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It's a great time to practice friendship skills with your child. They are going to have an opportunity to meet new kids in their classes and make new friendships with the new year. Roleplaying is an excellent tool to practice with your child. Make it easy and fun with low pressure. Other simple games can be found on the activities tab.
Sometimes our kids need a mentor. (Just like the parent who is an excellent musician-sometimes they have to hire someone outside the family to have their child take it seriously!). After you tell me a little about your child’s specific situation I will work on lessons that will specifically address their needs. I offer one on one classes where we do games, activities, role playing etc. catered to the child.
Our lessons will be in the Fayetteville, Georgia area. You can have your child come to my home or meet me at the Peachtree City library. I am also available on Skype if you live outside the area.
The first lesson consists of me getting to know the child and between the parents feedback, the child’s thoughts and my observations I come up with lesson plans for future meetings. The parent decides how many times they’d like the child to meet with me. We can meet a couple times, weekly or as needed as the situations arise.
I charge 25.00 for a 30 minute session or 45 dollars for an hour session. Why only 30 minutes? When I am working one on one we can get a lot done in 30 minutes and I have their full attention. However I can increase the lesson time according to the child’s needs and the parents' wishes.
Arrange your after school time slot now by clicking on this tab, or going to the Contact Me page. You can also call me at 770-716-6033 . I also am offering some friendship camps the last few weeks of summer and have classes on Thursday's and Fridays at the local recreation centers starting in September.
Last weekend I had some training in Rapid Resolution Therapy. What we learned focused on how to help people with post traumatic stress feel better immediately. It was pretty interesting. Seems if you can take the traumatic experience and have your 'subconscious' look at it with a different feeling attached to it, that afterwards you can think of the event without all the horrific feelings attached to it. It becomes something that happened rather than something you have to relive over and over again.
I learned a lot about the subconscious mind. Or you can call it our right brain or emotional mind. Logically we can understand a situation. However our -subconscious, emotional or whatever you want to call it part of our brain doesn't get the message. So we have to reach that part of our brain. Hard for me to explain and I'm not sure I buy it all but I do know that often it is this part of the brain that learns far more deeply about things. Symbolism, music, etc. reaches this part of the brain a lot further than lectures.
Here is an example he told. Seems the theory is we need to not 'overthink'. Wastes a lot of our energy. I think a lot of our shy kids overthink about what they might say and then end up not saying anything. This may be a story to help them or our kids who worry about everything. Or ourselves as we worry about our kids.
I am a mother of 3. I have a passion for helping kids feel comfortable in their 'own skin'.