Conscious Parenting

You could read hundreds of book on parenting and also be trained as a child psychologist and still realize that you wish the child in front of you had come with a handbook, a guide to tell you what you can and cannot do to help her/him not only grow but thrive.  As Harville Hendrix wrote in his book “Giving the Love that Heals” “ Every parent is unique, every child is unique and the relationship between them is deeper and more complex than any we could invent”.

Conscious Parenting is about finding out who your child is, understanding who you are and developing your parenting skills within the context of an informed awareness of how children usually grow. Conscious Parenting is available to anyone.  Every parent can learn how to be a better one. The intention here is not to blame parents for the difficulties their children are having. Rather, the idea is that in our imperfect world and our imperfect state of evolution, we have all been parented imperfectly and parent our children imperfectly. The good news is that there are ways that our parenting can be understood and changed.

Dr. Benson can help you discover your defensive style that internally shapes what you say and how you interact with your children and ultimately he can help you learn how to communicate with your child in a more productive manner that will be beneficial to both you and your child.

Dr. Benson is now co-facilitating a parenting group with Rev. Jody Lotito Levine on Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 Pm. For more info check out the link below:

Empowered Kids Summer 2016