I honestly cannot tell you how excited I am to get to Chicago in two weeks.
OH MY COW! The Parenting in Space conference is just two weeks away!
Sometime last fall I received an email from Billy Kaplan, asking if I would speak at a parenting conference for his practice. I, of course,
Come to find out, Billy Kaplan IS, in fact, a slightly psychotic freak head, but that is what makes him so enduring. He truly cares about children with a history of trauma and the amazing people who parent them. I find that he truly listens to parents. He has that amazing balance of supporting you through the grief and difficulties of therapeutic parenting, while lovingly kicking you in the tookus to keep you going.
Multiply that by all of the other amazing people at House Calls Counseling, and I am unbelievably excited to be surrounded by so much greatness and encouragement.
As with most conferences, people wait to register until the last minute. There is still room, so use it to your advantage. The conference, itself, can't get too large. You will get a LOT of time for Q&A with therapists and other parents.
My other favorite part about this conference is that it is for PARENTS! I love social workers and other professionals. I understand just how difficult and under-appreciated their jobs are. However, I also know what it's like to sit in on a conference and have professionals sitting next to me playing Sudoku just to get through the day to receive their CEU credit. I want to pull my hair out a wee bit when all of the Q&A time gets hogged with lots of logistical paperwork-esque questions ... when all the parents really want to know is, "What, exactly, would the appropriate response be when my child writes their name on the bathroom wall with their own poo?"
So, again ... my other favorite part about this conference is that it is for PARENTS!
You will be meeting other PARENTS!
You will be sitting next to other PARENTS!
You will be filling your speed dial and FaceBook Friends List with other PARENTS!
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Two weeks! WHOOP!