June 6 - Values - Centered Parenting
Dr. Ted Wilson
In a world
where we are desperately trying to fulfill our obligations at work and at home;
parenting often feels like something we do in response to acute situations and maladaptive
behaviors, as they present. Many parents
feel that they are perpetually in a reactive mode and feel desperately overwhelmed
by the demands of their toddlers, children, or teens. Most parents grope through child rearing
attempting to utilize parenting techniques modeled for them by their parents, or
conversely choosing approaches in avoidance of how they were raised. A model of parenting which allows the parent
to become proactive creates a level of confidence and security that eases the
stress associated with arguably the single most important job we have.
goal of this talk is to advocate for an approach to parenting, grand parenting,
and care-giving that is steeped in common sense, supported by cognitive
behavioral and choice theories and congruent with accepted child developmental
understandings. It offers an opportunity
to learn new ideas, reinforce traditional approaches and introduce perspectives
that should promote a deeper understanding of how to facilitate your child’s
journey through their development into a self-reliant, independent, happy, and
well adjusted adulthood. This presentation will attempt to be interactive and
engaging for those in attendance.
Dr. Wilson is a licensed
psychologist who has practiced in Delaware since 1984. His practice focuses on
the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with mood, anxiety, and
behavioral disorders. He has been qualified as an expert witness in both the
Family and Superior courts in Delaware, and he has consulted with medical
practices, businesses, religious institutions, schools, and school districts
throughout Delaware, North Carolina, Florida, and Alabama.
Wilson has been married for over 40 years to his wife, Juanita, and resides in
Dewey Beach, Delaware. He has two sons and two grandchildren. Golf, reading on
the beach, long walks, and travel occupy time away from the office.