- Workshops / Keynotes
- The Spirited Child: Secret to Success
- Sleepless in America: Is This Child Misbehaving or Missing Sleep?
- What to Do When the Kids are Losing It:
Effective Strategies for the 'Heat of the Moment'
- Challenging Child Behaviors: Helping All Children Be Successful
- Winning Cooperation and Building Strong Relationships: Even During the Tough Times
- Discipline Strategies that 'Fit' Each Child
- Challenging Behavior or Stressed-Out Kids?
- Changing Behavior - Changing Lives You Make a Difference
- Spirited Infants: Why Temperament Matters When Helping Infants Get the Sleep They Need
- Why Do You Act that Way? Effective Strategies for Introverts and Extroverts to Work Together
- Sleepless in America: Working with Parents to Protect Childrens Sleep
- Emotion Coaching and Self-Regulation:
Secrets to Preventing Challenging Behaviors and Promoting Independence
- Managing Different Temperaments in the Classroom
- Raising Your Spirited Child
- Kids, Parents and Power Struggles: Secrets to Effective Discipline
- Creating Calm Families in a Fast Paced World
- Customized Presentations
What does it mean to be ready for life? Does it mean ready for kindergarten? Most State guidelines recommend that any child, who is five-years-old by the first day of September, is ready to enter kindergarten but is this true for all children? What if the child knows his alphabet, but doesn't really "fit" with his peers? If a child is very hesitant to try new things or join group activities, should she go? What if she prefers to play and shows little interest in cognitive skills? What if other individuals in this child's family are notoriously "late bloomers"? Does it matter?
The decision to "start" kindergarten is often a complex one that, in addition to a child's chronological age, needs to consider many other factors. Cognitive and physical skills are important, but social and emotional development and the child's temperament may be even more significant.
Join Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D to explore:
- The latest research on kindergarten and "life" readiness
- Key factors to consider when determining a child's readiness
- Why social and emotional development is critical for success
- What pre-cursor skills indicate readiness for academic success