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Library Trainings

We have all kinds of great opportunities for parents and caregivers at MDE this winter!  Click here for a flyer that lists them all or take a look below for some highlights:

Parent Toddler Workshop
Fridays 10:15 - 11 a.m.
January 30 - February 27

Have fun with your toddler while you play with toys, read & create a craft. Ask community resource professionals questions about early literacy, speech & hearing, physical fitness, nutrition & behavior.  The Parent Toddler Workshop is a 5-week program for toddlers & their parents or caregivers. See separate flyer for registration details.
Registration for Broomfield Residents: January 5 – January 17
Open Registration: January 18 – January 26

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Confident Parenting: Speaker Series
For parents,caregivers and adults who work with children
Presented by BIPR - Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research

Once a month on Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Each program offers information for the first hour, followed by a 30-minute question and answer period. No registration, no charge.

Wednesday, January 28 
Misbehavior, Challenging Behaviors, Defiance, and Disobedience: What’s a Parent to Do?

We all know how frustrating it is when we ask our child to do something and they don’t do it.  It is even more maddening when there is outright defiance or repeated misbehaviors.  This presentation will help parents get to the source of their child’s problem behavior and help you come up with solutions that will directly address the problem.  We will help parents develop a number of techniques that are likely to improve their child’s behavior. 

Upcoming workshops:
February 25 - Helping Your Child Develop Resiliency
March 25 - Raising a Child Who Can Manage Their Emotions
April 29 - Helping Your Child Conquer Fears and Anxieties
May 27 - Raising a Child Who Makes Good Choices: How Parents Can Promote Executive Functioning in Their Child.

Click here for a flyer with additional information about all of the classes.

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Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Adults Only, Registration Required @ 720-887-2315.

You must register for each individual workshop separately. Registrations begin on the first of the month for that month’s workshop. Held in the Children's Library Story Room.

This five part workshop, once-a-month, series focuses on research-based strategies and practices which help parents to understand and prevent challenging behavior.  Each workshop focuses on a tier of the Pyramid Plus Social/Emotional Model.  Parenting toddlers and preschoolers can be exhausting and overwhelming. It can also be filled with joy and true connection.  In these workshops,  parents will begin to see themselves as their child's first and most influential teachers while understanding what their child needs to be successful and happy.  To fully understand the process of preventing challenging behaviors, attending all five workshops will be the most beneficial for your family. Click here for a link to the master brochure.
Tuesday, January 13 -  Let's Make a Plan
It is very challenging to view a behavior differently when you see it every day and you are emotionally invested.  This class will break down common behaviors so we can take a step back and see what needs to be done to start eliminating the challenging behavior.  Having a plan will build your confidence and help you stay calm when the behavior occurs because you know how you need to react.  This class will give you the skills needed to create your own behavior plan for a variety of challenging behaviors.  (Registration begins January 2)

Gale Courses

Gale Courses is a library database consisting of more than 2,100 colleges, universities, and other organizations.  Hundreds of engaging online courses are offered, covering a variety of topics.  Choose the "Personal Development" link and you will find some great opportunities for learning under the "Children, Parents, Family" tab. Whether you're working on educational goals or in search of knowledge about a particular state of child development, Gale Courses is designed to give both teachers and parents more insight into children's growth.