A Webinar with Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. – When it comes to parenting advice, it can feel like there are just too many cooks in the kitchen. From attachment parents to tiger moms, the parenting roles we are expected to fill are full of contradictions and can lead to a lot of uncertainty. The truth is, there are many healthy ways to raise a child. No one formula fits all. However, there is one thing parents can do that will almost certainly improve their relationships with their children, and that is to focus on themselves.
There are certain ways all parents can develop themselves that have been scientifically proven to lead to positive changes in their parenting. In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will draw on 30 years of key research and her own clinical experience working directly with parents and their children to illuminate some of the most insightful (and universal) secrets to being the best parent possible. Her one-hour presentation highlights key steps all parents can take to better understand themselves and the ways they relate to and affect their children.
By bringing in the latest child development research, Dr. Firestone introduces parents to a more compassionate, self-reflective approach to parenting. She will emphasize how by making sense of their own experiences growing up, parents are actually doing the least selfish thing they can do for their kids.
Parenting is not about perfection. We all want to be the best parent we can, but to the degree that we are blind to our own past, our own emotional defenses and psychological struggles, we create a much more rugged road to raising our kids. This presentation is a stepping stone on the path to better understanding ourselves as individuals, an introduction to a journey that can lead to a better and brighter future for our children.
About Lisa Firestone
Dr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and a Senior Editor at PsychAlive. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation (Routledge, 2013), Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).