I often get asked why my Workshop Series Tools for having “The Talks, yes plural” is three separate workshops, instead of one long workshop.
This is a valid question.
It hints at the logistics of having to find babysitters for three separate days, even if only for a few hours each.
I get it. I really do. Finding three hours away from the kids is hard, and now I’m asking you to do so three weekends in a row!
There is reason behind my madness, I assure you.
Think about all the day-long workshops you have been to in the past. There is no question about whether they were beneficial and thought provoking. But how much of those 6+ hours do you remember? How much did you implement into your own life?
This workshop series is not just a learning exercise on what is considered appropriate for children of different ages to know, and why, but it also gives parents the opportunity to try out some of the tips and tools at home, and come back with feedback.
Each workshop in this series not only builds on the information and tools of the previous one, but also prioritises feedback and questions about the different tools covered. Having time with your family in between workshops gives you space to see how the workshop content fits in with your own life.
The interactive nature of these workshops gives you the opportunity to test out different tips and tools at the workshops, before you go back to your family, to try it in real life. The advice and support from the other parents at the workshops is invaluable. Hearing how other parents have tackled similar difficulties gives you a sense of hope, paired with the information that is appropriate to convey to children leaves you with the confidence to answer awkward questions, and bring up important topics with your children.