Styles - Techniques - Attitudes


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Two-Part Evening Workshops for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, Administrators, Owners, and Directors

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

- George Bernard Shaw

This interactive workshop – split into two evenings -- uses examples from everyday life to help each of us brush up on our communication skills and attitudes. We will consider dynamics involving children and students, between co-parents, how communication connects (and disconnects) parents and teachers, and how we can be more effective communicating with professional colleagues.Many adults recognize the existence of biases and barriers, but do not see the most common communication pitfalls and misunderstandings that they are experiencing related to learning styles; socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic values; special needs; or even gender and family structure. There are many cultural pressures to rush through interactions in agitation and distraction, but there are also some simple and doable techniques for slowing down, holding questions openly, modeling appropriate verbal skills, harnessing the power of nonverbal communication, and truly listening.

When we understand our own brain states, temperaments, and tendencies, we can overcome challenges and foster resiliency in ourselves and others. Self-care is also connected with effective communication, the promotion of self-regulation, and effective child guidance.

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Participants will learn techniques for recognizing differences in communication styles and best practices for collaborative conversations that uphold the teacher as an expert in children’s ages and stages and the parent as the expert on "this" particular child. Caregivers can understand many different ways to deal most effectively with difficulties — speaking our piece of the truth without unintentionally escalating conflicts. This is a two-part series; registration is for both evenings.

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2320 – 130th Avenue NE
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Bellevue, WA 98005

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