2nd Monday Parent Chat


Next chat: Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

How Children Develop SelfEsteem, and What You Can Do to Help


2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 10-11:30 a.m., 2nd Monday of each month, August-April
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.
Dates:

  • August 14, 2017 – Preparing children for a fast start to the school year
  • September 11, 2017 – Your child and the internet; keeping access safe and healthy
  • October 9, 2017 – What parents can do to prevent bullying
  • November 13, 2017 – How Children Develop Self-Esteem
  • December 11, 2017 – Helping children learn to practice empathy and kindness
  • January 8, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
Next up:

HowChildrenDevelopSelfEsteem, andWhatYouCanDotoHelp

10-11:30 am
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
With Judith L. Pitlick, MA, LPCC

Self-esteem is the foundation of success and happiness. It enables self-advocacy, which in turn supports healthy relationships, the ability to get along well in school and work, and an enjoyment in the mastery of new skills and ideas.

This discussion will offer insight about:

  • Where self-esteem comes from
  • The important role of respect
  • What parents can do to support its development
  • Related issues and concerns

Future topics will be determined based on parent feedback, and may include:

  • Transitions
  • Making good choices
  • Developing kindness and empathy
  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

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Second Monday Parent Chat

Next chat: Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

What parents can do to prevent bullying

Helping children decode their feelings to build empathy, kindness and inner strength

2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 6:30-8:pm, 2nd Monday of each month, August-April
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.
Dates:

  • August 14, 2017
  • September 11, 2017
  • October 9, 2017
  • November 13, 2017
  • December 11, 2017
  • January 8, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
Next up:

What parents can do to prevent bullying

Helping children decode their feelings to build empathy, kindness and inner strength

6:30-8 pm
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
With Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW

Bullying prevention efforts typically focus on the middle- and high-school years. But the origins of bullying can be recognized at a much younger age – when children first go to school and must learn to advocate for themselves in a social setting.

This discussion will offer insight about the causes of bullying, and provide tools to help children advocate for themselves while developing empathy for others. It’s based on Hanna Perkins’ own “My Mad Feelings” bullying-prevention curriculum, which is used in the preschool program of Shaker Heights Schools.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How bullying begins
  • The connection between self-advocacy, self-esteem and empathy
  • Key concepts for children to master their feelings
  • Ideas and exercises parents can use to help children through this process

CEUs for social workers and therapists are available through the Ohio CSWMFTContact us for cost and details.

Click here for a printable flyer about this program

Future topics will be determined based on parent feedback, and may include:

  • Transitions
  • Making good choices
  • Developing kindness and empathy
  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

For event reminders, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

2nd Monday Parent Chat


Next chat: Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

What parents can do to prevent bullying

Helping children decode their feelings to build empathy, kindness and inner strength

2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 6:30-8:pm, 2nd Monday of each month, August-April
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.
Dates:

  • August 14, 2017: Helping your children off to a good start in the school year
  • September 11, 2017: Your child and the internet: Keeping access safe and healthy
  • October 9, 2017: What parents can do to prevent bullying
  • November 13, 2017: How children develop self esteem, and what you can do to help
  • December 11, 2017: Empathy and kindness: Why they matter and where they’ve gone
  • January 8, 2018: TBD
  • February 12, 2018: TBD
  • March 12, 2018: TBD
  • April 9, 2018: TBD
Next up:

What parents can do to prevent bullying

Helping children decode their feelings to build empathy, kindness and inner strength

6:30-8 pm
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
With Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW

Bullying prevention efforts typically focus on the middle- and high-school years. But the origins of bullying can be recognized at a much younger age – when children first go to school and must learn to advocate for themselves in a social setting.

This discussion will offer insight about the causes of bullying, and provide tools to help children advocate for themselves while developing empathy for others. It’s based on Hanna Perkins’ own “My Mad Feelings” bullying-prevention curriculum, which is used in the preschool program of Shaker Heights Schools.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How bullying begins
  • The connection between self-advocacy, self-esteem and empathy
  • Key concepts for children to master their feelings
  • Ideas and exercises parents can use to help children through this process

CEUs for social workers and therapists are available through the Ohio CSWMFT. Contact us for cost and details.

Click here for a printable flyer about this program

Future topics will be determined based on parent feedback, and may include:

  • Transitions
  • Making good choices
  • Developing kindness and empathy
  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

For event reminders, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Afternoon Enrichment Program

basketball_shutterstock_215623555In Hanna Perkins’ Afternoon Enrichment program, your child (age 3-7) will get new experiences, learn new skills and make new friends in a comfortable, calm environment centered on each child’s social-emotional development.

The 10-week program meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning September 20 and ending December 1 (there are no session Thanksgiving week).

Activities include music, art, creative storytelling, book-making and gym.

Cost is $15 per session for drop-ins or $200 for the whole program.

Classes are led by Rique Sollisch, an early education teacher specifically trained in The HP Way, Hanna Perkins’ approach to helping children understand, communicate and manage their feelings. This fundamental skill set, often known as emotional intelligence, helps children advocate for themselves, develop strong relationships and enjoy learning ­ key factors for success in school and life.

