Many parents today are terrified of the toilet training process, having heard horror stories from friends about the power struggles and stress they encountered. This workshop will address ways to approach potty learning in a way that is developmentally appropriate, respectful to the child’s growing need to feel in control of his or her body and which frees parents from unnecessary stress and anxiety. The workshop will also address ways to manage typical challenges that arise during the process.
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT SEX AND THEIR BODIES: THE HOW AND THE WHY
Wednesday, January 18, 8:00 PM
Led by Melissa Kilbride
Conversation is the new “talk”! Join us for a candid virtual workshop about the importance of early sexual health education as an issue of safety and as a path to later healthy relationships. Clinical social worker (and mom) Melissa Kilbride will talk about why these conversations are necessary and will provide simple ways to have conversations with your kids without shame and discomfort. With over 16 years of clinical experience and specialized training in sex therapy and trauma, Melissa believes passionately in the importance of educating young children about their bodies and sex. Walk out the door an “askable parent,” ready to tackle these issues with your children.
“You need to eat four more pieces!” . . . “Bedtime NOW” . . . “NO! I do it!” If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Power struggles are maddening for parents, and, it turns out, not good for children either. Putting these struggles in a developmental context, this workshop will provide strategies for how to encourage your child’s growing need to assert independence while still maintaining your control and authority. Struggles around mealtime, potty training, cooperation and others will be addressed. Led by Claire Lerner, licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist.