Reason to Give and long time partner Adler University teamed up this spring to offer Reason to Give graduates and incoming students a four week break-out program on parenting. Classes were taught by Liz Muckley, LCPC, RDT-BCT, a Clinical Counselor and Professor of Family Therapy and Parenting Skills at Adler University. She works with young people at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and at the Institute for Therapy Through the Arts. The intense program covered: The “Whys” of misbehavior and learning techniques to change the pattern; understanding how punishment and rewards may be short term fixes with long terms costs; changing the cycle of frustration and fatigue in response to children’s mistakes and failures; and using encouragement to build character and strengthen bonds with your children and between siblings.

The program was a extremely helpful for our students. We hope to work with Adler again in the future to offer this program.