Upcoming Parent Night

Communication that Connects with Gifted Services

Sponsored by: SVVSD Gifted Services

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Guest Speaker:  Nicholas Thompson, LCSW

January 29, 2018
(doors open at 5:30)
Timberline PK-8
233 E. Mountain View Avenue, Longmont
No RSVP needed

This presentation will focus on fundamental communication models and
techniques that will help parents develop a deeper connection with their children.
We will discuss how slowing down, being present, and really being curious about
their experiences allows for a deeper level of attunement and empathy. When
concerned, parents often go into a fear-based pattern of advising, teaching, and
directing their children. When an exchange begins to feel like a lecture, children
will often feel attacked and disconnect. We will address how a focus on support,
and not solutions, allows for a more authentic dialogue that will create a safe and
supportive environment where children feel seen, heard, and valued.