Online Learning Series — Confident Parents, Confident KIds
In times in which a global pandemic along with natural disasters and economic and social strife have taken center stage, many of us are worried about our children’s ability to thrive through it all. Yet, this can be a moment, if we seize it, in which we build skills in our children and teens that will last a lifetime and may be the greatest gift we can give them. In the upcoming learning series, Jennifer Miller, author, illustrator and founder of Confident Parents, Confident Kids lays out an approach for helping kids—and their parents—hone their emotional intelligence so that they can make good choices, connect and communicate well with others (even when patience wears thin), and become confident human beings even and especially during tough times.
How do we raise a happy, confident kid? And how can we be confident that our parenting is preparing our child for success? Our confidence develops from understanding and having a mastery over our emotions—and helping our children do the same. Like learning to play a musical instrument, we can fine-tune our ability to skillfully react to those crazy, wonderful, big feelings that naturally arise from our child’s constant growth and changes, moving from chaos to harmony. We want our children to trust that they can conquer any challenge with hard work and persistence; that they can love boundlessly; that they will find their unique sense of purpose; and they will act wisely in a complex world. This learning series will show you how.
With author and educator Jennifer Miller as your supportive guide, you’ll learn:
- The myths we’ve been told about emotions, how they shape our choices, and how we can reshape our parenting decisions in better alignment with our deepest values.
- How to identify the temperaments your child was born with so you can support those tendencies rather than fight them.
- How to align your biggest hopes and dreams for your kids with specific skills that can be practiced, along with new research to support those powerful connections.
- How to deal with the most difficult emotions like fear, anxiety, anger and frustration and how to support your child’s through transitions.
- About each age and stage your child goes through and the range of learning opportunities available.
- How to identify and manage all big emotions (that only the parenting process can bring out in us!) and how to model emotional intelligence for your children.
- How to alter challenging patterns we fall into and respond to even our toughest moments in ways that align with our highest values.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Session one will be offered live with Jennifer on March 23 and March 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. EST. Pick the date that works for you! And if you cannot join live, then sign up to watch the recording of the live session and join me for a Question and Answer dialogue on Friday, April 2nd at 11:00 or at 12:00. To reach as many as possible, we’ve created multiple sessions to work with your schedule. There will be six sessions in total between March and May. The dates are as follows:
Session 1 — Confident Parents Raise Confident Kids; How Do You Gain Confidence In Your Parenting and Gain Emotional Competence. Live, March 23, 6:00-8:00 or March 25, 6:00-8:00 or Recording and Q & A on Friday, April 2 at 11:00 or 12:00
Session 2 — Courageous Parents, Courageous Kids: Dealing with Difficult Emotions and Challenging Transitions. Live: Mar. 30, 6:00-8:00 or April 1, 6:00-8:00 or Recording and Q and A on Friday, April 16, 11:00 or 12:00
Session 3 — Learning about Supporting Development from Ages Infant through 7-years-olds. Live: April 13, 6:00-8:00 or April 15, 6:00-8:00 or Recording and Q & A on Friday, April 23 at 11:00 or 12:00
Session 4 — Learning about Supporting Development from Ages 8-12-years. Live: April 27, 6:00-8:00 or April 29, 6:00-8:00 or Recording and Q & A on May 7, 11 or 12
Session 5 — Learning about Supporting Development from Ages 13-19. Live: May 4, 6:00-8:00 or May 6, 6:00-8:00 or Recording and Q & A on May 14, 11 or 12
Session 6 — Social and Emotional Intelligence for Parents; Honing your Own Core Competencies Especially during Tough Times. Live: May 18, 6:00-8:00 or May 20, 6:00-8:00 or Recording and Q & A on May 28, 11 or 12
About the Presenter: Jennifer S. Miller, MEd., is author and illustrator of the book “Confident Parents, Confident Kids: Raising Emotional Intelligence In Ourselves and Our Kids — From Toddlers to Teenagers” and the site Confident Parents, Confident Kids. She has twenty-five years of experience working with parents and educators to help them become more effective with children through social and emotional learning. She regularly collaborates with NBC TODAY Parenting, Highlights for Children and PBS. She has contributed articles or interviews to popular publications such as The Washington Post, Parent Magazine, The Huffington Post, and more. She conducts action research, coaches parents, and consults in Ohio and nationally. Jennifer earned her master’s degree in education with a focus on social and emotional development from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is lives with her husband and thirteen-year-old son in Columbus, Ohio.
Book will be ordered and distributed by the Public Schools of Robeson County.