Beaumont & Leduc Regional Early Childhood Coalitions present: Dr. Deborah MacNamara, PhD
On Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, join the Beaumont and Leduc Regional Early Childhood Coalitions for two presentations from Dr. Deborah MacNamara, PhD.
THURSDAY, MAY 10 - AN EVENING PRESENTATION ON:
Understanding Resistance in Children and/or Teens: “You’re not the boss of me”
Children are naturally inclined to resist and oppose when feeling pressed upon or controlled. Although the reaction is quite normal and even healthy in some circumstances, its manifestations and impacts can be highly disruptive and disturbing, making life difficult for parents and teachers. Counterwill can take many forms, from negativism to noncompliance, depending upon the age and personality of the child. We will discuss the meaning of this deep-rooted instinct as well as the dynamics that control its existence and expression.
Leduc Fellowship Church, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - $20 per person
FRIDAY, MAY 11 - A FULL DAY PRESENTATION ON:
Making Sense of Anxiety (in children and teens)
As many as 20% of children and teens qualify for an anxiety disorder diagnosis, making it the most common mental health issue. Anxiety can take many forms, including obsessions, compulsions, phobias as well as other perplexing behaviours. We cannot treat something we do not understand, so making sense of anxiety is fundamental in making headway. This presentation will bring a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling human problems.
Devon Community Centre, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - $129 per person (includes lunch)
Questions or for financial assistance only: 780-955-6421