Details

  • Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Sept. 20, 2016
  • Ending Dec. 1, 2016
  • Cost: $15 per session / $200 for the entire program

Parents are asked to remain on-site; a comfortable waiting room with free wi-fi is available.

For more information or offline registration, contact Pam Millar at Hanna Perkins Reinberger Parent/Child Resource Center by e-mail or call 216-991-4472.

Online registration

 

Listening to a Child’s Behavior: How Emotions Affect Learning

Listening to a Child’s Behavior: The Role of Emotional Life in the Learning Process

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Self-concept
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standards

This training helps early learning professional understand the important role that social-emotional development plays in all areas of a child’s development – including the consequences and impact of underdeveloped/undeveloped self-image and self-esteem, and the impact on later development.

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.

 

Books and Book-Making

Books and Book-Making

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Sense of competence
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standards

This training provides an opportunity for early learning professionals to discuss the various relevant considerations when incorporating books into the classroom. This includes using books to express feelings, prepare for events in a child’s life and assisting children in making their own books to express their feelings and needs.

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.

 

Building Blocks of a Civilized Snack Time

The Building Blocks of a Civilized Snack Time

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Peer interactions & relationships
    • Interactions with adults
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standards

This training provides early learning professionals with the skills to create a snack time for children that will enhance social skills and support the mastery of self-help skills. Participants will discuss how snack time provides an opportunity to scaffold children’s learning experiences.

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.

 

 

Building Social Skills: Self-Care, Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem

Building Social Skills: Self-Care, Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & Expression of Emotion
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standardsThis training helps early learning professionals understand the importance of the development of self-care skills in children, and the positive effect on their self-esteem. It also focuses on the importance of the relationship between self-awareness and the awareness of others, and how the development of a child’s self-esteem causes conscience development.

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.

 

 

 

A Social Emotional Curriculum

A Social-Emotional Curriculum Based on Respect for Children’s Thoughts and Feelings

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & Expression of Emotion
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

This training helps early learning professionals understand the importance of the first encounter SUTQ standardswith the family and child. Participants will discuss how to set rules, establish schedules and provide children with problem-solving activities. Also included is how to design your classroom, curriculum and projects so they reflect respect and cooperation.

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 Express Their Mad Feelings

 

Helping Children Express Their Mad Feelings

Mrs. Wilson's class 003Most bullying prevention programs focus on high school or middle school. But by then, the processes and behaviors that cause bullying are already deeply embedded and hard to correct.

“Helping Children Express Mad Feelings” is different. This training will help early childhood professionals identify typical and atypical mad behaviors by observation. Once identified, they will help children modulate their mad feelings (small, medium, big) and give children the words to express their mad feelings – thus avoiding discipline and punishment that result from “acting out”, and developing SUTQ standardsself-advocacy skills and self-esteem.

This training will also help early learning professionals identify atypical “mad” behaviors (with respect to cultural differences) and assist parents in finding resources to help their child succeed.

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Helping children to stand up for themselves, encourage empathy and succeed in school and life.
  • 20 hours in 6 sessions
  • Instructor: Victoria Todd

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


Session One: Use Your Words

3 hours

This training will help early learning professionals identify typical and atypical ways children express mad feelings, and give children the words to express their mad feelings. This training will also help early learning professionals identify atypical ways of expression (with respect to cultural differences) and assist families in finding resources to help their child succeed.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Two: Mad vs Mean

3 hours

This training teaches early learning professionals how to help children identify their level of anger/mad feelings (small, medium, large) and give children the words to respond appropriately. Working in groups, participants will design a classroom that promotes safe and respectful interaction. They will also develop three lesson plans, using the social emotional content standards to promote safety and respect in the classroom.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Three: Losing Your Loving Feelings

4 hours

This training helps early learning professionals to empathize with children by identifying and discussing an example of how they were so angry that they lost their loving feelings toward someone – and how they were able to regain those loving feelings. Discussion includes a 4-step process to help children overcome such potentially damaging reactions to everyday anger.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Four: Mean Fun

3.5 hours

This training helps early learning professionals identify examples of mean fun and why it is so harmful to the social-emotional development of the child. We will discuss how this behavior starts in the toddler years (with the toddler hurting mom) and how important it is to step in and stop the behavior in a manner that is kind and understanding. Participants will identify the role of early childhood professionals in preventing bullying, and discuss the roles of bullies and bystanders.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Five: My Inside Helper

3 hours

This training empowers early learning professionals to help children with controlling frustration, setting limits and building self-control by identifying and using their “inside helper”. Participants will discuss examples of children experiencing frustration and explain how to help a child 1) identify how he/she is feeling; 2) through the frustration;  and 3) be able to control temper tantrums. A copy of children’s book Your Inside Helper is included to all participants.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Six: Including Families

3.5 hours

This training guides early learning professionals in including families to help children develop the skills necessary to express feelings appropriately. The trainer will provide guidance and information that will allow children to develop social emotional skills in order to succeed in society.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.