May 2010 Archives

Another handout from BCC:

1)    Welcome and Introductions

2)    Ground Rules: confidentiality/no judgment/right to pass/stay with the program/push yourself

3)    Goals exercise: family "wish list" portrait now and after change

4)    Why have a family meeting

5)    How to establish a family mission statement

6)    Keys to success:

a)     Right time/right place/right level of comfort

b)    Agenda building prior to meeting

c)     Ground rules

d)    Talking stick

e)    Rotate who is in charge

7)    Tools for Success:

a)     Teach each person how to run a family meeting

b)    Sandwich technique: praise/critique/hope

c)     Attack the problem not the person

d)    Brainstorm

e)    Work for consensus

8)    Comfort and Caring: talking about real issues in our families that might be solved through a family meeting

9)    Closure

 

Parenting is the hardest job many of us will ever do, yet it can also be the most important and the most rewarding...It is my privilege to work with you.


Here's a handout from my recent Bronx Community College series:

1)    Welcome and Introductions

2)    Ground Rules: confidentiality/no judgment/right to pass/stay with the program/push yourself

3)    Goals exercise: what would we like our child to be like in ten years?

4)    Communication: verbal/facial/body/attitude

5)    Keys to success:

a)     Making eye contact

b)    Maintaining an open body stance

c)     Listening more than talking

d)    Taking responsibility for our feelings

6)    Tools for Success:

a)     Say it in a word

b)    Reflect back what you hear

c)     Use the Sandwich Technique: praise/critique/hope

7)    Comfort and Caring: talking about real issues of communication in our families

8)    Closure

 

Parenting is the hardest job many of us will ever do, yet it can also be the most important and the most rewarding...It is my privilege to work with you.

 

 

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