Parent Education Series 2018-19
The Student Support Team (SST) Parent Education Series brings an exciting mix of programs related to raising healthy children and young adults. These free speaker series are open to St. John's parents as well as the broader Dallas community. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.
Mindful Parenting Oct. 24 at 8:15 a.m.
Being a parent is a 24/7 job that taxes our mental and emotional capacities . . . even on a good day. Between navigating activity schedules, school assignments, and family obligations, it doesn’t leave much patience and energy for managing the tantrums and power struggles that come with raising a child. We are quick to make time for the needs of our children, but can fall short on making time for our own self-care. Parents are the cogs that keep the household running & your self-care is essential. Come to this workshop to learn some adaptive brain-based strategies for managing your child’s emotions as well as carving out some time for reflection and mindfulness for yourself.
Bio: Kristin Bemis MeD, LPC, RPT
Kristin Bemis is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Registered Play Therapist who specializes in providing play therapy for children and pre-teens with emotional and behavioral difficulties. She received her Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas, and previously, her Bachelor's in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Kristin provides parent consultation in her work with families and believes strongly in empowering the parents & caregivers in a child’s system. Having provided therapeutic services at Children's Medical Center Dallas for over 10 years, Kristin has extensive experience treating children and adolescents with medical needs. This is where she developed her passion and skills to integrate mindfulness practices into her work. Additionally, she served on the Texas Association for Play Therapy executive board of directors and is active in presenting at the local, state, national, and international levels. Kristin has published several scholarly works in related fields, and believes strongly in the power of meditation and mindfulness to improve client outcomes.