Enrolments now open for new Positive Discipline parenting course in March 2014

Positive Discipline Parenting Course

freddie-and-prueFreddie & Prue are offering a new parenting course in March, designed to help parents & carers create a respectful and loving relationship with their children. This is a skills based course, presented in an interactive group environment, where participants learn valuable tools to instil discipline at home, without reverting to punishments or rewards.

  • Dates: Sunday 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2014, 10am-1pm
  • Venue: Montessori East school, 8 Wellington Street, Bondi
  • Cost: $190 for single and partner can attend for extra $60

Full details can be found on the attached brochure and website.
Spaces are limited, to register, CLICK HERE

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Positive parenting tips: TEARLESS DROP-OFFS AND PICK-UPS

Slow down. Being in a hurry creates tension that children can sense. Stressful situations make fertile ground for tears and tantrums.

  • Have your children help you get ready the night before.
  • If your child misses you, give them something of yours they can put in their pocket to help them remember you.
  • Avoid over drawn out, over-comforting good-byes. Be confident that your child will be fine. Create a fun routine instead.
  • Before you arrive to pick up your child, put yourself “in the mood” – clear your mind of work, chores, dinner so that you can be totally available to your child. Take three deep relaxing breaths as you walk in the door.
  • Make sure your face lights up when you see your child. Take a moment to give your child undivided attention before you leave.

Try saying:

“I’ll walk you in, you put up your backpack, I’ll give you a hug and kiss, then a high five, and I leave.”

“I know you are going to have a lot of fun here even if you miss me a bit.”

“It’s so great to see you!”

From Kath Kvols, www.redirecting childrensbehavior.com

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