Expired Reframing Gentle Parenting: Practical Tools for Positive Discipline that Contribute to Healthy Relationships with Children and Teens

Join us for Ackerman’s free webinar series for parents and caregivers. Created by family therapy experts, these webinars are designed to help parents and caregivers to support their child’s mental health across a diverse range of subjects. Webinars are free to attend and will be held online via Zoom.

Program Description:

This webinar discusses myths and facts about gentle parenting. Parents and caregivers will learn more about positive discipline techniques, the importance of self-regulation in managing challenging behaviors, and ways to foster genuine connections with children and teens to support their development and promote confidence.


Barbara NealBarbara E. Neal, M.Ed, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), faculty at Ackerman Institute for the Family, and Founder & CEO of Therapy For Black Moms, a teletherapy practice in New Jersey dedicated to supporting the mental and relational health of Black Mothers and their families from pregnancy to empty nest and everything in between. This includes working with Black mothers to empower them as individuals, mothers, and partners as they navigate parenthood, career, and relationships and supporting them as they work through and heal from racial trauma, traumatic birthing experiences, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mental and relational health concerns.

Barbara is also committed to supporting Black mothers and their families in gaining access to high quality, culturally responsive therapy even when finances are a barrier. She does this by seeking out donors and partnerships to support Black moms in a variety of ways including free sessions to get them started, gap funding for sessions when needed to continue therapy, and other therapeutic resources like books, journals, etc. to support them on their journey of healing growth, and renewal.

  • March 20, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Barbara Neal, M.Ed, LMFT


Location:   Online Event


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