Please join the DC Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network on Thursday, February 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for an evening discussing stress and children with Emory Luce Baldwin. Childhood is the training ground for the rest of life. One important skill children learn is how to deal with life's problems and challenges without becoming overwhelmed with worries and stress. Supportive parents can help their children learn these important life skills by encouraging them to learn that a "problem is just a problem" and that "all problems have solutions." Emory Luce Baldwin, LCMFT will talk to our group about ways to help children learn to shift from "worrying about problems" towards "solving problems."
Emory Luce Baldwin, M.S., LCMFT, is a parent educator as well as a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist. As a senior leader with PEP (the Parent Encouragement Program), Emory frequently leads Open Forum Counseling programs, working with a family before an audience of parents and children who wish to improve their response to common family problems, such as “power struggles” and “messy rooms”. She has also taught many PEP classes for parents of babies through teenagers over the past 14 years. Working with her PEP colleagues, she has developed and presented several unique talks and classes, including “Setting Limits with Extra-Challenging Children,” “Motivating Underachieving Children,” and “Helping Discouraged and Anxious Children”. Emory is a popular speaker on many topics concerning children, teens and families, and she is often interviewed by the press and invited to speak about parenting topics in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As an award winning writer, Emory contributes frequently as a guest author for the “Ages and Stages” feature in “Washington Parent Magazine” and for many years, she has written a monthly parenting advice column in the Takoma and Silver Spring “Voice” newspaper entitled “The Heart of Parenting.” In her private practice as a family therapist, Emory serves families with children and adolescents. She takes a “strength based” approach in her work, one that respects the efforts individuals have been making to keep their problems from getting any bigger, as well as valuing the story of how people would prefer to be living their lives. She also helps families build greater cooperation and closer connections by improving their problem solving and communication skills. Emory has had many opportunities to practice her parenting skills in raising her two children, who are now young adults.
Our "Stress and Children" meeting will take place on Thursday, February 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Takoma DC Public Library, located at 416 Cedar St NW. There is street parking, and the Takoma DC Public Library is also metro-accessible from the Takoma/Red Line stop.