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Parent training...what it is...what it should be

I have met a few families recently,  and while I was doing an assessment for one of them, we were talking about parent training.  They told me that they had been through parent training…and from what they read about RDI they see that it is also parent training, so they wanted to know what would be the differences I figured I would write a blog post to those interested in RDI…but not sure the component of Parent training and how that fits into your lifestyle. Its true,  RDI is huge on parent education…but it’s with a twist.  This twist is what is unique. We are not looking at instructing parents what to do when behavior XY and Z happens.  Now of course we have strategies as compensations for those behaviors…but with RDI’s parent education, we look past the symptom of a behavior.  The purpose of RDI education/training is not because we feel like you need training on how to be a parent/mom/dad..  You are your child’s biggest advocate and you know your child the best!  How I see it, it is mo…

A Father's Reflections

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As I finished booking the hotel room for my father’s day adventure with my kids, I remember many years ago ( 10+ years) It was not an easy task to have the day run smoothly.  There are a lot of unknowns in the mountains…  and you definitely need think dynamically as even the best made plans unfold differently than anticipated.  This is what makes time together an adventure!  This is what I have worked on with my son through the years of RDI!  Now that he is a teenager, our trips together with the rest of  my kids are exciting as we all love to explore.  The love for NEW adventures has helped Jesse become an experience seeker.  He takes those competent experiences with the unknowns of the past and how he reflects on resilience ( hindsight), and has been able to apply all that dynamic information to know how to handle the present and future ( foresight).  That is a fancy way of saying, he is flexible with how the experiences unfold and actually wants variations and to try new things.  …