Early Childhood Initiative

CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE TRAININGS: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Conscious Discipline is an emotional intelligence program consisting of Brain Smart strategies for responding rather than reacting to life events. Children develop their self-regulation skills from the adults in their lives. Conscious Discipline training sign-up is now available to Early Childhood Professionals and parents! To begin the sign-up process, please click on the desired training date below.

January 14 (6 - 8 pm): Responding to Defiant Children
Instructor: Velda McKenzie
Registration Dates: December 1 - January 12
2 clock hours

Description: Conscious Discipline is an emotional intelligence program consisting of Brain Smart strategies for responding rather than reacting to life events. In this training the focus will be on responding to defiant behaviors using the adult skills of composure, assertiveness, encouragement (taught in the previous sessions) and choices to help provide clear communication to children. Understanding children's emotional states by offering empathy can help children be more willing to cooperate. This training will provide practice combining several skills. 

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February 11 (6 - 8 pm): Choices and Empathy
Instructor: Velda McKenzie
Registration Dates: January 1 - February 9
2 clock hours

Description: Conscious Discipline is an emotional intelligence program consisting of Brain Smart strategies for responding rather than reacting to life events. In this training we will build on previous sessions and practice offering children two positive choices and empathy (introduce 5 steps to self-regulation for the adult and child) when the world is not going their way. You will leave with skills to more effectively communicate with your children and help them learn self-regulation. 

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February 29 (8 am - 3 pm): Composed, Clear & Compassionate Discipline with Conscious Discipline
Instructor: Karen Hickman
Registration Dates: January 1 - February 27
6 clock hours
*This session is for providers only.

Description: Effective discipline begins with an adult who has strong self-regulation skills and sees the child's misbehavior as a call for help or love. In this training, you will hear the contrast between common and conscious language, practice conscious language to improve your communication skills, learn 5 steps for managing your own upset and learn effective strategies for how to more effectively coach your children in learning to manage their upset. 

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Click HERE for the 2020 Conscious Discipline Training schedule.

 

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