Register today for Parenting Adult Children: Lifelong Journey of Taking Hold and Letting Go, put together with topics requested by our HAPA members. This course is free to members of the Hyde Alumni Parent Association and friends of Hyde. If you are moved to make a donation, gifts to Hyde School’s Annual Fund are always welcome via the “Give a Gift” button at the top of the page. We hope you will join us for this pilot live parenting course!
About the Course
The Parenting Adult Children course was created based on feedback from members of Hyde’s Alumni Parent Association.
You have let us know that the transition from being the manager to stepping back and becoming the consultant to your now adult child has not been the smoothest. The relationship you thought you would have with your grown child is not at all what you had imagined.
Your phone won’t stop buzzing with texts for help or cash; you’re getting the evil eye every time you attempt to discipline your grandchild; and for some of you, your children have taken flight, only to turn around and move back in with you. You could use some help and strategies for untangling the mess of when you need to take hold and when you need to let go.
Starting Wednesday, February 15, for six weeks, every Wednesday from 7 – 8 PM we’re hoping you’ll join us in our first-ever live webinar course on Parenting Adult Children led by the FED department. Each week we’ll be covering a different topic related to being a parent to an adult child;
- February 16 – Your New Role as Consultant vs. Manager
- February 22 – Taking Hold and Letting Go: Is This My Issue?
- March 1 – Navigating Finances and Other Challenges
- March 8 – Personal Growth: Vision Beyond Parenting
- March 15 – Communication with Your Adult Child
- March 22 – What’s Next: Your Relationship with Your Spouse & Role as Grandparent
Full descriptions of the course modules are below.
The courses are done through live webinars. When you attend live, you have the option of chiming in and asking questions, or just listening. Each course will be recorded in case you have to miss one.
In addition to the six evening courses, throughout the six weeks you will also have access to a private Facebook group where you can continue conversations started in the webinars, bring up questions not yet covered, and interact with other members of the group.
As an added bonus, we’re also giving you access to the Eagle Hill parenting workshop video series. This is a series of five clips that you are going to want to reference again and again. They are;
What’s at the center of your family? – This video highlights Biggest Job Priority #2: Principles Over Rules, showing what can happen in families when one member gets all the attention. We tend to apply rules when things are starting to spin out of control. (e.g., “There is no eating in THAT room, either!”) Rules must be guided by deep principles.
The Car Crash: A Story from Laura Gauld’s Teen Years – It is hard to watch our children struggle with life’s challenges. When should we step in? When should we step away? This is one of the toughest parenting dilemmas.
The Dance of Deception – In this video, Laura Gauld acts out the “dance of deception,” most commonly seen at grocery stores and around town. We all want honest families. We also want everyone to get along. Which do we want more? This priority calls upon parents to put the weight of their feet on the side of truth.
World Class Parenting vs. Pathetic Moments of Parenting – In this video, Laura Gauld leads an interactive exercise with parents at Eagle Hill High School. Half the audience plays the kids who are arguing for something they want, and the other half play the parents. Laura explains that in these parenting situations, we can either be pathetic, or we can be in the zone. It’s okay to be pathetic, she says, just realize it, and get back in the zone as quickly as possible. When we are in the zone, kids realize it and behavior changes.
5 Fundamentals of Parenting – In this video, Laura sums up the 5 Fundamentals of parenting that will catapult your parenting to a new level. When followed, answers to the tough decisions you have to make as a parent become clear. You can put your mind at ease about the struggles you face with your child. You have a way to share your family values with your children, and lastly, you gain confidence to grow as an individual yourself.
Here’s a quick summary of what you get inside the Parenting Adult Children course:
- 6 interactive live webinar sessions
- A private Facebook group where you can ask FED and other members questions
- BONUS: Access to the Eagle Hill parenting video series
This course is free to our HAPA members and friends of Hyde. If you are moved to make a donation, gifts to Hyde School’s Annual Fund are always welcome via the “Give a Gift” button at the top of our hyde.edu website.
We encourage you to register for the Parenting Adult Children course today!
The course runs via live webinars on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 7:45 PM. Once registered, you will also be entered into the course’s private Facebook group to keep the conversations going throughout the duration of the course.
- Your New Role as Consultant vs. Manager – Feb. 15
- The college years
- Taking Hold and Letting Go: Is This My Issue? – Feb. 22
- Who is more concerned?
- How to lovingly get and stay out of our children’s growth into adulthood
- Finding balance: being involved without intruding
- Letting go of adult children’s choices
- Navigating Finances and Other Challenges – March 1
- How do you manage the successes and failures of adult children?
- Helping your adult child become self-sufficient and less dependent
- Helping your adult child deal with adult struggles such as work challenges
- What’s Next: Your Non-child Relationships with Spouse and Family – March 8
- Your new kid-free relationship with your spouse
- Strengthening your marriage
- Grandparent roles and concerns – Get a vision for your role as a grandparent
- Retirement concerns
- Communication with Your Adult Child – March 15
- What’s productive, what’s not
- Truth over Harmony without getting overly involved
- Disrespectful texts
- Social media
- Avoiding and handling guilt, pressure, and control
- Personal Growth: Vision Beyond Parenting – March 22
- Inspiration is Job #1
- What’s your bucket list?
- Aging with a purpose
- Getting back to your own issues
- Staying true to your unique potential
Questions? Please contact Jenny Collinson, Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.