Merry & Bright or Chaotic & Stressful: Preparing for the Holidays
Families across the country are preparing for the upcoming holiday break. This time of year, while full of joy and love, can also be a time of chaos and stress for many people. There is a change in routine and schedule, new experiences, new stimuli and lots of changes in general.
Consider your holiday break last year. Was it stressful? Would you like this year to be more on the Merry & Bright side instead of the Chaotic & Stressful side? We are here to help! Creative Family Counseling has two upcoming, time limited services available, which can help your winter break go peacefully this year!
Now is the time to consider participating in a Transition Prep Action Plan meeting! Our Transition Prep Action Plans are a short-term, solution focused service intended to prepare individuals and families for an upcoming transition, such as the holiday season. During these meetings, our team members guide clients through a proactive curriculum meant to minimize stress regarding an upcoming change, remove barriers to success for a smooth transition, problem solve, and identify actionable plans to create a successful adjustment to the upcoming change. It really does set up our clients for success, because instead of providing reactive support after the stressful transition, we help them prepare in advance for the transition, which minimizes the negative experience and encourages a successful one. Some of our Team Members at Creative Family Counseling provide this special service and are ready to help you navigate this transition now. Call to get scheduled with one of them!
We are also offering our first in-person Positive Parenting Workshop since 2019! Hooray! On December 10, 2022, Certified Parent Educators of the Creative Family Team are providing the One Day Intensive Positive Discipline Parenting Workshop, which will be held at Broadway Baptist Church (4000 Brownsboro Road in Louisville, Kentucky) from 8:30am-12:00pm. This interactive workshop is for parents who find their current parenting methods are not working and who are seeking new, long-term parenting tools that can be implemented immediately. These tools encourage children to develop responsibility and respect for themselves and others. The curriculum applies to children from birth through the teenage years.
This workshop is designed for parents who experience any of the following challenges:
• Tantrums / Outbursts
• Not Listening
• Lacking in motivation
• Dawdle in the morning
• Power Struggles
• Not wanting to go to bed at night (or won’t stay in their own beds)
And for parents who want their children to develop the following characteristics:
• Social Consciousness
• Problem Solving Skills
This workshop will include an introduction to the basic philosophy of Positive Discipline and to non-permissive, non-punitive parenting tools that can be life changing for parents and their children. It includes experiential activities that helps parents get into the child’s world for a deeper understanding of what works and what doesn’t work. To register, head over to our site and select Services, then Workshops. Cost is $125 per person + only $30 for each additional family member. Come to glean parenting tools to use over Winter Break and continue to use throughout the new year, making positive parenting a goal for 2023! Space is limited so register today!
We hope you’ll allow us to support you to making your holiday season as Merry and Bright as possible!