The Kid Pro:
Living With Children

Positive Parenting for Today

Dolores V. Reig, M.S. Ed.

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                  Creative Learning Initiatives TM
Positive Parenting for Today
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

A new, six-week Parenting Workshop Course based on this best-selling book by award-winning authors, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish is starting this Fall on Staten Island.  The group sessions will be led by Dolores V. Reig, M.S. Ed.  All materials necessary for the Course will be supplied.

What the Six Classes Will Cover:

Week One:  Helping Children Deal With Their Feelings
We will explore what happens to children when their feelings are denied. Specific skills will be developed that can help children recognize and cope with their negative feelings -- disappointment, envy, frustration, resentment, anger, etc. Our discussion will include ways to accept children's feelings limit unacceptable behavior and still maintain goodwill.

Week Two:  Engaging Cooperation
We will discuss how children react to the usual methods we use to get them to cooperate: bribes, threats, warnings, orders, name-calling, sarcasm, lecturing, yelling, nagging, etc. Participants will learn five ways to invite cooperation that will leave parents ad children feeling good about themselves and about each other.

Week Three:  Alternatives to Punishment
How do children react to punishment?  Is it necessary to rely on punishment as a means of discipline?  Some alternatives to punishment will be presented that enable parents to express their strong disapproval as well as encourage children to assume responsibility for their behavior.

Week Four:  Encouraging Autonomy
We will discuss some ways to help children become separate, responsible people who can one day function on their own to the best of their ability.  Parents will learn specific skills and techniques that will help children develop their own inner resources.

Week Five:  Praise and Positive Reinforcement
We will explore the kinds of praise that build a positive and realistic self image, and the kinds of praise that do not.  Our discussion will include a variety of ways to help our children become aware of their strengths so they can put the into action.

Week Six:  Freeing Children From Playing Roles
We will look at how children are sometimes cast into roles (selfish, greedy, procrastinator, lazy, etc.) and how we can free them from playing out these roles.  Six skills that can be used immediately to help children see themselves in a different and more positive light will be presented and discussed.

Who Should Attend:  All Parents with Children from Toddlers to Teens

Location:   58 New Dorp Plaza; 10306
Dates:   Six Weeks on Tuesdays Starting September 2017
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Tuition: $398  for the first parent
$298  for the second parent of same child

Text book, work book, Completion Certificate,
light refreshments
during class are all included with tuition.

For more information and to enroll: 


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