One of the most important things we can do for our children as we navigate life in the Foreign Service is to learn the skills that we need in order to be our best selves as parents. Parents think a lot about how to Foreign Service lifestyle will affect their children. But, no matter when you move, how many times, or what life throws your way, a loving, communicative, and compassionate home with good boundaries and a sense of shared purpose goes a long way to help kids (and the entire family) overcome the inevitable hurdles. That means, as parents, we have our own work to do! In this session, Jodi Harris, LCSW, a therapist and Foreign Service spouse, from Virginia Family Therapy, will share skills you can use to support your own mental wellbeing.
● Learn important check-in questions you can use for yourself when life get stressful
● Learn strategies for resetting when you become overwhelmed
● Learn tools for gaining clarity on your own values and goals as a parent