Parenting and teaching are hard work. Working with tweens and teens is another thing altogether, as they shift into another stage of brain and social development that is often baffling.
The SELF Project offers training and parent groups that emphasize mindfulness and nonviolent communication to help navigate these years with fewer power struggles and more effective strategies. Based on research by Brene Brown, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Laura Kastner and others, the goal of these groups is to build community and support for people raising tweens and teens and strengthen family relationships.
We offer strategies for having conversations about social media, substance use and abuse, sexual intimacy, and dealing with stress and anxiety. Using mindful parenting techniques, we can help parents create a solid plan to guide their kids through these tumultuous years and help educators create stronger connections with students.