Parenting The Positive Discipline Way (Birth to Teen)
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 books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, Cheryl Erwin and others, it teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (including parents, teachers, childcare providers, youth workers, and others).
Positive Discipline is one of the few parenting programs that deal with the “belief” behind the behavior the motivating force behind behavior. Most parenting programs deal only with the behavior. The behavior is unlikely to change unless the behavior is dealt with in ways that help a child shift his or her beliefs.
Positive Discipline classes and workshops include many experiential activities that provide with tools to deal effectively with tantrums, engage cooperation, encourage autonomy, teach self-calming, establishing effective family meetings, decreasing sibling fighting and rivalry, teaching children how to problem-solve, diffusing power struggles and so much more.
Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves based on the Virtues Project (Birth to Teens)
What is in your parenting tool box? How do we raise children to be respectful, confident and critical thinkers; children who value themselves, are mindful of others, and the world they live in? Workshops designed to help parent develop strategies to empower our children and ourselves to live by our highest value. Join us as we journey towards sharpening parenting skills in order to arm our children with the fortitude to withstand the pressures of childhood and adolescents.
Smart Moves! Foundation Skills For Raising Healthy and Mindful Children (Preschool and Todlers)
We will explore latest research on child development for success in school, the community, and life, share tools for parenting young children that are healthy both physically and emotionally. We hope to create a community of parents committed to learning and growing with their children. Parents come with questions and concerns to ask and share. Topics for discussion will include:
- Age-appropriate expectations
- The importance of play
- Emotional and spiritual intelligence
- Finding balance
- Establishing clear, consistent, and appropriate limits
- Adapting the home environment as your child grows
Parenting Children With Special Needs Support Group (Birth to Teens)
Ever wish you could talk to another parent whose’s children have the same challenges as yours? This group is intended to create an opportunity for families with similar needs to meet and share information and emotional support. We hope to create a place where you can laugh and cry about the same things, discuss similar problems, and help one another. Sharing information from where can a parent find out which local doctors are good with children with special needs, where to buy specialized clothes, toys, or equipment, how to help a teenager dealing with anxiety or depression, or to find a summer or after-school job, how to fill out a social security application etc. Informal group and facilitated by Ridvan Foxhall, who will be available to answer questions and share information and latest research with parents.
Private parent coaching is available by appointment. Sessions will address specific challenges that parent encounter with their children (birth – teens). I am also available to work with a small group of parents at a location of your choice within Westchester and neighboring towns.
Contact me at 914-325-1053 if you would like to schedule and appointment.Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call to learn more and for information regarding parenting workshop schedule and coaching. You may also request a workshop at your own location.