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Parent/Guardian Workshops with Dr. Maisha Syeda, Ph.D., C. Psych. & Maria Ibanez, Doctoral Student in School and Applied Psychology --Western U.
Using Emotion-Focused Strategies to Promote Positive Youth Development: A Two-Part Parent/Guardian Session Series
Parenting can be tricky at times, but particularly during a time in your child’s life when they are going through many changes and learning to meet so many demands.
Please join us for two 90-minute online sessions as we explore using an emotion-focused approach to help support your youth at home and in school. Using the emotion-focused framework, learn to help support your teen’s
* Communication
* Self-regulation and stress management skills
* Healthy emotional development
* Mental well-being
Session 1 Intended Outcomes
* Learn the basics of how your teen’s emotional brain develops during this time: What are their strengths? What do they need?
* Enhancing parent-teen relationship: The power of compassion!
It is tricky to balance a teen’s need for independence while creating a safe and structured environment for them. We will learn how emotion and compassion-focused strategies can promote healthy relationships with our teens, which we know is essential to raising resilient young people.
Session 2 Intended Outcomes
* Emotional Coaching Skills: How to respond when your teens are experiencing big, uncomfortable emotions. 
Using videos, role plays, and different scenarios, we will go over four sequential steps of parent-focused emotional coaching skills to support communication with your teens.
Jan 20, 2022 06:30 PM
Jan 27, 2022 06:30 PM
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Dr. Maisha Syeda, Western University
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