Parenting for the Primary Years: 6-12 years

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Primary Years Workshop Outline

If you have a primary school aged child, or a child moving into this stage, or are involved in raising children of this age, then this workshop is for you. You may be struggling with issues such as sibling rivalry, motivation in areas of health, homework and household chores, your child’s friendship squabbles, or are simply interested in ways to raise a child who can make morally informed choices in life, then this workshop will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills to make life easierand more enjoyable for the whole family.

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The workshop will cover the following areas:

Emotional development – Through learning about how a primary school aged child develops psychologically, participants will gain an insight into the importance of teaching values and raising children to make morally informed choices in life.

Raising motivated children – Explore ways to motivate children by looking at opposing views based on fear or trust. Learn how
to develop a number of personal attributes in children, such as
self-confidence, perseverance, resiliency,accountability and adaptability. Apply this to practical issues such as health,homework and housework.

Teaching children to make and keep friends – Participate in some realistic role plays that cover the social and emotional rules of making and keeping friends during specific interactions, such as sharing, playing games and chatting.

Participants will receive a workbook with the content of the workshop as well as tip sheets ontopics, such as ADD/ADHD, aggression, back chatting, bullying and teasing, empathy, family meetings, friends, gender rules, homework, lying, motivation, peer pressure, pocket money, sibling rivalry, study habits, swearing and TV/screen time. In addition, a list of children’s books will be included, providing useful tools tohelp parents teach children about social/emotional issues at their level. A list of helpful telephone numbers and websites for parents and carers will also be included.

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