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Mindfulness at Home
Learn how to help your child reduce stress, regulate emotions and improve focus and concentration. You will also learn simple ways to begin a mindfulness practice yourself.
Let's Get Organized
Is your child always running late? Is your child constantly leaving a trail of food, clothing and papers everywhere? Does your child struggle with planning long-term projects, keeping binders and folders neat or remembering to turn in completed homework? In this workshop, you will learn how to find and implement systems and strategies to help your child improve organizational skills.
Reduce Challenging Behavior with Collaborative Parenting
Most children with consistently challenging behavior do not respond well to traditional parenting strategies like using sticker charts, prizes or other incentives to motivate behavior. In fact, after some initial success, this behavioral approach almost always loses its effect and leads to even worse behavior. In this workshop, you will learn how collaborative parenting, a strengths-based, skill-building approach, will have a positive impact on your relationship with your child, and will lead to improvements in behavior.
Strengthen Your Child's Executive Function Skills
It has been said that executive function skills are the most important skills in order for a child to be successful in school. This workshop will discuss ways to improve executive function in order to:
- Reduce Impulsiveness
- Improve Transitions
- Understanding the Consequences of an Action
- Choose How to Respond Instead of Reacting
Keep the Tech in Check at Home
One of the biggest challenges of parenting today is trying to figure out how to moderate our kids' use of technology. It can be a daily struggle over how much time is spent on phones, computers and video games. As parents, we know too much technology is detrimental, nut how much is too much? You may be asking yourself, "What are the harmful effects of technology? How do I limit my child's tech when it is all he wants to do?" This workshop will answer all of these questions, and any others that you may have about keeping tech in check at home.
Recognizing and Coping with Anxiety
One in eight children in America has a diagnosable anxiety disorder, but anxiety can be hard to recognize because it often masquerades as anger or behavioral challenges. This workshop will show you what to look for, and how to recognize each of these types of anxiety:
- Separation Anxiety
- Generalized Anxiety
You will also learn tips and strategies for helping your child cope with and overcome anxiety.
10 Ways to Raise Resilient Kids
You are probably familiar with the term "helicopter parenting," and you may know parents who give their children everything and make an effort to protect them from any pain. Although you know these extremes of parenting are not healthy, you may have wondered about exactly how to help your child to be more resilient, or to deal effectively with stress and be able to cope with everyday challenges, disappointment and adversity. This workshop will share ten strategies for developing resilience in your child.