103 Reclaiming Parental Authority

Ron Taffel

Ron TaffelHow can parents compete with the near unlimited access to information, family-supplanting youth culture, and social pressures of today’s kids? Ron Taffel’s parenting Webcast Session addresses these and more challenges to parental authority in the 21st century. Learn new ways of enhancing parents’ ability to find their authentic voice and become an influence in their children’s lives by:

  • understanding the reluctance of post-boomer parents to assert their authority
  • making explicit the unstated parental fears that often disempower parents and enable their kids to hold them hostage
  • bringing the child’s Second Family—their network of significant friendships—into the therapy room
  • combating parental isolation through facilitating home–school partnerships and communication among parents


Ron Taffel, PhD, is the chairman of the board of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York. His books include Getting Through to Difficult Kids and Parents: Uncommon Sense for Child Professionals and his latest, Childhood Unbound: Authoritative Parenting for the 21st Century. Website: http://www.rontaffel.com/

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