Children communicate through their behavior. Behavioral problems may occur when we misunderstand what a child is trying to tell us. Adults may find themselves continuously addressing the same behaviors and wondering why their child keeps repeating these behaviors. This workshop will help you to get under the behavior and discover what it is a child is trying to tell you. The workshop will provide simple, yet effective tools for recognizing and managing the underlying causes of children's behavior. We’ll explore the role that anxiety, avoidance, attention-seeking, and communication challenges play, and share strategies to assist in better understanding what children are trying so hard to communicate with us.
Donna Shea, Founder of The Peter Pan Center for Social & Emotional Growth, is a social-emotional learning specialist. Since opening her center in 2002, she has worked to address the needs of families whose children are struggling with behavior and social challenges. Donna brings 33 years of life experience to her work as a parent of two sons with ADHD, Anxiety, and Sensory Integration Challenges.
Donna is a consultant to schools, parent groups, and human service agencies. She is also a seasoned public speaker and travels to bring workshops and seminars to groups and venues outside the local area. She has certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Coaching, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Positive Psychology, and Bullying Prevention. Donna is also the co-writer of the How to Make & Keep Friends book series.