And that is ALL good! Until things are NOT GOOD.
Until they refuse to pick up their toys? Or get up (or go to bed) without a fight?
Join us for a 4-part free series on the basic elements of a behavior management system. Learn to manage children’s behavior so it is easier on the adults, and children learn independence and responsibility!
Come to all four sessions or pick and choose. Each session will include discussion, reflection, and creating take-home tools and materials. NOTE: Materials and content are specific to the pre-k/toddler set, but the principles apply to older kids as well!
January 17, 2019. Attitudes and Aspirations. How we were raised impacts how we raise our children. We’ll explore our own history, what we want with for our children; and foundations of discipline.
January 24, 2019. Structure & Routines. Routines are critically important for small children! The more organized we are with time and things/spaces, the more our children will learn autonomy and responsibility.
January 31, 2019. Expectations & Incentives. Clear expectations help children learn what they should, and shouldn’t, do. Hear rules for rules, as well as incentive systems that can help do what they don’t necessarily want to do.
February 7, 2019.The Right Response & Consequences. How do we respond ‘in the moment’? Take home strategies and techniques, along with guidelines for appropriate consequences – all with a goal of helping children to learn, and maintaining a positive relationship between with them.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. (enter off George Mason Drive)
For more information, contact Michael Swisher
Michael is a parent, and parent educator, with the Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, of the Arlington Department of Human Services. He brings 15+ years’ experience training staff and parents on managing behaviors.
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