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

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