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.

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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.

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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2018 Benefit to honor The Grandmothers – early childhood consultants and writers

 

Join us on Saturday, April 14 for Nurture, Grow, THRIVE …  a benefit to support Hanna Perkins.

Proceeds from the event will provide life-changing scholarship support to children attending Hanna Perkins School.

At the event, five women, known collectively as The Grandmothers, will receive the third biennial Hadden Award. They are (l to r) Ginny Steininger; Georgianna (Gann) Roberts; Coordinator Barbara Streeter, who is Hanna Perkins’ Educational Director and Faculty Chair; Maria Kaiser; and Kathy Smith Baker (inset).

The Grandmothers are early childhood consultants and an energetic, experienced group of professionals. Together, they have written over 40 articles and a soon-to-be-released book for parents, based on their long-standing connection with Hanna Perkins Center. They offer support and wisdom on issues young children and their parents experience.

In addition to presentation of the Hadden Award, the benefit will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent auction and a live scholarship auction.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities

Buy tickets or tables below, or contact Beth Watson at (216) 929-0198 or bwatson@hannaperkins.org.                           

 

2018 benefit sponsorship opportunities

Presenting Sponsor: $20,000  – ($19,060 tax-deductible)

  • Table of 10 on the stage in Furman Hall at benefit with distinct centerpiece
  • Premier dinner service at table throughout evening
  • Exclusive cocktail service at dinner table during dinner
  • Signature dessert for table
  • Toast by Hanna Perkins Board President before dinner to recognize your support
  • Home delivery of winning auction items the Monday following event
  • Ten tickets entered into liquor basket raffle
  • Sponsor name and logo displayed on dinner table
  • Full-page advertisement in benefit program book
  • Logo recognition on Hanna Perkins website and Facebook page
  • Recognition on event signage at Registration and in Furman Hall during benefit

Flourish Sponsor: $15,000 ($14,060 tax-deductible)

  • Table of 10 on the stage in Furman Hall at benefit with distinct centerpiece
  • Premier dinner service at table throughout evening
  • Exclusive cocktail service at dinner table during dinner
  • Signature dessert for table
  • Ten tickets entered into liquor basket raffle
  • Sponsor name and logo displayed on dinner table
  • Full-page advertisement in benefit program book
  • Logo recognition on Hanna Perkins website and Facebook page
  • Recognition on event signage at Registration and in Furman Hall during benefit

Blossom Sponsor: $10,000 ($9,060 tax-deductible)

  • Table of 10 on the stage in Furman Hall at benefit
  • Premier dinner service at table throughout evening
  • Signature dessert for table
  • Sponsor name and logo displayed on dinner table
  • Half-page advertisement in benefit program book
  • Logo recognition on Hanna Perkins website and Facebook page
  • Recognition on event signage at Registration and in Furman Hall during benefit

Prosper Sponsor: $5,000 ($4,248 tax-deductible)

  • Table of 8 at benefit
  • Sponsor name and logo displayed on dinner table
  • Quarter-page advertisement in benefit program book
  • Recognition on Hanna Perkins website and Facebook page
  • Recognition on event signage at Registration and in Furman Hall during benefit

Grow Sponsor: $2,500 ($1,748 tax-deductible)

  • Table of 8 at benefit
  • Sponsor name and logo displayed on dinner table
  • Quarter-page advertisement in benefit program book

$250 ($156 tax-deductible)

  • One ticket to benefit
  • Name in program book

$150 ($56 tax-deductible)

  • One ticket to benefit

For more information contact Beth Watson at (216) 929-0198 or bwatson@hannaperkins.org                                                                     

Second Monday Parent Chat

Next chat: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Being Kind To Yourself and Others:

How the way you treat yourself helps protect your children from bullying

10 – 11:30 am
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
With Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW

Believe it or not, learning how to be kind to yourself is an important building block in helping your child stand up to bullies and not become one.  Being kind to yourself is a critical development in learning how to be kind to others.

What is the connection? And how do we support children’s capacity to be kind to both themselves and others?

This discussion will offer insights and an opportunity to share ideas about:

  • The importance of kindness
  • The impact of self-kindness on self-esteem
  • How being kind to yourself enables kindness to others
  • What parents can do to help
About 2nd Monday Parent Chat:

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 am, 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:

  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018

For event reminders, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

2017 Spring Conference Registration

Living & Working With Children: Taking Care of Yourself & Others

Registration options:

  1. Register online below (nominal registration fees apply)
  2. Click for a mail/fax registration form (no additional fees apply). Save form to your computer. You may fill it out on-screen or after printing it. To submit registration, print the form, then fax or mail with payment per instructions on the form itself. 

New mom? Don’t feel right?

New mom? Don’t feel right?

Postpartum depression is one of several mood and anxiety disorders that can follow the birth of a child. The Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins offers effective treatment for these serious health issues. If you don’t feel right, call. We’ll see you within 48 hours.

For an appointment/consultation, contact Kimberly Bell at 216.991.4472 (ext. 209 after hours).

Not sure? Learn more about the symptoms with this short article.

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