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April 1, 2016

Creating harmony in Family Life 8

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, April 4th, 2016 from 3:30 – 5 pm

Theme: Won’t vs. Can’t Behaviors

Key Concepts and Strategies for this Wednesday’s Meeting:

  • Ž “Won’t Behavior” implies the child is able to, but chooses not to; it implies intent, premeditation, deliberate refusal behaviors
  •  “Can’t Behavior” implies the child is unable to; consider ability, knowledge base, opportunity, related required skills
  •  Remember: Behavior is communication, behavior has a purpose/function
  • Re-think assumptions: If child was “just unmotivated”, stickers (or the reward equivalent) would have worked by now.
  • Remember 80/20 rule to build a child’s competency and confidence

Positive and Real Validation grows Caring, Competent and Confident Children 

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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