Limit Setting for Fathers

“Why Won’t They Just Do What I Say?” –  The Special Role of Fathers in Setting Limits and Building Co-operation. 


Hey dads!  Setting limits with your kids can be a positive experience for you and them. Children actually need their fathers to set limits. Come and learn how to do it in a way that improves your relationship with them, rather than ending up in angry words and impossible power struggles. Using our practical approach, you can help your children back onto the path of reasonableness & co-operation and spend more time enjoying your children.

WHO:    For dads of children 2-12 years old.  Parents from the school will have priority.  You may be placed on a waitlist.
WHEN:   Thursday 19 March 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
COST: Free
PLEASE NOTE: NO CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE. Please do not bring your children.

Come and learn about why yelling and rewards and punishments don’t work, and about:

  • Testing: limit testing behaviours are actually a child’s request for help.
  • Investing: today’s limit setting is for tomorrow – working towards connected adolescence.
  • Connecting: your kids want to be close to you – simple tools for building trust with your kids.
  • Expecting Upsets: children’s emotional explosions are often an important part of limit setting, and tools for handling them.
  • Repairing: When things have gone wrong – how to get yourself back on track, and set things right with your kids.

In this workshop you will learn about Parenting by Connection Listening Tools to use for yourself and with your children. These help resolve emotional tensions and restore everyone’s ability to co-operate and problem solve.


WANT TO KNOW MORE?  You may find this video interesing.  Founder of Hand in Hand Parenting, Patty Wipfler, outlines two steps in setting limits.  WATCH HERE


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