My Mad Feelings for Kids & Parents

My Mad Feelings: Bullying prevention and emotional intelligence 

  • A fun summertime program that provides developmental quality time with your child.
  • Songs, stories and activities for children, age 3-6.
  • Teaches children to identify, discuss and manage the strong emotions of daily life, such as frustration, anger and worry.
  • Supports parents with techniques to help children develop empathy, self-advocacy and self-control – the building blocks of self-esteem and preventives against bullying and being bullied.
  • Developed as a classroom curriculum (approved by the Ohio Board of Education), and now offered as a mommy/daddy-and-me class.

Details:
1-2 p.m.
June 12-Aug. 14 (10 consecutive Tuesdays)
For parents and their children, ages 3-6
$200 (Includes all materials for children and parents

Presented by Rique Sollisch, an early education teacher specifically trained in The HP Way and My Mad Feelings.

Eventbrite - My Mad Feelings for Kids and Parents: Summer fun that prevents bullying


My Mad Feelings was featured on Channel 19 News.

Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Most anti-bullying programs focus on adolescent children, but bullying begins when children first go to school or child care, and must learn to advocate for themselves in a social setting.

Ideally, they learn to express their emotions verballyGilberto 3 rather than behaviorally. But this is a skill that needs to be taught. Without this ability, children may instead practice self-advocacy by acting out their feelings – grabbing, hitting, hurtful talk, etc. Such behaviors alienate others and result in disciplinary action – creating a downward spiral in self-esteem. By adolescence, these behaviors become habitual and are recognized as bullying.

My Mad Feelings prevents bullying before it begins, but it has power to do much more. When children are able to manage their feelings successfully, they can:

  • Become more understanding of others;
  • Develop stronger relationships;
  • Enjoy the risks involved in learning new things and having new experiences;
  • Be viewed more positively by the adults who wield influence over life in school and other activities.

2018 Annual Conference

Save the date:
Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
8:30-3:30

Registration coming soon

Adjusting to Changing Family Dynamics:
Working through the impact of divorce and other developmental challenges

A one-day conference for Early Learning professionals, social workers and mental health professionals, and parents

  • Separate tracks for educators, social workers/mental health professionals, and parents
  • Up to 7 Ohio Approved hours for teachers, including required Recognition & Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (3-hour refresher)
  • Up to 7 social work CEUs (Ohio CSWMFTB provider # RCS091602), including 3-hour Ethics requirement

Topics include:

  • Listening to Children’s Behaviors
  • Classroom support for children who are living through divorce
  • Putting children first: Realistic expectations in working with parents during divorce
  • Supporting success in blended families

This affordable one-day conference is for anyone who works with children and families on a day-to-day basis.

A separate track for parents addresses the important needs of children who experience big changes in the family

My Mad Feelings for Kids & Parents

My Mad Feelings: Bullying prevention and emotional intelligence for young children and their parents

A fun summertime program that provides developmental quality time with your child.

It’s an innovative program that helps children learn to identify, discuss and manage their feelings through songs, stories and activities. Parents learn techniques to help children talk about strong emotions to develop empathy, self-advocacy, self-control and self-esteem – all of which provide a safety net against bullying.

My Mad Feelings was developed by Hanna Perkins for use in preschool classrooms. Now it’s been adapted for parents and children (3-6) to take together.

Details:
1-2 p.m.
June 12-Aug. 14 (10 consecutive Tuesdays)
For parents and their children, ages 3-6
$200 (Includes all materials for children and parents

Presented by Rique Sollisch, an early education teacher specifically trained in The HP Way and My Mad Feelings.

Eventbrite - My Mad Feelings for Kids and Parents: Summer fun that prevents bullying


My Mad Feelings was featured on Channel 19 News.

Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

While most anti-bullying programs focus on adolescent children, the origins of bullying can be recognized at a much younger age – when children first go to school or child care, and must learn to advocate for themselves in a social setting.

Ideally, children learn to identify feelings and express their emotions verballyGilberto 3 rather than behaviorally. But this is a skill that needs to be taught. Without this ability, children may instead practice self-advocacy by acting out – grabbing, hitting, hurtful talk, etc. – essentially “sharing” their uncomfortable feelings with others. Such behaviors alienate others and result in disciplinary action – creating a downward spiral in self-esteem. By adolescence, these behaviors become habitual and hard to correct – and are recognized as bullying.

My Mad Feelings prevents bullying before it begins, but it has power to do much more. When children are able to manage their feelings successfully, they can:

  • Become more tolerant of others;
  • Develop stronger relationships;
  • Enjoy the risks involved in learning new things and having new experiences;
  • Be viewed more positively by the adults who wield influence over life in school and other activities.

