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Parent Meeting Information 2017-2018

September Parent Support Meeting
Today's meeting welcomed twenty parents back to another year of Parent Support Group Meetings!  It warmed my heart to see so many of you and I hope you will come back again in October.
 
For those of you who were not able to attend, I've attached a few startling facts about the effects of screen time on young children.  We will talk more in future meetings about what you can do to replace the oh-so-popular screen in this time of increasing technology.
 
October Parent Support Meeting
 
Today's meeting welcomed twenty parents back to another year of Parent Support Group Meetings!  It warmed my heart to see so many of you and I hope you will come back again in October.
For those of you who were not able to attend, I've attached a few startling facts about the effects of screen time on young children.  We will talk more in future meetings about what you can do to replace the oh-so-popular screen in this time of increasing technology.
 
Next Meetings:
10/18- Autism 101 and The Grief Cycle
10/25- Behavior from a New Perspective
 
 
 
 
October General Parent Support Meeting
 
What Pushes Your Buttons?
If your emotions are not regulated, you cannot help your preschooler to regulate his or her emotions. Come to the Moor Field Parent Support Meetings to learn more about behavior and parenting techniques.
 
 
 
November Autism Parent Support Group 
 
Teaching children to "wait" is an essential life skill.  Parents who attended today's meeting learned strategies for how to help their children increase tolerance for waiting in a variety of ways including the use of "Wait" cards and toys.
 
Children with ASD require supports with executive functions.  Check out the video below to learn about Executive functioning.  
 
 
Come to Moor Field's Support Groups for Parents of Children with Autism to meet other families and learn more about how to support your child at home.

 

 

December Parent Meeting
December's Parent Meeting provided families an opportunity to share delicious food as well as stories of excitement and concern about the holidays.  This special time of the year, while exciting can also be stressful if too many expectations are created.  It is also important to set personal limits to protect immediate family members when friends and extended family don't understand the "special" needs of our children.  Lastly, each family made a holiday ornament designed to practice as many as six preschool skills and we all realized how relaxing crafting/a hobby can be!
 
January Parent Meeting
Families shared their concerns and successes during the holiday season.  There is a continuing feeling of guilt and shame that often mentioned when parents feel judged if their children misbehaves either in public or during family gatherings.  At the next General Parent Meeting we will explore what each family needs to feel empowered as a parent and at the next Autism Parent Meeting, we will discuss ways to enlist Autism Heroes.

 

February General Parent Support Group

Parents explored the old adage of “Parenting as the most difficult job they have ever had.”  It was decidedly also the most rewarding.  Through our discussion, parents talked about the importance of spending time and creating memories with their children.  Take-home tips included the ABC’s:

Always say what you mean and mean what you say (be consistent)

Be a good listener (behavior is communication)

Stay Calm when your child is misbehaving

 

 

February Autism Parent Support Group

Parents were open about their emotional journey in raising a child on the Autism Spectrum.  Each group member had an opportunity to share and receive support with regard to their individual challenges as well as their needs for support.  The tip of the day was the importance of review/repeat/drill when teaching children new skills.  Parents had a first-hand opportunity to experience the importance of “motor-memory.”