Understanding and improving children's difficult behaviour
Length 1 day (9.30am - 4.00pm)
Tutor: Miriam Chachamu
CPD Certificate 6 hours
- Price: £192 per person
Price includes lunch, refreshments and course notes
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Live Online Workshop – during the pandemic we will be running an adapted version of this workshop via Zoom. We will update this page with full information as soon as possible.
Very inspiring – this will be really helpful in my work and help me improve the way I deal with a child or their parents to get more positive resultsResidential Worker
Why take this course
If society is to successfully reduce the levels of anti-social behaviour, family breakdowns, mental illness and addictions, all our children need to be raised in environments where their innate psychological needs are met.
For children to be able to flourish and behave well, they need to feel secure, be given and receive appropriate attention, be able to delay gratification, take increasing levels of responsibility for their own behaviour, be stretched, develop a sense of autonomy and, of course, have fun!
For all this to happen they also need to be emotionally well connected to their family, peers, school and the wider community; and be given a sense of status that reflects their effort and achievements.
Miriam Chachamu’s wide-reaching training day, which focuses mainly on pre-eleven year-old children, clarifies how this can be done and gives you practical tools for meeting these needs and managing and preventing challenging behaviour.
It also shows how we can create an environment in which not only children but also the rest of the family can thrive and be better equipped to fulfil their potential.
Great new skills and helpful insightsTeacher
What will you learn
- A clear understanding of why things can go wrong and what to do
- New insights into how children feel, think and understand our communication with them which will increase cooperation and improve relationships – you may be surprised at what you find out!
- How to de-escalate anger outburts – and prevent them
- The importance of children’s innate emotional and psychological needs
- How these can be met healthily without alienating the child
- A range of tried and tested skills for preventing, as well as managing, difficult behaviour
- Healthy and lasting ways to engender self-esteem in children
- A better understanding of difficult emotions and effective skills for dealing with them
- Practical skills for motivating children to be their best
- How to help children both spot and learn from their mistakes, without you pointing them out
- Why individual needs are more important than things being ‘equal’
- Relaxation skills
- Typical obstacles that prevent children from learning and progressing – and how to remove them
- How to set realistic goals for each child
- New language skills for improving outcomes
- How to create an environment in which not only the child but the whole family flourishes
- The opportunity to discuss with a highly experienced tutor how you would bring all the new skills and knowledge together in a typical case history from your own practice
- Tips on how to transfer these new skills to parents and carers, including those considered ‘hard-to-reach’
- Course notes, CPD Certificate and more…
The ‘Understanding and improving children’s difficult behaviour’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.
Who is this course suitable for?
- Teachers, social workers, therapists, and anyone else working with children who would like to gain a better understanding of their emotional needs, and have an insight into how children think and feel
- Anyone who interacts with children and would like to learn new positive and effective skills to connect with them and to motivate them to become their best.
- Therapists and parenting practitioners who are interested in empowering parents to become more confident and skilled in their parenting practices.
- Parents who wish to improve their relationships with their children, reduce friction and increase harmony in the home.
- Anyone else who would like to have a better understanding of the world from a child’s perspective and discover how they can use this understanding to improve children’s behaviour and wellbeing
Really glad I came today. Great new skills and helpful insights which I can take away and use straight away. Particularly liked the section on anger outbursts – that's going to be very useful.Teacher
I came on this course because I've been having such dreadful times with my teenager daughter – and at last I've been given real hope that things can improve as well as some concrete, realistic ways to go about it. Today also really helped me understand better where my daughter's behaviour is coming from and how I can best help her. Thank you very much.Parent
So useful to have a thorough grasp of which innate needs are essential for emotional health and the fact that children will attempt to get these needs met in whichever ways are open to them – a huge insight into the drivers behind behaviour. And I loved the language skills for improving outcomes.Educationalist