Webinars: Child Behavior Education for Parents

Webinars are a great way for busy parents like you to gather information. Did you learn about how to deliver a baby BEFORE you actually delivered your baby? Why wait until your child is displaying unwanted behaviors to learn about how to prevent/manage them? Our webinars are designed to offer you quick, evidence-based tips to improve your child’s behavior from the comfort of your home!

2018 Child Behavior Parent Education Webinars

ONE TOPIC PER MONTH, DISSECTED ACROSS 3 OPPORTUNITIES:

1ST WEDNESDAY 8:30-9:00 CST

2ND TUESDAY 8:30-9:00 CST

3RD THURSDAY 8:30-9:00 PM CST

ASSIGNMENTS GIVEN BETWEEN WEBINARS

$27 PER MONTH

December 2018 webinars: “My Child Avoids (Almost) Everything!”

Does your child tend to avoid or control things? One of the most common reasons for unwanted behavior in early childhood is that it serves to help the child delay or escape the current demands. Whether passively or actively, we have seen children as young as 2 years old with a great set of avoidant behaviors already developed. We have many examples of parents of 3-7 year olds saying they heard about Behave Your Best when their child was 2 and unwanted behaviors seemed “normal” then, but their child didn’t “grow out of it”. The longer we wait to address what starts as passive resistance, the greater the likelihood of needing to address active resistance as that child gets older. Our goal with this webinar is to help you recognize the subtle patterns of avoidance and control in your children as early as possible, so you can teach your child more appropriate skills before it gets “bad enough”.

We have heard your feedback and are updating our 2019 Child Behavior Education Webinars for Parents to better meet your needs!

– We will be doing one 45-minute webinar starting at 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month.
– Due to reduced time offering content the price will be $15!
– You will receive the power point and audio recording of the webinar within a week of the webinar.

** January 3rd: MY CHILD CONSTANTLY PUSHES MY BOUNDARIES! 
Does this sound familiar?: Parent: “Do you want to brush your teeth or go potty first?” Child: “Neither!” When you offer two options does your child say, “Both”, “Neither”, or suggest a 3rd option? Establish boundaries with choices! We will discuss the importance of using choices to establish boundaries over your child’s behavior while giving him/her as a sense of control. Simple to advanced choices will be discussed.

** February 7th: MY CHILD IS ALWAYS ASKING FOR SOMETHING! CAPTURE NATURAL TEACHING MOMENTS WITH YOUR CHILD’S REQUESTS!

Did you know requesting is one of the first language skills children develop? Even before spoken words, children are asking for things with sign language or gestures like reaching, pointing, grabbing, etc. We discuss how to capitalize on these frequent moments of natural motivation to teach better behavior like listening the first time, tolerating when you don’t get your way, and ending preferred activities.

March 7th: MY CHILD TACKLES CHILDREN TO TAKE TOYS AWAY FROM THEM!

Teach your child to ask (not take) toys from peers or siblings One of the first skills we teach when we begin a partnership with a new preschool is to ask a peer for a toy. Taking often leads to aggression. So we teach asking to prevent taking to prevent aggression.

April 4th: MY CHILD DELAYS, DAWDLES, ONE-MORE-MINUTES, AND THEN STILL SCREAMS WHEN IT’S TIME TO END SOMETHING!

Does this sound familiar?: Parent: It’s time to…” Child: “I don’t want to…Can I have just one more minute?” One-minute passes and your child still protests when it is time to actually end the activity and move on. Is this exhausting? Have you gotten rid of screen time at your home because your child cannot tolerate ending it? Don’t cover up this missing skill! Teach your child the crucial skill of pausing or ending preferred activities! Did you know there are actually 3 self-control skills/behaviors involved in a successful transition? Join us to learn what those 3 behaviors are and how to teach them so your child ends a preferred activity like a champ!

