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Child Development and How It Influences Behavior


Behavior Problems: What Do You Do? What Do You Say?

  • Get some positive discipline ideas
  • Hone your communication skills


Dressing and Other Woes of Parenthood

  • Learn how to define problem accurately
  • Examine factors affecting the behavior
  • Explore positive options for dealing with woes
  • Work a few group woes together to reinforce strategy


Eating Woes

  • Look at facts about eating
  • Consider developmental stages of children and how that affects eating
  • Review safety tips
  • Learn parent versus child responsibilities
  • Problem solve some problems from class volunteers


Guiding Children to Make Wise Decisions (recommended for parents of children five and older)

  • What? Why? How? When? and Who?


How Children Learn

  • Examine theories and brain research
  • Analyze learning styles and temperament


Now I Am Three

  • Consider child's temperament
  • Look at developmental levels: physical, language, cognitive/intellectual, emotional/social
  • Tips for helping child cope with fears
  • Hints for a smoother year

Raising Girls

  • Understand the special nature of your girl
  • Learn techniques to rear strong, healthy, happy girls

Raising Boys

  • Understand the special nature of boys
  • Learn techniques to enjoy them while raising them effectively

Sleeping Woes

  • Review facts about sleep and developmental needs
  • Learn how sleep states and biological rhythms affect problem
  • Consider parent and child readiness for change
  • Explore options
  • Discuss strategies for trouble spots
  • Leave with lots of tips

Understanding Your Child

  • Examine Child's Temperament
  • Discover Child's Learning Style
  • Identify if Child is Highly Sensitive

Why Play?

  • Analyze the value of play
  • Discover the benefits in the developmental domains:
    • Intellectual * Emotional * Social * Language * Physical

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Building Character


Developing Moral Character

  • Consider morality in the home
  • Learn about morality with peers
  • Leave with strategies to foster moral character


Encouraging Responsibility

  • Discover the components of responsibility
  • Learn the levels of responsibility
  • Identify building skills for responsibility


A New Look at Self-Esteem

  • Consider child's individual style
  • Focus on islands of competency
  • Analyze your reaction to risks and mistakes


Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

  • Compare emotional mind to rational mind
  • Assess your child's emotional status
  • Learn to coach to develop strong emotional skills


Raising a Socially Intelligent Child

  • Understanding the brain's influence on social intelligence
  • Components of social intelligence
  • Tips to foster a socially intelligent child


Guiding Children to Make Wise Decisions

  • What? Why? How? When? Who?

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Dealing with Anger and Stress

That Makes Me So Mad! Exploring Child Anger

  • Examine children's anger
  • Investigate what works and what doesn't
  • Learn effective coping strategies


You're Driving Me Crazy! Exploring Parent Anger

  • Analyze adult anger toward children
  • Explore triggers and responses
  • Investigate productive management techniques


Help! I'm Stressed

  • Examine responses and triggers
  • Discover thought and action strategies
  • Go away more relaxed and reassured

Ouch! He/She Bit Me!

  • Explore the biting syndrome
  • Analyze motive and responses
  • Discover succesful coping strategies

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Communication

I'm Talking But They're Not Listening

  • Gain new ideas of what to do when . . .
  • Practice positive speaking and active listening
  • Smooth out communication glitches

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Conflict Management and Social Problem-Solving

I Want It My Way! - Facilitating Social Problem Solving Between Children

  • Examine children's conflict coping styles
  • Empower children to define and verbalize feelings and desires
  • Learn three levels of facilitating child-child negotiations
    • with children who have moderate social skills
    • with twos and children who are behaviorally young
    • with the aggressive child


Negotiating with Kids

  • Move from power struggles to win-win solutions
  • Do a reality check on your conflict attitudes
  • Match positive options to situations
  • Analyze problem ownership


Problem-Solve Your Behavior Dilemma

  • Bring your home problems
  • Learn how to effectively analyze the behavior problem
  • Explore positive options
  • Discover how to decide on the best options
  • As time allows, groups will work on a few problems from the group


The Family Meeting

  • Learn how to run a good family meeting
  • Begin to use family meetings to problem solve troublesome family issues


Ten Tips for Problem-Solving Win-Win Solutions

  • Bring some problems from home
  • Go away with tips to exchange tiresome begging for productive negotiating


Simplified Conflict Resolution (see Toddlers and Twos)

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Cooperation

Encouraging Cooperative Behavior

  • Discover 16 practical tips to. . .
  • Create a more positive environment
  • Encourage cooperation

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Discipline

Build Self-Esteem and Improve Behavior

  • Uncover the being and doing aspects of self-esteem
  • Learn to effectively analyze the behavior problem
  • Go away with techniques to maintain discipline and foster self-esteem


Discipline Without Guilt

  • Understand meaning of shame, guilt, punishment and discipline
  • Examine positive discipline options
  • Explore appropriate constructive discipline for your child's specific behaviors


Positive Discipline: Set Limits and Save Your Sanity

  • Examine parenting styles in regard to discipline
  • Discuss reasonable expectations
  • Look at constructive ways to set limits
  • Evaluate options


Positive Discipline Strategies

  • Examine the pros and cons of Behavior Modification
  • Explore positive discipline options
  • Apply the Problem-Solving Formula to your issues


Behavior Problems: What Do You Do? - What Do You Say?

