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Alastair Moock, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and two-time Parents' Choice Gold Medal Winner to play a fantastic concert for families in support of The Children's Meetinghouse! It's all happening Saturday, March 12th at 11am in the beautiful Wood Theater at Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Rd in Concord. Appealing to adults and preschoolers alike, Moock celebrates the roots of American music, while playing schoolrooms, theaters, and nightclubs. Like his boyhood hero Woody Guthrie, Alastair Moock believes in the power of music to reach all people young and old, far and wide.
When: Mar 12, 2016 11 AM to Mar 12, 2016 5 PMin Concord, Massachusetts Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11 )
CPT invites parents of children with special needs (child's age being 4-9 years old) to a new program: INSPIRE. This is a 6-week Parent Support Group Program that will be led by Patty Marquis, LICSW. Patty Marquis is a seasoned LICSW social worker in private practice in Concord, who counsels individuals, couples and families. She is also a parent educator and has lead parent groups since 1977. She brings her solid knowledge of child development, her counselling experience and her mindfulness mindset to inspire parents to deepen their empathy for themselves and their child. Her workshops are among CPT's most popular offerings! Members of this group will meet other parents who can offer immediate empathy for the unique challenges they face on a daily basis and for the long haul. The group will come up with meaningful topics to them which may include how to: Learn strategies to feel more emotionally balanced on a daily basis. Nurture their individual identity beyond their parenting identity. Cope and reduce the stress of relentless advocacy for their child. Restore trust and hope in their lives by creating positive connections with others and healing disconnections. Gain new perspectives on having more satisfying interactions with their child. The group will consist of 6-8 members. Each member is asked to make a 6 week commitment to the group. It will be held on 6 consecutive Monday mornings at the Ripley Administrative Building in Concord MA from 9:30-11AM. The group sessions will start on March 7, 2015 and end on April 11, 2015. The program is free, due to a generous grant. CPT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit so if you wish to support this or other programs consider making a tax deductible donation. Go to www.centerforparentsandteachers.org and click on "Donate Now!" Many thanks for your consideration -- we are a local nonprofit striving to support parents and teachers in the healthy development of children. THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR CONCORD RESIDENTS IS MONDAY FEB 22nd. At that point the program will be opened up to towns throughout the region. So secure your spot! Questions? Please call the Center for Parents and Teachers at 978-202-1143 or email Sally Quinn Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When: Mar 7, 2016 9 AM in Concord, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 09 )
Fostering Self-Reliance in Our Young Children: How Parents Can Build Children’s Skills that Promote Self Esteem, Competence and Mastery (Suitable for Parents with at least One Child age 4 to 9 years old) This program will offer parents a perspective on why the development of independence is so important for a child’s success in school ... and in all areas in life. Striking the balance between a connected dependence on family and a healthy budding independence can mean a greater sense of self-esteem for a child, a growing feeling of competency in the classroom and with friends and family, as well as a much greater ability to handle transitions with a higher level of ease. Life is full of challenges, including both successes and disappointments. This series will offer parents insights on how parents can help their child handle inevitable feelings of disappointment and frustration, building inner resilience as children internalize a sense of “I can handle this!”. By participating in this four-part workshop, parents will gain more confidence in their parenting skills to elicit their child’s cooperation and initiative. They will be able to establish realistic expectations about their child, create discipline strategies that foster independence and understand better what motivates their child’s behavior. This all leads to more satisfying parent-child interactions as parents come to be more effective in mobilizing the child to accomplish what is needed to be done. Led by Popular and Effective Workshop Facilitator Patricia Marquis, LICSW, Family Therapist, Parent Educator, Teacher Trainer
When: Feb 11, 2016 6 PM in Concord, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18 )
