Middle School is a period full of change and transition – growth spurts, mood swings, practicing independence and preparing for high school are just a few of the issues parents and kids confront during these years. The territory can be as new for you as it is for your kids. Anxiety and uncertainty along with excitement and discovery is common. This 8 week workshop will focus on the skills needed to build and maintain connection and maximize cooperation and influence as you negotiate the tween years. Each session will include a mini lesson and role play exercises as well as presentation of information and open discussion of topics relevant to this age group. Topics will include but are not limited to: Media use and regulation, dealing with defiance, mood swings and other “prickles”, negotiating and setting boundaries, understanding the teenage brain, and dealing with peer issues. We will use the books – How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish and How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years by Julie Ross as a foundational springboard.
Contact Susan@susanbauerfeld.com if you are interested in sponsoring, organizing or hosting a workshop for your friends or organization.