Noah & Stacey Kempler, MFT’s
Are available for a limited number of staff development trainings and parent education talks at area schools.
Noah & Stacey have done staff and parent presentations for many bay area schools. Here’s what they’re saying…
“Noah and Stacey are wonderful! The trainings they did with our faculty struck a perfect balance of information and real-life strategies. We will be having them back again this year to present to faculty and parents.”
—Thaddeus Reichley, Head of Lower School, Mark Day School
Empathy + Authority: A balanced approach to parenting
- Developing empathic parenting skills
- Fostering parent-child emotional connection
- Promoting empathy for others
- Exercising appropriate authority
- Creating structure and consistency in parenting
- Fostering responsibility and accountability
- Combining empathy and authority for a balanced approach
Understanding Difficult Behavior—and what to do about it!
- Developmental factors
- The role of temperament
- Parent response
- Balancing empathy and authority in parenting
- Adding structure & rules
- Previewing and Reviewing difficult moments
Issues That Impact Classroom Behavior (for teachers)
- Negative behavior patterns
- Learning challenges
- Home stressors
- Social skills, and more.
- Overview of key concepts
- Ways to increase cooperation
- Addressing difficult behaviors
- Balancing empathy and authority
- Staying non-reactive
- The impact of temperament, and more.
Promoting Healthy Sibling Relationships
- Elements of good sibling relationships
- What makes sibling relations so unique?
- Influences on sibling relationships
- Sibling roles in the family
- Help for sibling conflict
- Tattling, sharing, jealousy, competition and other typical issues, and more.
ADHD: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment (for school staff or parents)
- Description of ADHD symptoms
- How ADHD differs from ordinary temperament
- Academic and social deficits related to ADHD
- Executive functioning
- Self regulation
- Associated issues
- Treatment options
- Understanding the main temperament traits: sensitivity, intensity, persistence, adaptability, focus, impulse control, and activity level
- Strengths and challenges for each trait
- What to do when traits contribute to behavior problems
- Helping kids build the skills to increase social and emotional maturity
Ask The Experts
This is a brief topic presentation (20 min.) with the rest of the time (40 – 50 min.) reserved for discussion of topics on parents’ or teachers’ minds. We often discuss typical situations that occur at home or school and potential solutions. Topics may include:
- Typical vs. atypical development
- How to deal with specific behaviors
- United parenting
- How to help kids express and understand their feelings
- Behavior plans and reward systems
- Social relationships
- Self-esteem and self confidence, and more.
These relaxed and interactive 1-1.5 hour presentations will give staff and/or parents an opportunity to learn about important aspects of child development, behavior management, parenting and social-emotional health. In addition, the presentations provide a forum for parents/ teachers to discuss behavior challenges and developmental concerns with experienced child and family therapists.
Fees: The usual fee for presentations is $200. There is some flexibility, depending on the size of group and length of presentation. Contact Noah at: firstname.lastname@example.org 415-717-3915 for more information.