“How Children Learn” has been rescheduled! Stay tuned for the new date~~~!!!
Parenting is a life-long learning process of nurturing our connection with our children. Parenting is “messy” business. There is no “prescription” for dealing with the day-to-day challenges of raising children. There are however, basic communication tools that can assist parents in dealing positively with challenges, while deepening the relationship between parent and child.
This workshop will focus on gaining insight into the nature of early learning and how parents can nurture and encourage the natural abilities in their children. Discussion points to include:
- The nature of learning
- How parents can support children in building confidence in their capabilities
- Learning to trust your child’s innate abilities
- Differences in learning styles
- Multiple intelligences
- The risks of criticism and praise
- How unwanted help diminishes learning
- Distinguishing between being responsive and being intrusive (cuing in to your child’s signals)
- Supporting children’s natural curiosity of inquiry
Introducing Facilitators Laura Dotson and Melody Elder:
Laura Dotson M.A., LMFT, is the mother of 4 adult children and the grandmother of three. Laura has had over 40 years of varied experience working with adults, children, families of all kinds. She was a long time staff member at Play Mountain Place (a humanistic preschool and elementary school) and currently is the Psychological consultant at Manhattan Beach Nursery School, working with parents, children, and staff members. Laura is a Marriage and Family therapist; she holds a Masters Degree in clinical psychology and maintains a private practice in Hermosa Beach.
Melody Elder M.A.Ed., the mother of an adult daughter, is a teacher and parent educator with over 40 years experience working with families in nursery school, elementary school, and home-school settings. She has taught parenting classes for both South Bay Adult School and the Center for Positive Parenting and currently works part-time teaching and directing at Manhattan Beach Nursery School. Melody maintains a private coaching practice in the South Bay where she works individually with parents and facilitates parenting support groups. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and in Spiritual Psychology and is a credentialed teacher in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT EARLY!
Date: Tuesday, May 29
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $10 per person for enrolled families; $25 per person for general public (100% of this donation goes toward supporting our school.)
Location: Riviera PlaySchool