FullSizeRenderDid you know that NFRC offers its co-parenting seminars in Spanish and English? One of NFRC’s interns has some great  observations to share about the Spanish Parenting Seminar. This is a guest blog is written by Anna V.

¿Sabías NFRC ofertas los seminarios para padres en Español y Ingles? Una estudiante recién de la National Family Resiliency Center tiene muchas observaciones positivas compartir acerca de sesiones para padres hispanos. Esta es un blog de huésped es escrito por Anna V.

Como una estudiante recién egresada en estudios de familia y servicios humanitarios, he tenido una gran oportunidad de trabajar con la organización de National Family Resiliency Center. Uno de los servicios ofrecidos por esta organización son los seminarios para padres de familia que están pasando por una transición de separación o divorcio. Atendiendo a estas sesiones para padres hispanos, es impactante observar el objetivo común que tienen estos padres, todos quieren lo mejor para sus hijos. Los instructores ayudan a que estos padres entiendan cómo enfocarse en mantener una comunicación saludable entre padres e hijos durante este proceso de separación. Los videos y conversaciones entre el grupo ayudan a que los padres entiendan que no son los únicos que están pasando por este proceso. Al observar, era bueno ver el apoyo que entre ellos se brindaban compartiendo sus experiencias y sugerencias durante este tiempo. Estos seminarios son designados para sugerir maneras apropiadas para que ambos padres compartan en la crianza y desarrollo integral de sus hijos. Aunque de pronto haiga frustración entre los padres, es importante que ambos sepan que no es bueno ni apropiado llevar estos conflictos frente a sus hijos ya que el gran enfoque durante este tiempo de transición debe ser el bienestar de los hijos por encima de todo.

The English translation can be read below:

As an intern student, I have had the opportunity to work with the National Family Resiliency Center. A service offered by this organization is the parent seminar for parents who are going through the transition of separation or divorce. When attending the Spanish parent seminar, it was impactful to witness the common goal all the parents had; they all wanted what was best for their children. The instructors who led the seminar helped parents understand how important it was to maintain a healthy level of communication between both parents and children during the process of separation.  The videos shown during these seminars, and the group conversations, allowed parents to understand that they were not the only ones going through this process. While observing, it was amazing to see the camaraderie  these parents developed among one  another; they shared experiences and suggestions during these sessions to help support each other. These parent seminars are designated to suggest proper ways in which both parents can co-parent in the development of their children. Though conflicts may exist between both parents, it is important to understand that it is inappropriate to involve their children in those conflicts. During the family transition the focus should be on what is in the best interest for the children above anything else.

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