Today at Hamagrael we were so lucky to have Dr. Randy Cale, a local psychologist and parenting expert come in for one of his parenting workshops. This was just one of many sessions he has offered to the Bethlehem School District. Our topic today was titled "Mom... I hate you. Can you buy me a new phone?" and focused on managing communication with children in order to create kindness and respect between both the parent and the child. This workshop was applicable to children of all different ages, personalities, and communication styles. We had a great audience, as these sessions are open to any parents in the district, no matter which school it is located at. I was lucky to be able to sit in on this talk and took plenty of notes in case any of my Hamagrael parents come to me with similar problems with their children. If you seem to be struggling with your child when it comes to kind and respectful communication please feel free to ask questions about his presentation!
There is only one more "Coffee with Cale" session left. This one will be held on April 7th at Slingerlands Elementary School at 9:30 am. This topic is "Dealing with Childhood Anxiety: Practical tools for parents." Even if you do not feel your child has extreme anxiety, many children may struggle with feelings of anxiety over little things here and there. For some children this may be a new feeling that they do not completely understand. Having these practical tools available when you need them may be helpful for all parents! We hope to see you all there!
For more information on our districts collaboration with Dr. Cale you can click here: http://bethlehemschools.org/News/201314/131028parentexpert2.html
For Dr. Cale's website you can click here: http://drrandycale.com/
And if you have any other questions about this, as always, please feel free to reach out to me about this by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org !