Family School Services
At Family School, we love parents! We know that there’s no more important (or difficult) job than parenting, and we also know that there are few social services to support family leaders. Fortunately, you don’t have to fly by the seat of your pants!
Family School takes a bird’s eye view. When we’re too close to our challenges to see them objectively, we can zoom out to envision solutions that we couldn’t see before. Our classes are designed to help you zoom out first, so that you can zoom in from a different perspective when you’re ready for new, hopeful solutions to your family’s challenges.
Family systems operate best with solid leaders who know what works and are confident and hopeful about fostering an environment that encourages the well-being of each individual and of the group as a whole.
Think of it this way: like birds, families fly in flocks. And also like birds, the success of the flock depends on all of its members working together as a team. When one member is flying out of sync, the whole group falters. And to restore all members to “flying in formation,” all family members play a part.
Family systems operate best with solid leaders who know what works and are confident and hopeful about fostering an environment that encourages the well-being of each individual and of the group as a whole.Family systems operate best with solid leaders who know what works and are confident and hopeful about fostering an environment that encourages the well-being of each individual and of the group as a whole. Family School can help you learn and practice the characteristics of family well-being, so that you can envision and help create a hopeful future for your family.
Many parents wish they had a framework to help them think clearly about their role as parents, especially during times of high stress. Family School can aid you in establishing a framework that can help your family operate more smoothly, so that all members can feel confident, satisfied and hopeful.
In “Level 1: Nesting Basics” you will learn the concepts of Bowen Family Systems:
How families work, for better or for worse!
What you’re doing well; how you might improve your leadership
How your family can soar like a flock of graceful birds
In “Level 2: Best Nest Class” you will learn:
How flexibility can save you!
How to foster family team spirit
How to foster both individuality and connectedness
How doing what works works best!
In “Level 3: Bird Bugs” you will learn:
How to creatively practice the primary antidote to family emotional problems
Remember: Winging it is for the birds when you can help your family soar!
How About a License to Parent?
Without using Bowen terminology, parents often express concern about their level of differentiation. Many say things like, “Kids need a license to drive, and they have to be a certain age to drink, but there are no classes to teach a parent how to be one, and you can become one even before you can vote.” Family School provides family leaders with useful information so that they can be more differentiated and self-assured in rearing their children. Just a little bit of empowering information about healthy family systems can go a long way.