Tips & Tricks for Busy Parents

Weekly Mini Seminars

The Up Center will sponsor weekly parent workshops about age appropriate positive discipline strategies. The free seminars will be held at the Portsmouth (1805 Airline Blvd.) and Ghent (222 W. 19th Street, Norfolk) office locations 11:30-1:30 each Thursday throughout April.

Words of Praise and Positive Talk:

Come learn about the dangers of Shaken Baby Head Trauma and how to use positive self-talk to de-stress oneself. Also learn the benefits of using words of praise. Participants will design a t-shirt that will focus upon the use of positive talk and good touch discipline.

April 3rd in Portsmouth and April 10th in Norfolk

Caught Being Good:

Encourage positive behavior with your child at home by “catching them being good.” Hear about the benefits of positive reinforcement to help change your focus of the negative consequences for misbehavior. Participants will design a coupon book to use with your children.

April 10th in Portsmouth and April 24th in Norfolk

Rhythm and Movement:

Learn to use songs and books to promote movement, bonding, and positive behavior in your child. Enjoy “Circle Time” with your child while learning strategies to get him/her back on task. Participants will develop a song and nursery book to add to your bag of tricks.

April 3rd in Norfolk and April 17th in Portsmouth

Time’s Up/ Time Out:

Transition, such as bedtime, leaving child care or the playground, can be a time when unwanted behaviors occur. It is when your little one does not want to stop what he/she is doing or start the next activity. Learn how to use a timer to help your child make better transitions from one activity to another. Also learn about the new “Time Out” or relaxing technique for the child that allows him/her to pull away from everyone and everything to relax and calm down. All participants will design a cool and interesting homemade timer using every day household items.

April 17th in Norfolk and April 24th in Portsmouth

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