Katie Naftzger, LICSW

family therapist, adoption specialist, speaker, author

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Introducing My “Parenting-Well” Group For Adoptive Parents (past group)

(please see website for current group info!)

Calling all local adoptive parents who are currently parenting teens!

I know what it’s like for many of you now – you’re feeling overwhelmed, helpless and alone in parenting your adopted teen. Sometimes it seems too hard and often it seems like it’s getting worse! You end up fighting with them, getting into power struggles with them, where you lose, and if you win, it doesn’t seem to make a difference.

Imagine, as a parent, if you could go from feeling

helpless and overwhelmed

to empowered and focused.

What a relief that would be, right?

I’ve wanted to offer this group for a long time. It’s a group that I’ve designed for adoptive parents of teens who are struggling with their teen about limits, consequences and accountability.

As parents, you often know what you’re “supposed” to do, but can’t seem to do it.  Sometimes books and well-meaning friends and family can’t provide the solutions and guidance that you really need.  And, parenting teens is no picnic.

But, things can get better, a lot better.

How do I know?

I’ve experienced it with my clients, I’ve witnessed it happen in families.  Things start to get better, more clear, easier, manageable.

But, parents are often not getting the kind of help they really need.  I want to give each parent the opportunity to focus in on the specific issues that are getting in the way of having the relationship that they want with their teen.  I know what you’re thinking.  And, yes, it’s possible, and I know it because I’ve had the privilege of helping parents and families get there, again and again.  I’d like to help you to help your family get there, too.

This is not a support group or a therapy group. It’s a “parenting-well” group. The topic that we’ll be focusing on is how to take the sting out of setting limits with adopted teens.  Doesn’t that sound nice? I’ll present and and the rest of the time will be discussion. I’ve purposely kept the group small so the discussion can address the needs of each parent.

Aren’t you tired of feeling so alone?

The details:

Five Meetings
Eight members
Thursdays 10:15-11:30, beginning on Nov 7.
Meetings are held at my office at 17 Lincoln St., Third Floor, Suite B, #3, in Newton, MA.

One-time fee of $250, payable online.

Is this the group you’ve been waiting for?  Don’t procrastinate.  Just do it.  There are only eight openings.

Register here:

BOOK NOW

Also, if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass this info along to them!

PS – If you’re interested in the group but your child is not a teen, the time doesn’t work, etc., e-mail me at katiejae@comcast.net and let me know.  Thanks.

One Response to Introducing My “Parenting-Well” Group For Adoptive Parents (past group)

  1. nice nice nice. thank you katie. I’ll share the group with FRUA and Kaz Aul.
    I like your concept. a wellness group. plus it is a time limited and small. cool.

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