Would your school, company or organisation benefit from offering the RCB course or one of its workshops? Customized talks/workshops are available upon request ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length.
Attend one of the following workshops taking place throughout the community. Brush up on your RCB skills or come get an idea what RCB is all about!
Parenting Workshop Descriptions
No! I Won’t and You Can’t Make Me!’ – Effectively Handling Power Struggles NO I won’t and you can’t make me! Sound familiar? Bedtime, mealtime, mornings, these can be some of the most challenging times and parents just want their children to listen. In this workshop parents will be given countless powerful and effective parenting tips, tools and techniques to get them the results they want. Parents will learn how to recognize and disengage from a power struggle and what to do to lessen them in the future. An eye-opening, informative workshop on building co-operation without the yelling, threatening, bribing and nagging.
‘Becoming Mom and Dad’ – Parenting 101 for Pregnant and New Parents” You’ve taken a childbirth class, spent hours creating the perfect nursery and feel confident you’ll know how to change a nappy (maybe…). But have you thought about how you’re going to parent? How will you handle tantrums, set limits and raise a responsible child? Called a “parenting pre-requisite for all new and expecting parents”, this 2.5 hour fun and thought-provoking workshop will challenge pregnant and new parents to begin thinking about how they are going to parent and what kind of parents they will be. Emphasis will be on the importance of parenting and how it affects a child’s self-esteem, success, motivation, and over-all well-being. Topics will include: When to begin disciplining, how to parent as a team, why structure and consistency are crucial and what the results are of punishment, praise and submissiveness. Start off on the right foot! – educate and empower yourself NOW before the challenges begin!
‘Tears, Tantrums and Toddlers, Oh My!’ – A Survivors’ Guide to the Toddler Years”
Ah, the age of independence! Parents will be given lots of useful development information to help them navigate this often challenging time. You will learn why your children behave the way they do and how you may be unknowingly reinforcing this behavior; as well as, how to reduce the hassles, tantrums and tears and respond effectively vs. reacting emotionally. A great workshop for all parents of children 18 months to 4 years old!
‘Pleeeease STOP Fighting!’- Siblings Without Rivalry” Is your children’s fighting disrupting your family? Do you think it’s just inevitable? There CAN be peace. In this workshop parents will learn hands on, practical skills to replace fighting with co-operation and negotiation. They will also learn the #1 reason why children fight and how they may be unknowingly encouraging more squabbles! Come learn how to end the fighting and create an encouraging family! This is an excellent workshop for parents who just had baby number two learn how to avoid the conflict before it starts.
“What to Do When Your Kids Drive You Crazy” Not enjoying your kids? Wishing they would just go play, stop fighting, or live at grandma’s house for a week? Feeling guilty, short-tempered and tired? Then you’ve got PSS (Parent Stress Syndrome). Come to this workshop and learn how to identify PSS and fast, effective ways to turn those bad days around! An eye-opening, informative workshop on what REALLY creates the stress… guaranteed to have you laughing, smiling and enjoying your kids again!
‘Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails’ – A Survivors’ Guide to Raising Boys” Are you sometimes befuddled, bewildered or frustrated by your boy’s behavior? Taught by a mom of 3 boys, this workshop is a MUST for all parents of boys! You will receive useful developmental information and hear alarming statistics that will make you want to start paying special attention to how you parent, respond to and raise your boys. Parents will also learn how to avoid power struggles, motivate, and teach responsibility and compassion to their boys. Teachers, grandparents, caregivers and counselors are also encouraged to attend.
“Enhancing Children’s Self-Esteem” Do you want to raise your children to have high self-esteem? Self-esteem is the most talked about concept in parenting and education today. But what is “self-esteem’? You may be surprised to hear it’s not what you think. Come to this informative workshop and learn how to discipline while instilling high self-esteem.
“Parenting as a Team”, ‘She’s too lenient’… ‘He’s too harsh’…. Not on the same page with your parenting? Is it causing stress and tension in your home? Come to this workshop and discover the underlying causes of couples disagreements on parenting and what you can do to promote positive and peaceful communication. (psst…Your kids will thank you!)
“Take the Hassles out of Homework” Are you dreading the coming school year? Do you want your children to succeed and do well in school but find ‘homework time’ to be more stress than success? Don’t miss this opportunity to help your child for a lifetime! Learn how to lessen the power struggle, teach responsibility and goal setting and learn ways to encourage and self-motivate your children.
“Super Dad! A Dads-ONLY Guide to Great Parenting” Do you dread going home sometimes? Tired of all the noise and chaos and being the ‘bad guy’? Only offered once a year, this ‘Dad’s only’ workshop explores such topics as: how to get your kids to listen to you the first time, supporting your spouse and parenting as a team, balancing work and family, how to have more fun and less yelling and lots of great parenting tips guaranteed to have you well on your way to being honored ‘Dad of the Year!’. A fun and informative night for Dads of toddlers to teens.
“Balancing Work and Family”, Coming home to stress and chaos? Finding it hard to transition between work and family and wishing you could find the balance? Learn how to nurture yourself and your family so that your family supports your work and your home is peaceful and happy!
“Survivors’ Guide to Raising Your Pre-Teen/Teen”, An informative and empowering workshop for parents of teens and pre-teens. Topics covered include: developmental stages of a teen, how to talk so your teens will listen, win-win co-operation, setting limits, ways to enjoy your teen, and maintaining your teens self-esteem.
Example of Other Possible Workshops:
- Balancing Love and Discipline – Introduces the concept of firm and kind, unconditional love, and the value of more action and less talk.
Consequences that Work – Introduces the concepts of natural and logical consequences and how parents/teachers can effectively use them.
Creating Cooperative Families – Teach how to create a cooperative family/classroom atmosphere and what to do when there’s a lack of co-operation.
Effective Parent/Child (Teacher/Child) Communication – Introduce the concepts of listening, GEMS, handling feelings and conflict resolution.
Getting in Step with Step-Parenting – Learn how to work cooperatively with your ex and peacefully blend families
Handling Aggressive Children in the Classroom, Birth through Six – Explore developmental and learned aspects of aggression and 15 actions you can teach to correct this behavior.
If you don’t Stop Crying! How to handle Children’s Feelings – Show the effects of feeling stoppers and feeling encourages and how to work with children’s feelings in each developmental stage.
Tame those Tantrums – Teach the concept of how less power means more. Teach how to diagnose tantrums and prevent them.
Teaching Children Self Control – Within developmental guidelines, show how it is the parents/teachers job to aid the child in learning how to control and appropriately express their feelings and desires.
Tell Them What To Do, Not What To Don’t – Teach how a small shift in speech can create more co-operation, more responsible children.
Creating Teamwork – Teach underlying concepts of teamwork and how to make it happen at home and work.
Resolving Conflicts – Demonstrate the power of conflict resolution and negotiating to a win-win.