VALUES: What do I believe in? What values do I live by? How do I communicate my values to my children?
DEFINING WHO AM I AS A WOMAN: What does it mean to be a woman in today’s world? How have my past experiences shaped my view of myself? How have stereotypes affected how I see myself and other women? What realistic definition of a woman will work best for me? How must I change and grow to be the man that I want to be?
LIFE SKILLS: How would I evaluate my abilities to communicate, make decisions and manage stress in my life? Do I ever find myself feeling frustrated in conversations with other people? Do I really take the time to learn from good and bad decisions that I have made? Do I consider the consequences before acting? How do I manage stress in my life? What are effective coping strategies in managing stress?
MOTHERHOOD: What are my roles and responsibilities as a mother? What characteristics does a successful mother have? Which of these characteristics do I have? What are some of the obstacles that I need to overcome to be the best mother that I can be?
UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: How do children develop? What can they do at different ages? What do they need from parents to help them develop? What are the characteristics that I value in my child? How can I pass on my values to my children? What special impact do mothers have on the way their children develop?
HELPING CHILDREN LEARN: Can I remember what it’s like to be a small child in a world of adults? How can I help my child to have high self-esteem? How do children learn? How can I help my child learn?
FRIEND, MOTHER, PARTNER, DAUGHTER, EMPLOYEE: How can I be what I must be for everyone who needs me? How can I get my needs met? How can I communicate effectively with all these different people? How well are my important relationships working? What is going well? What do I want to change?
MANAGING CONFLICT/HANDLING ANGER: What is the difference between anger and violence? What is my style of dealing with anger? What happens in my body when I am angry? How can I find ways to express my anger without hurting myself or other people?
NEGOTIATING YOUR SUPPORT NETWORK – WHO’S ON YOUR SIDE?All parents need help in caring for their children. How can I figure out who’s there for me and how can I make the best use of those people? Many young mothers find that dealing with their children’s father and family sometimes requires finely timed skills. How can I work out a relationship with them that is functional and keeps my child out of the middle?
MALE/FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS:What things get in the way of positive relationships with men? What do men want? How do I really feel about men? How do I deal with the men in my life?
EXPLORING MARRIAGE AND COMMITTED RELATIONSHIPS: What do I know about marriage and committed relationships? What people do I know in a marriage and committed relationships? What are the characteristics of a healthy relationship? Where is my relationship with my child’s father?
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: What do I know about the cycles of abuse involved in domestic violence?
TEAM PARENTING: What skills do I need to build a team oriented relationship between the father(s) of my child/ren and members of my support network? What are the elements of an effective co-parenting relationship? What things can disrupt effective co-parenting relationship?