HSC Conference 2019
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Sunday, August 11 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
An Island of Calm in a Turbulent Sea: Caring for Yourself While Homeschooling an Intense Child

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Do you have an intense, complex child? Have you struggled to figure out how to engage in productive parenting, while guiding your child’s education, and at the same time figuring out how to care for your own needs? (or maybe putting your own needs on a back burner?) Homeschooling sometimes seems to amplify your child’s existing traits of intensity, sensitivity and emotional complexity. It also places unique demands on your relationship with your child, and your parenting skills. This workshop will explore how we can care for ourselves while we raise our intense children, and why that is vital for their well-being (not to mention ours...). Topics covered will include creating a support system, dealing with isolation, learning how to manage our own intensities, and how to set realistic expectations (of ourselves as well as our children). Come and join the discussion, and leave with some new ideas of how to maintain your Island of Calm.

Sunday August 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT