Being a parent is one of the most important and honorable roles that we will ever fulfill in life. However, parenting by far is not an easy job, and it comes with a list of responsibilities that can become overwhelming. Parents face many challenges in their effort to raise productive citizens of society. Let’s face it, as a parent, we are the first role models for our children and how children are raised can leave a lasting impact throughout their lives. Much of what happens or doesn’t happen during childhood can positively or negatively impact adulthood. This is why parenting training is so essential. Why is it that we need a degree(s) or some practice to be at the top of our career, but we don’t deem it necessary to learn about raising a child, an area where we have zero experience?
The Active Parenting program is an evidence-based program that has helped many parents alleviate some of the stress of raising a tween/teen. This program focuses on situations involving communication, cooperation, responsibility, discipline tactics, drug use and prevention, sexuality, violence, and a host of other areas.
“Parenting isn’t a practice. It’s a daily learning experience” - Anonymous
Being a tween/ teen today comes with many challenges. Girls are under an immense amount of pressure and stress. They have to worry about doing well in school, biological changes, societal demands, familial expectations, friends, dating, social media, and a host of other stressors. Our girl's empowerment group focuses on helping girls, ages 10-17, improve their self-esteem and confidence through education via etiquette, effective communication, self-love, and other areas pertinent to assisting girls in thriving in life. We want girls to know that they are valued and essential.
“Young girls with big dreams transform into women with an unstoppable foresight” by Dr. Cassandra Clarke-Williams
The Active Parenting program is an evidence-based program that has helped tweens/teens, girls, and boys, ages 11-16. This program teaches tweens/teens about communication skills, resisting negative peer pressure, conflict resolution, understanding the dangers of risky behaviors, and a host of other areas. This program is a stand-alone or dual program that involves the parent and child or children working together.
“Good habits formed at youth make all of the difference” by Aristotle
Dr. Cassandra has hosted several groups for women geared toward helping women grow beyond their past or current pain. The women in these empowerment groups can meet other women who share some commonalities, both good and challenging.
These women also learn that they are not alone in their situation. They help one another propel forward as they are personally growing in areas holding them back. Lastly, these women are gaining a broader perspective beyond their scope of things.
“When women support each other, incredible things happen.” - Anonymous