Parent workshop topics
"I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves."
― C. JoyBell C.
As parents, we want the best for our kids. We want them to be independent, strong, and resourceful. But parenting is hardly a walk in the park. One day your kid behaves like the perfect angel, and the next day he is out and about throwing tantrums and screaming. This can leave even the calmest parent, angry, tired, confused, and really overwhelmed.

Parenting workshops help parents understand and deal with simple parenting issues. Whether it is potty training your child or talking to children about sex, these parenting workshops empower parents to make the best choices for their child and family. They help parents deal with difficult parenting situations, and allow them to create a family life that they truly want. In this Buzzle article, we provide a list of parent workshop topics that provide parents with some insights and fresh perspectives, and allow them to make subtle changes in their day-to-day interactions with the child.

Understanding Child Development

As your child grows, there are a number of biological, psychological, and emotional changes that parents have difficulty dealing with. Parents can monitor their child's development by how she or he plays, learns, speaks, and acts. As a parent, you play a huge role in the child's emotional, mental, behavioral, and physical development. These workshop topics can help parents understand the key milestones in child development.

Understanding Child Development - Things to Expect at Different Ages and Stages
Understanding Brain Development
Cognitive Development
Meeting Your Infant's Developmental Needs
How to Guide and Nurture Healthy Emotional Development
Making Sense of Your Child's Temperament
Raising Creative Thinkers
Developing Life Skills in our Children
Developing Child's Intelligence
Transmitting Values to Children
Building Self-Esteem
How Parents Can Encourage Problem-solving

Topics Related to Discipline

Discipline is certainly a sore topic for most parents. Even the most well-meaning parent can loose his/her cool when the kid tries to test his/her parent's limits. Unfortunately, there is no quick-fix way of dealing with indiscipline and tantrums. The parenting workshops related to discipline help parents understand the reason for their child's behavior. These workshops explain how to deal with such behavior without punishing or screaming at the child.

Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Behavior
Understanding Toddlers and Those Terrific Twos
Aggression in Children
Taming Toddler Tantrums
Dealing with Sibling Rivalry
Dealing with a Biting Toddler
Potty Training Woes
Power Struggles and Setting Boundaries
Praising Children
Modifying Your Child's Behavior
Dealing with the Terrible Teens

Student and Education Problems

Choosing the perfect school, dealing with homework hassles, motivating children, procrastination, there are so many issues that crop up once your child starts school. These topics on parenting will help parents deal with simple student problems that their child may face, and allow them to become active and effective partners in their child's education.

Judging School Readiness Through Play
Developing Literacy in Children
Preparing Children for Kindergarten
Choosing the Right School for Your Child
Reading with Children
Academic Motivation
Managing Homework Problems
How to Learn through Play
Improving Parent-Teacher Communication

Parent Child Communication

It is important for parents to understand value of communication between them and their children. Most parents complain that their children just do not listen. However, have you ever taken a step back and wondered why. This could be due to ineffective communication strategies. So, even if you tell your child the same thing a thousand times, he/she would probably not respond to it. The workshop topics that deal with communication issues allow parents to replace ineffective communication strategies with ones that are reflective, empathic, and effective.

Learning to Communicate with Your Child
Enhancing Communication with Your Child Through Sign Language
Communicating with Your Partner
Tackling Sensitive Questions (about death, divorce, sexuality, etc.)

Other Common Parent Workshop Topics

Common Childhood Fears and Separation Anxiety
Introducing a New Baby
TV and Technology
Promoting Honesty in Children
Teaching Children to Manage Money
Teaching Personal Safety
Getting Your Child to Eat Healthy Food

These parent workshop topics are useful for anyone raising children; be it parents, grandparents, stepparents, and foster parents. You can check online or contact your local and national parenting center to know more about the parent workshops to be held in your area.