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Parent Education Classes for Spring Quarter 2017

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids with Dr. Laura Markham

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Dr. Laura Markham gives you practical everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control. In this talk, you will have a chance to ask questions about your own parenting, and get information on why children misbehave, what research shows about how children develop self-discipline, the four power tools you can use to connect with children and help them with their emotions, why yelling and timeouts actually cause more misbehavior, and· how you can create the relationship you want with your child. Tickets are $7.00 online.

Date & Time: Mar 21, Tue 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: The Brockey Center at South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. SW 98106

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Building Sibling Relationships: A Two Part Class

Are you frustrated by the constant verbal and physical battles between the siblings in your home?  Learn ways to respond to your children so that competition and arguments will decrease while cooperation skills increase.  This class is designed for parents with two or more children over the age of one.  Class size is limited.  Attendance at both sessions is required.

Date & Time: Mar 22 & Mar 29, Weds 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Admiral Cooperative Preschool, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116

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Supporting Language through Play

How does your preschool support your child’s speech and language development—and what can you do at home? Meredith Shatto, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist from Seattle Therapy Network will share strategies that support your child’s language during everyday routines and playing together. We will explore the components of language, typical speech and language development, what to look for when children are experiencing challenges with communication, and resources for evaluation.         

Date & Time: Mar 23, Thu 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Admiral Cooperative Preschool, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116

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Ask a Parent Instructor – A Virtual Parent Education Opportunity                                 

Wanted to attend a seminar but couldn’t get away that night? Made it almost to the door but little one had a meltdown? Never fear, we’re here to help!  On Thursday, April 6, visit the SSC Preschool Facebook page with your burning questions and areas of concern or interest.  Ask your question and at the end of the day, Parent Instructor Jen Schill will respond with ideas, options, advice, and all-around support.

Date & Time: Apr 6, Thu all day

Location: Facebook


 

Making Sense of Sensory Processing

Carey Goldenberg M.S. OTR/L Clinic Director, Occupational Therapist from Seattle Therapy Network will give a fun interactive talk about sensory processing.  Come learn about our seven senses: touch, hearing, vision, taste, smell, proprioception, and vestibular, and explore how to encourage their development to support children who may have sensory processing difficulties. We will discuss tips and activities for incorporating sensory ideas into everyday life, and resources for professional help.

Date & Time: Apr 24, Mon 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Admiral Cooperative Preschool, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116

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Children Learn What They Live

As a parent, you have values that you are passing on to your child in the decisions you make every day.  So, what are these values?  Are they honesty, kindness, generosity, self-worth, respect, patience, tolerance?  In this class we will talk about the ways you can identify and clarify your values as well as discuss how to inspire values through your parenting.

Date & Time: Apr 25, Tue 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116

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Girls, Girls, Girls

Will girls be girls? What uniquely female characteristics do girls bring to our world?  Come and explore brain research, studies, and attitudes that give us insights into how females approach relationships, aggression, learning, and careers.  Be ready to brainstorm ways to develop our daughters’ self esteem and attitudes that will help guide them to become strong individuals.

Date & Time: Apr 26, Wed 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Admiral Cooperative Preschool, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116

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Who Takes Care of the Caregiver      

As parents we give and give and give.  We are so busy giving to others that we often neglect taking time to nourish ourselves.  Come and discuss ways to recognize and strategize about how to find the nourishment we need in order to meet the daily challenges of parents.  This class is for YOU!

Date & Time: Apr 27, Thu 7:00 – 9:00 PM

 

Location: Admiral Cooperative Preschool, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116

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Boys Will Be Boys                         

Boys will be boys…so the saying goes.  What does that really mean?  How can we support our boys’ growth into loving, independent, confident men of the future?  Join Jen Schill and Jen Giomi, mothers of 4 boys in total, to explore the nature of boys and the pop and educational culture our boys are growing up in today.  Come away feeling capable of honoring your son where he is and advocating for his needs.

Date & Time: DATE CHANGE – new date May 17th, Wed 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Alki Cooperative Preschool, Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds St  98116

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