Understanding Children Better - courses for parents

Understanding Children Better

Courses for parents in Heidelberg, Germany

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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.”

Saša, Dad of two & course participant

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.

Albert Einstein

Understanding Toddlers & Preschoolers

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

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.
My daughter aged 8

Book a course

If you’d like to book an Understanding Children Better course for your organisation or private group, I can offer courses to groups of four people or more.

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If you’d be interested in a talk or workshop for your organisation or private group, 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.

Saša, Dad of two & course participant
Can highly recommend! Karen’s great!
Judith, Mum of a son
The parents who get to do Karen’s courses are very lucky!
Antje, Mum of three sons

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