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Free Introductory Talks

June/July 2014
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Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children
Monday, 5 June
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Children and teens are, by nature, immature; they have strong emotional reactions to what seem to us to be minor frustrations and upsets ...
 
Everyday Discipline
That Works
Monday 16 June
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
We all want our children to behave well at home, at school and with their friends. We want them to ‘do the right thing’ and stay out of trouble, for our sakes as well as for theirs...
 
Maximising
Co-operation and
Self-esteem
Tuesday 1 July
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Do you sometimes feel that you need to shout, nag, threaten, criticise and lecture your children to get them to do
what you ask?...

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All Introductory Talks are FREE

Booking is essential - 25 places maximum.

Please email us at admin@calmerparenting.co.uk to book a place.

Venue:
 West Hampstead ( travel details )

Maximising Co-operation and Self-Esteem: Positive communication strategies

Do you sometimes feel that you need to shout, nag, threaten, criticise and lecture your children to get them to do what you ask? In this talk, we discuss how you can communicate positively with your children and teens to improve their cooperation. By using these skills, you will also create a better atmosphere at home and enhance your children’s self-esteem.
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Raising Responsible, Respectful and Confident Teens:

Do your teens avoid taking the initiative, even though you repeat and remind? Do your teens lack consideration for others? Do they complain about minor difficulties, rather than looking for solutions? Do they argue back or speak disrespectfully?

In this talk we will show you how you can bring out the best in your teens. We will explain and demonstrate techniques for positive day-to-day communication. This will reduce conflicts and teach your teens more mature problem-solving skills. We’ll show you how to guide your teenagers to become more respectful and confident.
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Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children:
Practical skills to help children deal more positively with their emotions

Children and teens are, by nature, immature; they have strong emotional reactions to what seem to us to be minor frustrations and upsets. Often they do not know how to handle their emotions. They may refuse to co-operate, they may cry, whinge, lash out, or sulk.

It is important that we help our children to learn about their feelings, to express themselves appropriately and to develop the willingness to focus on solutions.

In this talk we explain how parents can help children manage their uncomfortable emotions more constructively and deal with irritations and conflicts before these become too much for them to handle.
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Reducing Sibling Squabbles:
How to help your children fight less and enjoy each other more


Most brothers and sisters argue and fight sometimes. It would be unrealistic to expect them always to be happy in each other’s company. However, there is much we can do to make it easier for our children to get on better more and more of the time.

In this talk we share with you practical, tried and tested ways of helping siblings to squabble less, find their own solutions,
and feel less competitive.
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Perils of Technology: Safe and sensible use of the internet, computer games, mobile phones, TV, etc.

Parents are increasingly worried about how much time children and teens spend in front of a screen. There are growing concerns about what sites they are visiting, what influences they are being exposed to, who they may be getting involved with, and what values they may be absorbing. In this talk parents can learn strategies for getting back in charge of their children’s screen time.
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Bringing Out the Best in Boys: What Mothers and Fathers Can Do

Many boys find life at home and at school more difficult than girls do. Boys often find it harder to sit still, to concentrate, and to understand other people’s feelings. Parents are very concerned about boys who seem glued to one screen or another. And parents and teachers often want to know how to help boys handle their frustrations and aggressive feelings more calmly and constructively.

Boys also have many positive qualities that they often don’t get credit for: eg loyalty, energy, single-minded enthusiasm and physical courage.


In this talk, we explore what boys need from their parents and from school, and how to help boys get these needs met. This will enable your son to achieve his potential and to blossom into a confident, motivated and considerate young man.
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Guiding Girls To Become All That They Can Be:

Are you worried that your little girl seems to be growing up too fast? Are you concerned about peer pressure and friendship issues? Do you wish you knew how to help your daughter become more confident and self-reliant? In this talk we explore how mothers and fathers can help their daughters weather the storms of adolescence – which parents have noticed seems to be starting earlier and earlier!
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Building Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem: Enhancing confidence and competence

In this talk, we show you skills you can use to help your children and teenagers feel better about themselves, so that their confidence and motivation improve. We also discuss strategies for teaching children to become more independent. An “I can do it!” approach to solving their own problems is an important element in developing children’s self-esteem.
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Never Ask Twice Getting back in charge

Following instructions is a habit, and good habits usually need to be taught. The Never Ask Twice strategy is a practical way of communicating designed to make sure that your children develop the habit of listening to you and doing what you ask them to do. 
This technique helps you get back in charge, and shows your children that you mean what you say. 
Using this method, you can achieve co-operation while staying calm and positive.

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Resolving Family Conflicts: Effective communication and problem-solving skills

Do you find that your children sometimes avoid doing what you ask, no matter how much you explain? Do they lack consideration for others and only think about what they want? Do they whinge and complain about minor difficulties, rather than looking for solutions? In this talk, we explore ways you can talk to your children or teens to reduce conflicts and to teach them how to think about win-win strategies. Your children will learn to see the bigger picture, to create their own solutions and to become more open to your suggestions.
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Enhancing Self-Reliance and Common Sense: Teach your children important life habits

Do you find that you need to keep repeating yourself just to get your children to dress themselves, start their homework, or keep track of their belongings? In this talk we discuss how parents can help children develop good habits and learn to take more responsibility. As children and teens become more competent and self-reliant, their confidence and motivation increase.
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Effective Homework Strategies: Help your children fulfil their academic potential

It is very rare for children to enjoy doing homework or to approach the task with enthusiasm. Sometimes it looks as if they would rather do anything but learn! One of our jobs as parents is to teach and train our children to do their homework as well as they can, without needing help or reminders. In this talk, we explore how parents can make it easier for children and teens to do their best on their homework, so that they experience success, learn to feel pride in their work, and get full value from it.
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Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and other Learning Difficulties - How Parents and Teachers Can Help:
A demonstration video and discussion

Do you find yourself becoming frustrated, annoyed or puzzled when a bright child isn’t achieving his or her potential? This talk will offer insights into the world of children who struggle with some aspects of school: academics, behaviour or peer relationships.

Noel Janis-Norton is the author of “Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework” and “Bringing Out the Best in Children and Teens with Special Needs” (CD set).

In this talk Noel will explore effective strategies for helping children and teenagers to improve their academic skills, concentration, impulse control, cooperation, motivation and self-reliance. These strategies lead to improvements in schoolwork and homework, more sensible behaviour, more satisfying relationships and greater confidence.

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Learning at home: How parents can help children develop an appetite for learning and challenge

Would you like your children to be more excited about their school work? Do you wish you knew better how to guide them to become more confident, motivated and keen to do their best? In this talk we discuss ways that parents can help children and teens develop enthusiasm as well as more mature “school success skills”.
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Everyday Discipline That Works:
Prepare for success by creating consistent rules and routines for your family

We all want our children to behave well at home, at school and with their friends. We want them to ‘do the right thing’ and stay out of trouble, for our sakes as well as for theirs. In this talk we explore positive, practical ways of passing on to our children and teens the values, skills and habits that are important to us. We also explain how to make sure that rewards and consequences really work.
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Raising Children and Teenagers in a Blended Family: Overcoming obstacles and strengthening bonds

Nationally three out of five children are no longer growing up in a nuclear family. Parenting in a “blended family” is rapidly becoming the norm. Blended families present unique challenges. Parents want to help children cope more confidently with the changes brought about by divorce, separation and adoption. Children and parents have to adjust to new routines, rules, relationships, values, and traditions. All family members need to learn how to express constructively the inevitable mixed emotions that accompany big changes. In this talk we discuss strategies for helping everyone to thrive in their new family.
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