By K.L. For two years, Mordechai Weinberger LCSW hosts a weekly call-in radio program. Thousands of people calling in and watching it live on TLS. What makes Mordechai special, is his ability to answer various psychological questions on the spot. He fields various questions from kids calling up wondering how to deal with bullying to adults calling in how to deal with anxiety and everything in between. What Makes Mordechai special is that all the questions are coming in live without any preparation.
Many times during each program Mordechai says that he doesn’t take parenting questions on air because parenting isn’t a response that can be mastered in 5 minutes or less. He explains that 3 years ago he gave several parenting workshops to over 1,200 parents. At that time he was offering a money back guarantee if anyone wasn’t satisfied with the course. From all those parents only one set of parents asked for the refund. Mordechai explains that a large part of parenting is skills based. Meaning that in the first program you learn a skill. Then the parents need time to implement them. Once implemented as with any tool it needs to be refined several times till the skill is mastered. This procedure can take up to 4 evenings. This process is not possible to be done on a call in radio program. Therefore he doesn’t take questions on children under the age of 9.
Due to the many request from his callers Mordechai has the updated the information and geared the course that the skills can be mastered in 4 evenings be”h. the course if geared for parents dealing with all age children. From the ages of 2-20.
Who is this workshop geared to?
if you find that you are afraid of your kids?
if you find you are missing the tools how to get the kids to listen?
if you find that your kids are always complaining no matter what you buy them?
if you find that your kids don’t listen till you shout?
if you find homework is a battle every day?
if you find bedtime a battle every night?
if you find sending the kids to school a battle?
if you find your kids are missing self-confidence?
if you find yourself threatening and yelling all the time?
if you find yourself the parent you never wanted to be?
if you find that you can’t parent your kids because your spouse isn’t on the same team as you?
if you find your kids are very clingy to you?
if you find that you are doubting yourself if you are a good parent or not?
This workshop is different from other parenting workshops.
Mordechai always recommends for parents to take many workshop. They are all good. You will learn from each workshop another skill or tool. This workshop is focused on understanding our children’s mind. Understanding the development of a child and the language that is needed at each stage in their development. This workshop is geared from ages of 2 going through the teenage years. The main focus will be behavioral training skills that are universal to all people. These are the skills that are used in the military. These are the same skills used in the professional companies to train high-ranking employees. These same skills are used in the hardest of schools to keep discipline. Contrary to popular belief training kids to master a skill can be gentle fun and easy. You will learn the secret and master it be”h in just 4 lessons.
Why are so many parenting workshops 16-30 weeks and his is only 4 evenings? Those parenting workshops are fantastic. They focus on many issues that are happening in the family. Not only about the children’s behavior. They focus on shulem bayis. They focus on being a calm parent. They discuss yomim toivim issues that arise. They discuss how to balance running your life while being a parent. This workshop is focused on getting the children to listen and doing their tasks without a battle. It’s a solid skills based training. Once you learn the master-key you will be able to implement it in every behavior.
Why don’t you focus on all the other topics like the other workshops do? From my experience parents are very educated today. If there is a question there is a lot of material to read. What I find is lacking on a major level is simple practical tools that you can change or train a behavior. So many people come to my office and all the need is the tools how to get children and teenagers to do their responsibilities. They ask me not to bore them with the long version. Just give me the short detailed skills that work. That is the focus of this parenting workshop.
Is this workshop only skills based? Of course not! it will have the concepts and tools how to build your childs self-esteem. It will have all the pieces of how to connect with your children and how to teach them to be leaders on their own.
When and where will this workshop be given? The workshops will be giving on Wednesday April 22, Sunday April 26, Wednesday April 29 and Sunday may 3rd. The times will be from 8:30-10:30 pm (or later depending on the amount of questions). This workshop will be via phone line. You can take it from the comfort of you’re your house. Each evening will feature the live program and then the ability to ask questions by text. You will be receiving a workbook. You will also be able to hear the recording of the parenting workshop for one month after the course on the phone line.
How do you sign up? The number to call is 201 691 7626 or to hear more information you can call 718 298-2011 and press section 8. The price is $219.
Mordechai Weinberger LCSW is a social worker in the community for many years. He has a weekly radio call in program that is hosted on TLS. Mordechai has just come out with his first book called Alive a 10 step guide to a vibrant life. It is a major seller. After being in stores for one month it already sold out and is going for its second printing.