Christian Parenting: The Challenge
Real help for the challenges of parenting!
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 acceptable, and academically successful.
"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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Each six week class & monthly support group 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.
Learn the basic principles of the Authoritative Style of Parenting.
Helpful to parents with children of ALL ages, including TEENS. (Classes 1 - 6)
Next Class BEGINS:
FALL 2015 at St Peter Parish - Kirkwood
Gain better understanding & confidence in applying the principles of the Authoritative Style of Parenting. Prerequisite: Foundations of Parenting Class (Classes 7 - 12)
Learn how to empower your teen and yourself.
Helpful to parents with children 11 and older.
Monthly Parent Support Group
2nd Monday of each Month 7 - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Peter Parish 213 W. Argonne Dr. 63122
Mother Mary Ford Room in Ursuline Hall Building
For ALL parents who have completed a class and would like more support.
Drop in! Fee: 10.00 includes both parents
2015 Schedule: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8
Comments from Recent Participants:
"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.