Sidestepping the Power Struggle: Eight Week Course – Feb 9th, 2021

Thanks so much for signing up for Sidestepping the Power Struggle. I am looking forward to our classes and sharing the course material with you.

Below you will find your link to the Zoom seminars and some general Zoom guidelines.

The LIFE courses have a profound, positive impact on families. If you have any questions about the courses, please email me:

Look forward to seeing you.


Dr. Allison Rees
LIFE Seminars


Your class begins on Wednesday, February 9th, 2021 and runs on 8 consecutive Wednesdays.

The invite below will be your ongoing Zoom link.

Sidestepping the Power Struggle

Meeting ID: 916 7309 2591
Passcode: 686281


General Zoom Guidelines:

• Please participate fully; it supports learning and connection if we can see each other’s faces, please join the call via video if you can. We understand that some folks have unstable internet, and video may not be possible for everyone.
• If you have to tend to children or something distracts you, please turn off your video briefly, so others aren’t distracted.
• Parent education is adult information. Consider wearing headphones if you can, &/or attending from a closed room, so you have privacy, focus, and can take this time for yourself.
• Use the chat format to pose questions during the lecture; the moderator will read out chat questions so the facilitator can answer live. Questions may also be redirected to the discussion groups.
• If there is an option to ask questions aloud in the large group, please use the “raise hand” notifier in zoom so the moderator can see you have a question (if your kids can hear you, please use the chat format instead).
• Please note that the course leader is managing time and not all raised hands or questions can be accommodated.
• Avoid drinking alcohol during class (lecture & small group).
• Be present.

Discussion Group Guidelines:

Being part of an educational group is a shared experience that requires awareness of group protocol. In order to create an element of safety, we have these suggestions:

• Stay on task with the material at hand rather than jumping ahead and trying to solve problems too soon.
• Be open to learning so that you can become your own expert.
• Participants are asked to resist the urge to give each other advice.
• Keep your sharing to the point and avoid story telling.
• There are very few pat answers when it comes to parenting, work week to week and you will get a lot out of the course.