After completing the Empowered Parent Conference, you will join us at Weekend Success Camp, where we help you put your knowledge to work and you really get to see The Parent Project curriculum in action.
First and foremost, Weekend Success Camp is not a boot camp. We believe that boot camps typically don’t work as long-term solutions because they use external motivators to cause you to do what you don’t want to do. The problem with external motivation is that when the motivator is done, so is the motivation to do what you didn’t want to do. We believe that there is a better way to motivate people to do what they don’t want to do, and it’s called consequences.
Weekend Success Camp was created for both parents and children, but also for families. Everything we do at Weekend Success Camp has been designed to strengthen the family, not just fix the ‘problem child’. We understand that when there is a ‘problem child’ in the family, it affects everyone in the family. But we also understand that when only the ‘problem child’ is addressed, then the other children who have been left on their own will soon become just like the ‘problem child’. In many cases, the so-called ‘good children’ have picked up the negative behaviors, and the parents have just missed it. Our approach is to change the environment that created the ‘problem child’ in the first place. Once we have the parents on the same parenting page, we are then ready to take on the ‘problem child’ and win.
We believe that the first step in behavior change is the parent. Once we have taught the parents what to do at the Empowered Parent Conference, we show them how to do it at Weekend Success Camp. Weekend Success Camp is the place where their questions get answered and their parenting plan starts to come together. Weekend Success Camp is also where their child will begin to understand:
- Parents are not alone anymore.
- Parents have support and a parenting plan.
- Parents have friends who understand what they are going through.
- Bad choices can send children to jail.
Weekend Success Camp is not the fix for all ‘problem children’. It’s a tool for the empowered parent and a wake-up call for good children making bad choices. The action that the parent takes when the child returns home is far more important than what we do at Weekend Success Camp, but we are here to offer you the tools that you need to have a successfully functioning family no matter where you are.
The Empowered Parent Conference is a prerequisite for this program.