Tag: communication

Evergreen Parenting


Evergreen Parenting takes joy in offering a variety of services:

  • talks and seminars,
  • an interactive forum,
  • parenting tips and articles as well as
  • a wealth of parenting tools to assist you in your role as educator.

For more information go to www.evergreenparenting.co.za

Lynette is an Evergreen Parenting facilitator and is currently running both an Afrikaans and English Evergreen Parenting course.  She also has the Evergreen products for sale.

How Toddlers Workshop enhances emotional intelligence

(Written by a mom who is a psychologist)

  • TODDLERS WORKSHOP assists you to objectively learn through observing your child by using eye contact rather than over explaining yourself verbally and with ineffective praise.
  • The mother’s full attention is given to the child’s individual needs
  • Participation happens on an equal basis and increases self-empowerment of the child
  • The mother describes the problem (she does not solve it) and guide the child towards effective problem solving
  • The mother describes the feeling objectively and therefore the child will engage in cooperating more effectively
  • The child makes the choices and thereby increases his autonomy
  • The mother is consistently put in a position to respect the child’s struggle and not to answer the questions at once, but to rather reflect it back to the child
  • The mother needs to consistently show her respect for her child’s eventual “readiness” to engage in an activity
  • It is emphasized that “No” is a rigid uncreative word
  • Consistent respect for the child’s needs is emphasized
  • To be able to contain your child in the workshop, you need to integrate your own discontentment, or else you will project it onto your child
  • The workshop offers you time to get to know your child in the many facets of his life
  • The workshop focuses on increasing positive attitudes and will give mothers and children an important introduction to object consistency – a basic need every child has