Parenting Class

 


 Learn Authoritative/Democratic Parenting Skills
This style of parenting "is linked with the most successful child outcomes.  Children parented this way are more likely to become cooperative, independent, self-reliant, socially accepted, and academically successful."
Gwen Dewar, PhD
 
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"Authoritative parenting is the gold standard for parenting. Authoritative parents encourage their children to be independent, but also set limits and boundaries. Discipline is applied, but in a supportive, non-punitive way. Typically, authoritative parents give their children increasing levels of independence as they mature and this leads to higher leadership potential in the children of authoritative parents. Social skills, self-control, and self-reliance are more highly developed, and these are qualities that make ideal employees, leaders, and life partners."    Ronald E. Riggio Ph.D.

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"Children in a home with the Authoritative/Democratic style of parenting:
- have better emotional regulation, calming themselves more quickly
- have the highest academic achievement
- show greater empathetic responses
- show greater loyalty to parents and have a higher compliance rate with parental wishes, the obedience  coming from feelings of connection rather than from fear
- have fewer incidences of pediatric depression and anxiety disorders
- have the fewest infectious diseases
- are less prone to acts of violence
- have deeper, richer friendships, and lots more of them"
           Excerpt from Brain Rules for Babies by John Medina


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ALL are WELCOME!
For MORE INFO or to HOST A CLASS at your location: 
contact Margaret Bommarito at  mgbommarito@sbcglobal.net 

Parenting Classes  
(click on links for class details & schedules)
Each six week class at St. Peter is based on the theory of Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler as well as the teachings of Christianity in the New Testament.  This authoritative, democratic style of parenting is respectful yet firm and emphasizes loving, empathetic, encouraging relationships.

Foundations of Parenting
Beginning class for ALL ages, including Teens
Learn the basic principles of the Authoritative Style of Parenting. 
Helpful to parents wit
h children of ALL ages, including TEENS.  (Classes 1 - 6)
All are welcome!
Next Class BEGINS SOON:
Sept. 21, 2015   at St Peter Parish - Kirkwood
Mondays  7:00 -  8:30 pm
 September 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2
REGISTER NOW! 

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Practical Applications 
Second Set of classes for ALL ages

  Gain better understanding & confidence in applying the principles of the Authoritative Style of Parenting. Prerequisite:  Foundations of Parenting Class  (Classes 7 - 12)
Next Class BEGINS Nov. 9, 2015
Mondays  7 - 8:30 pm
St Peter Parish - Kirkwood

November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14
REGISTER NOW!


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Learn how to empower your teen and yourself.
Helpful to parents with children 11 and older.
(Not scheduled at this time.  If interested, email: mgbommarito@sbcglobal.net)

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Monthly Parent Support Group
NOW on Second Tuesdays of the month!
7 - 8:30 PM    Ursuline Hall Building  (corner of Clay & Argonne)

Ongoing support for ALL parents who have completed either
"Foundations of Parenting" OR "Got Teens?"
 

You are welcome to Drop In!  Fee: 10.00 (includes both parents)

2015 Schedule: July 14,  August 11, September 8, NOT meeting in October, November 10, NOT meeting in December



   

Comments from Recent Participants:
"Life changing!"
"I will absolutely recommend this class to my friends!"
"Family life is more peaceful & things are easier."
"Our children are happier and more engaged.  I am more relaxed and confident."
"My son is taking on more responsibility."
"We are a more calm, more ‘together’ family.”
"We feel better about ourselves, our children; there is less tension at home."
"Before this class we were very desperate and depressed with regard to our children and how we were interacting with them. The best thing is now I have tools - concrete things - to use and fall back on."    
"Life is much smoother & more fun!"
 
                                                                                                                                                            

Facilitator: Margaret Bommarito has been trained & commissioned in 1998 by The Family Education Center of Individual Psychology and the Office of Laity & Family Life (ARCHSTL).  Margaret has used these principles in her own family for 29 years and taught classes for 16 years in hospitals, schools, libraries, and churches throughout the St. Louis area.   

 


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