Classes to Support Parents and Teachers

 
 
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Positive Discipline (13+ hours)

Positive Discipline is a program designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best selling Positive Discipline book by Dr. Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott, it teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (teachers and parents).  Recent research tells us that children are “hardwired” from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave.  This is typically a 6-7 week class, but can also be a two day workshop. Content includes:

    • Balancing kindness with firmness and developing mutual respect

    • Creating connection before correction and why that matters

    • Using encouragement instead of praise 

    • Understanding the mistaken goals of misbehavior

    • Many new tools to use when you feel like you are about to “lose it”

    • Creating regular family and/or classroom meetings

    • Empowering children with confidence and respect for self and others

    • And so much more!

(*Approved Idaho Stars class)

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Creating Connection in the Classroom and in the Home (6 hours)

This three-week (or one day workshop) class is a must for all parents and teachers. Come learn effective listening and encouragement strategies. The class explores the power of empathy and how it builds connection and offers ways to help children self-regulate. Find alternatives to punishment and learn how to dissipate struggles with children. Finally, help your children learn how to deal with their feelings to open up their willingness to talk to you. Participants are encouraged to read How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

(*Approved Idaho Stars class)

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Teaching Kids the 4 Crucial C’s: Connected, Capable, Counted, and Courageous (8 hours)

Like a plant needs water, kids need the Four Crucial Cs to become confident, cooperative, and resilient.  When deficient in these crucial “nutrients” we see some interesting behaviors. We’ll tackle power struggles, fights, undue attention seeking, how to help kids feel empowered, and much more!  Come learn how to help kids stay nourished. A recommended book for this class is Honey I Wrecked the Kids by Alyson Schafer. 

(*Approved Idaho Stars class)

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Developing Capable Children (13+ hours)

This class is often taught for dads but can be co-ed as well and is based on the book Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World by Stephen Glenn and Dr. Jane Nelsen. We watch videos each night featuring Stephen Glenn followed by lively discussion. This class gives great strategies to raise capable, independent children or students, not through fear or intimidation, but rather through empathy, dialogue, and questioning strategies. We have been known to have pizza and beverages show up while we kick back and figure this parenting thing out. It is usually uncensored and hilarious. This is a great complement to the Positive Discipline class.

(*Approved Idaho Stars class)

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Creating Harmony in the Classroom and in the Home (6 hours)

Based on the book Siblings Without Rivalry by Faber and Mazlish, the name says it all, and you too can enjoy fewer arguments and more cooperation. This class meets for three weeks (or a one-day workshop) and will address pertinent topics including: roles, comparisons, competition, and fighting. You will take away numerous strategies to create the harmony your entire family deserves. You will learn when to get involved and when to stay out of sibling challenges. We will also discuss the nature of sibling relationships and how we can help foster present and future relationships among your children. For teachers, this class is also relevant, since many patterns between siblings show up between peers at school.

(*Approved Idaho Stars class)