Workshop Topics

Workshop Topics 2017-10-20T07:29:39+00:00

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Please note ~ Private coaching is available on any of these topics.

~ ALLOWANCE 101 ~
A Parent’s Guide to Giving Children Allowance ~ Learn when, why and how to implement and follow through with an effective allowance system. Finally, get the answer to the question “Should chores be tied to allowance?” These powerful tools will help children develop fiscal responsibility, empathy, teamwork, and cooperation.

~ BALANCING LOVE AND DISCIPLINE ~
Use positive discipline “to teach” in a kind and firm way to maintain healthy connected relationships.

~ BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY ~
Reduce stress, rejuvenate yourself, and replenish your relationships. Find the much needed balance necessary to be effective at both work and home.

~ BULLY PROOF YOUR CHILD  -OR-  ARE YOU RAISING A BULLY? ~
In an age where parents micromanage everything, why don’t parents choose to helicopter over the important issues – social relationships. Learn how to recognize the roles in bullying: the bully, the victim, the bystander, the upstander, and the relational aggressor.

~ CONNECTION BEFORE CORRECTION ~
Learn valuable tools to connect with your child to significantly reduce the time spent disciplining.

~ CREATING CO-OPERATIVE FAMILIES/CLASSROOMS ~
Teach ways to create cooperative family/classroom atmospheres and what to do when there is a lack of cooperation.

~ DISCIPLINE WITH DIGNITY ~
Understand the implications of using punishment and power vs. respectful consequences.

~ DISCOVER AND EMBRACE YOUR CHILD’S TEMPERAMENT ~
Discover the ten different temperaments, how to cope with the differences of each, and appreciate your unique child.

~ EFFECTIVE PARENT/CHILD COMMUNICATION ~
Learn conflict resolution techniques and other ways to communicate with your toddler, child, “tween”, and teen in productive and respectful ways.

~ EFFECTIVE TEACHER/CHILD COMMUNICATION ~
Learn ways to create cooperative, respectful relationships in your classroom.

 

~ FAMILY MEETINGS: THE CORNERSTONE TO EFFECTIVE FAMILIES ~
Gather successful strategies to enhance family unity. Succeed in the WE vs. ME mentality.

~ FULL ESTEEM AHEAD: ENHANCING CHILDREN’S SELF ESTEEM ~
Learn how to provide opportunities to instill a child’s belief in themselves; belief is the core that allows a child to truly flourish.

~ “GOOD JOB! GOOD WORK!”…..CREATING PRAISE JUNKIES ~
Deepen your understanding between praise vs. encouragement and see what a significant difference it can make in the life of a child.

~ “GROUND YOUR “HELICOPTER” PARENTING ~
Are you the parent who constantly hovers near your child and then swoops in to the rescue at even the tiniest sign of challenge or discomfort? Learn why the hover-and-swoop approach to parenting can discourage self-reliance and independence, and undermines confidence and resilience.

~ HELP! MY CHILDREN WON’T LISTEN! ~
Identify the reasons why children don’t listen and learn effective solutions to encourage them to listen – the first time!

~ HOW TO HANDLE THE HOLIDAY GIMMEES ~
All too often our children sit in a pile of toys surrounded by a heap of tattered paper searching for their next gift.This can grate on even the most loving parent and our vision of the holidays is shattered. Get back in touch with your intentions and keep the Happy in Happy Holidays despite the frenzy of the season and the “I wants…”

~ HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN AND LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK ~
Strong emotions, especially negative ones, cannot be brushed aside or “fixed” by someone else. Instead, children need their parents help learning to deal with them. Learn some specific ways to lovingly guide children in a respectful way to encouraging them to talk more about their big feelings and deal with them positively.

~ IF YOU DON’T STOP CRYING ~
Learn how to handle children’s feelings in each developmental stage, and yours too!

~ KIDS DRIVING YOU CRAZY? ~
Grasp the notion that all misbehavior is your child trying to communicate with you and learn effective, positive methods for managing behavior.

~ LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! ~
Understand the need for attention and learn effective tools for redirecting the goal of attention. You might even be able to finish a phone conversation after all!

 

~ MEET THE TWEEN ~
Discover what to expect from, and how to understand and survive your child’s preteen years. Tweens are a mass of contradictions. Even as their bodies are maturing into teens, they can have temper tantrums worthy of a two year old! Though they want their independence, they still want to sleep with their stuffed animal! Learn tools for this highly complex stage of life.

~ MORNING MADNESS AND BEDTIME BATTLES ~
Learn tried and true tricks to manage the typical, but frustrating challenges to getting out the door in the morning and in the bed at night!

~ MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD IN SPORTS ~
This workshop is for coaches and parents who want to inspire children in sports using a positive approach. Learn how to help your child/teen get the most out of sports.

~ MULTIPLE MADNESS ~
Learn how to cope with the challenges and joys of raising twins, triplets and more.

~ OUR FAMILY DREAM TEAM ~
Create and use successfully a family mission statement.

~ PARENTING AS A TEAM: ENHANCE COUPLE’S COMMUNICATION
Discover the underlying causes for a couple’s disagreements on parenting and learn how to create peaceful resolutions and get on the “same parenting page”.

