Did you learn about how to deliver a baby BEFORE you actually delivered your baby? Why wait until your child is already displaying unwanted behaviors to learn about how they develop and how to prevent/manage them? Our webinars are designed to offer you quick, evidence-based tips from the comfort of your home! We have at least 3 opportunities each month to fill up your parenting toolbox!
2018 Educational Webinars
We have heard how much you love our webinars and have considered your feedback to make them work for you and your schedule even better in 2018! We will share evidence-based information related to one topic throughout the month, across all of our marketing. We will offer 3 webinar opportunities each month for $27. You can join one or all three! We will dissect the monthly topic across each of the three opportunities. The content will be different each opportunity and we will provide time to ask questions at the end. All webinars will be at 830 pm CST and will last 30 minutes. We will share evidence-based content for 20 minutes with 10 minutes devoted to your questions.
Our Webinar Hosts
SHANNA NSEUMEN, BS, BCaBA
JAMIE WALDVOGEL, MS, BCBA, FOUNDER/CEO
2018 MONTHLY TOPICS
January: “From Picky Eater to Peaceful Eater” Does your child only eat chicken nuggets and grilled cheese? No veggies in your child’s diet? Picky eaters at home?! Want to increase your child’s variety of foods? Jamie and Shanna will give you tips to support your picky eater. Register here!
February: “We Don’t Park on the Train Tracks!” Are you proactive about your children’s behavior? There are situations we can anticipate being difficult: leaving a preferred activity, running out of favorite dessert, a change in schedule that kids are not expecting, it’s raining, favorite blanket or toy is in the laundry, transitioning to toddler bed etc. How are you proactively using your strategies to handle this situation that is likely to occur soon, and proactively planning for the future? Register here!
March: “Managing Your Expectations” If our kids keep failing to meet our expectations it is time so see if our expectations are meeting our kids. This means meeting them where they are, across all skills, and matching expectations or levels of support for different skills. We cannot expect change if we don’t teach to the need.
April: “Will My Children Ever Play Together Nicely?” We will review ways to promote successful sibling interactions by bridging the skill gap between children.
May: “We Talked About It….Why do I Need to Practice It?” Children aren’t perfect listeners in early childhood. They didn’t learn to engage in this unwanted behavior because you told them to do it, right? “Please throw yourself on the floor when I tell you ‘no’.” They learned to tantrum because they haven’t yet learned to do something better and because of how the environment received that communication. They learned because of what happened to them afterwards, like getting out of something they’d rather not do or a need being met with help or attention provided. Did that tantrum work for your child? If children learned behavior regulation by us telling them the rules, there would be no need to have positive discipline strategies, early childhood education, and parent support during this phase of development. We will teach you how to create opportunities to practice what your child SHOULD do when his/her “switch” is on.
June: “The Ins and Outs of Toilet Training” Summer is a great time to teach toddlers to use the toilet! Jamie is your local toilet training expert and will share her recipe that can be customized to teach any child to use the toilet.
July: “Be Your Child’s Sleep Expert” Did you know that there are 6 common sleep disruptions in early childhood? Did you know that most children experience more than one simultaneously? This means that any sleep plan you implement has to address the reasons the child’s sleep is disrupted, and if there is more than one reason, there needs to be a plan that addresses each of those reasons.
August: “Mastering the Parenting Art of Picking Your Battles” Whose battle is this? Why am I picking this battle? Is this a necessary battle to pick right now? We will share strategies to help you identify battles you shouldn’t be picking, when and how to pick those battles that are worth picking, and how to prevent battles from happening!
September: “Have a Master Negotiator on Your Hands?” Does your child constantly ask why? Are you exhausted by the end of the day with arguing or negotiating with your child? We will share strategies to nip this pattern in early childhood by assessing the extent to which your child is using this and other avoidant behaviors and teaching you strategies to combat those avoidant tendencies.
October: “Proactive Strategies to Manage Big Life Changes” We will share proactive strategies to set you and your family up for success as you experience major life changes (move to a new home, new sibling, divorce/separation, terminal illness, starting preschool or a new daycare, parent increased work travel schedule, etc). We will discuss how to prevent regression by making sure you are using your strategies consistently and correctly.
November: “What to do to Prepare for Baby #2” Adding a sibling to the family is a time of excitement! Along with that excitement comes changes that we can prepare our children for, such as tolerating divided attention, playing independently for age appropriate amounts of time, and more. We will share some of our evidence-based strategies to prepare your first born for a new sibling. This webinar will be beneficial if you have 2 or more children and are welcoming in a new baby as well!
December: “Does Your Child Have a Tendency to Avoid 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 in your children as early as possible, so you can teach your child more appropriate skills before it gets “bad enough”.