Understanding Children Better
Courses for parents in Heidelberg, Germany
The Understanding Children Better course offers you a fresh perspective in parenting and working with children. You’ll have the chance to learn what scientific research tells us about child development, see your child’s behaviour in a different light and develop an understanding for their emotions and what it is they – and you – really need.
“You’re ok, just as you are.”
In this course, we’ll focus on building a positive relationship with your child and discover opportunities for choosing connection that will enable you to parent with confidence and joy, whilst balancing your child’s needs and your own.
“The course was very valuable for me. After just one module, I was able to see our daily routine and the way our child was behaving in a different light. I could see why she was behaving in that way and understand what she really needed. We made a small adjustment to our daily routine, which had the big effect that now I and my kids can start our day less stressed, happier and feeling more connected to one another.”
In eight weekly meetings in a small group, you’ll be able to:
Share experiences with other parents
Ask questions and address challenges in everyday family life
Get some breathing space, time to centre yourself and tank up on new energy
Discover alternatives to power struggles, time-outs and punishments, and find ways to parent with confidence
Learn new ways to deal with difficult situations
Find out what scientific research says about child development, brain development, emotional development and empathy
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Understanding Toddlers & Preschoolers (1-5 years)
A look at the historical context of childhood, how we see children today & what child development research tells us
“NO! I don’t want to! I WON’T!” Autonomy, “tantrums” & the (not-so) “Terrible Twos”
Alternatives to punishments & time-outs
Everyday life with a toddler & preschooler (getting dressed, mealtimes, play, sharing, cleaning teeth, potty training, siblings)
Childcare, nursery & kindergarten
Understanding School Children (6-12 years)
Behaviour is communication: what your child’s behaviour is telling you
Autonomy vs. emotional dependence & other fundamental developments
Starting school (or changing schools) & the school system
Communicating with school children & everyday life with school children (homework, friendships, privacy, media, chores)
How children learn, cultivating a growth mindset & when school isn’t fun any more
If everyone in the world understood children better, the whole world would be a better place for all people.
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If you’d be interested in a talk or workshop for your private group or organisation, I’m available for events for parents and groups in kindergartens, daycare, schools and other organisations in the Heidelberg area. You can find more information here.
What other parents say about my courses
The course was very valuable for me. After just one module, I was able to see our daily routine and the way our child was behaving in a different light. I could see why she was behaving in that way and understand what she really needed. We made a small adjustment to our daily routine, which had the big effect that now I and my kids can start our day less stressed, happier and feeling more connected to one another.
Can highly recommend! Karen’s great!
The parents who get to do Karen’s courses are very lucky!