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Improving Young Children’s Conscience and Social Skills
This high-level training webinar is designed for professionals who assist families with young children, as well as parents of young children. It shows how to enhance key areas of social skills and conscience development by training them in how to make and keep friends, display kindness and honesty, and assert their personal needs effectively with peers and adults. It explores various methods of social skills instruction, including role playing, guided discussion, internal prompts and self-reminder cuing. The methods are simple, nonthreatening, child-friendly and usable in home, classroom and clinical settings. They apply to virtually any young child, regardless of the presence or absence of social impairments.
The webinar depicts how to impart in young children a strong, healthy sense of right and wrong, empathy for others, the ability to attract and hold friends, and skill at establishing harmonious relationships at home and with peers. It is especially helpful to assist young children who are have weak interpersonal skills, such as those with autism, ADHD, or developmental delays as well as young children who have experienced traumatic events that put them at risk for impaired social development, such as child abuse.
Friendship skill deficits are a frequent social challenge for young children. This webinar covers thirteen key skills for starting and maintaining friendships. Anger needs to be recognized and channeled into constructive directions. The key principle isn’t to avoid being angry but instead is to use the anger wisely. In this webinar you will learn delightfully effective ways to assist young children with this challenging aspect of their social development, including how to handle tantrums and other discharges of great amounts of anger. Decision making among young children often can tend to be rash, careless and impulsive. This session portrays a simple four-step procedure to slow down such impulsiveness and facilitate more prompt efficient decision making.
The overall objective of this unique webinar is to provide you with a wealth of practical new strategies for high-impact intervention to assist the parent of any young child, or the child directly, in these crucial areas of social adjustment. After participating, you will be able to describe and apply methods suitable for young children to help them:
- Improve anger and frustration management
- Stop having tantrums
- Stop whining and use calm assertions instead
- Internalize values of right vs. wrong
- Improve friendliness and interpersonal attractiveness
- ….and much, much more
John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a clinical specialist and a nationally-known author and speaker. Dr. Taylor has treated hundreds of children and adolescents who were displaying misbehavior at all levels of psychopathology.
The author and producer of over 200 professional journal articles, newspaper and journal columns, books, video DVDs, audio CDs and booklets, Dr. Taylor is perhaps best known for his landmark parent-teacher-counselor guidebook ”Helping Your ADD Child,” his best-selling “The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD.” and his definitive parenting guidebook about oppositional and defiant children and teens “From Defiance to Cooperation.”
His publications for professionals have included numerous articles in professional journals, and books including “Diagnostic Interviewing of the Misbehaving Child,” “Understanding Misbehavior,” and “Anger Control Training for Children and Teens.” Dr. Taylor has been a psychology instructor at UT-Chattanooga and two community colleges. He has presented seminars to clinicians, therapists, teachers and parents nationwide.