If you are reading this, then you are already a good parent. But even great parents are hindered in doing their best for their children simply because they lack the knowledge in child development. Denise Goldbeck is a child developmentalist that has been working with families for over 30 years. In this workshop, she will provide parents with the tools and understanding of what their child is experiencing cognitively, emotionally, and developmentally. Knowing some of this information could mean a difference in how you might handle a parent-child conflict, avoid discipline, and foster positive identity achievement in your child -- most importantly, how to prepare your child for a future we cannot predict.
how to manage the high rate of change in today's society
how to make children more self-reliant at the same time respectful and responsible
the difference between being a "socialized" child and an "obedient" child
how to recognize the different types of "compliance" from children
sources of parent and child conflict
how your child develops their self identity
differences in communication and development with children at various stages
how to communicate with your child, and being aware that each social interaction builds the identity of the child
understand your "real parenting self", away from the pressure of being the "ideal parent"
a look at your own past childhood and how that affects your parenting
Denise Goldbeck, will use a combination of lecture, experiential teaching, and visual components. The workshop is designed to be a small class so that participants may share and ask questions regarding their own situations. Out-of-session discussions with Denise and other parents are encouraged during break times.
Fee: $125.00 + HST per person / $225 + HST per couple. Refreshments is included for two break times, excluding lunch. Participants will be provided with material to take home.