Parenting for the Long Haul: Everyday Strategies for Creating a Positive Future with Your Kids

We want our kids to grow up well—be happy, principled, and grounded; do well in school; launch into a meaningful job or career; form lasting, healthy relationships; give back to their communities, nations, and world. Sometimes those aspirations can seem far removed—and a far cry from the day-to-day realities we experience as our kids grow up. As parents, it’s easy to get so caught up in today’s worries that we forget to focus on the things we are doing every day that make a big difference in the long term. Yet the way we parent "today"—when our kids are growing through childhood and adolescence—plays a key role in kids’ long-term choices and success, whether it’s about college and career, health, or positive relationships.

Kick off the new year  by reflecting on your strengths and challenges in parenting, using our 9 Parenting Strategies as a springboard. Then identify one or two areas for growth and focus in the coming year.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Reflect on how you already use parenting strategies that make a difference in the long term.
  • Learn tangible tips for using these strategies in your everyday life.
  • Identify a priority for growing in new areas as a parent this year.
  • If you work with families, you will discover practical ways to use these research-based parenting strategies to support and empower families throughout the year.

    About the Expert

    Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, creator of the 9 Parenting Strategies, is Vice President of Research and Development at Search Institute, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization, where he has worked for more than 20 years. Author or editor of more than 30 books and reports, Roehlkepartain is widely recognized as an expert in child, youth, and family development in community contexts. He is a doctoral candidate in the Education, Curriculum, and Instruction department at the University of Minnesota, with a specialization in Family, Youth, and Community. Roehlkepartain lives in St. Louis Park, MN, with his wife and son, and continues to parent his eldest college student from afar.