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Free "Parenting for Success" Webinars

May 15, 2020

By Suzanne Carlos

Sarah and David Herrmann of Embrace Family Learning have partnered with Mike Rockers, Superintendent of Hawaii Catholic Schools and Celeste Akiu, principal at Holy Family Catholic Academy and Early Learning Center, to offer a series of three, free "Parenting for Success" webinars. 

Parents everywhere are struggling with keeping their children focused on their distance learning, and behaving in general, during these stay-at-home orders.

These 30-minute webinars offer parents simple, effective, faith-based parenting tools that they can immediately implement with their children to foster a calmer and more focused family and learning environment.

The webinars are entitled:

  1. Putting an End to Arguing, Back Talk and Begging
  2. Teaching Responsibility without Losing Their Love
  3. Guiding Kids to Own and Solve Their Own Problems

The first two webinars were held earlier this month, with the final one scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 2:00pm. Go to www.EmbraceFamilyLearning.com for the Zoom Link and Meeting ID. All three webinars in the series are being recorded and are available to be viewed through June 30th at www.EmbraceFamilyLearning.com.  

The Herrmanns have created "Parenting for Success" handouts to accompany these webinars. These PDFs are also available on their website.  Some highlights include:

  • Allow your kids to make affordable mistakes today, and let them learn the natural consequences to resolve the situation. Do not rescue them. They are smart, strong, spiritual, and need the opportunity to fix it and learn.
  • Like us, our children seek attention and control. The goal is to increase the healthy ways they can gain this (connecting with them, loving relationships, prayer) and decrease the unhealthy ways (nagging, arguing).
  • A primary skill we can teach our children is to become confident as decision-makers and problem-solvers beginning at home.
  • Empathy allows us to lovingly hold our children firmly accountable without losing their love and respect.

Sarah Herrmann shares, "We are honored to help support parents as they journey through these challenging times, and hope that we can make families stronger and more faith-filled in the process. We hope to see you via Zoom this Wednesday! We are passionate about supporting parents, so if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us!"

Sarah and David Herrmann have lived in Hawaii for almost 10  years as a family and David grew up here. David’s background is in business management and Sarah has over 30 years’ experience in Catholic Schools (as a teacher, principal, and in-service provider) and in parishes. Their company, Embrace Family Learning, provides faith-based proactive parenting classes (utilizing Love and Logic®), as well as tutoring and educational consulting. They call themselves the HAPPY HERRMANNS and are continuously eager to see where God is leading them to serve.