There are no good or bad temperaments for adults and children. However, every adult is more successful in disciplining children when they acknowledge their own temperament and discover ways to tame the temperaments of the children in their lives. Discipline is a basic need and a positive opportunity to learn respect, honest and fairness. In this seminar, you will understand your own temperament and how it relates to the environment, needs and abilities of young children. You will also identify common traits that describe the temperaments of children with challenging behavior and identify strategies to guide interactions with these children.
Janis Clark Johnston, Ed.D., earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Boston University. She has worked as a school psychologist, supervisor at a mental health center and a family therapist. Dr. Johnston has led many workshops on a variety of topics including parenting, child development, discipline, sexual abuse prevention, assertiveness, problem solving, and stress management. Dr. Johnston has published journal articles and co-authored chapters on problem solving in schools and working with families of behavior disordered children. Dr. Johnston currently has a private practice in Oak Park, IL.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Practice Excellence at JCFS-Chicago. CEUs are available. Early Intervention credits have been applied for.
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