“Cracking the Code” to kids’ behaviors
On June 2, 2021, the staff and parents at Pine River School for Young Learners will learn from Abbi Kruse, a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor. Parents will have an opportunity to “Crack the Code” to find the “Off Button” for tantrums and examine their own tools for parenting during a virtual training session in the evening from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Together, they will seek a better understanding of the meaning behind children’s behaviors.
During the past four years, staff and parents have been studying and implementing the research-based strategies of Dr. Becky Bailey. To support the youngest Bluejays in being successful in the years ahead, staff at Pine River School for Young Learners will engage in building upon the strategies already in place.
In this curriculum, the goal is to start with creating a shift in the way adults see conflict so one can maintain composure and consciously respond to difficult situations. An adult’s ability to self-regulate is the first step to teaching a child social emotional skills. The development of healthier behaviors is the result of equipping children with communication skills to manage themselves, said a press release from Merrill Area Public Schools (MAPS).
Across the MAPS District, Social Emotional Learning is strongly embedded in the goals for students, it said. “Conscious Discipline,” says Principal Jill Seaman, “gives us the tools and strategies for these skills with the foundation of a strong school family. After all, a child who feels safe, loved, and connected, is ready to learn.”
If you have any questions about this program, call Seaman at 715.536.2392, ext. 11001