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Location: Stowe

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 2

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Nicole Walker
(802) 253-4321

Power Struggles: Understanding this Potent Dynamic Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: Apple Tree Learning Centers
Instructor: Scott Noyes

Power struggles come from a variety of components; fatigue, stress, frustration, helplessness or the quest for autonomy and power. This presentation looks at avoiding responses that provide short term relief, but long-term grief. We will explore why effective reactions to children's power struggles come from understanding not simply the behavior but also its function, mainly the child's needs and feelings. Surprisingly, the answer to power struggles is not avoiding them, but rather to take out the defiance and learn from them. Our goal will be helping children advocate for themselves by having conversations which increase their autonomy and balance new privileges with new responsibilities.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
October 21, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Additional Information