When you hear the word “boundaries”, do you think of geographic lines drawn? Sure, you do, because you’re worldly and thinking the big picture.
But many including Nell Bush, Melissa Rieman, Kim Judin, Mary Chaffe, Dee Dee Hoak and Melanie Jordan learned last Wednesday that just as boundaries make for civilized relations between countries and states, they also can be lifesavers in raising munchkins.
The Child & Family Guidance Center held the first of its three Lunch & Learn Series at Michelle Fitzenhagen’s home addressed just that issue of parent/children relationships — “Drawing the Line-How to Set Boundaries with Your children, Their Friends and Their Friend’s Parents.”
Child & Family Guidance Center psychiatrist Dr. Preeti Sodhi “offered advice and tips on how not to be cool or hip with you children, but to act calm. She helped shed some light on the controversial issue of adolescent sexuality, encouraging open communication with teens, discipline and the importance of positive influence.”
According to Child & Family Guidance Center CEO Carol Lucky, “Our goal with each Lunch & Learn is to educate, grow, and inspire, and Dr. Sodhi helped us achieve that with her remarkable presentation. We truly appreciate Dr. Sodhi sharing her expertise in these issues with us this afternoon. The knowledge we are able to walk away with is priceless!”
If you missed this one that was hosted by Marie Briner, Miki Johnston, Maria Orr and Mersina Stubbs, don’t miss the next one on Wednesday, April 16. The luncheon series provides an “opportunity to discover new, engaging information to strengthen family units and emphasizes topics of parenting, mental health, child development and individual and family well-being.”
* Photos provided by the Child and Family Guidance Center