Parenting Courses

Parenting Courses

Positive Strategies Sep 16 Oct 21 2018

 

New course Parents of 6-12 year-olds Sundays September 16 to October 21, 2018.  (No class October 7)

see Positive Strategies for more information.

Comments by:

Dr. Sam Goldstein, world-renowned expert on ADHD, on the book written by Maya Warnock:

Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a constellation of problems with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Taken together these problems have lead to faulty self-control and executive functioning. These problems are developmentally impropriate and cause difficulty in daily life. ADHD is a biopsychosocial disorder. That is, there appears to be strong genetic, biological, experiential and social factors that contribute to the extent of problems experienced. ADHD has been demonstrated to affect 3% to 5% of individuals throughout their lifespan. Early identification and proper treatment has been found to dramatically reduce the family, educational, behavioral and psychological problems experienced by individuals with ADHD. It is believed that through accurate diagnosis and treatment, the myriad of life problems experienced by some individuals with ADHD, including school failure and drop out, depression, behavioral disorders, vocational and relationship problems, as well as substance abuse, can be properly managed or even averted.

For many years it was reassuring for professionals and parents to believe that the problems caused by ADHD simply represented a poor fit between some children and their environments. It was comforting to reassure parents that the problem would be outgrown and with patience and treatment, ADHD was not likely to cause children significant lifetime adversity. Over the past twenty years, the belief that ADHD is just a childhood condition quickly outgrown by late adolescence has been increasingly tested. A significant number of individuals, male and female alike, suffering with ADHD in their childhood, continue to suffer and lead lives less than their capabilities often into their geriatric years.

With much new science comes the important realization that the day in and day out behaviors and attitudes of parents towards their children with ADHD are powerful forces in fostering resilience and stress hardiness as well as improved symptoms. Biology we now know is not destiny. Now more than ever parents must play a significant role in preparing children with ADHD for normal adulthood. The Excalibur Manual for parents of children with ADHD authored by Maya Warnock is a practical and important resource in fostering this process.

Sam Goldstein Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of Utah School of Medicine
Affiliate Research Professor of Psychology
George Mason University (2009)

Comments by people that attended the program: 

"I found the Family School POP program to be very insightful, and interesting, I also liked the fact that you get an assortment of different handouts with it to be able pick and choose from pertaining to what kind of issue at the time you may be dealing with. Any kind of "parenting" course can be helpful, but a specific one that deals with  ADHD is going to be an added plus to any adult out there parent or not." Sandra F., Youth Care Worker

“I am very pleased that I came across the advertisement for this course.  I feel more confident that I can better handle raising my son with ADHD.  I will refer to the book and all the emailed articles.  I think this is a very valuable course for parents raising children (regardless of whether they have ADHD).” Susan S.

This course was extremely relevant for anyone, who has an interest in making the lives of children better and support parents in their effort. DO

This information, skills I’ve learned from this course, was very useful at home, dealing with school staff. DMM 

Help Children with ADHD (3-6 Years) Suceed

Help Children with ADHD (6-12 years) succeed

 

 

 

We offer two levels of the P.O.P. program: one for people caring for/working with children 6-12 years old

and another for 3-6 years olds.

 

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  Education in the POP methods 

The target population for these courses are parents and others working or dealing with hyperactive children.  This course is also beneficial to people dealing with inattentive children. The children do not need to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

These courses are offered to give parents and others insight into children with hyperactive behaviours.  The courses give samples of methods to deal effectively with these children both hyperactive and inattentive.  This means no butting heads and methods to give these children a chance to feel normal and thereby behaving in a calm and cooperative manner. Family School POP (Preschool-Overactivity Program) is based on a research-based program used in Finland for over 35 years.

The aim of the course is:

  • Increase the positive interaction between child and adult/peers.
  • Decrease future behavioural difficulties
  • Offer parents and others new methods to parent and deal with these children
  • Increase the child's positive behaviours
  • Increase the child's ability to reach success
  • Allow the children a positive experience in a safe environment (3-6 year olds)

    Who should attend this course? 

