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How to Adopt a Strengths -Based Approach to Parenting

  • November 29, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • ADDitiude Webinar

Parenting practices have evolved alongside our understanding of children’s social-emotional development. Historically, parenting focused on raising obedient and productive members of society and leaned heavily on authoritarian and punitive approaches. But research indicates that balancing warmth with limit-setting is important to raising well-adjusted children, especially when the children are neurodivergent. This webinar will provide a brief overview of parenting practices over time and discuss the ways in which today’s strategies may feel different from those used just a generation prior.

This webinar will also highlight recommended parenting strategies, with a particular focus on parenting neurodivergent youth. Parents will learn techniques for fostering warm relationships with their children, encouraging positive behavior, building social-emotional awareness, and understanding their own emotional responses to challenging behaviors. Parents will also learn how to use a strengths-based approach to parenting, with the goal of helping neurodivergent kids flourish and build confidence by understanding how their brains are wired differently and seeing their own strengths.

In this webinar, participants will learn:

  • A brief history of how and why parenting practices have evolved
  • Evidence-based parenting strategies, with a focus on parenting neurodivergent youth
  • How to utilize a strengths-based approach to foster growth and resilience in neurodivergent youth


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The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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