Parenting the Strong-Willed Child
Tuesdays 3:45-4:30 pm

  • The so called "strong-willed child" is oppositional, argumentative, assertively demanding and presents a unique challenge to parents. Children depend on parents for the two "L's" – Love and Leadership. In today's parenting culture, love is often weakened by well-intentioned enabling, and leadership is weakened by equally well-intentioned attempts to be popular with one's children. Join us as we learn how to deliver these two essential parenting ingredients in ways that strengthen children emotionally and help them grow into responsible, compassionate citizens. We will also learn about the 3 C's – communication, consequence, and consistency. These concepts will help encourage you and aid you in parenting the strong-willed child.

Calming Anxiety and Learning to Manage Stress (CALMS)
Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 pm

  • Worry. Fear. Panic Attacks. Self-doubt. Anger. This is what anxiety or stress may look like. This group for adults focuses on learning emotional strength through calmness and kindness to self. In this group, participants will learn self-calming methods to improve emotional regulation. There will be open discussion and tips for bringing calmness in your life, the life of your child, and your home. Basic yoga, basic Tai Chi, breathing techniques, progressive muscle relaxation and imagery are just a few of the techniques that will be utilized during the six weeks. All activities will incorporate movement to focus on improving body awareness and promote overall physical and emotional well-being, so come casual and learn to relax. 

Individual - $120 (includes all six weeks)
Couples - $220 (includes all six weeks)
If child is simultaneously enrolled in a group class there is a discount of 10% per person or 15% per couple. 

No insurance or EAP benefits apply for these classes. They are self-pay.

To register, call Christi Schiffman at 706-649-6507, ext. 1361 or email cschiffman@pilink.org. Payment is due at time of registration and is non-refundable.

Deadline to register is August 25, 2017.



Courses facilitated by:

Angela M. Sims, Ph.D., Children’s Center Director, GA Licensed, Developmental Psychologist

Specialties: Social Skills Groups; Psychological testing and treatment; ADHD/ADD, anger management, anxiety, Autism spectrum disorders/(Asperger’s), child developmental disabilities, child/adolescent emotional/behavioral disorders, children of divorce, depression, family counseling, giftedness, grief/bereavement, learning disabilities, parenting, PTSD, Sensory Processing disorders, victims of child physical/sexual abuse

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