Heather T Forbes Offers Free Full Day Parenting Seminar in the Dallas, Garland ISD Special Event Center.In this economy, free doesn’t usually get you much. But mom, licensed clinical social worker, and best selling author Heather T. Forbes is offering parents a free full day seminar on parenting.
Forbes book Beyond Consequences Logic and Control, A Love Based approach to Helping attachment-Challenged Children with Severe Behaviors, leads the adoption section in sales on Amazon and outlines the parenting paradigm she seeks to share.The mother of two children adopted from Russia , Heather gave up a career as an architect and went back to school to get her Masters in Social Work when presented with challenging behaviors from her children. She learned, in her journey with her own kids, that parenting that is reactive to a child’s negative behaviors, does not help the child’s healing, nor better the relationship between parent and child. Rather, reactive parenting is parenting from a place of fear. So the parent who says to a dysregulated child â€œYou will not talk to me that way and expects the child to be able to respond appropriately may be disappointed.
”Parenting should always be done from a place of love and not fear,” says Forbes. ”Our children are our greatest treasure and their own trauma histories and dysreglation need to be addressed with unconditional love in order to make our lives as parents better and to improve our families” lives.”
Free Parent Training for Children with Difficult Behaviors
Forbes offers training seminars across the US as well as online Beyond Consequences parenting webinars. But her gift back to the community in an effort to get the word out on this parenting model is to offer these conferences free in at least 8 major cities across the country each year. Over 500,000 children are currently in foster care in the United States and over 130,000 children are adopted each year in this country. Each child comes with his or her own history which often includes trauma and neglect. These children and their families need support and Beyond Consequences provides a practical and loving model for parenting.
The Dallas, Texas Beyond Consequences Live event will be held on Saturday, Jan 30th, 2010 . More information and free registration is available at http://www.BeyondConsequencesLive.com
For more information or to arrange an interview with Heather T. Forbes, contact Moya Smith or Joy Mangels at 407-965-1131.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
9:00am – 4:00pm
Garland ISD Special Event Center
4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
Garland, TX 25040
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