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Are you looking for camaraderie, support, and advice on parenting?

This group offers Moms a safe, comfortable space in which to enhance their parenting tool kit while developing connections with other, like-minded Moms—all under the guidance of a caring professional.

Here are three questions that will guide our conversations as we discuss the challenging teenage years as they pertain to girls, in particular:

  • How can we regulate our own emotions as parents?
  • How can we better connect with our adolescents?
  • How can we learn to coach and influence rather than attempt to control our teens?

The Nitty Gritty

This group meets for 7 sessions. Consistency is essential in our shared goal of building a sense of belonging and trust.

The price is $1000 for the 7 sessions, due at the time of registration. No prorating or refunds.

Each group is capped at 8 members.

Time:

Thursdays, once a month, from 12:30-2:30pm

Dates:

November 16, December 14, January 25, February 1, February 29, April 11, May 2

Location:

Kelly’s house at 75 Clapboard Ridge Rd.

Registration deadline:

Saturday, November 14, 2023.

Here is the tone you can expect in the group:

  • This is a small, welcoming group with 8 members maximum.
  • I know how to balance the conversation, and lend insights to all participants during the meeting so that everyone feels included and respected.
  • I emphasize confidentiality at the beginning of each group meeting.
  • I respect your time; I start and end every meeting on time.

Here are some examples of take-aways you can expect from participating in the group:

  • An understanding of the adolescent brain based on recent neuroscience and why this will help you parent smarter.
  • A better grasp on when to assert yourself and when to yield as your daughter matures.
  • Empathy, patience, and the right words to offer as your daughter manages the social dynamics at school.
  • Specific scripts for setting appropriate boundaries with your daughter especially regarding curfew, parties, boys, substances, risk-taking.
  • How to stay close while also allowing your daughter the space she needs to grow apart.
  • Practical strategies for staying on the same page as your partner as you navigate topics like social media, the hooking up culture, peer pressure, academic pressure, and the tendency towards perfectionism and entitlement in a high-achieving culture.
  • Tools for establishing relentless self-care as you move into these tricky years.
  • Camaraderie and support from like-minded women.

Meet Your Facilitator:

Cristina Young is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a private psychotherapy practice dedicated to helping adults manage relationships, parenting, and family dynamics. She has more than 25 years of experience providing professional support to clients in a variety of settings. She and her husband raised their family in Greenwich, CT before relocating to Miami in 2021.

Her true passion as a parent educator and coach is evident in her parenting groups. Cristina received her MSW from the University of Southern California and her BA and teaching degree from Barnard College, Columbia University. She and her husband have three children, ages 18, 21, and 24