Empowering Parents: Online Course

Welcome to LifeWork's new Empowering Parents Online Course. In this series, LifeWork therapists will guide you through strategies to handle some of your most difficult parenting challenges and improve your relationship with your teenage or young adult child.


This series is presented in three steps. Each step is divided into three weeks that can be completed at any time. All video and worksheets can be accessed through Vimeo by clicking on the links below. They can be streamed or downloaded on any portable device.

Step One

It’s All about Balance
Strengthen your ability to respond instead of react

Welcome to the first week of the Empowering Parents Online Course, "It's All about Balance, Week One". Rachael Livasy, LPC, discusses the benefits of using Wise Mind in interactions with your child. You can find the worksheet for this video by clicking here

Step Two

Crisis and Connection
Surviving crises while improving your relationship

Step Three

The Paradox of Parenting

Accepting your children as they are and promoting healthy changes

Any questions about the series or need help with sign-up? Contact us at (314) 737-0020.

Access the Entire Empowering Parents Online Course

Click here to rent or purchase the entire Empowering Parents Online Course. The series includes all nine webcasts and all accompanying worksheets can be accessed below. 


Step One

It’s All about Balance

Step One will help parents build concrete skills to stay balanced in intense interactions with their children and understand their own behaviors in these moments. Parents will learn to decrease their own stress when thinking about their children's difficulties. In addition, parents will learn a new method to approach the issues that cause the most tension in the relationship.

Enter Link to Step One: It's All About Balance


Step One, Week 1 worksheet
Step One, Week 2 worksheet
Step One, Week 3 worksheet


Click here to complete the survey for Step One

Step Two

Crisis and Connection


Step Two, Crisis and Connection, will help parents feel more confident in responding to their children in-the-moment during crises. This step helps parents recognize their own communication patterns that may intensify these difficult interactions. This step will also include methods to repair damaged relationships and begin working toward long-term family goals. 

Enter Link to Step Two: Crisis and Connection

Step Two, Week 1 worksheet
Step Two, Week 2 worksheet

Step Two, Week 3 worksheet

Click here to complete the survey for Step Two


Step Three

The Paradox of Parenting

What is the paradox of parenting? It's the difficult task of balancing acceptance and change in your relationship with your child. Step Three will help parents learn to manage their own suffering in the face of their child's unacceptable behavior. Participants will learn to encourage change in their child by using punishment less frequently. ​

Enter Link to Step Three: The Paradox of Parenting

Step Three, Week 1 worksheet
Step Three, Week 2 worksheet

Step Three, Week 3 worksheet

Click here to complete the survey for Step Three