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       Renée Gilbert, Ph.D.
       Licensed Clinical Psychologist

40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 100
Bellevue, Washington 98005
(425) 455-5400


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For more information on dates and locations for classes not presently scheduled, please email me.

Parenting the Shy Child  Shyness is hard enough for adults to cope with, but imagine being a child--feeling like you don't fit in. Shy children need our help overcoming their fears. This class will cover the basics--the origins of shyness, strategies for zeroing in on the kinds of shyness your child experiences, social skills you can teach in your home, tips for working with teachers to help your child fit in at school and, finally, the pros and cons of pushing your child to do things beyond his/her comfort zone.


Family Shyness Program Parents make the best teachers, but parents of shy children are often shy themselves. So then, why not make overcoming shyness a family affair?  In this variation on traditional family therapy, parents will learn the skills they need to help their children overcome shyness and, in doing so, have an opportunity to work on their own shyness. For more information please email your inquiry or call (425) 455-5400.


Teaching Your Children Joy  Come be a kid again. Join us for a fun-filled course in curiosity and the zest for life. We'll explore the meaning of joy, the excitement of discovery and the thrill of mastering something new. You'll learn simple easy ways to build playfulness into your family's daily routine—how to use joy to increase your child's confidence and self-esteem, play to enhance their motivation for learning and humor to avoid unnecessary struggles in parenting. From homework to hobbies, we'll explore ways to help your children see joy and opportunity in the everyday things that they do.


Increasing Your Child's "EQ" (Emotional Intelligence)  While a person's IQ is thought to be relatively fixed, Emotional Intelligence (or our EQ) is believed to develop over the course of a lifetime. Why not give your child a head start?  Explore what EQ is all about. We'll review five of the basic qualities believed to comprise EQ and why researchers now suspect that a person's EQ may contribute more to their success in life than their IQ. We'll discuss ways to identify your child's emotional strengths and weaknesses and what you can do to bolster their emotional success.



Renée Gilbert, Ph.D.
40 Lake Bellevue, Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 455-5400 Email: socialskills@reneegilbert.com

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