productive.
  • Break through perpetual conflicts.
  • Strengthen & maintain the gains in your relationship.

Workshops are held in Marin & Napa California, Chicago and Oakland County Michigan.

If you have a group of 6 or more participants, we will travel to your area for a mutually convenient date and location. Please email or call us to discuss.

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Intentional Co-Parenting Workshops

BREAKTHRU Intentional Co-Parenting Workshops offer a unique and productive opportunity for divorced parents to come together and focus on their children’s needs. We recognize that divorce creates an extremely adversarial environment (believe us –we’ve been through it!)

Our goal is to provide a safe, structured place to enable thoughtful parenting practices. There is no “guide book” for divorced parents. Undoubtedly you came to this decision by way of pain staking thought and reflection. The pain is real and it’s difficult to concentrate and decide what’s best for your children. If you are currently involved in the sometimes messy, often-heartbreaking legal arena the emotional rollercoaster makes it’s difficult to think about cooperative anything- let alone parenting. That said, we know there will never be a time that’s more important to make your kids come first. We’ll provide the framework to make that happen.

Intentional Co-Parenting provides the opportunity for both parents to discuss their needs and life plans while allowing the emphasis to always remain on the kids. This is the time to put aside the pain and emotions of the court issues.

Our workshops focus on- WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR KIDS. Our goal is to help you keep the attention on your child and your role as a parent. Your kids didn’t ask for this, they want two loving parents at their side. Although you won’t literally be at their side, together you can figuratively always be there as parents. We’ll give you the tools to become Intentional Co-parents.

We often hear from parents that being in the workshop environment allows them to be more objective and open as they hear other parents expressing their own concerns, challenges and thoughts. Sometimes it’s less threatening to discover your own “truth” when you hear it spoken by others.

Our core belief is that there is no other job in the world that requires the amount of thought, time and money than raising kids. The rewards last a lifetime!

Workshops are held in Marin & Napa California, Chicago and Oakland County Michigan

If you have a group of 8 or more participants we will travel to your area for a date and location that’s convenient for you. Please call us to discuss.

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