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March 4, 2016

Creating Harmony in Family Life 4

Happy Family Hugging Each OtherNo Tantrums – No Yelling – No Video Addiction

As parents, we want what is best for our children.  Creating an atmosphere of respect and kindness in the family is not so easy.  The hectic school and work week plus balancing the needs of children and adults require an understanding and support that cannot be gleaned from reading books alone.  Even the most loving, skilled, and informed parent can feel overwhelmed and lost in how to support their child and balance the needs of everyone in the family.  Helath Psychology Sacramento’s Parent Supprt Group is experly guided by Kelly Pemberton*, school psychologist.  She provides the support, information and resources you have been looking for.

Next meeting: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 from 3:30 – 5 pm

Theme: How to De-escalate your Child’s Behaviors

Key Concepts and Strategies for this Wednesday’s Meeting:

  • ŽDe-escalating behavior defined
  • Ž      Review: Upstairs/Downstairs Brain – Right/Left Brain
  • Ž      Escalated behavior is “stuck” behavior
  • Ž      Helping your child to de-escalate means helping her/him to build a stairway between the upstairs/downstairs brain.
  • Ž      Teach emotional regulation strategies BEFORE and/or AFTER escalated behavior – not during.
  • Ž      Use cues – verbal and nonverbal – to cue previously learned emotional regulation strategies
  • Ž      Practicing strategies makes them work.

De-escalation Strategies build Confidence and Self-Regulation

Please contact Health Psychology Sacramento

916.962.0222, ext 5#. Let Katherine if you wish to attend this meeting.

*Kelly Pemberton, Lic Ed Psychologist # 2765, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern #8165, supervised by Dr. Stehle

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