Center for Parents and Teachers' 14th Annual Conference for Early Childhood Educators: Friday, March 11, 2016 "From Playing to Planning: Developing Executive Control and Self Regulation Skill in Young Learners" Featuring nationally renowned presenter Sarah Ward, MS CCC-SLP 8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee at theater of Middlesex School 9:00-12:00 Morning Session of conference with Sarah Ward, MS CCC-SLP Executive function skills refer to the brain functions we use to manage our attention, our emotions and our behavior in pursuit of our goals. Young children rely on these skills to follow a sequence of instructions for daily tasks while older children need these skills to “break a task down” into a sequence of steps and organize a timeline as the demands for independent learning increases. The ability of young children to control their emotional and cognitive impulses is a very strong indicator of both short-term and long-term success, academic and otherwise. In some studies self-regulation skills have been shown to predict academic achievement more reliably than I.Q. tests. Learn how to promote these skills by weaving them naturally into everyday activities in the classroom in playful and fun ways. Practical strategies are offered to teach young learners to think in an organized way, to control their impulses/manage emotions and readily initiate tasks, to manage their belongings and space and begin to feel and internalize a sense of the passage of time. 12:15 – 1 PM Catered Lunch 1:00-3:00 Afternoon Session Continues with Sarah Ward About our Presenter: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP, faculty at Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, speaks nationally and internationally on the topic of cognitive function and executive function deficits. Sarah Ward has over 15 years experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and ?case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and ?acquired brain based learning difficulties and behavioral problems not limited to but including:?? • Attention Deficit Disorder? • Verbal Learning Disabilities? • Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities? • Asperger Syndrome? • Other Social-Cognitive Learning Disabilities? • Traumatic Brain Injury? • Acquired Brain Injury? ?Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits.?? Sarah is a Past President of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association, member of ?the Massachusetts Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Board and the National Institutes of Health Model ?Systems Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Advisory Board and is a member of the American Speech and ?Language Hearing Association. She holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General ?Hospital Institute of Health Professions where she provides instruction to graduate level students in the ?assessment techniques, development of therapeutic objectives, and intervention strategies for ?individuals with traumatic brain injury.?? Sarah has presented to ?and consulted with over 350 public and private schools in MA and across the United States.?? Awards Received: ? • Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute ?of Health Professions. ? • Recipient of the Faculty in Excellence Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute ?of Health Professions.? • Recipient of the Partners in Excellence Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital. ? • Recipient of the Stephanie Macaluso Expertise in Clinical Practice Award for the Massachusetts ?General Hospital.? Sarah is a delightfully engaging and humorous presenter who offers powerful workshops chock-full of helpful take-aways and strategies that are sure to assist you in your work with young children and their families! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best presenters on this important topic!
When: Mar 11, 2016 8 AM in Concord, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08 )
Event Date: Repeats every day until Thu Feb 18 2016 . Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:30am to 3:00pm Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:30am to 3:00pm Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 11:30am to 3:00pm Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:30am to 3:00pmEvent InfoWebsite: http://www.concordmuseum.org/concord-museum-adult-and-family-programs.php Cost: Included with admission Recommended Age: 8+
When: Feb 15, 2016 12 AM to Feb 15, 2016 12 AMin Concord, Massachusetts Cost: Included with admission (Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00 )
Mindfulness is a particular quality of attention and a set of practices that cultivate and grow this attention. With practice, we learn to relate to self, others and all experience with less reactivity and more resilience, less judgment and more wisdom, less stress and more friendliness. Come investigate and experience the benefits for yourself in a small group of like-minded, like-hearted others. And learn to share the gifts of presence with the children in your care. Practicing Mindfulness with Children is a series for educators and others who work with youth. Part 1 focuses on cultivating and deepening a personal mindfulness practice. Part 2 offers best practices for sharing with children. Meets six Saturdays 2:00-6:00 pm (Feb 13-Mar 26; no class on March 19). Limited to a small group of 6-12 participants. $600 registration fee includes book and printed materials. Limited need-based scholarships available. Pre-registration is required; program fee can be paid in two installments. a 50% deposit reserves your spot. Group program fees are transferable to a friend, colleague or family member; they are non-refundable. Facilitator Bio: Mary Ann Christie Burnside is a developmental psychologist who specializes in mindfulness, positive psychology and relational health; a children’s yoga teacher; and the founder of the mindfulness studio in Concord Center. She earned her doctorate in human development and psychology from Harvard University and has completed professional trainings in mindfulness and yoga for adults and children with several well-known practitioners including Chris Germer, co-founder, Center for Mindful Self-Compassion; Diana Winston of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, Susan Kaiser Greenland of Inner Kids, Megan Cowan of Mindful Schools, Gina Biegel, creator of MBSR-T and founder of Stressed Teens; Jennifer Cohen-Harper of Little Flower Yoga and Haris Lender of Kidding Around Yoga.
