Title

Do You Know What You’re Doing to Your Kids? - 7 Things You Really Want to Say to Parents!

Presenters

Bea LewisFollow

First Presenter's Institution

South Carolina State University

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 4 (Scarbrough 3)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Mental & Physical Health

Relevance

Research has long reported that the child-parent relationship has a major influence on most aspects of child development. When optimal, parenting skills and behaviors have a positive impact on children’s self-esteem, school achievement, cognitive development and behavior. This presentation ties directly into the theme of Family & Community because participants will come away with a broader spectrum to understanding the complexities of the parental influences on the attitudes and the behaviors of their children and find constructive and non-judgmental strategies to convey those concerns to parents. Attendees will be introduced to strategies and techniques that will help them become more comfortable having uncomfortable conversations with parents while providing them with skills to help them begin to experience more positive interactions at both home as well as at school by their children.

Brief Program Description

Children are mirrors reflecting images of what happens around them. The behavior and habits children are exposed to can become behaviors and habits displayed at school. This sometimes leads to the need for school officials, teachers, counselors, etc. to have uncomfortable conversations or conferences with parents. This “real, raw, and relevant” yet humorous session, will provide seven questions and accompanying strategies that are non-judgmental, and designed with the purpose of giving parents insight and strategies to improving their parenting skills. These seven questions can also be taken back to their schools to be used as a template for developing future parenting workshops.

Summary

Participants will be provided a broader spectrum to understanding the complexities of the parental influences on the attitudes and the behaviors of their children and find constructive and non-judgmental strategies to convey those concerns to parents. They will be provided strategies that will disarm the defensiveness of parents, provide insight to show parents different parenting skills for more positive behaviors and habits with their children for improvements at both home and school, and how use empathy and support as strategy to have the uncomfortable, yet necessary conversations with parents. An additional bonus is that this presentation can easily be taken back to a school and incorporated into any existing parenting skills training program. Additionally, many teachers sit in the unique seat of also being parents so it an added bonus to provide parenting strategies as a part of the presentation that may be applicable and helpful to them as well.

Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Bea Lewis is an author, public speaker, CEO of BEAHIVE Education Consulting, LLC and retired educator with 36 years of experience. She has presented at the 2019 Innovative Schools Summit- Las Vegas and has been selected to present her capacity room filling session, “Conversation Techniques for Difficult Parents, Students, Teachers and Administrators”, at the 2020 ASCD EMPOWER Conference in Los Angeles, to name a few. Her real, raw and relevant “keep it real” style, infused with humor, keeps her audiences engaged and allows her to speak from the heart with conviction, passion, and authority to impart her common sense advice.

Presentation Year

March 2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 8:30 AM

End Date

3-10-2020 9:45 AM

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Do You Know What You’re Doing to Your Kids? - 7 Things You Really Want to Say to Parents!

Session 4 (Scarbrough 3)

Children are mirrors reflecting images of what happens around them. The behavior and habits children are exposed to can become behaviors and habits displayed at school. This sometimes leads to the need for school officials, teachers, counselors, etc. to have uncomfortable conversations or conferences with parents. This “real, raw, and relevant” yet humorous session, will provide seven questions and accompanying strategies that are non-judgmental, and designed with the purpose of giving parents insight and strategies to improving their parenting skills. These seven questions can also be taken back to their schools to be used as a template for developing future parenting workshops.