Parenting Skills to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children
What you'll learn
- Basics of Child Psychology and how it Applies to Parenting and Teaching Children
- How to respond effectively to children who are upset or acting out or misbehaving
- Feel equipped and ready to support children through difficult situations
- Teach children how to develop healthy relationships with others and have good self-esteem
- Teach children to be resilient and able to handle hard things and feelings
- Help parents and teachers to build closer and more meaningful bonds with their kids
- No prerequisites are needed for this course. It is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced teachers.
My name is Ashley Saha, LCSW and I will be your guide through this material as a child-trained psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of experience working with children and families you will benefit from what I have learned along the way. No fake expert advice just real-world insights on what really matters. No gimmicks, no complicated jargon, no false guarantees of "no more tantrums" or "happy children" and above all no shaming rhetoric. We will go through this material together and come out on the other side prepared and motivated to be the guides our children and students need them to be.
Parents and teachers share a desire to help kids to learn, grow, and achieve their potential. As a parent and child therapist, I also want to protect kids from the hurtful things in life. As a therapist, most of the parents I work with want exactly the same thing. The bad news is we CANNOT stop our kids from struggling and we CANNOT keep them from suffering.
The good news is we don't have to. Struggling is part of being a human being instead of focusing on protecting our children from all hardship we need to TEACH them how to OVERCOME the challenges they will face and how to recover from setbacks. We can help them learn how brave and formidable they really are, we can give them tools they can use for the rest of their lives to deal with the struggles they will face.
More and more research has been going toward the idea of resilience or how children deal with hard things and the factors that might explain why some children (and adults) can navigate hard things and feelings successfully and why some children (and adults) seem to be crushed by these obstacles.
In this course, we will cover the main skills that RESILIENT people possess and you will learn how to help children to:
Identify, manage, and express their feelings
Build meaningful relationships with other people
Develop positive self-esteem and self-confidence
Practice skills for regulating their behavior (calming down)
Connect with the people around them and the world
Be thoughtful, productive, and industrious
Develop emotional intelligence, emotional awareness, and emotional wellbeing
In a world where children face uncertainty and challenges, the likes of which previous generations have not known (global pandemics, violence in school, social media, increased substance use/abuse, increased youth suicide rates, and mental health crises), our kids need us to help them master these skills.
Let's get started!
Who this course is for:
- Parents, early childhood educators, teachers
- Anyone who wants to learn how to help children build resilience and learn to handle difficult feelings
Ashley got her start working as a behavioral technician in a Philadelphia public school. She ran therapeutic groups for kids and worked with teaching staff to manage difficult behaviors. Ashley fell in love with the work and went on to get a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work. She began training as a child therapist completing 3600 hours of post-graduate supervision to obtain her highest clinical license. Ashley has been working in the field of mental health for 18 years in the home, school, community and private practice setting, and has worked with thousands of children and families to help them overcome challenges, understand one another, and build better relationships.
Over the last almost two decades Ashley has been trained in dozens of modalities and clinical interventions but is known for creating a shame-free and fun environment for students and clients to learn and feel safe.
Ashley founded Open Door Counseling in 2019 where she maintains a full-time private practice where she serves adults, children and families, in addition to teaching, lecturing and consulting.