- November 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Behaviour as an Unmet Need
November 20, 2018
Understanding Children’s Behaviours and How to Respond Effectively by Meeting Needs
This workshop is designed to help parents and educators understand there are no “bad” children. It is designed to unpack the reasons for behaviour. Children may act out, act aggressively, not listen, demand attention or display other negative behaviours. The fact is if these behaviours are being displayed the children are probably trying to tell you something. This workshop will help parents/educators understand the science of behaviour, reasons for negative behaviours and provide some positive suggestions for helping adults understand their child’s behaviour while responding positively and effectively.
In my world there are NO BAD KIDS, just impressionable and conflicted young people wrestling with emotions and impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how – Janet Lansbury
Target Groups: Parents/Educators of preschool aged and afterschool aged children
- Learn more about behaviours and the brain science behind why behaviours occur;
- Discover some of the functions of behaviour and why they may occur;
- Become familiar with how choices are made;
- Explore how to recognize behavioural patterns and understand reasons behind children’s behaviours;
- Get examples of ways to positively respond to the needs of children.
Lisa Benson has been working in the field of early childhood education for over 15 years. She holds a MA in Child and Youth Studies from Mount Saint Vincent University and is currently training to become a Certified Kid’s Life Coach. Lisa has worked with children and youth ages 1-15 in a variety of settings. Her roles have included toddler, preschool and afterschool educator, inclusion coordinator and social skills coach. Lisa is passionate about the importance of social skills and supporting children in the development of their resilience and coping skills.