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Boost your child’s self-esteem (4 week online parenting course)

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

As a parent we all want for our child to feel confident enough to take a big bite out of life. To share themselves and their talents with the world and grow up knowing that they are more than the grades on their report card. But how exactly do we foster these qualities in our children? And what are you likely doing right now – that hinder this?

In this four week parenting course I am going to guide you through everything you need to know where self-esteem building and resilience is concerned.

 

The course is for you if:

  • Your child is often apprehensive about new situations or refuses to try their best on tasks that you know they enjoy.
  • Your child finds loosing very difficult and perhaps also boasts about own achievements.
  • You wonder why your child seeks constant reasurrance even though you generously praise and reward good behaviour and achievements.
  • Your child seems angry or sad a lot of the time and is quick to lash out verbally or physically.
  • You know that by shouting, giving consequences and ultimatums you weaken your realtionship – but you yearn to learn what works instead.

Whether your child is 2 or 16 – this course will empower you to support your child’s self-esteem.

Self-esteem is at the foundation of everything we do in life. Because how we think of ourselves determines the quality of our relationships and the choices we make.

As a parent we help build this inner navigation system which is why it is crucial we understand how we best support our child to develop a strong sense of self and good self esteem.

After this 4 week course you will:

  • Understand the difference between confidence and self-esteem and what you can do to boost both.
  • Confidently respond to your child’s difficult emotions in ways that increases your connection and boosts self-esteem.
  • Know exactly what you can do to reverse your child’s perfectionist tendencies and harsh inner critic.
  • Be clear on how to do discipline and respond to unwanted behaviours in ways that support your child’s self-esteem.

The course comprises 4 modules – each dedicated to a different aspect of self-esteem and parenting strategies to match.

 

Here’s what we are going to cover

1st session:

Monday 6th of September – 8-9.30pm

What is self-esteem. Why is it important?

How does self-esteem differ from confidence?

In this session we will explore your child’s self-esteem and get clear on the thoughts and behaviours that you notice your child wrestling with – but you find it difficult to respond to.


2nd session:

Monday 13th of September – 8-9.30pm

The role of praise

What does it mean to acknolwedge?

Why won’t my child give things a go?

How can you show your child that you really SEE him/her and boost connection to both him/herself and you?


3rd session:

Monday 20th of September – 8-9.30pm

Cooperation and defiance

Discipline styles that hinder self-esteem

In this session you will get the invaluable tools to lead your child in ways that lead to mutual respect and good cooperation.


4th session:

Tuesday 28th of September 8-9.30pm

Cultivating the parenting super power of: LISTENING

What does it mean to be empathic – and WHAT does empahty sound like when you speak to your child.

How does a hectic life style impact on self-esteem?

Setting the scene; Considering the impact of a packed schedule on children’s need for play, downtime and creaitivity.

The sessions are spaced out over the course of 4 weeks for good reason. While each session deals with a specific topic it is in the time in between each session that the meaningful and positive change is taking place and being intregrated into your life.

The course is limited to a maximum of 5 attendees (although you are free to join in with your partner). This is to allow sufficient time for you to engage with the exercises and share any thoughts and concerns that might have come up in between each session.

You are strongly encouraged to make the weekly live sessions – although you will receive a recording of each session the following day should you be unable to attend.

This course is your opportunity to come to understand your unique child even better – and become the parent that your child will thank you for being.

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