What to do when your child is upset?

Can you read the signs of an upset pre-teen or teenager? Are they being quiet or withdrawn or do they bang the doors on you? Do they answer back, shout back or are being “moody”? What do you do when your child is upset?

Do you leave them to themselves and wait it out until their “mood” changes? Or do you confront and ask them what is causing their upset? Do you tell them to control their emotions so the issue can be discussed and addressed?  Is there even a correct way of handling the situation with an upset child? Is it possible to use this opportunity to connect better with your child?

To address these questions, FIS in cooperation with Gordon Parenting will hold a parenting workshop in English on:

Tuesday 4 December 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30pm
Jardine's Auditorium, 34 Price Road, Jardine's Lookout

Please register by email hello@gordonparenting.com or WhatsApp 96619938.

The questions will be addressed using the principles of Parent Effectiveness Training or P.E.T. It is a pioneering skills-based training program for parents which has helped millions of parents in over 55 countries around the world. P.E.T. offers proven communication skills and problem solving steps that are practical, scientific and applicable to the parent-child relationships. Current research validates the effectiveness of using the compassionate and respectful parenting model that award winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon, designed more than 50 years ago. It is helpful to note that the elder William H Gates Sr. has claimed using principles of P.E.T. during the growing years of his son Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.  

For more information about P.E.T., please click on the links below: