Classes and Seminars
Empowered Parenting Series
May Empowered Parenting Seminar
Empowered Parenting Seminar is still on Sunday afternoons!
Just in time for Mother's Day!
2054 South Green Road, South Euclid
May 4th and May 18th, 2014
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Learn the Conscious Discipline® principles that are based on current brain research and transform your home into a place of connection and cooperation.
Bring sunshine inside by adding new PARENTING TOOLS that will help when facing the emotional thunderstorms of family life.
The seminar fee covers both dates. It is a two- part seminar.
We upgrade cell phones and computers. Now it's time to upgrade the tools we use when helping children work through conflict and personal frustration. Learn the Conscious Discipline® principles that are based on current brain research and transform your home into a place of connection and cooperation.
Continuation of the Empowered Parenting classes. This second stage provides more hands-on application of the principles previously learned as well as additional understanding of the Conscious Discipline® philosophy. For parents who have completed the first series.
Parenting in the Trenches
Staying in the Boat during the Rocky Years (Ages 12 to 16)
Teen years are filled with exuberance and exasperation—sometimes only moments apart. Learn new skills on how to straddle the confidence teens need to launch into adulthood. Become aware of your own messages that get in the way of effectively communicating with your teen.
Smart Mouth Smarts (Ages 6 to 12)
It's not just what they say… it’s the tone and the look as well! Learn how to decode the motivations for “backtalk” and encourage open lines of communication among siblings and between you and your child.
Do you dread calling your kids to meals? Learn practical tips designed to build a sense of family community around the dinner table.
How Did I Become My Parents?
Have you ever wondered why your parents’ words keep coming out of your mouth? Explore the path we take from being parented to becoming the parent. Enjoy a fun exploration on how we got to where we are today and ways to consciously choose what you want to take from your upbringing to pass on to your children
Leaving The House Without Losing Your Mind
Life can feel crazy, often when we need order the most; during the morning rush out the door, managing daily schedules, or at the conclusion of a busy day. Learn practical skills to create helpful routines and rituals that address your children’s needs when time is tight and patience can run thin.
Heart-To-Heart: The Art of Empathy
Childhood years are filled with big giant feelings. By understanding the way the brain processes emotion, parents are able to be proactive when guiding their children through emotional moments. Learn the steps for coaching children from brain stem meltdowns to acceptance and problem solving.
Motivating Your School-Aged Child
(Ages 6 to 16) Whose homework is it anyway? Do you feel that you care more about your child's school work than your child? Learn some ways you can enhance your child's interest in learning and increase his or her effort in school work.
Coming in the fall
Practical Parenting Programs
Learn CPR skills and how to relieve foreign-body airway obstructions in infants, children and adults. Class does not result in CPR certification.
What's Going On?
When what was working isn't working any longer, it may be that your child has entered a new stage. Learn the stages of child development and how to offer guidance and support along the way.
Your Most Important Teacher: You!
(For parents and students grades 9-12) Many students express frustration that their teachers don't teach in the way they learn best. However, when a student comes to view him- or herself as the most important teacher, the person primarily responsible for making sure they learn, frustration is replaced with empowerment. Drawing on examples of self-taught individuals from history and children's literature, this course will help students to see the power than comes when placing themselves at the center of their own learning.
Curbing the "Media Giant"
So much TECHNOLOGY and so LITTLE GUIDANCE! Here is a chance to add new perspective on what may seem like an ever surging sea of gadgets and the frustrations that accompany them.
Wine, cheese, and “pass the game card, please!”
Get on the same page as parents by joining us for an afternoon of Parent Talk—a new game that gives you an opportunity to address, in a fun and informative way, the big and small questions you face as parents. Meet the creators of the game! Price of class includes $30 game.
Relieving Stress—A Family Affair
Is there a lot of anxiety floating around at home? When the daily stress of work, home and school collide, it is helpful to have some concrete strategies in order to help you and your child relax and regroup. Relieving Stress teaches parents reliable techniques that the whole family can use. Techniques are helful for parents and children ages 7+.
Getting to Know You, Getting to Understand You
When what was working isn’t working any longer, it may be that your child has entered a new stage. Learn the stages of child development and how to offer guidance and support along the way.
A must-have course for mothers planning to breastfeed. Class covers techniques, postnatal nutrition, the dad's role and how to maintain breastfeeding for the first year of your child's life.
Happiest Baby on the Block (Ages birth to 6 months)
Soothing a crying baby can be a challenge, especially when we've exhausted our options. Learn a researched approach to activating every baby's internal reflex that will help them calm faster and sleep longer. Receive the Happiest Baby DVD and a sound CD.
Infant Massage (Ages birth to 6 months)
The power of touch can create strong bonds between parents and child. Learn ways to create connections that all babies crave. Babies welcome!
Classroom Support for Teachers
The Struggling Student Talks Back: What your child needs you to know about why school is so hard and how you can help
(For teachers and parents)Parents and teachers regularly tell students what they need to do better in order to succeed academically. Now it's the students' turn. Based on ten years experience working one-on-one with struggling students, high school teacher and private tutor Tim Tibbitts will help parents and teachers to see academic struggles through a student's eyes.
Building the School Family
(For Teachers Preschool - Third Grade) Teachers will be given a structure to increase class effectiveness and reduce the number of meltdowns. Children will see themselves as productive people in the classroom as well as able to handle the frustrating situations that come their way. (In-service credit).
Bully Prevention—Shubert Book Series Teaches Composure and Assertiveness
(For Teachers of Kindergarten-Third Grade) By using the Shubert Book Series by Dr. Bailey, teachers are able to provide children with a doable framework for handling behaviors that otherwise can escalate to bullying. Teachers will learn strategies to model and coach an assertive voice for children who become victimized. (In-service credit). Price of class includes a Shubert book.
Staying in the Boat During the Rocky Years
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