Session Wrap-Up: Pamela Whyte and Todays Coffee Talk

frustration traffic circleI will be upfront, there is no way I can do anything she said justice. So while Little’s 1 and 2 are napping I Goggled (funny how that is now a verb). Oh I Googled, and Googled and Googled some more, and this is what I came up with.

There is a blog called The Dream to Write, Julianne Harvey is the blog’s owner and she’s taken some of Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s parenting courses, she’s described the Traffic Circle of Frustration in this blog post beautifully, she also touches on it here.

Here is Dr. Neufeld’s webpage. From there you can peruse the site to read up on the offered  course material, read about his philosophy,  get his book Hold on to Your Kids which by the way was rereleased last year with a new chapter dealing with children in the digital world.

I realized I haven’t talked about Pamela and she’s in the title oops. She is a lovely women who has 3 children of her own, and counsels parents on parenting and teaches/talks about all things Neufeld. She has been working with Dr. Neufeld for the past 20 years so she clearly knows her stuff.

You can check out her webpage here where you can reread the course information, read her blog or contact her if your interested in counseling.

Today we continued the discussion on parenting, and talked about how different things are now than when our parents raised us. We as a society  have put so much pressure on parenting (I’m certain social media is to blame) and parenting perfectly (No wonder we all have anxiety issues and seek therapy). We spend way more time with our children than our parents ever did (there where times of the year I didn’t see my Dad, but he’s a farmer. It’s justified) and yet we feel we don’t spend enough. We think a lot about parenting, I mean A LOT! And there is a self help book for everything even though half of them are just an average Joe’s opinion.

Here are the names of books that floated around the room today .

Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue by Edwin H. Friedman

Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons to Reform Social Media Be4 It Reforms Us by Raffi Cavoukian

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown



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