Parenting School

Escuela Para Padres is a project that equips parents with tools and ideas to help them become more effective in the household. One of the major goals of the project is to provide parents with the opportunity to live in a more harmonious atmosphere.

The project consists of classes that cover the following: Learning How to be a Parent, Self-esteem, Tenderness, Control, Effective Communication, and Cooperation within the Family

he topics are presented by people with experience in several areas. Questions and suggestions encourage active participation of attending parents.

The mandate for every child at birth is the process of becoming an adult. Along this process, we value becoming a whole person, completely independent from his/her parents with his/her own ideas and values. We believe it is important that the child can have the power to control their own actions and use them in the benefit of others.

The parental role is to influence and control behavior through leading by example. We believe in letting children become independent and reducing control little by little, until they become responsible mature adults.

Through the expression of love and effective communication, interaction among parents and children should finally end in mutual happiness. We have found that negative behavior from one party can greatly decrease the happiness of the other. Spiritual maturity and self-esteem plays a big role in this outcome. The most important and most neglected function of these relationships is effective communication.

When we talk about effective communication, it is the type in which you learn to identify where the problem lies and to express the feelings found in our “I Message” techniques. With this type of communication there are several potential results. In some cases, the conflict is resolved just by simply talking to the child. In other cases, mutual cooperation is required, resulting in both sides accepting responsibility.

Change is possible. It happens slowly. But when parents start changing, the family becomes a unit again. The children maintain their independence while developing their own internal motivation and self-responsibility.