Engaging Online Education

Proven tips and tools you can use to decrease stress, increase success, and enhance joy while caring for young children.

ONLINE Challenging Behavior Series

  • GET the behaviors you want

  • STOP the behaviors you don’t

  • Promote critical life skills

  • Decrease your stress, increase success, and enhance joy while caring for young children

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Engaging Interactive Webinars

During these live, easy and engaging learning format, you will

  • Have fun learning while you gain useful strategies you can use today with the young children you care for.

  • Hear an engaging live presentation by Raelene Ostberg, Master Trainer and Founder of Thriving Together, on a live webcam with an insightful powerpoint presentation.

  • Participate in interactive polls, chats, and a problem-solving session.

  • Lower your stress, increase your success, and enhance your joy while caring for young children

  • NOTE: *You will not be seen or heard (so you can even be in your pjs!)

"ONE and DONE!" or Short Series Option

Decrease Stress, Increase Success, and Enhance Joy Today

Learn how to train your brain to stress less and enjoy more! Identify how stress impacts our brain, thinking, and responses to stressful situations. Discover practical methods to reduce stress, improve relationships, foster joy, and increase success both personally and professionally.

  

KCF VI: Professionalism (2 Hours)

CDA Content Area VI: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism (2 Hours)

Working with Difficult Temperament Traits

Learn about the nine different temperament traits, which determine how a child is naturally wired to respond to the world. Identify which are linked to the challenging behaviors you experience. Discover proven methods to decrease power struggles, reduce negative behaviors and increase positive outcomes for children who are extremely persistent, intense, slow-to-warm, highly sensitive, or highly active. This online course includes two 90-minute webinars with two hours of independent work where you access valuable resources and apply the information learned to your environment and document the results experienced.  

  

KCF I: Child Development and Learning (2 Hours) and II.C: Promoting S/E Dev. (3 Hours)

CDA Content Area III: Support children’ social/e development (3 Hours) and Ch Dev (2 hrs)

NEW! Top Tips to Prevent, Reduce, and Address Toddler Aggression 

Identify common triggers for toddler aggression and learn techniques to reduce toddler aggressive behaviors. Explore hands-on methods that will teach toddlers the skills they need to express anger appropriately. Identify coaching tips for challenging toddler moments that will help toddlers cope with strong feelings. Gain methods that will reduce negative behaviors, increase calm and reduce stress for all in your care environment. Attend a 2-hour online live interactive PowerPoint presentation on Adobe Connect’s easy, free, and interactive online platform. Participate in chats, polls, a question/answer time, and a problem-solving session to apply the concepts to a common challenge.

  

KCF II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

CDA Content Area III: Support children’s social and emotional development

Taming Toddlers 1 - Why do they do that?!

Identify social and emotional milestones for children 10-months to 3-years old. Explore the link between toddler’s challenging behaviors and toddler development. Delve deeper into what drives toddlers’ negative behaviors while you gain insight into their cognitive capabilities. Discover three top tips to promote optimal development and growth and get answers to your toddler develop questions. Problem-solve a common toddler challenge and gain insight into preventing negative behaviors.

  

KCF I: Child Development and Learning

CDA: Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning

Taming Toddlers 3 - Guidance methods for toddlers who just won’t quit!

Explore eight effective toddler guidance strategies you can use when all your prevention and positive communication attempts are still not working. Explore methods to address specific challenging behaviors. Apply the strategies learned, with others who care for young children, as you problem-solve common persistent negative behaviors such as throwing, kicking, climbing, and taking toys, and refusing to listen. 

  

KCF II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

CDA Content Area III: Support children’s social and emotional development

Taming Toddlers 2 - Setting Effective Limits and Getting Toddlers to Follow Them!

Learn an easy, four-step process to get toddlers to follow your directions. Evaluate which limits are realistic for toddlers and identify the culprits that fuel toddler battles. Identify top tips for setting effective limits with toddlers and gain hands-on tools to teach those limits. Gain constructive communication techniques that really work with toddlers to get them to stop certain behaviors and start others. Problem-solve a common toddler challenge and gain insight into preventing negative behaviors. 

