Parenting Talks: Empowering Parents, Changing Family Dynamics
If you’ve ever attended parenting a talk by Andalene Salvesen (a.k.a. Super Granny) or Celeste Rushby (qualified Occupational Therapist and Munchkins Coach) you will know it is a life-changing experience. They are resourceful, yet practical, sympathetic yet down to the point, never beating around the bush when it comes to parenting.
Andalene has hosted parenting talks for well over a decade and the resulting home visits for the past 13 years. Celeste, who is equally well-versed in facilitating talks and conducting home visits, heads up the rest of the Munchkins Coaching Team in the Western Cape.
All of our qualified coaches have been personally mentored by Andalene and have gained a very good idea of what works and what does not when it comes to disciplining ALL types of children with ALL types of temperaments and personalities. They have truly seen and heard it all. From kicking, screaming, biting and swearing (and that’s the parents), to the “I enjoy time-out” candidates.
So, did you know that you can host your own talk (at your home, small group or school), which will be facilitated by either Andalene (country-wide and internationally) or Celeste (Western Cape)? A talk is charged at a flat fee, which can either be covered by the host, making it a free event to attendees, or at a per person rate to cover the costs.
If you have a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit, you might even be able to make a bit of a profit, depending on how many people you sign up for the talk.
Format and content
It’s up to the host to decide on the relevant topic/s for the morning. A talk, which is highly interactive, usually stretches over 2 hours. It can cover any one or even two of the following available talk topics:
Diet and Discipline
How can you feed a child what HE wants and then expect him to behave? How can you get him to eat right if he does not listen to you? What you eat affects your mood and your behaviour.
This topic is all too relevant today. Do not miss tactical advice on how to keep your children save and equip them to think on their feet when there is no-one around.
Bullies, Bullied and Bystanders
There are huge differences between guilt and shame. One is constructive while the other is destructive. Our children need to learn empathy for others so that they do not become bullies, or bully others. Helping the bystander to get involved constructively is also a challenge.
Punishment vs. Discipline
There are appropriate times to punish but using discipline has lasting effects. Choices are important, but a child with too much power and too little wisdom is dangerous!
Shaping the Will without Breaking the Spirit
Parents have such different styles of parenting. There are 5 different styles that are appropriate at different times.
Creating Peace in the Home
Chill time, interrupting, negotiable and non-negotiable behaviour.
It takes 2 to fight. Teaching children to take responsibility for themselves. The ‘It’s not fair’ syndrome.
Recognising the hidden sugars and preservatives. Alternatives to bread, yogurt and 2-minute noodles.
Grandparents and In-Laws
Healthy boundaries. Alternatives to spoiling with sweets. Who does the disciplining?
Healthy Boundary Setting
When to say yes, how to say no and stick to it. What is within my boundaries to change and what behaviour do I have to accept.
Tweens to Teens – Preparing for Adolescence
‘The calm before the storm’. The part that hormones play. Boundaries with friends, TV, sport and bedtime.
Coaching Parents of Teens
Hormones affected by food. Appropriate boundary setting and appropriate freedom.
Boundaries and Discipline for the Single Parent
Different homes, different rules. Playing role of mommy and daddy.
Coping with the Dynamics of Multiple Births
They are all so different! Unique temperaments, equal discipline?
Diet, Routine and Discipline – From Baby to Toddler Years
Bottles, dummies, sleep training, eating issues and tantrums.
Beginning with the End in Mind
Entitlement: Pecking order, ‘it’s not fair’ and sibling rivalry. Healthy boundary setting.
Temperaments – Understanding Uniqueness
A fun interactive evening establishing our own temperaments and understanding others’.
Permission to Parent
Effective time outs, incentivising good behaviour, sensory issues and diet.
The Birds and the Bees
Is 4 years too early or 8 years too late? How and when do I handle this complex question?
Building Self-Confident Children
Puffed up or built up. What is the difference between praise and encouragement? Different personalities portray lack of confidence in different ways.
Availability and Bookings
For more information on availability, or to make a booking for a parenting talk or home visit, please contact:
Annelie Fouche (South Africa) 082 875 4818 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyndall Jucker (Dubai) | email@example.com