Free workshop for parents next week in DL

Staff reports

A free workshop for parents will be held Monday, January 17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake.

The presentation was originally scheduled to take place in Heritage Hall, but due to the popularity of the topic and anticipation of a higher attendance, the event will actually take place across the hall in the Chautauqua Gallery. There will be signs posted to direct attendees to the correct room.

A child’s intensity is a gift that needs to be nurtured, according to Sarah Howe, trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach in parenting. The Nurtured Heart Approach, created by Howard Glasser, has been proven to create greatness in even the most intense children very quickly and in inspiring and lasting ways.

Howe will be presenting the free workshop on Monday.

"The Nurtured Heart Approach is an amazing set of strategies originally designed for children with ADHD and other challenging behaviors to move them to successes,” she said.

Howe says that many traditional methods backfire when used with intense children, despite good intentions.

“The Nurtured Heart Approach is designed to allow you to take three healthy stands of: cultivating and creating successes, refusing to energize negativity, and establishing clear rules and consequences,” says Howe, adding, “By taking these stands parents can shift the intense child to a new pattern of success and strength the child on the inside.  What started out working for intense children has been found to help all children flourish.”

The Nurtured Heart Approach is fully described in the book, “Transforming the Difficult Child, The Nurtured Heart Approach” written by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley.

All parents and families are welcome to attend Monday’s free workshop. Howe, who is a Psy.S. Certified Advanced Nurtured Heart Trainer,will spend the evening sharing this approach and inspiring parents to begin taking the steps necessary to change the relationships within their family. 

Howe exclaims, “Attend and you will leave with a powerful set of skills you can use immediately to help children live life in positive ways and flourish!”

The presentation is sponsored by the Family Educator Enhancement Team. For more information, contact the F.E.E.T. Facilitator Kristi Serumgard at 662-7690.