  

KCF II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

CDA Content Area III: Support children’s social and emotional development

Building Healthy Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

Have you ever had a child who just gives up when it gets tough?  Who seems to expect praise for the most simple of tasks? Who chooses easier projects just to look good, instead of striving to be challenged and grow?  One reason... The well-meaning self esteem movement.

 

Discover the important elements of fostering healthy self-esteem while building the self-confidence needed to take on challenges. Gain insight into the dark side of self-esteem and learn proven methods to ensure children not only feel good, but also do well. Explore methods to increase effective praise and promote a responsive relationship and reduce challenging behaviors.

  

KCF II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

CDA Content Area III: Support children’s social and emotional development

Promoting Self-Control in Young Children

Explore strategies that help children develop the self-control needed to reduce negative behaviors and increase positive behaviors. Identify strategies that will build the child’s capacity to succeed both socially and academically in your care, in school, and in life.

KCF I: Child Development and Learning

CDA Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning

MORE! Tips and Tools to Promote Self-Control & Attention

Explore evidence-based methods, hands-on tools, and fun activities you can implement in your educational setting to encourage the development of impulse control, memory, and focus. Discover strategies to help young children improve self-discipline and develop the attention skills needed to behave well.

  

KCF I: Child Development and Learning

CDA Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning

Promoting Confidence and Better Behavior through Increased Responsibility

Young children, especially those three and older, can take on one of two roles - Hobbler or Helper.  Adult can do things to ensure children take on more helpful behaviors and build valuable self-confidence along the way.  During this webinar, you will identify four proven methods to build important self-confidence in young children.  Then, explore what chores and self-care you can expect of children age 2-8 years and discover ways to build young children’s ability to complete chores successfully. Collect tools to increase responsibility and gain cooperation without bribery, nagging, or threats. Through these real-life strategies, you will avoid overindulgence, decrease power struggles, and increase positive behavior in young children.

  

KCF II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

CDA Content Area III: Support children’s social and emotional development

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Naptime Nuggets!  Weekly FREE Live Facebook Events

Join Raelene Ostberg every Wednesday at 1:30pm for weekly for short presentations designed to support you in your critical role caring for young children.  Each contains proven tips and tools for getting the behaviors you want and keeping your sanity!

ONLINE Challenging Behavior Multi-Session Courses

These unique series get credit hours for the live webinars as well as independent study where you peruse valuable online resources, videos, and articles that illustrate effective guidance strategies in action and document the results you experience as you apply the information learned to your setting.

Working with Difficult Temperament Traits

Learn about the nine different temperament traits, which determine how a child is naturally wired to respond to the world. Identify which are linked to the challenging behaviors you experience. Discover proven methods to decrease power struggles, reduce negative behaviors and increase positive outcomes for children who are extremely persistent, intense, slow-to-warm, highly sensitive, or highly active. This online course includes two 90-minute webinars with two hours of independent work where you access valuable resources and apply the information learned to your environment and document the results experienced.  

  

KCF I: Child Development and Learning (2 Hours) and II.C: Promoting S/E Dev. (3 Hours)

CDA Content Area III: Support children’ social/e development (3 Hours) and Ch Dev (2 hrs)

Effective Discipline Strategies for Children 3-8 Years (10-Hours)

Learn numerous positive guidance strategies to help you get the behaviors you want and stop the behaviors you don’t. Identify proven prevention practices, collect effective redirection techniques, brainstorm tangible solutions to common challenges, and apply a process for addressing ongoing negative behaviors you experience in your home, teaching, or childcare environment. This ten-hour training includes four, 75 minute live webinars and five hours of independent study. During independent study, peruse valuable online resources, videos, and articles that illustrate effective guidance strategies in action and document the results you experience as you apply the information learned.

  

KCF II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (10 Hours)

CDA Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (10 Hours)

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Loved it! Best class I've taken on effective and immediately useful techniques!”

 

“It was fun working online and amazing how you still feel so connected to the group and instructor!”

 

“This online series gave strong reinforcements to my personal beliefs about working with children, gave me an abundance of great strategies and how to use them, and refreshed my enthusiasm as a teacher and director.”