Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.
As participants understand temperament, many of the negative judgments and fears about their children's behavior can be set aside. Participants will learn nine temperamental traits and how to make a temperamental evaluations of children and of themselves. How to use the temperamental evaluation to create constructive experiences with the child; to minimize difficulties; and to empower the adult with logical and effective strategies for interactions. How to diagnose learning styles of children; and how to diagnose adult's teaching/parenting styles.
SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
1) "I got this wild kid! What the heck is going on? (What the heck is wrong?)"
Recognizing what active, disruptive, and wild behavior is in the range of normal children's behavior; and what is not.
2) Assumptions and implications with various diagnoses.
Each diagnosis (from physical fatigue to temperament to pathology to moral weakness) of the reasons for a child's behavior carries assumptions and implications that have impact on how adults see the child.
3) PATHOLOGY- What is "Hyperactivity?"
A DIAGNOSTIC ORDER FOR APPROACHING "Hyper" ACTIVITY
4) Nine Temperamental Traits and how to use them to make Temperamental Evaluations.
5) "Goodness of Fit" between adult and child (theory and exercise)
How to use the theory to regain adult authority and better help the child make appropriate adaptations and compensations.