In 6 sessions, you will learn how to :
Helping Children Deal with Their Feelings - An exploration of what happens to children when their feelings are denied. Specific skills that help children to recognize and
cope with their negative feelings: disappointment, envy, frustration, resentment, anger, etc. Ways to accept children's feelings, limit unacceptable behavior, and still maintain goodwill.
Engaging Cooperation - How children react to commonly used methods to get them to cooperate: threats, warnings, orders, name-calling, sarcasm, lecturing, etc. Five ways to
invite cooperation that will leave parents and children feeling good about themselves and each other.
Alternatives to Punishment - How do children normally react to punishment? Is it necessary to rely on punishment as a means of discipline? Some alternatives to punishment
that enable parents to express their strong disapproval as well as encourage children to assume responsibility for their behavior.
Encouraging Autonomy - Ways to help children become separate, responsible people who can one day function on their own. Specific skills that help children to become more
Praise - An exploration of the kinds of praise that build a positive and realistic self-image, and the kinds that are counter-productive. A variety of ways to help our
children become aware of their strengths so that they can put them into action.
Freeing Children from Playing Roles - A look at how children are sometimes cast into roles (bully, whiner, dawdler, mischief-maker, etc.) and how we can free them from
playing out these roles. Six skills that help children see themselves in a different and more positive light.