What Is Empowering Parents?

Empowering Parents helps parents manage the challenges of parenting young people (age 11 to young adults) with intense emotions. Some difficulties that parents may face include fears about your young person's future, tension with your partner, frustration about treatment "not working" and difficulties with enjoying life. 

Empowering Parents will help parents learn strategies for effective parenting and feel supported by other parents.

Our Parenting Workshops
One-on-One Parent Coaching

LifeWork's Parenting Workshops are back! Our two-part workshop series applies the principles of DBT to the most challenging aspects of parenting. One of our past participants commented, "I feel this program has been life-changing for us."

Our next series will be held on two Friday evenings, Sept. 17 and Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and participants can attend in person or virtually. Please reach out to us at contact@lifeworkstl.com with any questions or to register. 

The Roadmap: Empowering Parents, Part One 
Friday, Sept. 17, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
$50 per attendee
This parents-only group will present methods to manage the behaviors of teens and young adult children more consistently and effectively. Participants will learn to increase cooperation between parents and children, use behavioral change strategies, and develop understanding and compassion for your child—and for yourself.

Love & Limits: Empowering Parents, Part Two
Friday, Oct. 1, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$50 per attendee
This advanced class will help parents of teens and young adult children improve their relationships. Participants will learn to manage their own levels of emotion during difficult interactions, set effective limits with their children, and “know what to say” when emotions run high. Please take The Roadmap before taking this class.

Save $10 if you sign up for The Roadmap and Love & Limits together. Register for these workshops by calling (314) 737-0020 or by sending an e-mail to contact@lifeworkstl.com.

LifeWork Meditation: Loving Kindness For Parents

Parents often prioritize other people's needs before their own. Parents maybe left feeling unmotivated, "burned out", and unsatisfied in life. This meditation is for parents who support a child (of any age) through repeated crises. 

LifeWork Meditation: Loving
Kindness for Compassionate

Parenting is an emotionally exhaustive job, especially for parents whose interactions with their children are often in "crisis mode". Parents can use this meditation to boost their compassion and protect their stamina while supporting their children. 

Parenting adolescents and young adults can be one of the most challenging times in the life of a family. In times of despair and confusion there is also the opportunity to grow and connect with others. Camilla Collins, MSW, LMSW, uses her 20+ years of experience working with parents, combined with knowledge and expertise in the areas of education, adolescent development, conscious parenting, and attachment issues to support parents in navigating this difficult time.

Each parent coaching session is tailored to provide specific non-judgmental and confidential support for parents who are struggling. Communicating effectively, establishing limits, reconnecting with the joy of parenting, and parenting adolescents that are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other emotional issues are some of the reasons parents request consultation. In addition, parent coaching can also help support parents in taking care of themselves so that they can approach their parenting in a healthy way.

A session of one-on-one parent coaching costs $65 out-of-pcoket per hour. Please call (314) 737-0020 for the next parent coaching appointments available.