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The 10-session Positive Parenting Core + Applied Course

Location: Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue Rye NY

Next cycle starts Spring 2020

Session One: Descriptive Praise: How to develop your child's motivation, co-operation and confidence using Descriptive Praise.

Session Two: Emotion Coaching: Improve your emotional bond with your children, encourage communication and good behavior by understanding and helping children manage their emotions more effectively.

Session Three: Setting up for Success: How to make home life more harmonious and reduce stressful moments.

Session Four: Values, Rules and Rewards: How to formulate, communicate and follow through on rules consistently in ways that pass on the values you want for your children and encourage cooperation while preserving a child’s individuality.

Session Five: Positive Discipline: How to respond constructively to mistakes and failure in ways that teach children to take responsibility, and develop new learning without damaging self-esteem..

Session Six: Fostering independence and encouraging good habits: Apply the skills to train your children in those attributes that you think would benefit them as adults. Training children to be more self-reliant boosts their confidence hugely as well as giving them skills for life.

Session Seven: Being in Charge: Explore how to authoritative without being over controlling and how to discipline effectively in positive ways which encourage children to learn, not to fear.

Session Eight: Fostering good relationships between siblings and other children: Look at ways to foster positive relationships between children, siblings and friends, and ways of resolving conflict constructively.

Session Nine: Keeping Calm: How to structure your life so that you can access your positive parenting skills when faced with provocative behaviour. Assess whether your expectations of your children are realistic by reference to stages of development and temperament.

Session Ten: What to do when your children push your buttons: When our buttons have been pushed our skills go out the window and we respond to our children's behavior in ineffective ways. Learn how to recognize and defuse your buttons so you can react appropriately in the face of 'button-pushing' behavior.

During the course you will be given tasks so you can take the skills home and practice between sessions, knowing that each week you can come back to get further coaching on how you can use these skills to have a positive impact on your family's life.