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Parenting In SPACE 2016

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Parenting In SPACE 2015

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Parenting In SPACE 2014

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Parenting In SPACE 2013

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Parenting In SPACE 2012

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Parenting In SPACE 2011

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Testimonials

Here’s what parents who attended Parenting in SPACE said about the conference…

  • “I’m thrilled that you did this for us and am really glad I got to come! It was more of a 101 than I was expecting!”
  • “Wonderful experience! Please do this event repeatedly and often! Great job!”
  • “The improv was a great way to open up and break the ice.”
  • “I totally enjoyed having the arboretum as the conference site.”
  • “What a blessing. I’m so grateful that Christine (Moers) convinced me to attend.”
  • “Awesome job. Keep up the good work, and thank you.”
  • “Everyone I talked to was nice.”
  • “The information given was very relevant to my needs. It was useful.”
  • “The presenters were all very good.”
  • “The topics chosen were what I needed.”
  • “Billy Kaplan is the bomb!”
  • “Thank you for being willing to share and listen!”
  • “Comments from (the) other parents were helpful.”
  • “Training was exceptionally well therapeutically, and gave foster parents a chance to participate and share quality not quantitative techniques to assist our children.”
  • “Such a personal approach!”
  • “My sessions were absolutely wonderful”
  • “I met a lot of nice people”
  • “Thank you for ‘getting’ us.”
  • “…so fun to watch!’
  • “The information was valuable, and so were the questions.”
  • “The training was well received and delivered quality and unique strategies to service my foster daughter. Thank you!”
  • “Gave excellent ideas to utilize for future attachment issues.”
  • “Very engaging and demonstrative. Explained concepts in clear, concise fragments. Dared us to move away from the ineffective.”
  • “Yes, I will attend again.”
  • “The generosity of everyone in answering questions was so helpful!”
  • “I really liked meeting parents with similar challenges and the validation they offered”
  • “I gaining a better understanding of ‘why’ our kids act-out”
  • “The food was excellent”
  • “Learning new strategies, ways to cope and heal”
  • “It was great meeting parents of RAD children, who have common issues, in a way that was fun and open and safe”
  • “The presenters clearly differentiated between developmental and chronological stages of growth.”
  • “Socializing Saturday was a great thing”

Here’s what parents they said they liked most about the conference in a few words…

  • “Great resources”
  • “Meeting other”
  • “Learning”
  • “Sharing”
  • “Support”
  • “Information”
  • “Contacts”
  • “Diversity of topics”
  • “Contacts with other parents”
  • “Choices of sessions”
  • “Timely and relevant”
  • “Repair is useful”
  • “Meeting other parents”
  • “Getting questions answered”
  • “Amazing info”
  • “Amazing. Thank you. The end.”
  • “Wonderful stuff!”
  • “Fantastic!”
  • “I enjoyed the training”
  • “Community”
  • “Fun”
  • “New ideas”
  • “Such great info!”
  • “Very knowledgeable!”
  • “Excellent!”
  • “Great!”
  • “Loved the info!”
  • “Wonderful!”
  • “Very enjoyable and gave practical ideas.”
  • “Loved it!
  • “Humorous.”
  • “I enjoyed myself”
  • “Awesome!”
  • “Wow! Wow! Wow!”
  • “Absolutely incredibly helpful.”“Very good insights”

 Blogs

Insert Brilliant Title Here, or the Post Wherein I Ramble and Roam

Last month I attended another amazing Parenting in SPACE Conference, which is put on by House Calls Counseling out of the Chicago area.

SPACE, as I’ve talked about in previous posts, is an acronym that helps provide a framework for a particular strain of parenting known as therapeutic parenting. (Ha ha…”strain of parenting!”)
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SPACE blew my mind

Sure, they are wonderful at therapeutic techniques, but by “amazing,” I mean fun and engaging and the kind of people you want to surround yourself with. They have a powerful and distinct energy.
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Post-Conference Processing

If I could describe my Parenting in SPACE conference experience in (many) one sentence(s) I would say…
We were already friends before we met.
They got me.
I laughed till I cried.
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RE-Entry, laying lowwwww

I got home from the Parenting in Space Conference at 10:00 last night. ….so your going to have to be patient with me as I put together all of the AWESOME things I learned into rational thought…
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PARENTING IN SPACE Part 1

I learned a trunk-load of awesomeness at The parenting in SPACE conference, a economy bus TRUNK LOAD, am I going to be able to apply everything,” I WISH, I HOPE, I WILL TRY, and I will fail, and I will TRY again”, cause that is the name of the dance called therapeutic parenting ….just in case you didn’t know.
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A COUPLE OF GOOD DAYS

As mentioned, a few weeks ago Craig and I went to the Parenting in SPACE Conference in Chicago. It was phenomenal, and it is difficult to sort out all that happened. Quite honestly, the best thing was just being together with a whole group of parents who “get” it.
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