Girls Empowered/Boys Empowered for Parents of Elementary Aged Children
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Kimber is the founder of Kids Empowered. She trains nationally and internationally on bully-proofing our children. She has developed curriculum and leads programs for kids, parents, and professionals on how to build confidence and self-esteem, develop social skills and emotional intelligence in children. She has conducted programs in Kenya, Palestine and Israel.
Session 1 – January 9
The Building Blocks of Social & Emotional Intelligence Learn over 30 ways to create an environment for your child that builds confidence, self-worth and personal power. Learn ways to be your child’s guide through sticky situations while helping them build healthy friendships and relationships with other kids, take opportunities, and build a positive internal belief system.
Session 2 – January 16
Dealing with Unfriendly Friends, Classmates and Bullies Learn how to bully-proof your child. Help your child learn how to handle hot/cold friendships, relational aggression, and bullying. We will cover social roles, teasing, mean kid behavior, gossip, exclusion and strategies to handle these issues. Parents will learn strategies on how to teach your child to stand up for themselves including the words to use, how the voice should sound and the body language.
Session 3 – January 23
Assertiveness Boot Camp Being assertive is a life skill every kid needs to have to: deal with bullies, negotiate, handle conflict, set boundaries, be taken seriously and get their needs met. Parents will learn about the different communication styles and how to help their children be assertive in their words, voice and body language through role-playing and interactions.
Session 4 – January 30
Sibling Teasing, Conflict & Sibling Bullying Teasing and bullying can cause more harm than the teasing kid or bully at school. Don’t know what to do about sibling conflict? Learn strategies for setting boundaries for your kids to minimize sibling rivalry, conflict & meanness. Learn how to support each child to help them become happy, confident and empowered children!
Girls Empowered/Boys Empowered for Parents of Middle School Aged Children
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Drew Yanke, M.A. LLP
Adjunct Professor, Psychology Dept., Wayne State University. A psychotherapist working with children and families. His focus is on boyhood issues including ADHD, bullying, building confidence and emotional management. Has extensive experience working with teen boys.
Session 1 – February 26 – Drew Yanke
A Boys’ World: Being a Boy, Becoming a Man Middle school can be a challenge, but for many boys it can be overwhelming. Boys are faced with a complex social world, developing an emotional self, social media and all the mixed messages of what it means to be a man. This workshop will focus on the many different facets of a boys’ world and how parents can help them navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of middle school. We will discuss ways to unlock the true potential of your boy and help him see what it REALLY means to be a man.
Sessions 2 – March 5 – Kimber Bishop-Yanke
A Girls’ World: Navigating Middle School Parents will learn how to build confidence, self-worth, self-esteem and resiliency in their daughter to help them stay true to themselves during middle school. Parents will learn how to help their daughter discover who they are and their purpose in life and build their tool box with the skills they need to handle the pressures of middle school. Parents will help their daughters let their light shine at a time when navigating their social world is the most tricky.
Session 3 – March 12 – Kimber Bishop-Yanke
Bully-Proofing Your Middle Schooler Relational aggression and bullying typically peak during the middle school years. There are things parents can do to help prevent your child from getting in a bullying situation. Parents will learn strategies to help their kids deal with unfriendly classmates and/or friends.
Parents will learn:
- Skills and strategies needed to handle situations with unfriendly classmates
- What your child can do when friends are unfriendly
- Words to use, how the voice should sound, and body language would look
- How to build confidence, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence in their children
- To identify relational aggression, conflict, unfriendly behavior and bullying
- Why you want your child to stand up for themselves and others
- How to help your child prevent themselves from ever getting into a bullying situation and when parents need to get involved
A Parent’s Tool Box for Different Learners Tapping into the gifts of a child with ADHD and other learning challenges can be difficult. Gifts such as thinking outside the box, a knack for risk taking, creative expression, all these can be overlooked in our “structured” world and be seen as negatives. In this workshop parents will gain insight into these gifts and how to bring them out in a productive and healthy way. Parents will learn valuable strategies to help their different child as well as themselves navigate the school world, the home world and friends