"Treehouse Learning hosted a series of workshops for both teachers and parents with Jen Lumanlan on her Parenting Beyond Power book and framework so now we have a shared language to address problems together.
Within our first few weeks of school after the workshops, we applied this content across multiple dimensions of interpersonal relationships, and not just in the classrooms and via the parent/child or teacher/child relationships! A teacher left the program early in the school year, and we used what we'd learned in Jen's workshops to navigate an otherwise emotional and challenging situation by recognizing, communicating about and addressing everyone's needs through this abrupt transition - children, parents, teachers, and admin staff.
Parents shared with us that these same tools also helped them to improve communication in their families - both with their children and far beyond this as well! They can now understand interpersonal challenges in an entirely different way, and can navigate formerly intractable conflicts with spouses and their own parents with grace and compassion, as they work to meet everyone's needs."