(214) 532-7158  Shannon Thornton, M.A., LPC

 
 Specializing in Executive Function Difficulties, Parenting, and Family Dynamics 

Public Speaking for Your Group

I find so much joy speaking with small and large groups.  The energy is exciting and contagious!  I learn so much from participants, and feel truly blessed when something learned in a workshop is applied in real life and it really makes a difference!

TOPICS- Parenting Issues, Executive Functioning Issues

A full list of workshops appears on this page.


LENGTH - Workshops are generally one hour in length and are very interactive.  Participants receive appropriate handouts to take home.  Visual aids help liven the discussion.


CUSTOMIZABLE-You run the show.

I work with you to accommodate your needs.  I can modify the content and time frame for your schedule to make sure your group receives exactly the information they need to be successful.


I have experience working with PTAs and providing the program for their General Meetings, Moms Groups in churches, parenting workshops for congregations, small support groups in schools, and large corporate meetings where participants can lunch and learn all at the same time! 

WORKSHOP TITLES FOR ADD/ADHD MANAGEMENT


Inside a Mind with ADHD

Understanding Emotional Needs and How to Relate

The Dance with Defiance- Effective Discipline

Partnering with Your Child's School

Preparing for and Going to College

Your Adult Child Living at Home

Time Management and Organizational Skills



WORKSHOP TITLES FROM PRACTICAL PARENT EDUCATION

UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE AS A PARENT:

Understanding the Family System As A Whole

Recognizing Traits in a Healthy Family

Identifying Your Role as the Primary Model for Your Child


DEVELOPING TRUST:

Developing and Maintaining Trusting Relationships within the Family

Understanding Attachment and Bonding Between Parent and Child

Rebuilding Trust that has been Broken

Parenting From a Distance


COMMUNICATING WITHIN THE FAMILY:

Communicating Effectively with Children at All Stages

Expressing and Communicating Feelings and Emotions

Identifying Family Communication Patterns

Communicating with Children about Sexuality

Dealing with Anger in the Family

Helping Children Learn to Manage and Resolve Conflict Peacefully


BUILDING SELF ESTEEM:

Building and Nurturing Self Esteem in Children

Knowing and Valuing the Child as an Individual

Building and Nurturing Self Esteem in Parents

Encouraging Children's Growth in Social Skills

Helping Children Learn to Make Healthy Choices

Teaching Children Kindness and Respect for Other Children

Helping Children Learn to Handle Competition

Understanding the Powerful Influences of Gangs on Children

Understanding the Complexities of Bullying and Social Cruelty


UNDERSTANDING PARENTING AND POWER:

Establishing Authority as a Parent

Choosing Effective Discipline Techniques

Giving Children Responsibility for Themselves

Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

Encouraging Motivation in Children

Developing Teamwork in a Child's Educational Experience

Resolving Homework Issues

Understanding How Parenting Patterns in the Early Years Set a Course for the Future

Building a Powerful Parenting Role to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

Recognizing and Responding to Child Behaviors Outside the Norm

Raising Children of Character

Creating Family Memories:  Traditions, Rituals and Routines


ACCEPTING AND GROWING THROUGH NATURAL TRANSITIONS IN THE LIFE CYCLE:

Understanding Developmental Stages in Children

Moving through the Stages of Parenting

Dealing with Stress in the Family

Helping Children Handle Peer Pressure

Easing Transitions into Adolescence

Strengthening the Father/Child Relationship


ACCEPTING AND GROWING THROUGH UNEXPECTED TRANSITIONS IN THE LIFE CYCLE:

Coping with Mobility and Relocation

Helping Children Cope with Change and Loss

Growing through Single Parenting

Growing through Step-parenting

Understanding the Complexities of Teenagers as Parents

Balancing Parenting and a Career

Building Resiliency in Children

When Pop Culture Collides with Family Values