Workshops and talks in schools
As a primary school teacher for 17 years who used rewards and punishments and other tools to help discipline children, I have since changed my belief in these systems. I am passionate about sharing what I have learnt in schools and supporting teachers and parents to help their children access their intrinsic motivation to do what is asked of them. Rewards and punishments rely on extrinsic motivation and it is so 'rewarding' to help children realise their deep need to be co-operative and helpful through their natural desire to do so. As a mum of a 4 year old and 1 year old, I love how these methods really DO work and most importantly fosters strong connections and makes for a happier home. I certainly don't find these methods easy, but I know when I remember the essence, it deepens the relationships in my family. I hope I can help bring these ideas into your children's classroom and home.
Possible workshops: Some of these can be a 2 hour introduction or run over the course of 4 weeks allowing for deeper work.
What is aware parenting?
Discipline without rewards and punishments
The 3 step technique to solving behaviour problems
Attachment Play: Effective discipline using play
The healing mechanism of crying, raging and laughing
Helping young children flourish