19th Oct 10:30am -12pm - Digital Wellbeing for school age children with Griffin Longley Nature Play WA
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Funded by Parenting Connection

Getting the screen-time balance right is one of the great challenges of modern parenthood. How much time on screens is too much? How can technology be a positive force in kids’ lives? What does the research say about digital wellbeing? And what are the trends in how kids interact with technology and what are some practical strategies for getting the balance right. Find out at this inspiring and informative session with Nature Play WA CEO Griffin Longley.

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19th Oct 5:15pm 6:15pm - Digital Wellbeing for teens with Griffin Longley Nature Play WA
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Getting the screen-time balance right is one of the great challenges of modern parenthood. How much time on screens is too much? How can technology be a positive force in kids’ lives? What does the research say about digital wellbeing? And what are the trends in how kids interact with technology and what are some practical strategies for getting the balance right. Find out at this inspiring and informative session with Nature Play WA CEO Griffin Longley.

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22/10/18 Understanding & supporting children experiencing Anxiety
35.00

This workshop will explore - 
- the types of anxiety, and when to seek help
- contributors, and ways to reduce them
- indicators. Some anxiety is part of normal childhood development, however we explore signs to look out for.
- whats happening in the brain, patterns of behaviour and the anxiety cycle (and how to interrupt and change the cycle)
- what doesn't work, we will look at how the importance of being aware of the language used, labelling and validation of feelings
- PRACTICAL strategies to support the child. These strategies are research and evidence based, with resources provided
- ways for the whole family to be supported. Anxiety can be exhausting for everyone! We will cover ways for parents/caregivers/educators to reduce their stress and remain calm.

Kate Foster, the facilitator, has a Bachelor of Social Science (Children & Family Studies/Psychology), and is passionate about supporting children and families with anxiety. She has worked as a Family Counsellor for the last 6 years, and has over 20 years experience working in early childhood organisations; supporting children and families.
 This session will be held at City Hive, 184 Marine Tce, on the 22nd of October 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

 

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Mindful Awareness Parent Course
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Kate Foster and Nicola Tropiano (Ngala Parenting Facilitator) will be running Mindful Awareness Parenting (MAP™) 4 week parent course, funded by Parenting Connection.

Course starts on the 31st of October, 9am - 11am

MAP™ is a nationally run parenting workshop developed by Dr Rebecca Coleman which aims to promote the emotional connections between parents and young children (birth - 5 yrs old).

What do MAP™ workshops offer?

The content used in the MAP™ workshop series is evidence-based and cutting edge.

In the MAP™ workshops you will learn;
• To notice what your child needs
• To repair your relationships when things don't go as smoothly as you would like
• Ways to help you stay calm with your kids
• To enjoy being a “Good Enough” Parent
• Ways to look after yourself even when you are busy looking after your family
• To have fun and enjoy being a parent
• Lifelong relationship skills

The course consists of 4 x 2hr sessions over five weeks, and normally costs $250. However with Parenting Connection support, there is no cost for this round of sessions.

A free creche is also available

Kate Foster, is an Accredited Facilitator for this program, with more details on the MAP™ website - www.maplinc.com.au

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