In collaboration with the Child @ Family Counseling Group, INC.
Wed. July 1st: First, Adjust Your Own N95 Mask!
Happiness is a muscle. And right now we all need a little exercise! In this class we'll explore ways to stay sane, and more than that, work on being the best parents we can be, even when the view outside our windows is a pretty scary.
Wed. July 8th: Is Sheltering in Place Creating a Powder Keg at Your House?
We're more likely to become angry with our children than anyone else in our lives...because we love them the most! And they are more likely to become angry with us or their sibs for the same reason. Add a little frustration, a little isolation, a little worry, and we've got a recipe for some pretty big explosions! As parents, even though we know that we're more effective when we're calm, it's hard to get that when when this global pandemic has all of us stress to the max. We'll talk in this class about how to handle our own negative emotions and how to help children to both express their anger appropriately and solve their problems effectively.
Wed. July 15th: 21st Century Discipline
Parenting during this pandemic has taken on some new dimensions. Tempers are getting short and kids are getting...kinda squirrely. In this lively online class, we'll commiserate a bit. Then we'll move on to ideas about how to think about our parenting jobs in a new light, how to act to solve problems effectively, and how to teach children how to make better choices.
Wed. July 22nd: Managing Conflict At Home
Sibs don't have to be rivals! In fact, for the foreseeable future, they are going to be each other's only playmates. In this class, we're NOT going to talk about how to prevent sibling rivalry or how to ignore it. We're going to play with the idea that we can create teachable moments within conflict. We'll learn how to get down on the floor and in the middle of an argument to help kids of any age to resolve their conflicts peacefully, and eventually all by themselves. Just imagine all of that peace and quiet...
Beth Proudfoot is a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 year of experience working with children and their families. She is a co-author ofThe Magic of Positive Parenting, and has spoken at conferences for the National Center for Self Esteem, the NAEYC, California Mothers of Twins and the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools in addition to schools and daycares throughout California. Beth is also the mother of three grown children and brings a wealth of personal experience (and a much-needed sense of humor) to her parenting advice.
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