Christian Parenting: The Challenge
Real help for the challenges of parenting!
Learn Authoritative/Democratic Parenting Skills
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
(click on links for class details & schedules)
Learn the base principles of Authoritative Style of Parenting.
Helpful to parents with children of ALL ages, including teens. Classes 1 - 6
Gain better understanding & confidence in applying the base principles of Authoritative Style of Parenting. Helpful to parents who have attended the Foundations class. Classes 7 - 12
Learn how to empower your teen and yourself.
Helpful to parents with children 12 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
2014 Schedule: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10
Each six week class & monthly support group is based on Adlerian principles presented in the books "Children: the Challenge" and "Positive Discipline for Teenagers" 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.
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 has been trained by the Office of Laity and Family Life (Archdiocese of St. Louis). Margaret has used the principles in her own family for over 25 years and taught classes for 15 years in area hospitals, schools, and parishes throughout the St. Louis area. She also writes a parenting column for Catholic St. Louis, an Archdiocesan publication.