RAISING INDEPENDENT KIDS (AND TEENS)
If we could, we would probably all want to wrap our children in bubble wrap to keep them safe from harm. But the fact of the matter is that we are not always going to be around to keep our kids safe. The better approach is to teach our children how to make smart decisions on their own. Providing them with the skills for survival should be our number one daily goal. We can do this in our daily interactions with our children; building up their skills to increase their resiliency; the ability to bounce back when bad things happen to them. This presentation will provide tools for parents and professionals on how to help children become problem solvers and independent, through daily interactions with them in the classroom or home.
IN THIS SESSION, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:
-The definition of resiliency and how to create it in our kids
-How to teach them to identify problems that they can solve
-Raising kids to not be victims and become more “bully-proof”
-Simple easy-to-implement techniques for increasing their empathy
-Teaching them how to keep themselves safe
-What to do with emotions, frustrations and meltdowns
-Addressing lying and promoting kids to be truthful
-How to parent better while speaking less
-And much, much more!
This session can be offered in any time frame as a training for parents or direct-care providers, or as a keynote. Download a formal proposal by CLICKING HERE.
A LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP FOR CAMP COUNSELORS: HOW TO CONNECT WITH, GUIDE, AND MANAGE SCHOOL-AGE AND ADOLESCENT CAMPERS
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION This fun and interactive presentation is designed to develop the skills in camp counselors and staff on obtaining cooperation from campers. The goal is to create the ultimate learning experience using concepts that incorporate inclusion, collaboration and team building skills. The outcome for each participant will be a basic understanding of child development and motivation, and a caregiver “tool box” full of easy-to-implement techniques for handling challenging behaviors, helping each camper fit in to the group, and ensuring a fulfilling and positive experience at the camp.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This presentation can be tailored to fit any time frame with full flexibility. The ideal audience can be any adults who work with school-age children and adolescents, including children diagnosed with ADHD and the various disorders on the Autism Spectrum. Psychological and emotional conditions and methods are discussed at an elementary level that is easy for any adult to understand.
• Understanding a child’s emotional needs
• How to get kids and teens to fit in to a group
• Connecting in ways that foster positive relationships
• Understanding kids and teens with:
• Differing personalities
• Diverse backgrounds
• Attention deficit hyperactive disorder
• Behavior management tools such as:
• Logical consequences
• Collaborative cooperation
• Setting limits and boundaries fairly
• Teaching respect and teamwork
• Handling feelings
• Using active listening skills
• Conflict resolution between campers
• Kids, digital devices and the Internet
• Adolescent behaviors and motivations
• How to raise kids bully-proof
This session can be offered in any time frame as a training for camp counselors or other direct-care providers, or even as a conference or training event keynote. Download a formal proposal by CLICKING HERE.