Title: Handle With Care 2: Self-Esteem
Location: NSCC Kingstec
Date: Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm (2 PD hours)
Class Number: #2048
Facilitators: Laura King and Marcia Nickerson
Description: Parents and caregivers help shape positive self-esteem in children by responding to them in a warm, accepting, and flexible manner on a consistent basis. Children have different temperaments that can affect the development of their self- esteem. Every child is born with a certain way of interacting with and responding to the world. Parents and caregivers need to understand children’s different temperament styles so they can convey the message that everyone is valued and worthwhile. Healthy self-esteem involves feeling capable and feeling loved. Positive self-esteem is linked to good mental health, as well as fewer behaviour problems, social difficulties, and feelings of loneliness. A nurturing relationship, particularly with parents, is the strongest factor related to healthy self-esteem.
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About the Facilitators: Marcia Nickerson has been owner/operator of Allegro Child Care Centre Ltd for the past 20 years; in doing so she has learned the skills necessary to sustain a project, work with families and children of all needs and has an understanding of early childhood development.
Laura King has been inclusion coordinator since 2011 and has worked at Allegro since 2008. She too, through her experiences and training, values working with the family and values the importance of supporting children at an early age.
We both have always had a great passion for mental health, through personal experiences, and have always believed that social and emotional development is critical for a child to develop into a healthy learner; Handle with Care reinforces our philosophy and provides the tools to aide with the facilitation of this for parents and caregivers. After receiving training in facilitating Handle with Care, we have been working with the master trainers in P.E.I., who have successfully introduced Handle with Care across the island, to take the appropriate steps to introduce the program to Nova Scotia.