1146d – Webinar- Handling Touch with Touchy Adopted Teens
(August 2015) Some teens are not open to touch, even if you do everything right. With adopted teens, how do you know when to touch and how do you respond when the touch is re-buffed? Join Tina Feigal, Director of Family Engagement and Parent Coach at Anu Family Services, Inc. as she offers suggestions that help teens accept appropriate touch and discover ways to build positive physical relationships. The topics covered include:
- How to help your child accept touch as a normal healthy expression of development
- Skills that allow your child to grow toward you and not against you
- How to use right tone of voice and letting go of preconceived notions about touch
Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed. is the Director of Family Engagement at Anu Family Services/Center for the Challenging Child. A former school psychologist, a grandmother, and mother to three wonderful sons. Tina’s passion is bringing peace to home and schools by helping adults heal challenging child behavior with the specific, highly effective “Present Moment Parenting and Teaching.” Since 2000, she has operated her business, The Center for the Challenging Child, now a branch of Anu Family Services. As a coach and trainer, Tina supports adults in applying the techniques in her books, The Pocket Coach for Parents and The Pocket Teacher Coach. Tina has been featured as the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE 11’s Extra’s “Suppernanny.” Lean more about parent coaching and training at www.parentingmojo.com.