Through my social media account, I try to share a sneak peek into family life with me, Monique Williams, founder of BFE! I am a single mother of a wonderful 4 year old who keeps me more than entertained with his wise cracks and antics, and adorable, undeniable love! I share a co-parenting partnership with my former spouse who lives in Washington, DC. We most certainly try our best to ensure our "family" remains in tact and we recongize that it can be hectic at times. Yes, there are challenges with being a single parent, especially a mother raising a son. I recall one of the biggest to date was teaching him how to potty when he was 2 years old! Fortunately, he picked up that boys standup to potty after he mastered the art of putting "pee pee" and "poopy" in the potty!
Aside, I want my "BFE Family" to understand that I am in no way the "expert" with magical parenting powers. I am very much experiencing the trials of parenthood, and I sometimes have to try more than one way to get through to my child. I get frustrsted, and I discover many "Aha moments" in parenting. I feel guilt and know that I make mistakes in my journey. Moreover, when it comes to the relationships I too experience good times and bad, have my doubts and fears, enjoy love, and experience heatbreak. But I stay in the fight and stand for happiness, family, and love!
I founded BFE as a platform for encouraging positive family relationship dynamics, from parent-child and couple perspectives and professional intervention level. With an educational foundation and background in law and legal, behavioral and mental health, child and family counseling, and policy and program development, my experiences largely benefit multiple settings. Consultatio and education provided by BFE can be applied across systems such as juvenile justice, early childhood and education, human services agencies, parent education and mediation, and relationship enhancement. I believe and practice the approaches I share, and I am looking forward to sharing more in workshops beginning this Fall!!! I hope that you will take part in the workshops and seminars offered, and/or share with a friend!
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