Promoting Positive Social-Emotional Development in Toddlers

Promoting Positive Social-Emotional Development in Toddlers

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Self-concept
  • 3 hours hours in 1 session

This training helps early learning professionals to understand the importance of encouraging the development and mastery of self-care skills, and the effect on the development of social-emotional skills.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Developing Family Engagement

Developing Family Engagement

  • 4 hours

This training provides participants with the many benefits of drawing families into their programs, ways to develop or increase engagement, and appreciation and sensitivity toward different family cultures.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Helping Children & Families Cope with Trauma in the Early Childhood Environment

Helping Children & Families Cope with Trauma in the Early Childhood Environment

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Self-concept
  • 3.75 hours hours in 1 session

This training helps early learning professionals to assist families who have experienced trauma. It includes identifying behaviors of children in trauma; understanding the effects of trauma; helping families cope by validating children’s feelings; helping children express those feelings; and helping children develop resilience.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Hanna Perkins School open house: Tue., April 24, 2018

Hanna Perkins School will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 for parents of prospective preschoolers and kindergarteners in 2018-19. Children are welcome.

Visitors will discover what makes Hanna Perkins unique – from the mindful approach to child development, to the important role of parents in the learning process, to the way meals and outdoor fun are integrated into the curriculum.

Hanna Perkins focuses on helping young children understand and manage the feelings that arise in everyday interactions – a foundational skill for success in school and life.

Our EPIC (Exploring Potentials in Children) Classroom, for children with Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorders diagnoses, will also be open. It applies the same social-emotional focus in an environment modified specifically for the learning needs of children who are likely to join a mainstream classroom in the future.

Hanna Perkins classes feature a 6:1 student teacher ratio, and a unique team-based approach involving the parent, teacher and a Family Helper to provide an experience that sets each child on his or her best path for future success. The program  integrates best practices in early childhood education with an internationally-recognized relationship-based model that has been researched, developed, practiced and fine-tuned for more than 65 years.

The school offers an effective environment for a wide range for students, including:

  • Those whose parents value a proactive emphasis on social-emotional development;
  • Children who would benefit from extra personal attention;
  • Children who are struggling with specific emotional or behavioral issues.

It is not a therapeutic school in the narrow sense that many people understand, but is particularly attractive to families with a child or children who need help making sense of the world around them, and support in managing their response to it.

Claass Blocks &windowsHanna Perkins School is located in a beautifully restored historic school building in a neighborhood setting in Shaker Heights. It offers two playgrounds; an indoor gym; and healthful meals prepared onsite daily, with an emphasis on organic and locally grown food.

For information about the open house, contact School Director Barbara Streeter.

We’re located at 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH. Click here for directions.

For more information why Hanna Perkins School may be right for your child, see these resources elsewhere on our website:

My Mad Feelings bullying prevention program featured on News 19 Cleveland

On March 7, Hanna Perkins Center’s “My Mad Feelings” bullying prevention curriculum was featured on Cleveland 19 News. The story, by reporter Sia Nyorkor, featured a “Shaker’s First Class” preschool class at Onaway Elementary School, where the curriculum is being taught. Shaker Schools is in its second year of a partnership with Hanna Perkins to present the curriclum to its preschool students.

Here’s the story:

Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Auction Preview: 2018 Benefit

Here are just some of the valuable items and experiences available in the live and silent auctions:

Spice Kitchen Plated Landscape Dinner for Six

Enjoy an evening of fine dining in the fields at a Spice Kitchen Plated Landscape Dinner.  You’ll enjoy five-courses, expertly paired with wines, featuring ingredients you may have just picked yourself. Dinner will be held at Spice Kitchen’s farm, Spice Acres, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and at select family farms that supply the kitchen with local sustainable foods.
Donor: Spice Kitchen

Portland Escape

Need a getaway from your day to day? How about a Pacific adventure? A trip to the west coast of Portland should work wonders. Located about 85 miles outside of Portland between Cannon Beach and Manzanita sits the ocean-front home of architect Ben Kaiser. Enjoy breathtaking views from every room of this three-bedroom home with a one-week stay in this unique work of art designed to bring the outdoors in.  Dates of the stay will be decided between the homeowner and auction winner. Expires: April 30, 2019.
Donors: Ben and Erin Kaiser

Progressive Small Plates & Wine Parings for Six at 5 Zack Bruell Restaurants (transportation included)

