What you’ll learn
- Basics of Child Psychology and how it Applies to Parenting and Teaching Children
- How to respond effectively to children who are upset or acting out or misbehaving
- Feel equipped and ready to support children through difficult situations
- Teach children how to develop healthy relationships with others and have good self-esteem
- Teach children to be resilient and able to handle hard things and feelings
- Help parents and teachers to build closer and more meaningful bonds with their kids
My name is Ashley Saha, LCSW and I will be your guide through this material as a child-trained psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of experience working with children and families you will benefit from what I have learned along the way. No fake expert advice just real-world insights on what really matters. No gimmicks, no complicated jargon, no false guarantees of “no more tantrums” or “happy children” and above all no shaming rhetoric. We will go through this material together and come out on the other side prepared and motivated to be the guides our children and students need them to be.
Parents and teachers share a desire to help kids to learn, grow, and achieve their potential. As a parent and child therapist, I also want to protect kids from the hurtful things in life. As a therapist, most of the parents I work with want exactly the same thing. The bad news is we CANNOT stop our kids from struggling and we CANNOT keep them from suffering.
The good news is we don’t have to. Struggling is part of being a human being instead of focusing on protecting our children from all hardship we need to TEACH them how to OVERCOME the challenges they will face and how to recover from setbacks. We can help them learn how brave and formidable they really are, we can give them tools they can use for the rest of their lives to deal with the struggles they will face.
More and more research has been going toward the idea of resilience or how children deal with hard things and the factors that might explain why some children (and adults) can navigate hard things and feelings successfully and why some children (and adults) seem to be crushed by these obstacles.
In this course, we will cover the main skills that RESILIENT people possess and you will learn how to help children to:
- Identify, manage, and express their feelings
- Build meaningful relationships with other people
- Develop positive self-esteem and self-confidence
- Practice skills for regulating their behavior (calming down)
- Connect with the people around them and the world
- Be thoughtful, productive, and industrious
- Develop emotional intelligence, emotional awareness, and emotional wellbeing
In a world where children face uncertainty and challenges, the likes of which previous generations have not known (global pandemics, violence in school, social media, increased substance use/abuse, increased youth suicide rates, and mental health crises), our kids need us to help them master these skills.
Let’s get started!