  • 1. Parents, who wish to support and understand their active child. 
    2. Teachers, nurses, daycare workers, youth-ministers, police officers, coaches and anyone working with children. 
    This is a program for parents of children with hyperactivity issues and anyone working with children. We train the people in how to effectively interact with these hyperactive children. 
    This is a ten (10) chapter course.

    Outline of the course:

    1.Take care of yourself.
    2. What is hyperactivity? 
    3. Why not understand your child's behaviour? 
    4. How to communicate with your child.
    5. How to reinforce good behaviour.
    6. How to set limits.
    7. How to reward.
    8. How and when to use Time-Out and Down-time.
    9. How to deal with your child's behaviour in public.

  • 10. Cooperating with schools/daycares. 

  • Comments by:

    Dr. Sam Goldstein, world-renowned expert on ADHD, on the book written by Maya Warnock:

  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a constellation of problems with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Taken together these problems have lead to faulty self-control and executive functioning. These problems are developmentally impropriate and cause difficulty in daily life. ADHD is a biopsychosocial disorder. That is, there appears to be strong genetic, biological, experiential and social factors that contribute to the extent of problems experienced. ADHD has been demonstrated to affect 3% to 5% of individuals throughout their lifespan. Early identification and proper treatment has been found to dramatically reduce the family, educational, behavioral and psychological problems experienced by individuals with ADHD. It is believed that through accurate diagnosis and treatment, the myriad of life problems experienced by some individuals with ADHD, including school failure and drop out, depression, behavioral disorders, vocational and relationship problems, as well as substance abuse, can be properly managed or even averted.

                For many years it was reassuring for professionals and parents to believe that the problems caused by ADHD simply represented a poor fit between some children and their environments. It was comforting to reassure parents that the problem would be outgrown and with patience and treatment, ADHD was not likely to cause children significant lifetime adversity. Over the past twenty years, the belief that ADHD is just a childhood condition quickly outgrown by late adolescence has been increasingly tested. A significant number of individuals, male and female alike, suffering with ADHD in their childhood, continue to suffer and lead lives less than their capabilities often into their geriatric years.

                With much new science comes the important realization that the day in and day out behaviors and attitudes of parents towards their children with ADHD are powerful forces in fostering resilience and stress hardiness as well as improved symptoms. Biology we now know is not destiny. Now more than ever parents must play a significant role in preparing children with ADHD for normal adulthood. The Excalibur Manual for parents of children with ADHD authored by Maya Warnock is a practical and important resource in fostering this process.

                                                                Sam Goldstein Ph.D.

                                                                Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

                                                                   University of Utah School of Medicine

                                                                Affiliate Research Professor of Psychology

                                                                   George Mason University (2009)

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  • Comments by people that attended the program:

    I would like to share with you the positive experience I had participating in the P.O.P. program.

    I came into this program not knowing much about A.D.H.D. Through the book, written by Maya Warnock, I was given very helpful and informative information on this disorder. It was a good background to get me started. Reading a book and having a hands- on practical experience are totally different. I really found the hands-on, one-on-one work with the children to be crucial. We had the opportunity to practice and implement the skills we were learning. The teachers of the group were guiding us during our interactions with the children and gave suggestions of things to try in challenging situations. The group discussions after the time with the kids were excellent. It gave us a chance to share ideas and evaluate how the children were progressing. I have learned so much from this program and hope to use these valuable skills in my future career. From a parent's point of view I also learned many techniques to help me with my own child.

    Parents and professionals working with children affected by A.D.H.D. will greatly benefit from the skills taught in the P.O.P. course. You will learn how to modify behaviours using positive methods. You will recognize how your own personality and parenting traits affect your interactions with your child. You will learn to use time-outs effectively with children who have A.D.H.D., which is different from the ways they are done with "average" children. Most importantly you will be taught skills to help your child grow into a healthy adult. The program looks at alternatives to sometimes dangerous or unnecessary medications for treatment of A.D.H.D.

    I appreciate the experience I had in this amazing program and would highly recommend it to people working with or raising a child affected by A.D.H.D.

    Sincerely,

    Amy

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