About this class
This five hour workshop is packed with valuable information and plenty of opportunity for addressing current challenges you may be facing with your children. This is a fun interactive day using experiential activities and you will learn that Positive Discipline begins at birth and lasts a lifetime. That’s right, it’s never too early or too late to use Positive Discipline, because it is based on mutually respectful relationships in which you respect your child and you respect yourself. We will also explore Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication principles and how we can incorporate his work with our children.
The day starts with a powerful activity called the Two Lists. It compares the current challenges we face with the list of characteristics we wish for our children to have when they are adults. You will begin to see that each of our current challenges are opportunities to help our children to become independent, capable, and happy adults while establishing positive habits along the way. By the end of this workshop you will feel prepared with a very long list of tools to reach for when any of these challenges arise.
Aimee Gandy has been a Montessori Preschool Teacher since 2003, most recently at McKinley Montessori in Sacramento. It has been through her experiences in the Montessori environment that she has learned a language that uses compassion, dignity and mutual respect while communicating with children. Aimee was certified in 2008 as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator and has since been facilitating workshops for parents, teachers and caregivers. Discovering Marshall Rosenburg’s work with Non-Violent Communication added another element of compassionate language tools. She combines the two disciplines to share techniques on ways to make connections with children and encourage their development.
About your Instructor
Aimee has a joyous heart, generous spirit and an intuitive understanding of what motivates behavior in children and how to meet those needs without falling into drama or power struggles. Her ability to see the humor in any situation allows parents the space that they need to make subtle but important changes that lead to lasting positive changes in their parenting dynamic. After taking any of her classes families begin to look forward to applying all they have learned. They can recognize that they have a choice of how they move through the challenges they face with their children which can encourage their development in becoming capable, independent, caring, compassionate, problem solving, happy young adults.
It is Aimee’s passion to help create ease and peace within classroom and family dynamics and to spread compassionate language skills.
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