Recorded Webinar - Awkward conversations: What to do with Interfering (Intervening) Parents
Non-Member: $74.00Your price
Parents today are perhaps the most conscientious, devoted and anxious in American history. In the last twenty years college-educated mothers have doubled the amount of time they spend with their children; so have fathers (though the absolute number of hours per week is much lower than mothers). They are helping their children with homework, coaching their children’s teams, arranging play-dates and carpooling everywhere. These deeply invested parents are sometimes having a harder time letting go of their children and trusting in camps. When they send their children to residential camps they need to see website photos every day; they need children to receive their emails immediately; they require more frequent reports and they often imagine they can manage their children’s homesickness at a distance. In this webinar, Dr. Thompson will discuss parent anxiety and the very different forms it takes from the aggressive-threatening parent to the wildly anxious and un-reassurable parent. He will offer ways to talk to parents about their hopes and fears for camps.
By the end of the webinar participant will:
- Understand this social phenomena
- Handle challenging interactions with overly-involved parents
- Set limits and boundaries for over-intrusive parents
For someone other than you or for multiple persons please contact us at pdc@ACAcamps.org.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D. is a psychologist, family therapist and school and camp consultant. He is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys and the recently published Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow. He has consulted to or spoken at more than 700 schools in the U.S. and around the world.