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Workshop aims to help make family life less stressful

Posted February 7, 2012

N.C. Parent Consultants will present a series aimed at cutting the effects of stress from the daily life of parents and families.

Parenting with CALM runs for four sessions in March. Karen Buchanan, a psychologist with N.C. Parent Consultants, will lead the workshops.

"There are many protective factors that parents can develop within their families that help their children learn to make decisions that are healthy," Buchanan writes. "This includes modeling ways to express feelings in healthy ways, maintaining an optimistic mindset when problems arise, and developing communication patterns that are respectful. Rather than focusing on 'what is wrong,' we can learn to focus on 'what is possible and how do we get there?'"

The class will be a small group that allows for participants to focus on their individual goals with their families. The four sessions will address the skills that parents can develop that create a sense of connection and promote positive communication between family members thus reducing the effect of stress that daily life can produce, according to the program's description.

Parenting with CALM will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22, at 519 Keisler Dr., Ste. 202, in Cary. The cost is $120. Registration is limited and will end on Feb. 23. For more information and to register, contact Karen at or 919-880-8778 to register.

N.C. Parent Consultants, made up of long-time parent counselors at Wake County's Project Enlightenment, offers a variety of regular programs, along with counseling and other help for families. Check the website for details.


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