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General · 17th March 2016
Maureen McDowell
APRIL12 – MAY 3, 2016, TUESDAYS, 6pm-7:30pm at Quadra School
a FREE 4-session course for parents, caregivers or anyone who works/volunteers with children from birth to teen. Register now to secure your spot

Our attachment with our children is our ace in the hole. It is where our power to parent lies and it is vitally important in growing up children. Children need play, routine, nature and integration time. If we slow down, simplify and put relationship first, our job gets easier. Children who orbit around us and are securely attached to us want to be good for us, to learn from us, listen to us and take our lead. We don’t need to bribe, reward or coerce.

Session 1: The Power of Attachment APRIL 12 Introduction to Gordon Neufeld’s attachment model and its critical role in growing up our children, early socialization and separation problems, peer attachment, the alpha role

Session 2: Heart And Mind of Childhood APRIL19 Child development, brain and emotions, PLAY, story and magic, understanding challenging behaviors, anxiety, opposition, tantrums, bedtime.

Session 3: Connection and Creative Discipline APRIL 26 slowing down, listening, laughing, storytelling, simplifying and creating rhythms of support, trouble with time outs, praise and punishment , inspiring co-operation

Session 4: Building an Attachment Network MaY 3 extended family, teachers, schools and caregivers, passing the attachment baton, how to hold on when apart

Dayna Davis B.ED is a teacher with SD 72 Cortes Island School. She has 30 years experience working in public and independent schools and with homeschool groups. The parent of 2 young adults, she draws insight and inspiration from the work of Gordon Neufeld (Hold on To Your Kids) Jane Healy (Your Child’s Growing Mind) Kim John Payne (Simplicity Parenting). and her training in Waldorf Education. Info: Dayna Davis davis.dayna7gmail
Attend all or selected sessions.
Co-sponsored by Quadra Circle, Islands Wellness Network, Quadra Elementary School and PAC
Childcare by arrangement
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Ph: 250 285-2255