Start out with some Asian fusion at Parallax in Tremont. Then head down to the West Bank of the Flats to Alley Cat Oyster Bar. Next it’s on to E 4th for an old-meets-new Italian culinary concept at Chinato. Not done yet…now you’re off to Bruell’s reincarnation of Cleveland’s historic jewelry store Cowell & Hubbard for some gourmet bites. Finally you’ll wrap up your evening in University Circle at the upscale, contemporary French destination L’Albatros. Must be scheduled in advance on a mutually agreed upon date (Monday-Thursday) with Zack Bruell Restaurants. Expires December 30, 2018
Donors: Zack Bruell and Lainie Hadden

Peek n’ Peak Condo

Enjoy a two-night stay at this beautiful, two bedroom ski-in and -out condo that sleeps six (three queen beds and one sofa sleeper). Stay in the summer and enjoy the challenging Upper Golf Course played by the WEB.COM PGA tour, or enjoy the Giant Dual Ziplines, Aerial Adventure Course, mini golf, Segway tours and swimming. Or come play in the winter and enjoy alpine or nordic skiing, tubing or just relax by the fire. Your package will include two lift tickets or two rounds of golf to be used during your stay. Expires April 30, 2019.
Donors: Diane Strachan and Sheryl Smith

Backyard EscapeGrillin’, Chillin’ & S’mores

Want to enjoy a summer vacation without leaving home? This is the package for you. Delight in the versatility of The Big Green Egg, a versatile Kamado-style ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker that does the job of a grill, oven and smoker. This large unit comes with all the Egg-cessories: one large Egg Nest, one large Egg Plate Setter/ Conv-Eggtor, an attachable Eggmate table, one Egg Dual Probe-Wireless Thermometer, one large Egg Cover and one large cast iron grid. While your food is cooking, have a seat and relax with family and friends in four Marina White Cedar Adirondack Chairs. And after dinner, enjoy a campfire in a steel-frame fire pit with a black-and-grey tile top (measures 19″ high x 34″ x 34″).  A four-pack of 30” stainless-steel marshmallow roasting sticks with coated handles is included for your S’mores cravings!  The package also includes a $100 Masterscape gift card for spring or fall yard clean-up, and a $50 Pavilion Home and Floral gift card for some lovely flowers and home accents.
Donors: DDR Corp, Lainie Hadden, Hanna Perkins Center, DDR Corp, Masterscape

Backyard Movie Night

Nice weather is right around the corner. Get your family and friends together in your own backyard to enjoy a movie under the stars. Have fun with a 92” indoor/outdoor movie screen with bungee-cord poles for easy, quick setup and an AAXA P5 – the World’s Smallest 300 Lumen Pico Projector. It revolutionizes mobile projection by mating a lithium ion battery with LED Projection technology. This union creates a no compromise portable projector that can deliver high quality images both plugged in or on battery power. Features: Zoom/focus control, built-in speakers and remote-control operation.
Donor: Lainie Hadden

Sleep in the Trees

Have you ever wanted to spend a night in the trees? The Amish Country Treehouses at Berlin Woods will let you do just that. Built in 2016, these six custom treehouses are less than a mile from the center of Berlin and feature stone Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, living rooms, kitchenettes and comfy beds along with the finest Amish craftsmanship. Use this $750 gift card on the treehouse of your choice during your favorite season in Amish country! Underwritten by: Simplified Facilities Group

What Not to Wear

Does your closet need a transformation? You’re in luck! Enjoy 2 hours of wardrobe analysis, personal shopping and styling with Hallie Abrams–The Wardrobe Consultant. Hallie will come to your home, and together you will go through your closet to determine what stays, goes, and what’s missing. Together you will “Shop Your Closet” and give new life to your existing pieces. Next, Hallie will shop with you, for you and online sending you links.  Finally, she will help you put it all together – coordinating and planning dozens of head-to-toe outfits to set you up for taking the stress out of getting dressed. Use $500 in Legacy Village gift cards to help you with your shopping! Donors: Legacy Village, Pam and Mitchell Schneider, Hallie Abrams–The Wardrobe Consultant

Tiny Fun: Cleveland Children’s Museum

For the littlest ones in your life… Play, connect and learn anytime, all year long with your children or grandchildren with a 1-year family membership to The Cleveland Children’s Museum. Encourage and stimulate your child’s natural creativity with this assortment of Faber-Castell arts and crafts kits, art materials and a children’s table easel, and let your child’s imagination fly with this collection of unique children’s books. Donors: Phyllis Brody and Cleveland Children’s Museum

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The Parkland school shooting: What your children need right now

Another horrific event has occurred, and it will dominate the news and social media for days and weeks.

Except for the very youngest children, you won’t likely succeed in sheltering them from it. They will seek to understand what they see and hear, trying to put it into the context of what they know about the normal and expected.

The amount of information children need from parents in such situations differs depending on the child and, of course, his or her age. Here are a few resources to help talk with your children about the school shooting that took place on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Florida:

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