Helps clients explore what the term “gatekeeping” means and is a catalyst for change and inspiration
At RENEW LIfe Center in Paterson, NJ, we love how Mom as Gateway enables our clients to explore what the term “gatekeeping” means and investigate how they use it in their lives through exercises that involve critical thinking and role playing. It’s eye opening to the mothers when they realize that their daily interactions with or attitudes toward the father, which often seem trivial, play a key role in fostering a positive father-child relationship. Awareness of how power struggles can negatively impact a child's wellbeing motivates our clients to learn strategies and tools of how to solve conflict through listening and communicating with an open mind that leads to mutual understanding. It’s amazing how during the workshop the mothers create a community where they feel free to share their experiences without being judged and find countless ways to encourage each other and celebrate successes. Mom as Gateway is often a catalyst for change that inspires our clients to take part in additional educational workshops promoting healthy relationships, financial stability, and leadership training.