~ PARENTING PARTY ~
Bring your questions, get your answers, let’s have fun!

~ PARENTING THE YOUNG ATHLETE ~
Why do we sign our kids up for sports? There are both positive and negative sides to youth sports to consider: time, money, health, sleep, family, sportsmanship, coaches, self esteem and being part of a team. Discover if you are too attached and how to be a role model for good sportsmanship. Learn how to teach your child how to handle competition and difficult emotions.

~ PARENTING YOUR STRONG WILLED CHILD ~
Some kids are easygoing and compliant. If yours can be stubborn, argumentative, and headstrong you may need more tools in your parenting toolbox. Learn how we, as parents, can deal most effectively with strong willed children to support them to be cooperative, respectful and emotionally mature. Learn how to protect the positive characteristics of a strong willed child, while at the same time encouraging their cooperation through some general parenting principles that preserve the relationship with this sometimes challenging child.

~ PROACTIVE PARENTING ~
Do your children ever power struggle over mealtimes, getting to bed or getting out the door in the morning? Is no amount of your attention ever enough? Are tantrums and meltdowns an all-to-frequent occurrence? The potential sources for conflict with our children are numerous. This class is preventative medicine for your family’s relational health.

~ RAISING COMPETENT,  CONFIDENT CHILDREN ~
Parents want their children to be responsible adults who are confident and capable. It is easy to fall into the trap of doing everything for your kids. Learn concrete ideas for every age and stage from toddlers to teens. Explore how to “prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child”. The surest way to make life hard for your child, is to make it too easy.

~ RAISING DAUGHTERS: SUGAR AND SPICE ~
Walk away with strategies for how to maintain respect and connection, while still setting limits. Learn how media plays an integral part in girl’s lives, what you need to know about relational aggression and how to support your daughter as they enter into middle school.

~ RAISING SELF-DISCIPLINED CHILDREN ~
Learn the importance of providing opportunities for meaningful roles and contribution in the family for children to develop the skills toward self discipline. Despite parents’ good intentions, also become aware of ways parents discourage self discipline.

~ SCREEN TIME: THE STRUGGLE TO FIND THE RIGHT BALANCE ~
Children are spending more and more time with digital technology, but are all activities on screens created equal? Learn how to find the right balance with this touch screen generation, the pros and cons of technology and how to set limits effectively with all screens.

~ SETTING LIMITS AND STICKING TO THEM ~
Is bath time a battle? Can dinner go from delightful to disastrous in moments? Come learn why limits are important, why we have difficulty setting them, and how to effectively set limits. Learn 4 easy steps for setting limits and making them stick, toddlers to teens, once and for all!

~ SIBLING HARMONY ~
Identify the difference between sibling harmony and sibling conflict and learn ways to minimize the fighting and maximize the harmony.

~ SMART PARENT’S GUIDE TO SMART PHONES ~
What age should a child get a phone?What limits and controls should there be? Get your questions asked, get a sample “phone contract” and take home lots of clever ideas to help with usage and over usage!

~ SUMMERTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE ~
Bring on the summertime fun AND some routines and structure. Learn how to find the balance, the importance of self care, and go home with a bucket list of fun summer to-dos!

~ TAKING THE CHORE OUT OF CHORES ~
Are you at your wits end trying to get your children to do chores? Are you thinking it would just be easier to do everything yourself? Discover all the reasons your children should do chores, learn how to set up chores in your household, and even have some fun doing them.

~ TAKE THE HASSLES OUT OF HOMEWORK ~
Learn how to lessen the power struggles, teach responsibility and goal setting, and demonstrate ways to encourage and self-motivate children.

~ TAME THOSE TANTRUMS: TEACHING CHILDREN SELF CONTROL ~
Understand the reasons for tantrums, how to deal with them, and how to use “time-outs” effectively. Learn how to assist your child in learning how to control and appropriately express their feelings and desires.

~ TEARS, TANTRUMS AND TODDLERS! OH MY! (need we say more?) ~
This workshop is for parents of toddlers, day care workers and preschool teachers. It incorporates the latest brain research.

~ THAT’S IT, “YOU’RE GROUNDED!”: PARENT/TEEN COMMUNICATION ~
Learn how to effectively communicate with your teen, set clear boundaries, and maintain the connection.

~ THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ~
Learn the importance of gratitude and ways you can cultivate it year round in your family.

~ THE DOLLARS AND SENSE OF MONEY ~
Teach your children the importance of gifts, giving, gratitude and money management. Gain knowledge around the topic of allowance.

~ THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN (OR TEENS) ~
Parents all love their children, but in the busyness of daily life, how do parents make sure their children FEEL loved. Come learn how to figure out your child’s primary love language and how you can effectively meet your child’s emotional need for love.

~ THINKING PARENT’S GUIDE TO WHY CHILDREN MISBEHAVE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT ~
A child who always needs to be the center of attention, and the child who refuses to do what’s asked, need to be disciplined differently. In order to be effective, our responses need to match the behavior. Move beyond simple one size, fits all strategies to learn well reasoned, thoughtful techniques. Learn tools to specifically help children who are attention seeking or who are power driven.

~ WHO’S THE BOSS? ~
Learn how to recognize and disengage from power struggles and get tools to minimize power struggles.