  • Analyze child's behavior
  • Explore positive discipline options
  • Discover effective communication


Eating, Sleeping, Dressing & Other Woes of Parenthood

  • Explore how to avoid power struggles: food, sleep, clothes
  • Analyze and discuss issues at home


Discipline for Toddlers & Twos (see Toddlers and Twos)

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Emotional, Social Skills and Moral Development

Emotional Intelligence

  • Discover the two sides of emotional control
  • Become aware of components needed for emotional control
  • Explore your style for dealing with your child's emotions
  • Assess your child's emotional status
  • Learn to coach your child to develop strong emotional skills

Raising a Socially Intelligent Child

  • Discover components of social intelligence
  • Learn new scientific discoveries about how the brain affects behavior
  • Explore factors needed to develop social intelligence
  • Learn how to coach your child to develop strong social intelligence

Developing Moral Character

  • Consider morality in the home and with peers
  • Identify developmental stages of sharing
  • Analyze styles of enforcement
  • Leave with strategies to foster strong moral character

Understanding Your Child

  • Examine your child's temperament
  • Discover your child's learning style
  • Identify if your child is highly sensitive
  • Leave with greater understanding and appreciation of who your child is

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Friendship and Play

Developing a Friend

  • Consider importance of friendship
  • Look at developmental level of play
  • Explore the tasks of friendships: making, being, sharing and losing a friend
  • Learn strategies to coach your child to foster friendships

Superhero Play: Help for Conflicts, Chases, Tears and Despair

  • Examine the attractions of superheroes
  • Discuss common themes
  • Explore the differing adult views of superhero play
  • Consider constructive versus destructive play
  • Look at options for rough play
  • Go away with some tips for coping with and redirecting the play

Why Play?

  • Analyze the value of play for children's health and development
    • intellectual, emotional, social, language, physical
  • Consider types of play
  • Uncover guidelines for worrisome play
  • Learn how to set and maintain standards for play

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Holidays (Oct., Nov. and Dec.)

Harmonious Holidays with Children

  • Examine your expectations for the holidays
  • Explore ways to avoid holiday overload
  • Learn to simplify to enrich your holidays and create happy memories
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Questions About Your Child

Q & A for Parents

  • Bring your problems from home
  • Using "The Problem-Solving Formula" find options and strategies

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Media Issues

The Media's Messages to Our Children

  • Learn some facts about the media and children
  • Discuss udult concerns
  • Assess how the media is influencing your child's play
  • Go away with some consumer guidelines as well as tips for play

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Thinking About Schools

Choosing Preschool and Childcare

  • Explore various curriculums and philosophies
  • Learn to assess preschools and centers for quality
  • Examine considerations influencing your choice
  • Learn how to prepare your child for new school or center


Considerations in Choosing Kindergarten

  • Consider options
  • Discover what and whom to ask
  • Learn how to find the right match for child with program


Kindergarten Readiness: Ready, Set, Go

  • Look at skills helpful to start kindergarten successfully
  • Explore debates about readiness
  • Assess your child's readiness skills and learn how to help child strengthen these skills
  • Review theories on how children learn best
  • Discover the meaning of "Developmentally Approriate Practices"

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Siblings

The New Sibling

  • Discuss ups & downs of additional child
  • Learn tips to minimize jealousy before/after birth
  • Acquire first-year survival hints


Sibling Rivalry

  • Uncover real reasons for sibling quarrels
  • Learn tips to minimize conflict
  • Discover when & how to become a success mediator

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Temperament

Understanding Your Child

  • Examine your child's temperament
  • Discover your child'd learning style
  • Identify if your child is highly sensitive

The Highly Sensitive Child

  • Assess your child for high sensitivity: what is high sensitivity?
  • Explore strengths and challenges of being highly sensitive
  • Learn how to guide and discipline the highly sensitive child

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Toddlers and Twos

Setting Limits for Toddlers and Twos

  • Analyze developmental stages
  • Explore your parenting style
  • Discover some discipline options


Simplified Conflict Resolution

  • Help child develop foundation for later skills
  • Examine reasonable expectations
  • Get a head start on problem-solving with child

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Balancing Your Life: Care for the Caregiver

Balancing Work and Family

Assess your values and goals for work, family and self

  • Learn useful organizing skills to avoid...
  • The morning rush
  • Bedtime battles
  • Mealtime hassles
  • Clothing issues
  • and more
  • Discover How To Use Your Time More Efficiently to Better Balance...
  • Work
  • Family
  • Personal fulfillment and renewal

Help! I'm Stressed

  • Discuss responses to stress: emotional, physical, behavioral
  • Examine your internal and external triggers for your stress
  • Discover thought and action strategies

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