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Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How to help children WANT to cooperate without yelling, bribes, threats or punishment

May 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? Dr. Laura Markham gives you practical everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control.

No parent is peaceful all the time, but it's completely possible to create a more peaceful home where affection, connection and humor help you resolve conflict happily, and where kids WANT to follow your lead.

In this talk with Dr. Laura Markham, you'll have a chance to ask questions about your own parenting, and you'll learn:

Why children misbehave -- and how to help them WANT To Cooperate without yelling, threats, bribes or consequences

What research shows about how children develop self-­discipline

The four power tools you can use to connect with children and help them with their emotions

Why yelling and timeouts actually cause more misbehavior

How you can create the relationship you want with your child

For parents only. Cost is free for PTSA Members of Issaquah District schools, $10 donation requested of non-members.

Issaquah High School Theater

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life

May 10, 2018 10:00 AM

Conflict is a part of every human relationship, and children learn essential skills when they encounter conflict and resolve it. The key is supporting them to resolve conflict with mutual respect, so they're learning conflict resolution rather than bullying. In this talk with Dr. Laura Markham, you will learn:

  • Teaching peace: how you can help your children learn to express their needs and emotions without attacking their sibling.
  • A radical approach to sharing that eliminates conflict and develops generosity.
  • How to connect with each child so they truly believe you couldn't love anyone else more.
  • How to foster a loving family culture that encourages laughter and minimizes fighting.

For parents only. Cost is free for PTSA Members of Issaquah District schools, $10 donation requested of non-members.


Watch Previous Presentations - On-Line Videos

Did you miss one of the live ParentWiser parent education talks? If so, not to worry! Our amazing student and parent volunteers have recorded some of the talks and made the replays available for you here.  Please note: these talks are for Issaquah School District PTA members only. Please do not forward or share. Enjoy!

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