Helping Kids Thrive Conference 2016

Helping Kids Thrive Conference 2016
Event on 2016-10-06 17:00:00
Helping Kids Thrive is a FREE conference that offers hands-on practical tools, skills and information for parents and families or anyone who works with children. EVENING PROGRAM 5:00 – 5:30 pm – Registration, Dinner, & Resource Tables  5:30 – 7:00 pm – Session A                                               7:15 – 8:45 pm – Session B                                                We're sorry!  The Children's Program is full!  If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact 303-432-5320. Choose TWO of the following classes:  The Toddler Years (ages 0-2): Building New Bonds (Session A only) – Children experience tremendous growth in the first two years. Parents play a critical role from nurturing an infant to helping a 2-year-old deal with limits and temper tantrums. Learn more about the physical and emotional development patterns in this stage of your child's life. The Early Years (ages 3-5): Creating a Blueprint for Success – What a child experiences and learns between the ages of 3 and 5 form the foundation for future growth. Understand the physical and emotional development patterns of the young child and the adult’s role in helping children grow up healthy. The Elementary Years (age 6-11): Foundation for Healthy Growth – During these years, children learn to solve problems for themselves and gradually develop their independence. Learn to balance your child’s need for structure and support while helping them build the skills necessary to problem solve and make good choices on their own. The Teen Years (ages 12-19): Framing Boundaries and Expectations – Adolescent years can be a frustrating time for everyone. As an adult, you may want to help, but don’t know how. Find new ways to manage both respect for your teen's search for identity and the increased need for independence with appropriate rules and limit setting. Empowering Successful Kids: Raising Confident, Caring Young People – As parents, we spend a lot of time thinking about what we don't want our children to do or become. It's even more important, though, to have a clear idea of what we do want. Using a strengths-based framework, we can work together to help raise healthy kids. Parenting the Love & Logic Way® – Love and Logic provides simple, practical techniques to help parents change a child’s behavior for the better. Parenting the Love and Logic Way provides loving support from parents while at the same time expecting kids to be respectful and responsible. Kids will become more self-confident, accountable, and better at making decisions. Stress Busters for Parents: Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First – Parenting children of any age can be stressful. With the stress of parenting, jobs, relationships and finances, your physical and emotional well-being can be impacted. We often think of our own emotional needs last. When the stress in your life feels overwhelming, it’s time to take a break and take a breath. Learn to take stock and identify what in your life you can control. Learn tools to refocus, take action, and move forward in a healthy, productive way. Parenting After Trauma (Session B only) – Trauma in childhood may take many forms: neglect, separations, witnessing or experiencing violence, natural disasters, or accidents. Children who have experienced trauma often display behaviors that are mistaken as defiance or disrespect and may need a different approach with additional understanding, care and support. Whether you are a birth parent, adoptive or a kin parent, learn what experts say about early trauma to help you care for your child and build a home of safety, stability and love. Marijuana & the Developing Brain (Session B only) – No matter where you stand with the legalization of marijuana, it is clear that pot is more accessible to our kids than ever before. Adolescence is a sensitive time for brain development and recent studies show that smoking marijuana during this period can affect attention, problem solving and memory. Learn about these effects on the adolescent brain and how to talk to your kids about marijuana when "just say no," isn't enough. The Teen Brain: What Are They Thinking? – Do you find yourself constantly asking your teen, "What were you thinking?" Together we will solve the mystery by exploring the brain development and behaviors of young people, and how we can impact 'new pathways' through positive experiences. We'll talk about scientific findings with easy-to-understand terms and learn new ways to better understand and connect with our young people. (NEW) Creative Co-Parenting (Session A only) – Co-parenting can give your children stability and connection with both parents—but it's rarely easy. Setting aside your own relationship issues in order to co-parent can be stressful. In this class we’ll delve into communications, managing your stress, handling conflict, solving problems, helping your children transition between homes, and much more. (NEW) Yoga & Mindfulness (Session A only) – It’s easy to become consumed by the stress of daily life, and often it can feel that we don’t have a moment to breathe. Learn practical, everyday strategies to release stress using easy to learn yoga and mindfulness techniques. Your mind, body, and your family will thank you! Please wear comfortable clothing, supplies are provided, and no prior yoga experience necessary. Questions?   303-432-5320                             Weather Line  303-432-5264 Sponsored by: The Colorado Trust, Beacon Health Options Colorado, DDRC, JCEA, Jeffco PTA, Jeffco Public Schools, UMB Bank

at Creighton Middle School
50 S. Kipling Street
Lakewood, United States

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