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How to help children thrive
10th May @ 09:30 - 16:00 BSTGBP130.50
This live online course gives you a deeper understanding of children’s mental health struggles and a range of gentle, effective tools to support healthy child development, build confidence, improve outcomes, behaviour, communication, family relationships – and much more…
Why take this course
Life is harder than normal for many children today. More than ever before, they struggle with low self-esteem or low mood, depression, anger and anxiety. It’s therefore important that we understand children’s perspective and their emotional needs so we can support their development and enable them to fully enjoy their childhood, gain valuable life skills and grow to become their best.
Drawing on new research about children’s brain development, Miriam uses her extensive experience of working with families and children to give you a wealth of insights into children’s mental health and effective communication skills that you can implement straight away to improve relationships and outcomes. You will learn how to connect with children to: get them to open up to you; help them deal with difficult emotions and reduce emotional outbursts; guide them to learn from past mistakes; build confidence and healthy self-esteem; and provide them with lifelong skills including communicating effectively, positive behaviour, taking responsibility and understanding their feelings.
She also looks at the effects on children of difficult life experiences, some of them traumatic, and the causes of challenging behaviour and difficult emotional outbursts in children who haven’t experienced such difficulties. Using the many insights and skills covered on this course, it is possible to create environments in which not only children but also the rest of the family, class or school can thrive.
What will you learn
New research about children’s brain development and emotional wellbeing
How difficult life events can shape a child’s mind – and what we can do to help
Distress signs to look out for that indicate a child isn’t thriving, or is suffering from low self-esteem or depression
A better understanding of difficult feelings, effective skills for dealing with them and preventing future emotional outbursts
New insights into how children feel, think and understand our communication with them, which will increase cooperation and improve relationships – you may be surprised at what you find out!
How our attempts to help sometimes backfire and what we could do instead
How to prevent most temper tantrums and difficult behaviour – and de-escalate the ones that do happen
What children need to be mentally healthy
How to develop positive relationships with children
Healthy and lasting ways to engender self-esteem in children
Practical skills for motivating children to be their best
How to help children both spot and learn from their mistakes
Typical obstacles that prevent children from learning and progressing – and how to remove them
Relaxation and self-regulation skills
How to know what is realistic to expect from each child
New language skills for improving outcomes
Tried and tested ways to prevent or manage difficult behaviour
How to create an environment in which not only the child but the whole family flourishes
The opportunity to discuss with a highly experienced tutor how to apply what you’ve learnt with the children you know
plus Course notes and CPD Certificate
This practical day is full of insights and positive, gentle and effective tools for helping children to feel good about themselves, improve challenging behaviour and gain essential skills for life. It looks at the causes of children’s mental health struggles, the developmental impact of difficult life experiences and/trauma, how we can communicate better with children to avoid escalating a situation and help them deal with difficult emotions, practical steps for improving their mental health and much more…