When: Feb 13, 2016 2 PM in Concord, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14 )
An electrifying rock score and a colorful cast of characters provide the highlights to Hair, as does the show's timeless story of a young generation looking to change the world. This Tony-winning musical also boasts great tunes like "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," "Let the Sun Shine In," and "Easy To Be Hard," as well as an affectionate look at a peace-loving band of hippies, who search for life's answers amidst the turbulent Vietnam War era of the '60s. This groundbreaking show's revolutionary depiction of the era's cultural and sexual revolution, including onstage nudity, continues to strike a chord with audiences nearly 50 years after its original Broadway debut.
BSA Space is delighted to bring our Family Design Days to the Concord Museum in celebration of Modern architecture and design. Families will explore the exhibit Middlesex County Modern to learn about the features and principles of Modern architecture and then design their own dream room using recycled materials. In this hands-on workshop, children and adults will observe, explore, and design together. This family program is designed for parents and children aged five to 13.
When: Feb 13, 2016 12 AM to Feb 13, 2016 12 AMin Concord, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00 )
Mamet's Oleanna Sparks Debates Over Power, Sex & Political Correctness
For a play that famously starts arguments -- about sexual harassment, political correctness and the irreconcilable differences between men and women -- one thing is indisputable about David Mamet's Oleanna: It's a drama of the highest order. TIME magazine named it one of its "Ten Best Plays," and Roger Ebert called Oleanna "one of the most stimulating experiences I've had in a theater." In this charged two-character drama, a professor and his female student become embroiled in a war of words. Things take a dangerous turn when perceptions differ, and she later accuses him of sexual exploitation. As the serene campus transforms into an explosive battleground, Mamet begs you to question what it means to be right or wrong. Catch this seething investigation of "political correctness" from the Pulitzer-winning writer of Glengarry Glen Ross at Umbrella Center for the Arts.
When: Mar 4, 2016 8 PM in Concord, Massachusetts Cost: COMP - $11.00 (Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20 )
Come in from the cold and settle down for a retreat-style practice day. We'll explore mindfulness together through teachings, practices, reflection and conversation. Morning meditations include alternating guided periods of sitting and walking meditation. Midday, we’ll practice mindful eating as we share a meal in silence. The afternoon includes compassion meditation, mindful speaking and listening practices and a guided body scan meditation. There wil be time set aside for shared conversation about mindfulness, meditation and more. No prior experience required; all levels welcome. Cushions, mats and blankets provided, though feel free to bring your own. Complementary tea and water available to refresh you. Please bring your own snack or vegetarian lunch for the mindful meal.
When: Feb 13, 2016 8:45:00 AM in Concord, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 08:45:00 )
Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, as well as her own insights as a mother and former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University, to highlight ways in which overparenting harms children, parents and society at large. While empathizing with parental hopes and fears, she offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make mistakes and develop resilience, resourcefulness and inner determination. EXCLUSIVE OFFER TO PRESENTATION ATTENDEES! Purchase the book "How to Raise an Adult" and join us after the presentation for a Meet & Greet and Book Signing with the author! The link to purchase/attend will be on the confirmation page once you finish your registration.
When: Mar 16, 2016 7 PM in Concord, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19 )
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