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Mind, Mouth & Movement: Understanding & Guiding Children’s Behaviour
8 October 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm HKTHKD1,280
Many difficulties that we experience with children come about because we do not know about children’s development. This is understandable because often, the first child that we meet up close is the one we gave birth to. Therefore, in this morning session, Dr. Porter will detail some of the fun, quirky, and irritating things that children do and explain the reasons for these, based on brain development and, especially, emotional development. There will be ample time for Q&A and plenty of discussion about what is ‘normal’ and, therefore, what we can expect of children and youth of various ages. The content of this session will lead into the suggestions given in the afternoon session for responding to children’s behaviours.
In this afternoon seminar, Dr. Porter will suggest how parents and teachers can prevent most behavioural disruptions in children by meeting the children’s needs and, in the event of thoughtless behaviour, can use punishments, as these tend to excite resistance and rebellion in children. Alternatives include giving positive feedback without praising; and supporting children to regain command of their own emotions, rather than punishing them for becoming out of control.
This session is transformative: it offers alternatives to the use of consequences, and allows us to teach and to parent effectively. Over 60 years of international research has shown that, compared with reward and punishment methods, guidance reduces children’s aggression, improves the parent-child relationship, increases young people’s empathy and altruism (or generosity), leads to sophisticated moral reasoning, and enhances children’s language skills and IQ.
Even if you have attended Dr. Porter’s previous Guidance seminar, it will be well worth the time to revisit and practice the Guidance Approach during this session.
- HKD $650 for half day session.
- HKD $1280 for full day session.
** EACH EVENT INCLUDES A COPY OF DR. LOUISE PORTER’S BEST SELLING BOOK: PARENTAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED.