Conversations We All Should Have

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Family Course 

CONVERSATIONS WE ALL SHOULD HAVE

for Families

The Thinking  Emotions & Behaviors

         Of Success & Well-Being

 

To be good at or improve anything we need the following

 

  • Knowledge and skill

  • Methodology for skill development / practice, Realization of the need to improve through formal intentional learning

  • Belief in self, self efficacy

  • Support

 

     Science has proven that frequent conversations on important topics in childhood and youth significantly increases a childs future success and happiness. Why not have all the important conversations that contribute to success and happinesss. The workbook Conversations We All Should Have, allows famlies to have all the important conversations. Over time these conversations leave an underlying supportive residue of patience, optimism, self esteem, emotional control and self regulation. These are the real skills of success and happiness later in life.

    We need to intentionally and deliberately practice how we interact, perceive and react to emotional stimulus, communicate and support each other. The greatest contributing factor to success and happiness is how we learn to relate and interact with each other’s and ourselves. Relationship and interaction skills come from frequent conversations on important topics during early childhood and youth. We need to give families the knowledge and skills that allow for success and happiness. I’m not talking about content knowledge or the skills associated with any particular job or profession. I’m talking about the knowledge of relationship and interaction. How we interact with others and with ourselves. How we deal with what others say about us and to us. How we handle disagreement, opposing opinions and judgement. How we deal with what our inner voice says about us, confusion within ourselves, mistakes and failure. How we understand our emotions and use them as the tools that they are and not for over reactiveness. How we support and motivate each other. The conversations we have about important topics and how often we have these conversations. How we learn to self-regulate ourselves, to be wrong and correct our thoughts emotions and behaviors. It’s this knowledge of relationship that allows for happiness.

     When developed properly through frequent conversations on important topics, these relationships create the underlying habits of success and happiness. No matter how smart or talented a person is, me, you, or your children, without the ability to relate to ourselves and others, success and happiness will be limited. It is through frequent conversations in early childhood and youth on important topics that the skills of relationship and interaction develop. Parents feel better about their ability to influence their children and do it more. Creating the habit of frequent conversations on important topics both parent and child benefit positively influencing each other’s lives. Poor and uneducated does not assume a lack of intelligence and rich and educated should not assume better family or parent. Simple conversations frequently over time create habits and are critical for the establishment of pro social thinking emotions and behaviors. It is in habit that real change occurs

     We must begin to focus on this knowledge gained through conversations, interactive experiential knowledge as much or more then content knowledge. If a child is supported through frequent conversations on important topics when they get to school they will learn. If they do not have frequent supportive conversations they will not learn well and will lack the ability to use what they know out in the world. Having certain conversations frequently can simple and effectively potentiate a child's future and help parents feel better about their own life.

     Practice is the only way that something gets better or improves. Yet the most important contributor to success and happiness these relationship/ interaction skills we fail  to practice or even establish programs that offer families and individuals and youth an means to learn and develop these skills. We need to intentionally and deliberately practice how we interact, perceive and react to emotional stimulus, communicate and support each other.

     I find it unacceptable that we don’t have enough programs that make this knowledge and skill available to families. That’s why I developed the program and workbook, Conversations We All Should Have. If you want to challenge yourself and your family. If you know that hard work is the only way to acquire anything of value then you and your family will benefit from the course. 

     Research has proven repeatedly that parenting has a direct correlation with how children learn, behave and abide by the rules in society. The ability of young children to control their emotional and cognitive impulses (recognizing impulse, cause and effect), is an extremely strong indicator of short-term and long-term success, academic and social. Why not increase your knowledge and skills in relationship development. If you would like more information please contact me through the contact page. 

     The course length is three months. I support you with weekly interactions. You will be provided with a complete course outline, workbooks with suggestions and exercises. Each subject is introduced in a simple format, discussed and then put into practice. Each week new exercises will be introduced and previous material discussed. There will be an additional two months of follow up after the completion of the program. Contact me. Let's have a conversation.

BENEFITS

Increased Patience

Improved Self Esteem

Increased Optimism

Emotional Control / Self-Control

Improved Self Regulation
Better Goal Development

Better Conflict Resolution/Coping Skills

Improved Relationships

Improved Happiness

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

  • Welcome, Preliminary discussion, Why are we here?

  • What we are willing to do to accomplish our goals?

  • Family Meetings and protocols                  

  • Success 

  • Values   

  • Goals       

  • Understanding and Expressing Emotions  

  • Communication

  • Questions as Direction

  • Mission statement finish

  • Character Development    

  • Peer Pressure                                 

  • Choices and Consequences

  • Family Guidelines

  • Gratitude

  • Time Management     

  • Teaching Financial Responsibility           

  • Using Electronic Devices properly

  • Stranger awareness                        

  • Instilling Motivation

  • Recognizing Abilities/Skills

  • Preparing for Challenges   failures and mistakes 

  • Teaching Skills outside your skillset

  • Keeping the program going. Avoiding accommodation

  • Preparing for the grammar school to high school shift.

  • Discussing intimate relationships and responsibilities.

  • Play time

  • Prejudice and bias

  • Reading

  • Overindulgence

  • Risk taking

Please contact me for further discussion prior to purchasing program, thank you.

It would be a pleasure to speak with you.  

Lou Scotti