Parent Growth Programs

  • Parent’s Night Out

    At Bilingual Whiz Kidz, we understand the unique challenges and hard work parents do. Sometimes it’s just nice to have a night out to relax and enjoy without the hassle and expense of finding a baby sitter. From time to time, we’ll host a Saturday Kid’s Night at the school, baby sitting expenses on us! Have fun while your child enjoys a movie, popcorn and an activity with their classmates! It’s our way of saying thanks!

    Parent Information Workshops

    Preschool parents are busy. We’ll provide lectures and workshops on early childhood education subjects that are helpful to parents. Examples include raising a bilingual child, biting, child development milestones, language development and the brain, the science behind early childhood development.

    Parent Effectiveness Training

    The 21st century United States is a fast paced, high tech, complex multi-cultural democracy.

    Our roll as parents is to protect and prepare our children to thrive within this society they will soon inherit. The explosion of technology and communications mediums have only accelerated the rate society is changing, making our role as parents that much more difficult.

    Surviving and thriving within 21st century democracies require mastering many qualities of good character and behavioral best practices, especially within the social-emotional realm of conflict resolution. These social skillsets are taught by example within the caregiver-child relationship and established social rules within the family and preschool community structure.

    Traditional teaching methods were based on the belief that “children modify their behavior to avoid punishment and/or seek reward.” As future adults, our children will someday project onto their future professional and personal relationships the social-emotional intelligence and tolerances they learned from their caregivers during childhood. Hopefully they learned pro-social behaviors. Or will they use punishment, authoritarian behavior or reward to win their way as adults within their family, professional and community relationships?

    It is not enough to just “follow one’s intuition,” read a book about education, or do as our own parents did (or the opposite!). To help give parents a box of parenting tools to choose from, we offer a Conscious Discipline and Active Parenting course and workshops.

    The educational style is democratic rather than authoritarian or permissive. Children who grow up in this type of family and school community, have a greater sense of courage, responsibility and self-esteem as well as better social skills necessary to thrive within our “democracy of equals”. The entire family is more serene and more united.

    Conscious Discipline adds another layer by embracing discipline not as something you do to children, but something you develop within them. Discipline takes on its “study of something” definition, vice punishment, as in the learning of family relationship well-being and cooperation. The focus is on the parent first, teaching parents to be mindful of their own emotions, the brain science behind feelings, and learned behaviors and reactions from their own childhood, then identifying the learning opportunity present before engaging in conflict resolution with the child.

    Problems are view as learning opportunities from which humans grow, both child and adult. Both programs focus on establishing strong relationships and connection within the family before behavior problems occur, and strengthening those bonds during the behavioral modification process. The child caregiver love bond is always honored during the process.

  • How as a human species in the universe, can we achieve world peace and cooperation on Earth, demanding that nations, civilizations, and religions resolve their differences and work together, if we as individuals cannot peacefully resolve our individual dramas? How can we expect our leaders to resolve conflicts if we are in conflict with our spouses, children, parents, neighbors and coworkers?

  • What is your Parenting Style?

    How we interact with children and our behavioral example our children witness will determine a great deal about their future and define how they solve their conflicts. Parents and teachers should be mindful of their emotions and the example they give to their children.

    Watch this lighthearted example, and ask, “Which Parent Am I?”
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