Help's on the Way for Parent-Child Battles

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Byline: Lyn Woodrum

I had an informative conversation with Lisa White, public relations coordinator for Mom-2-Mom, a not-for-profit organization created to promise support, education and friendship to moms and kids living in the far Northwest suburbs.

We discussed the featured topic of their monthly meeting, "Understanding Temperament: Knowing Your Child". The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Sherman Family Healthcare on Randall Road in Algonquin.

Although our children are grown, I can definitely identify with the topic! Too often my husband and I stop at a favorite restaurant or grocery store only to be disturbed by verbal battles between parents and their young children. And, too often, we find ourselves commenting on how we would have handled the situation with our children.

Have no fear - help is on the way! The scheduled speaker is author and professor Brenda Atkinson, currently in private practice as a developmental consultant. She provides assessment, educational and counseling services to families of young children. …