** May 2nd: I’VE TRIED EVERYTHING! TYPICAL PARENTING DOESN’T WORK WITH MY CHILD! 

Do you feel like you’ve tried EVERYTHING and your child is still not displaying the correct behaviors? Parents we have successfully served often say they had tried everything before finding Behave Your Best! They had read parenting books. Those books and other advice-givers likely didn’t do a thorough assessment of WHY YOUR CHILD has learned to use his/her unwanted behavior. Learn why WHEN you teach determines the success of your teaching!

June 6th: THE INS AND OUTS OF TOILET TRAINING!

Potty training is just one area of our expertise as child behavior experts! Whether you are just getting started or need help troubleshooting because things aren’t going well, this is the webinar for you! Jamie is your local toilet training expert and will share the key components of our evidence-based approach to toilet training that can be customized to teach any child to use the toilet.

No July Webinar
August 1st: MY CHILD’S WHINING IS LIKE NAILS ON A CHALKBOARD!

Do you find yourself saying, “Use your words!” when your child is whining? But this doesn’t actually result in your child using his/her words more appropriately? Or maybe it works in the moment, but you are tired of repeating this day in, day out? We will review why this strategy isn’t the most efficient way to resolve your child’s use of whining, screaming, or using unwanted behavior to communicate. We will describe ways to teach your child to use his/her words, instead of just telling them to do so and expecting behavior change.

September 5th: EVERYTHING FEELS LIKE A BATTLE WITH MY CHILD!

Are you tired of your child’s constant arguing, negotiating, or otherwise battling your parenting? Do you give in to his/her demands and negotiations to avoid the battle? If picking the battle means an epic tantrum or aggression, it is likely that you need to pick the battle, but in different way at another time. The battle is indication that your child is missing a skill. Your avoidance of that battle means you are missing the tools to successfully teach your child that missing skill. The world isn’t going to know which battles to avoid and each time you avoid the battle, you are missing an opportunity to teach a skill that your child needs to learn. Your child continues to get better at using the unwanted behavior so when we do actually decide that we want to pick the battle, s/he is really good at it.

October 3rd: WE DON’T TEACH ABC’S IN THE MIDDLE OF A TANTRUM!

You’ll never walk into a classroom and find a teacher attempting to teach an academic concept when a child is in the middle of an upset. But we consistently find parents and teachers in schools and homes attempting to teach “the lesson” when the child is showing unwanted behavior. The brain isn’t wired to learn new information when it is firing. In fact, it is designed to actively block any input to PROTECT the child who doesn’t yet have all the skills to begin with.

November 7th: I EXPECT MY CHILD TO OBEY AND SHOW RESPECT!

Guess what?!? We have the same goals for your family! We just reach them a bit differently. You see, expectation is not a teaching strategy! You can expect your child to learn to swim all day long but if you don’t provide the instruction and opportunity to practice, s/he will not learn to swim. The same goes with behavior. Whether it is obeying your instructions or speaking appropriately to you, expectation is not going to be sufficient for your child. Your child needs to practice the correct behavior and has to be given ample opportunities to practice the correct behavior. It’s not about disrespect, it’s about teaching new skills.

December 5th: We want your Vote! HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD AT SCHOOL WHEN IT DOESN’T HAPPEN AT HOME or HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN MY CHILD’S BEHAVIOR IS BAD ENOUGH? Vote on our Facebook page or email us at info@behaveyourbest.com

 ** Webinar contains pivotal skills that ALL families and children will benefit from regardless of age and ability


Past webinars topics:

  • “Moving from Picky Eater to Peaceful Eater”
  • “We Don’t Park on the Train Tracks!”
  • “Managing Your Expectations”
  • “Will My Children Ever Play Together Nicely?”
  • “We Talked About It…Why do I Need to Practice It?”
  • “The Ins and Outs of Toilet Training”
  • “Be Your Child’s Sleep Expert”
  • “Mastering the Parenting Art of Picking Your Battles”
  • “Managing Your Child’s Negotiation Tactics”
  • “Proactive Strategies to Manage Big Life Changes”
  • “What to do to Prepare for Baby #2”

Do you have topics you would like to see? Email us at info@behaveyourbest.com