Parenting Programs

Are you wondering how to best parent your child throughout choppy waters of life?

Maybe you’re struggling to work with your toxic-ex for the best interest of your child but are coming up empty-handed..

Or it could be that you and your ex both want what is best for your child but have wildly different ideas about what this is and have difficulty finding common ground with parenting your child.

If you found yourself nodding your head to any of these questions, we can help.

Here at True Hope, we offer three programs that provide a road map and support so you can handle sticky situations without negatively affecting your child.

parentingwithpurpose

Do you have difficulty with parenting your child or children?

Do you wonder if you could create a stronger bond with your child?

If so we offer a six session program guaranteed to help build stronger relationships within your family.

The Parenting With a Purpose Benefits Children by:

  • Creating respectful attitudes
  • Teaching independence skills
  • Building high self esteem
  • Creating a more relaxed home atmosphere
  • Assurance of safety

The Parenting With a Purpose Program Benefits Parents by:

  • Providing life management tools designed to help families
  • Teaching effective communication skills
  • Fostering sensitivity to the child’s needs and feelings
  • Creating discipline that works
  • Establishing the long-term benefits of parenting
  • Establishing structure for the family

The Parenting With a Purpose Program will cover:

  • Effective parenting
  • Teaching children responsibility
  • Parenting issues relating to specific developmental stages
  • Building self-esteem
  • Communication skills
  • Discipline issues
  • Stress

As part of the program, you will receive a copy of the book:

No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Price: $150 per session or $450 for the complete program

coparentfor2

This Co-Parenting Program for Parents is designed for those currently going through a divorce or are recently divorced:

The Co Parenting Program Benefits Children by:

  • Reducing their symptoms of stress as parental conflict decreases
  • Increasing the likelihood of keeping two actively involved parents
  • Diminishing their sense of needing to choose between parents
  • Creating a more relaxed home atmosphere
  • Reducing the likelihood of adolescent drug and alcohol problems, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, crime
  • Helping a child to feel acceptance

The Co Parenting Program Benefits Parents by:

  • Helping parents to put your children’s needs first
  • Teaching effective communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Helping to recognize the importance of parental bonds with both parents
  • Fostering sensitivity to the child’s needs and feelings
  • Enabling parents to accept personal responsibility for their own actions
  • Establishing the long-term benefits of Parenting

The program can be completed in as few as six sessions with both parents present.

Price: $150 per session or $450 during initial consultation for the complete program.

As part of the program, each parent will receive a copy of the book:

“The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce” by Elizabeth Thayer, PHD & Jeffrey Zimmerman, PHD

coparentfor1

Possibly you are having difficulty learning how to co-parenting with a difficult ex who is not willing to participate in co-parenting classes with you.

If so, you are welcome to participate in your own co-parenting course to learn how to more effectively communicate and work with a difficult ex.

The program will cover:

  • Emotional effects of divorce
  • Emotional and behavioral reactions to divorce by children
  • Parenting issues relating to specific developmental stages
  • Stress indicators in children
  • Conflict Management
  • Family stabilization through Parenting relationship development
  • Financial responsibilities of parenting
  • Family violence
  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse and neglect

This program will also include a copy of the book:

“Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex- A Hands-on, Practical Guide to Communicating with a Difficult Ex-Spouse” by Julie Ross

$150 per session. The program usually includes 4 sessions. Additional sessions can be included if deemed necessary by the Parenting Coordinator.


Annie Thomspon, LCSW12213900_10153419921368645_256502858_o

Parenting Coordinator

Annie graduated with a Masters of Social Work at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2009. She’s worked in many areas including international work with Up With People international, school based settings, and in therapy clinics. Annie was trained through the Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators in 2016 on custody evaluations and parent coordination.  In addition to her clinical work, Annie is also a mom and a stepmom. She’s worked closely with families for over five years in building better parent-child relationships and bridging the communication gaps with parents who struggle with parenting or custody disputes.

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • How is this different from therapy?

This is different from therapy in that it is not a diagnosable service. I will not bill insurance and won’t give a clinical diagnosis. Co-parenting could be necessary regardless of your child’s age. The focus of the parenting programs is the business of parenting, not addressing and healing emotional wounds.

  • Will insurance pay for these services?

No, these services are not covered under insurance policies.

  • Do both parents pay for these services?

Payment for the programs is completely up to you. Often times, it makes most sense if all parties involved in the services make payment but that is up to you and your co-parent.

  • If we are doing the co-parenting program, who attends the first session?

Throughout the entire program, both parties are involved in each session (with the obvious exception of the Co-Parenting for 1 program). The programs are highly structured but also individualized so that the parenting coordinator can work with your specific situation to provide the most valuable feedback possible.

  • What if we are still married but struggle with being on the same page with parenting? 

Co-parenting can also be for married parents who struggle in their parenting differences but don’t need marital therapy.

  • Are these services court-ordered?

They can be, but many parents seek out the services on their own so they can prevent or reduce any stress on their child/children.

  • Is this similar to a parenting class?

No, this is not in the form of a typical ‘class’ but rather you get your own time each session with Annie so she can specifically address your needs and provide information that is highly specialized to your situation.

  • How do I get started?

Simply contact Annie Thompson at 870-530-8180 or shoot her email by completing the form below