January 27, 2006
A win-win-win situation
What's better than a win-win situation? How about a win-win-win situation? According to juvenile attorney Sallynda Rothchild-Dennison, The Art of Positive Parenting (TAPP) can help all attorneys and their clients achieve this triple victory.
Since 1978, TAPP has been helping parents improve their communication skills so they can create and maintain positive family atmospheres that enable their children to have higher self-esteem, work more independently, respect others and make healthier life decisions. Through six, highly engaging, interactive TAPP classes, parents discuss their successes and challenges with other parents and get advice from parenting experts on how to: foster children' self-esteem, set limits on behavior, engage children's cooperation, encourage responsibility, and manage stress.
Attorney Rothchild-Dennsion believes TAPP offers something different than the other parenting programs in our community. She's never had one client complain about finishing this course. In fact, they often rave about it, saying they learned practical skills that were easy to apply in their real life, helping them become better parents. And as they become better parents and improve their family situations, their cases are often dismissed by prosecutors. Rothchild-Dennison has never encountered a prosecutor who won't accept TAPP as a significant parent improvement program, which often saves the client and attorneys from a long drawn out court case. Thus, a win-win-win situation for all parties involved.
But TAPP isn't just for those clients in near-court situations. TAPP is for all parents who could benefit from improved family communication. After taking TAPP, one parent claimed, "I feel better about myself as a parent, a husband and as an adult. I'm happier about the decisions I make with my children, and I no longer react with action, but with thoughtfulness and listening first."
If you're interested in more TAPP information, look for us at the Columbus Bar offices on February 2, 13 and 21.