SCCC offers a unique ten-week class called Best Practice Parenting that we developed to support parents with mindful awareness tools, child development knowledge and interactive explorations of the challenges of raising children in our society. The curriculum is designed to help parents feel respected and valued, to honor their strengths and to help them feel safe to share their struggles. Matthew Shima, one of our Best Practice Parenting facilitators, wrote the following piece about his experience in the class.
"I begin every new Best Practice Parenting course with the introduction, “My name is Matthew, and I’m not a parent.” I ...
The Southern California Counseling Center offers a unique 10-week parenting class called Best Practice Parenting. In this post, one of the facilitators describes her experience with the program and why it is meaningful to her.
Best Practice Parenting
By Maria Berbeo, SCCC Counselor and Best Practice Parenting facilitator
Having come from a childhood of abuse, divorced parents, and six other siblings, when I had my daughter, and on top of it all, being a single parent, I knew it would take effort to feel comfortable with my parenting skills. I found myself questioning and judging myself a lot.
I found the most meaningful ...