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Parenting the Shy Child
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
or call (425) 455-5400.
Your Children Joy
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
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.