What happens when social education, parenting, and behavior experts collaborate? A whole lot of ideas on how to parent more effectively! Join us!
A Roundtable Discussion
March 9, 2017, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Program begins promptly at 7:00
Doors open at 6:40
Cost: $45 per person, $80 per parent couple (Space is limited)
We often say “most parents parent the way their parent parented.” It’s more than a mouthful, it’s a pattern of parenting that many use today. For kids who crave control, though, it can create a seemingly impossible battleground. The good news is that there are other ways to approach parenting that can result in a much calmer home.
Parents are invited to join us for a night of discussion around creating a collaborative family. By sharing our collective experience, parents will learn tips that are focused on how to reduce power struggles with kids and improve the family dynamic. Kids who learn how to be collaborative will gain problem solving skills and improve self-esteem as they learn to handle life’s challenges. Parents will learn how to resolve conflict and how to teach kids to problem solve as their go-to tool instead of resorting to yelling and defiance.
Biographies of Panelists:
Nadine Briggs, Director of Simply Social Kids, Managing Partner of How to Make and Keep Friends, LLC
Nadine Briggs, Director of Simply Social Kids and managing partner of How to Make and Keep Friends, LLC is a best-selling author and an accomplished social educator. Nadine has expertise and certifications in bullying and cyberbullying prevention and sibling relationships (Sibshops). She has dual graduate certifications in Coaching Children & Teens and Coaching Children & Teens with ADHD. Her training includes collaborative problem solving to teach children conflict resolution and by the Child Anxiety Network at Boston University to teach kids how to manage stress. She is certified in the Girl Meets World curriculum. Nadine infuses elements of positive psychology throughout her programs.
Nadine’s oldest child has Down syndrome which was the catalyst behind her current career. She also has a son with ADHD. She has a personal passion for helping kids find true friendships. She created Simply Social Kids to provide a sensory-simple, safe, accepting environment for all kids. Her goal is to help kids find true friendship and connectedness.
As Managing Partner of How to Make and Keep Friends, LLC, she co-authored How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges and How to Make & Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success, I Feel Mad! Tips for Kids on Managing Angry Feelings and I Feel Worried! Tips for Kids on Overcoming Anxiety. She is a parent/educator consultant and public speaker.
Jesse Lowe, Social Coach and Hand-in-Hand Parenting Instructor in Training
Jesse Lowe is a seasoned parent educator with extensive experience in social skills instruction with children from preschool to high school. She holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch New England Graduate School and a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Community Studies from Lesley University. She is a certified Leave No Trace educator through the National Outdoor Leadership School. Jesse is also a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Jesse has facilitated social skills groups with young children, grade school students, and high school students in a variety of roles, including early childhood educator, school adjustment counselor and family outreach therapist. She has worked at a therapeutic day school for children with different diagnoses that impacted their social development. There she collaborated with their teachers, families and outside providers to bring out their optimal social engagement across environments. A mother of two, Jesse has homeschooled her children, participating in local homeschool cooperatives. She enjoys outdoor adventures, gardening, and traveling to new places with her family.
Katie Sapp, BCBA, ABA Doctoral Candidate
Katie Sapp has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for 7 years and has had the pleasure of working with kids of all ages and populations for over 10 years. Her experience is primarily with students diagnosed on the autism spectrum, however she enjoys utilizing the principles of behavior to address a variety of developmental and emotional disorders, including anxiety, ADHD, depression, traumatic brain injury, obsessive compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiance disorder. Katie is currently a doctoral candidate in the field of Behavior Analysis through Simmons College. She has worked in a variety of settings, including school, home, and clinic-based programs. Currently, Katie works for a private school geared towards students with autism and anxiety, consulting to students from 3rd grade through post-high school. Katie’s professional interests include parent training, anxiety-based programming, and collaborating with students to better understand their own obstacles. In her down time, Katie enjoys parenting her son, who carries an ADHD diagnosis, and spending time with her family. She enjoys helping people better understand their own behavior and the behaviors of those they love!