In the last couple of months, parents have encountered unexpected changes and are overwhelmed by stress. The Challenge Day Parent Workshop is designed to give participants research-based tools and practices that can help mitigate some of this, while also bringing communities of parents together and providing a supportive outlet while supporting the social and emotional needs of students at home.
Throughout this experiential and hands-on workshop, parents will: follow Charles Duhigg’s research on how to interrupt habitual cycles, discover the framework of Challenge Day’s Formula for Change and its connection to mindfulness, and have an opportunity to practice vulnerability, empathy and active listening. With these practices in place, participants can learn to be intentional about working through these unfamiliar situations and finding ways to deal with the discomfort. The SEL competencies covered will be Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Self-Awareness, Self-Management, and Responsible Decision Making.