Workshop

Course in how to talk to kids

NEW COURSE

The course is suitable for parents, educaters, child support staff, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone else

who communicates with children.

English courses are availble on demand

NORWEGIAN COURSE START-UP

WEEK 4 Wednesdays at 19.30 (FULLY BOOKED)

WEEK 4 Mondays at 19.30 (10 vacancies)

WEEK 12 Wednesdays at 19.30 (10 vacancies)

Bogafjell primary school, Sandnes

DURATION 7 WEEKS

NOK 2.900,- (incl. material)

Couples - partner half price

Max. 10 participants

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have developed a series of courses based on their book:

"How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" -

They have won several awards, and their workshops are currently running successfully worldwide.

 

Everything is based on their more than 10 years of cooperation with Dr Haim Ginott

- A pioneer within respectful communication techniques

between children and adults.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

- Provide you with effective and practical communication methods that will make your relationship with all children less stressful and more rewarding.

 

You will attain tools which help you to:

- Engage your child's willing cooperation

- Help your child develop a realistic and positive self-image

- Establish an atmosphere of respect and love

- Resolve conflicts in a peaceful way

- Discipline without hurting or alienating

- Manage your children's negative feelings

WORKSHOP PLAN

Theme for each session:

 

Week # 1: Hjelp children handle their feelings

Week # 2: Engaging Cooperation

Week # 3: Alternatives to Punishment

Week # 4: Encouraging Autonomy

Week # 5: Praise and Self-esteem

Week # 6: Free Children from Playing Roles

Week # 7: Final Review

 

THE WORKSHOP SERIES

Duration 7 weeks, 1 session a week, about 2 - 2,5 hrs each session

 

Every week you will be presented with a new theme with specific examples and exercises. You will have homework containing of exercises and reading. During the next session, you share your experiences from last week's homework with the other course participants, and go through the next theme.

 

Material:

Workbook + 2 books

("Liberated Parents/Liberated children" and

"How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk")

"Learning a new language isn't easy.

You will always speak it with an accent,

but your children will speak it

as their mothertounge."

Hain Ginott

What Will Be Covered in Each Session?

 

Helping Children Deal with Their Feelings - An exploration of what happens to children when their feelings are denied. Specific skills that help children to recognize and cope with their negative feelings: disappointment, envy, frustration, resentment, anger, etc. Ways to accept children's feelings, limit unacceptable behavior, and still maintain goodwill.

 

Engaging Cooperation - How children react to commonly used methods to get them to cooperate: threats, warnings, orders, name-calling, sarcasm, lecturing, etc. Five ways to invite cooperation that will leave parents and children feeling good about themselves and each other.

 

Alternatives to Punishment - How do children normally react to punishment? Is it necessary to rely on punishment as a means of discipline? Some alternatives to punishment that enable parents to express their strong disapproval as well as encourage children to assume responsibility for their behavior.

 

Encouraging Autonomy - Ways to help children become separate, responsible people who can one day function on their own. Specific skills that help children to become more self-reliant.

 

Praise and self-esteem - An exploration of the kinds of praise that build a positive and realistic self-image, and the kinds that are counter-productive. A variety of ways to help our children become aware of their strengths so that they can put them into action.

 

Freeing Children from Playing Roles - A look at how children are sometimes cast into roles (bully, whiner, dawdler, mischief-maker, etc.) and how we can free them from playing out these roles. Six skills that help children see themselves in a different and more positive light.

 

Final Review - "Back-to-life" workshop session; a chance to consolidate what's been learned by applying all the skills of the previous sessions to current problems with children.

 

I would like to hear from you!

siw@barnepraten.no

+47 91711066

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