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Challenging Behaviors: Secrets to Effective Discipline

Do you ever immediately sense that a child is going to have a bad day? Join Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka to learn ways to respond effectively and help a child stop and calm him/herself on those difficult days. During this hands-on workshop, Dr. Kurcinka will help you assess your interaction and develop a plan to turn those “thorny moments” into opportunities that invite children to be part of your “problem solving team.”

This workshop will help participants develop skills to:

  • Understand challenging behaviors and under-developed self-regulation skills
  • Recognize when children are in the “red zone” and struggling to calm themselves
  • Implement effective emotion coaching and discipline to keep the children working with you even during the tough times.
  • Develop ways to invite children to join you in becoming a “problem solving team”