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Rosie Price, Parent Coach, MA, RN, RM, IMH
In today's society, individuals face many stressors at home and at work. Children are not exempt. Providing children with strategies to handle everyday stressors is a life skill that goes way beyond the classroom and becomes a valuable tool that can be applied in all areas of life. Research shows that yoga is beneficial for
psychosocial well-being. It improves executive functioning, particularly with self-awareness, self-control, and attention. Additionally, research reports positive outcomes such as reduced anxiety and stress, we well as, reduced aggression and misbehavior in children who practice yoga.
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Today many parents have become significantly preoccupied with the question of how to be an effective parent and come even doubt their ability to be effective. Often parents worry about feeling their children are "slipping from their hands" and eagerly look for tips, tools, books and professional advice with the hope to obtain strategies that might have a more positive outcome when it comes to raising children int he face of today's challenges. Research shows that adolescent problematic behaviors are rising; oppositional defiance, substance abuse, early unsafe sexual activity and bullying are some of the issues we are seeing in our youth. Now more that ever the role of the parent is crucial. We need to reclaim our children in a meaningful way so that we can effectively guide and protect them as they become independent individuals. The question perhaps is now what should we do but how we BE for our children.
Adriana Restrepo-Powers, LMFT, MS
In my 40 years of working with children and families, I have learned behavior is how children communicate with their world. Our job is to figure out what they are saying. This workshop is informative and interactive
so bring the behaviors that are most distressing and together we will figure out what your student's
behavior might be telling you.
Or contact Alyssa Lindquist, WECC Program Coordinator, by phone at 650.315.0692, if you have any questions or have a request for financial scholarship.
Rhythmic movements mimic the natural, spontaneous movements seen in infants. They are fundamental for the development and maturation of the brain. But for a variety of reasons today's children often do not get enough opportunities to do these movements in infancy. This can lead to hyperactivity, sleep disorders, postural and fine motor concerns and learning difficulties. Rhythmic Movements can help. Rhythmic Movements are joyful, comfortable and easily done before bedtime or nap.
BRING YOUR KIDS TO THE FORUM AND DROP THEM OFF FOR A FUN FILLED NIGHT OF CRAFTS, GAMES AND PLAY.
PLUS! SUSAN SCHUSTER, PT, DPT & THE MIND AND
MOVEMENT PROJECT WILL BE PROVIDING A YOGA & MOVEMENT CLASS
DURING THE FORUM FOR THE KIDS.
DINNER TO BE PROVIDED
CAPACITY OF 25 CHILDREN. REGISTER EARLY.
Barb Baycroft, LPC, Expressive Arts Therapist & Parent Coach
DAISY INGRAHAM ELEMENTARY
Heather Hickein Cartier, MA OTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Eating and sleeping are skills expected of a newborn. Parents and caregivers often feel they could use guidance to facilitate both feeding and sleeping skills early in life. Creating healthy eating and sleeping patterns early are the focus of our presentation. We will also take a look at picky eaters and how to get around their food limitations to create a positive and healthy eating environment. The presentation is open to any and all questions!
COME, BRING A FRIEND, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU. PARENTS, PROFESSIONALS, TEACHERS, CAREGIVERS, GRANDPARENTS...THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
More children than ever seem to be struggling with anxiety. This workshop is designed to address why and what we can do about it.
Why are there more children struggling with anxiety than is past generations? What is healthy, age- appropriate anxiety vs. an anxiety disorder? Is anxiety genetic, environmental or both? Why is that important? How does anxiety express itself differently at different ages and differently for boys vs. girls? How does anxiety manifest itself in you? What specific skills and techniques can you use to help your children/students become confident and courageous in the face of their anxiety? We know a lot about overcoming anxiety! Don't miss this opportunity to learn!
Katherine Laskowski, The Mind & Movement Project
Melissa Hart, Occupational Therapist
Using positive discipline to teach social and life skills enables children to establish healthy relationships
and gain self-control, confidence and self-esteem. As parents and educators we can use positive discipline as a tool to teach our children kindness,
respect, cooperation, problem solving and effective communication. Implementing this method and
reflecting on why a child is misbehaving leads us to foster a secure, consistent environment to promote
positive behavior in our children.