Parenting is about the hardest thing I have ever done. No, it is by far the hardest thing my husband and I have ever done. Some days I wish I could go back to bed with that newborn baby, that is now my five-year-old, crawl back under the covers, and savor that newborn that could not move around or talk to me. Things where easier then, however, I did not realize this at the time. Each day I wake up striving to be a better parent and learn from each mistake my parents made, and the mistakes I made myself along the way. I find a lot of information on the internet, and having a support system of friends that believe in the same parenting styles is also very important. But many times, all of this is not enough and we parents crave more information to equip us to be a little bit better at parenting than we were the day before.
Titi and Ben Hill have founded Hill Dynamics, an organization where they can provide support and training to help people grow in their personal and family lives. One of the main training programs is Good Enough Parenting (GEP). GEP focuses on parents understanding the core emotional needs of their children and learning how to meet them.
Ben Hill tells me; “Titi and I love teaching about GEP and spending time with parents, educators, and other professionals who work with children. The training we provide encourages people to reflect on their own lives in order to connect more effectively with others. Our experience as counselors and educators, combined with our own journeys as parents, has created a great passion for helping people grow in their most precious relationships.”
“The program is grounded in research and is based on Schema therapy, founded by Dr Jeffrey Young. The key message is that we don’t have to be perfect parents, but only ‘good enough’ to prevent ourselves from passing down maladaptive schema to our children,” Ben Hill explained.
The course explains four different core emotional needs of children.
-Connection & Acceptance
On Wednesday, April 25, Beijing parents have a chance to sample a small bit of the course and meet Ben and Titi Hill at an introductory course at The Bookworm. For more information about the Hills, visit their website here.
Pictures: Pixabay and the Hills