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Workshops for Parents - Surbiton

These workshops can be attended as ‘one-offs’ or as a series of workshops together. 

​​Building Your Child’s Self Esteem
Spending Time with Your Child
15th Nov 9.30am - 11.30am 

In this session we will look at how we can build strong positive relationship with our child by playing together with them. We will look at some specific strategies you can use to build their self esteem while helping  them develop their learning

Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour
Boundaries without tears!
22nd Nov 9.30am - 11.30am 

Children don’t always do what we’d like them to do!  In this workshop we will look at how we can help our children to learn positive ways to behave. 

  
​​Being A Parent - Motivating your child​​
23rd January 2017 9.30am - 11.30am 

In this workshop we will look at how it is important that we take care of ourselves as parents so that we are able to take care of our children well.  We will also look at how we can clearly let our children know what we want

Understanding Children’s Feelings
What to do when emotions run hot!

18th October 9.30am - 11.30am 

Young children can feel their feelings very intensely.  Sometimes it isn’t easy as a parent to understand what is going on and everyone ends up feeling frustrated.  In this workshop we will consider how we can acknowledge our children’s feelings in a way that everyone feels better about themselves.
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Workshops for Parents - Bookham

These workshops can be attended as ‘one-offs’ or as a series of workshops together. 

​​Building Your Child’s Self Esteem
Spending Time with Your Child
3rd Nov 12.45 - 14.45
In this session we will look at how we can build strong positive relationship with our child by playing together with them. We will look at some specific strategies you can use to build their self esteem while helping  them develop their learning

Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour
Boundaries without tears!
21st Nov 9.30 - 11.30 

Children don’t always do what we’d like them to do!  In this workshop we will look at how we can help our children to learn positive ways to behave. 

  
​​Being A Parent - Motivating your child​​
Date TBC 2017 9.30am - 11.30am 

In this workshop we will look at how it is important that we take care of ourselves as parents so that we are able to take care of our children well.  We will also look at how we can clearly let our children know what we want

Understanding Children’s Feelings
What to do when emotions run hot!

19th October 19.30 - 21.30 

Young children can feel their feelings very intensely.  Sometimes it isn’t easy as a parent to understand what is going on and everyone ends up feeling frustrated.  In this workshop we will consider how we can acknowledge our children’s feelings in a way that everyone feels better about themselves.
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Workshops for Parents and Grandparents
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‘You’re Not My Friend Anymore’

Supporting your child to communicate honestly and kindly


In this workshop we will explore strategies for setting limits for children and look at ways we can support their social and emotional development, motivating kindness through clear constructive communication.
  
We are delighted to welcome Early Childhood and Conflict Resolution Specialist Betsy Evans from America to lead these workshops. Betsy has many years of experience working with young children and leading workshops for parents and early years practitioners. 

Betsy Evans Kids & Conflict     www.kidsandconflict.com
Thursday 29th September 2016
7.15pm - 9.15pm
Soft Skills for Children, 
It’s Never Too Young To Start

TBC
Session 1
Developing Good Communication Skills
Listening and acknowledging feelings

Session 2
Giving and Receiving Specific Feedback
Intrinsic motivation and descriptive praise

Session 3
Challenging Unwanted Behaviour
Making ‘I’ statements

Session 4
Conflict Resolution Skills
A six step problem-solving approach to conflict resolution
  
Employers increasingly look for their employees to have ‘soft skills’. 

As parents and educators we need to ensure our children have opportunities to develop these skills.  Young children are able to learn ‘soft skills’ through the way the significant adults around them interact.

In this set of four workshops we will look at some simple ways we can enable children to develop ‘soft skills’ which will equip them well for their life ahead.
Preparation for school
TBC
‘It’s the caterpillar story!’
Sharing Books with Your Child

‘Why do they want the same book over and over again?’
‘They are too young to look at books!’

Parents are best placed to help their child develop an interest in books and this can be started from a very early age. If children learn to love books this serves them well when they start to learn to read.  In this workshop will consider some simple ways parents can share books with their child to help them to learn that reading is fun.

‘1, 2, 7, 9!’
Headstart in Maths

‘Why do they get the numbers in the wrong order?’
‘I hated Maths at school but I want my child to do well – how can I help?’

In this workshop we will look at how parents can give their child a positive start in Maths through the way they interact with their child at home.  We will look briefly at how children need to learn Maths in a concrete way and consider a few simple activities parents can do with their child at home to help develop some important mathematical concepts.
‘It’s our special time!’
Spending  ‘Quality Time’ with your Child

‘Does it really matter if I play together with my child?’
‘I’m really busy. What can I do to help develop my child’s learning skills?’

Most parents know it is important to spend quality time with a child and it is often assumed we all know what quality time means.  In this workshop we will look at a way we can spend quality time with our child using play materials and equipment we already have at home.  We will look at the positive significant impact it has on a child’s wellbeing and learning when parents spend time with them in this way. 

Gluesticks, boxes and tape
Your Child and Creativity

‘But I’m not creative at all!’
‘Why is it important I support my child to be creative at home ?’

it is important for your child’s all round development and wellbeing to take part in creative activities. Most children love to explore and experiment with different materials.  In this workshop we will look at some simple (and not too messy) ways you can encourage your child to be creative at home. 

Growing Together
Understanding Your Child
(2 – 5 years old)

TBC
‘How can I manage temper tantrums without having one myself!?’

‘What can I do when my child starts demanding something in the supermarket?’

'How can I play together with my child and build their self-esteem?'

This course consists of six sessions, each of two hours, usually run over six consecutive weeks.  It is designed to enable parents to build strong positive relationships and better understand their child.

The course covers the topics of managing strong emotions, setting boundaries, taking care of yourself as a parent, discipline, motivating and praising your child along with looking at how parents can play together with their child to build self-esteem and help develop learning.