Saint Michael Episcopal School is pleased to offer a series of parenting events to partner with you as we SHAPE our children in service, education, love and faith.
UPCOMING SHAPE EVENTS:
Shape Parenting Presentation: Tuesday, February 23, 12:30-2:00*
Developing Executive Function Skills in our Young Children with Tym Smith
Executive Functions is an umbrella term encompassing a number of cognitive skills including self-control. Executive skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Join us for this 90 minute parent workshop to learn how to support your child’s development of executive skills, including an overview of the Conscious Discipline Brain State Model. Whether a parent to a Kindergartner or toddler, you won’t want to miss this look at the young brain and where it’s headed! Pre-Register your attendance here. A zoom link will be provided via email closer to the event.
*This event will be offered exclusively live and will not be recorded for later viewing.
PAST SHAPE EVENTS:
Tuesday, November 10
Virtual Drop and Drip: Discipline That Connects with a Child's Heart
Presented by Chad Hayega of Connected Family Ministries
We were excited to focus in on one of parents' most desired topics: discipline! We know that what kids learn when they are disciplined will last a lifetime.
But, well- intentioned parents miss their kids’ hearts during discipline. It happens all the time. Instead of building the wisdom and respect they hope for, parents inadvertently build discouragement and resentment, which drives their kids to misbehave more. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Chad led us through real-life scenarios and gave us tools to help equip our hearts to lead and guide our children in their most vulnerable moments. For more about the program, Discipline That Connects, please visit their website.
Virtual Presentation: Social Emotional Strategies in Early Childhood with Katie Balderston
We are passionate about building healthy brains through research-driven curriculum experiences starting with our youngest students. We use our time with your children intentionally to build relationships, help them feel safe, and model God’s love for His most important creation: His children. We are thankful to partner with you on that journey and we take that responsibility seriously.
Click Here for Access to the Parent Resource Folder, which includes:
- Video recording of the presentation, in case you missed it.
- Baby Doll Circle Time Handout with I Love You Rituals
- Sample Baby Doll Circle Time lessons – two of my favorites! One is about boo boos and the other is about feeling angry
- Sample Kimochi Lesson: Meet Cloud
Other Helpful Links:
- Link to Baby Dolls we use They come in many ethnicities, which is an important lesson in and of itself, but remember it doesn’t have to be a baby doll to do this at home! You can use stuffed animals you already have.
- Baby Doll Circle Time website to see materials and research links
- Research that supports the Kimochi Curriculum