Par­ent­ing strate­gies and more at sem­i­nar

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

PAR­ENT­ING can be far harder work than the av­er­age full time job.

Founder of the Par­ent­ing Men­tor Kim Pa­trick re­alised this as she raised her chil­dren as a sin­gle mum.

Af­ter writ­ing a book about her ex­pe­ri­ences she has now de­cided to help ease other par­ents into the try­ing time through a sem­i­nar com­ing to Ma­roochy­dore.

She hopes at­ten­dees will re­ally take part in the sem­i­nars so they can make some dis­cov­er­ies about their par­ent­ing meth­ods.

“I want peo­ple to go away with a real game plan or how to im­ple­ment sys­tem changes,” she said.

“I was sin­gle par­ent­ing for 10-years when I sep­a­rated from my hus­band in 2005.

“I started to write a di­ary about my jour­ney and then it turned into a book.

“I was just in­spired to do things to the best of my abil­ity and bring out the best in my kids.”

She said from a young age she had al­ways had a passion for help­ing chil­dren and help­ing par­ents bring out the best in their kids.

So her sem­i­nar is set it ex­plore these meth­ods.

“I’m talk­ing about ev­ery­thing from bound­aries, the power of mod­el­ling, pro­mot­ing de­sired out­comes, ex­pec­ta­tions and dis­ci­pline, the art of ne­go­ti­a­tion, power strug­gles, par­ent­ing styles, choos­ing friends and how to fix sib­ling ri­valry,” she said.

For more, visit www.my child­can­be­have.com.

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