Practical Parenting for Teens creates an environment conducive to learning by holding their conference at South Florida’s premier event venue on Tues., Nov. 14th, 2017 Boca Raton. From the moment you enter the Addison’s Banyan covered courtyard, you step into a world with historic architecture and world-class cuisine. Workshops take place in beautifully appointed halls and the vendors will be located in an elegant, open area promoting a feeling of peace and connection among everyone in attendance.
Our teen retreat will take place at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, a dude ranch nestled in one of the few untouched pieces of Florida wilderness. Teens will have their comfort zones tested and independence encouraged while they camp under the stars surrounded by the Ranch's natural scenic beauty. Their accommodations are spacious tents that are fully furnished and air conditioned; however, there is no t.v. or wifi and all participants will make their own beds, maintain the cleanliness of their space and will take part in preparing and cleaning up after community meals. As with all the retreats, each attendee will take part in community service, team-building activities, Socratic dialogue, as well as yoga and meditation. There will be down time but the goal of the retreat is to build self-esteem and foster independence, not simply a vacation.
Our first family retreat will be take place at the Dominican Treehouse Village. Tucked away in the tropical jungle of the Dominican Republic, the Tree House cabins are far from the tourist crowds and a short bike-ride away is the beautiful El Valle beach: secluded, quiet, and unspoiled by tourism. There is NO t.v. or Wifi in this beautiful paradise. As with all the retreats, each attendee will take part in community service, team-building activities, Socratic dialogue, as well as yoga and meditation. There will be down time but the goal of the retreat is to work on communication between parents and their teens in a safe environment through a series of organized activities and excursions.