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Presentations: Two- and Three-Day Training Seminars

July 17, 2014 Counselors

Opportunities for groups to explore various topics in greater depth In recent years, my work has focused on program keynotes and full-day training programs. On occasion, I have been afforded the luxury of extending the training over two or three days. I have decided to offer these seminars once again, so if you have a […]

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Presentation: Parents in a Pressure Cooker

July 17, 2014 Avoiding power struggles with your kids

A comprehensive and positive approach for parents and caregivers Dozens of practical, positive, and effective strategies to help parents build kids’ cooperation, responsibility, and self-management in a caring, mutually-respectful, win-win environment. This program was designed as a half-day, full-day, or multi-day training to combine the discipline issues and power dynamics addressed in “You Can’t Make Me!”, with […]

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Presentation: The Soft-Drink Dilemma

November 8, 2012 Counselors

Creating Win-Win Options in a Win-Lose World Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Have you ever noticed that if you go to a restaurant and want a soft-drink, in almost every case you have to decide between Pepsi or Coke products? A silly distinction, but one that reflects the win-lose mentality that suggests in order for one side […]

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Presentation: Pushing Prevention

November 7, 2012 Counselors

Preventing Substance Abuse and Other Addictive and Destructive Behaviors Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein All the catchy slogans, informational posters, warnings and after-school specials in the world typically do not address the basic needs that can make drug use (and all mood-altering substances and behaviors) so attractive to kids.

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Presentation: “No Really, I’m Fine!”

November 7, 2012 Counselors

Connecting with kids in emotional distress Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein How often do troubled or upset kids attempt to open up to the adults in their lives, only to encounter a non-supportive, ineffective, or even destructive response? Unintentional or not, it’s no wonder so many upset kids try to convince […]

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Presentation: Boundaries 101

November 6, 2012 Counselors

From Basic to Black-Belt Self-Care Techniques Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Do you have a tendency to say yes when you want to say no? Is follow-through a challenge? Do you find yourself asking for excuses or giving warnings? Do you sometimes feel taken for granted? If you do, you are not alone. 

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Presentation: Clearing the Hurdles in Challenging Relationships

November 6, 2012 Avoiding burnout

Eliminating Stress-Producing Obstacles Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein How to keep good relationships from going bad— and turning challenging relationships around! We’ll examine common obstacles in relationships, including expectations and power issues, many common responses to someone in crisis, and differences in personal styles for learning, explaining, perceiving, and understanding.

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Presentation: Character Counts

November 6, 2012 Behavior Management

Building Relationships that Build Character Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein It’s one thing to expect or demand certain desirable character traits in kids—and another to create an environment in which these behaviors are likely to emerge!

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Presentation: Bearing Witness

November 6, 2012 Counselors

Support for Kids in Crisis Presentation for educators and parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein Stress in a child’s life can have a huge impact on learning, attention, achievement, and behavior. Whether a problem at home, a recent loss or family trauma, abuse, neglect, academic pressure, or social strains and problems with peers, this program looks […]

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Presentation: Grownups, Kids and Boundaries

August 13, 2012 Avoiding power struggles

How to Draw the Line Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Need some great ideas for motivating cooperation, building accountability and self-management, and reducing conflict with the young people in your life? Here are simple, practical ways

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Presentation: Parents, Teens and Boundaries

August 13, 2012 Avoiding power struggles

How to Draw the Line Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Ah, the Terrific Teens! What a perfect time to refine— or redefine— your relationship with your child!

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Presentation: Positively Positive at Home!

August 13, 2012 Behavior Management

Keeping the Focus You Want! Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Have you ever made a commitment to be more positive in your relationship with your children, only to have your good intentions unravel the second you trip over the soccer gear on the steps?

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Presentation: “You Can’t Make Me!”

August 13, 2012 Avoiding power struggles

Using boundaries to build responsibility, cooperation, and mutual respect Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein Few things are as aggravating or exhausting as power struggles with kids. If you find yourself nagging, arguing or threatening, being ignored by your children (or students) or having your authority challenged, then

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Presentation: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools

August 13, 2012 Behavior Management

Is Your School an Emotionally Safe Place? Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Emotional safety is critical to learning and achievement, and a key component of an atmosphere that discourages passivity, aggression or acting out for revenge or self-protection.

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Presentation: “My Brain Doesn’t Work Like That”

July 30, 2012 ADD/ADHD

Creating success with non-traditional (and traditional) learners by accommodating learning needs Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein We all have individual preferences and needs when it comes to learning. Some of us like it quiet, while others need music or other noises in order to concentrate. Some need

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