WINTER SERIES 2020

18:45 - 19:00  Doors Open

Each workshop will feature an expert(s) in the fields of child development and education to discuss contemporary topics and teach skills that parents can immediately put into practice at home. Workshops are appropriate for parents and caregivers of students Pre-K to Grade 12. Learn more about our presenters on the PRESENTERS page. 

 

A typical workshop follows the following schedule: 

19:00 - 20: 00 Expert Presentation & Questions 

20:00 - 20:30 Guided Parent Discussions

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SPRING SERIES 2020

Managing Stress for Children & Parents

 28th of April 2020

Silvan teaches you strategies to help your children manage stress, as well as giving you strategies that you can use yourself at home. The Work method fo stress reduction will not only help to reduce our stressful thoughts but also help us realize the power that these thoughts have over us. Especially now during a time of uncertainty and unique challenge it will be important to find ways to find an internal balance among the chaos.    

Coach

19:00 - 20:30

 

ISCS Cham

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Webinar

 12th of May 2020

How to Help Kids Overcome Picky Eating

Does your little one eat only a small selection of foods and refuses to eat others? Do you struggle to get them to try new foods? Or maybe they are never hungry?

Providing our children with optimal nutrition that supports their growth, development, and health can be a daunting task as it is. Picky eating can make this even more challenging and can often seem impossible to overcome. But – with the right approach it’s absolutely doable, and in this workshop, you’ll discover simple, practical, and child-friendly strategies that will help you achieve that. You’ll learn about:

  • The key underlying reasons of picky eating and how to address them

  • 7 proven & gentle strategies that will help your child overcome picky eating

  • Top 3 mealtime mistakes that undermine children’s healthy eating habits 

Nutrition Coach

19:00 - 20:30

 

Four Forest

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Webinar

1st of October

Tried and True Revision Strategies & Techniques

26th of May 2020

Does your son or daughter put off studying? Perhaps it is because they simply do not know how to begin? Once they do start, how often have you seen them use passive techniques such as highlighting the text and then producing a set of notes? Perhaps they sit and do this for hours but still seem to forget what they need to remember in tests. How often have you noticed your teenager pick up their books and start cramming a week before important exams?

If you recognize any of these situations, then this workshop might be for you. We will talk about how to

  • Support teenagers to develop healthy study habits 

  • Identify a toolbox of effective strategies which include evidence-based approaches to active learning 

  • Time and stress management techniques

Stephanie Wimmer-Davison

Vice Principal of Academica Basel

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19:00 - 20:30

 

SIS Rotkreuz

Webinar

Engaging Kids in Learning Without Worksheets & Apps

9th of June 2020

Looking for engaging ways to support your child in their learning? An informative and practical session that will provide you with a toolbox of ideas to support your child, as well as connect with them during their early stages of learning. Targeted mainly towards parents of toddlers, preschoolers and early primary children, however many of the tips will also be applicable to older children. 

Kaccey Mayer

Early Years Teacher

19:00 - 20:30

 

ISCS Cham

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Webinar

PAST EVENTS

FALL SERIES 2019

Parenting with Awareness

17th of September 2019

What are your parenting patterns? Are you parenting how you were parented? Is this by choice? How effective is it? What shifts might you want to consider? We’ll take a look at our parenting styles without judgment and consider their effectiveness.

Topics include

  • Reaction vs. Response as a parenting skill

  • Parenting with your best self, speaking to your child‘s best self 

  • Learn how to see what is behind the tantrum 

  • Learn how to be patient and compassionate with yourself so you can be the same with your child

Mindfulness and Yoga Trainer

19:00 - 20:30

 

ISCS

Lozernparkstrasse 8

6330 Cham 

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 12th of November 2019

Bilingual Language Development and Signs of Language Disorders

Are you raising your child in a multilingual environment? Can too many languages confuse your child? What is considered typical language development? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

Topics Include: 

  • Typical language development

  • Myths vs. facts in multilingualism

  • Signs of a language disorder

  • Strategies to promote healthy language development

Speech & Language Pathologist

Speech & Language Pathologist

19:00 - 20:30

 

SIS Rotkreuz

Suurstoffi 41c

6343 Rotkreuz 

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1st of October

Social Skills Development and Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Are you concerned about your child’s social development? Do you think your child might have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Or are you just curious about what to expect in terms of your child’s social development.  This workshop provides an introduction to general social skills development with a focus on recognising some of the signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Topics include: verbal and non-verbal communication; and the importance of play and making friends. 

1st of October 2019

Clinical Psychologist

Speech & Language Pathologist

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19:00 - 20:30

 

Freiruum Eventhalle

Aabachstrasse 16,

6300 Zug

19:00 - 20:30

 

Zug Library

St.-Oswalds-Gasse 21

6301 Zug 

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Character Education Researcher

 29th of October 2019

In this session, we will examine how we can support our children as we prepare for their lives away from the family home. The preparation starts when they are young!

The session looks at: 

  • The importance of building resilience, independence, and character to give your children the tools they need for success at university and beyond

  • How to build upon the prosocial behaviors and soft skills that are developed both at home and at school

Preparing Your Child for Life Outside the Nest

Discover How to Boost Your Child's Concentration and Learning Effectively

Each child can improve their learning ability and perform better in school with the help of their parents and dedicated professionals. Each child deserves to thrive! During this workshop you will discover how you can help your child to nourish, support and reset both body and brain function on a DNA level! Get your child ready for a successful year! Together we can raise HAPPY, HEALTHY and CONNECTED CHILDREN!

  26th of November 2019

PhD in Neuroscience

19:00 - 20:30

 

Zug Library

St.-Oswalds-Gasse 21

6301 Zug 

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WINTER SERIES 2020

Healthy Technology Use at Home

 24th of March 2020

Everywhere you turn, you see someone on their mobile phone – walking down the street, sitting at a table in a restaurant, in the doctor’s office, standing at the bus stop.  Teens are no exception. The Pew Research Center reports that 95% of teens have access to smartphones. It’s important for parents to have open conversations with their children about how to use their devices safely and responsibly. As parents, understanding the technology children are using and setting ground rules is important. 

Topics include:
        • Best practices for home management
        • Internet safety
        • Social media and digital interactions
        • Mobile device security, tips, and tricks

Digital Coach

19:00 - 20:30

 

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Webinar

Local, Bilingual or International School? 

Parents relocating to Switzerland often find it hard to make sense of the local school system and struggle to get meaningful information about available school options. Stefanie helps families to navigate the Swiss schools and provides them with the tools and coaching to best support their journey through the education system. 

21st of January 2020

  •  Making the right choice: Local or International school? 

  • The Swiss education systemL From Kindergarten to University

  • 'Schooling' in Switzerland: Cultural differences

  • Integration options for expat children in local schools

In the parent workshop you will learn about: 

Educational Consultant

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19:00 - 20:30

 

Freiruum Zug

Is your son or daughter interested in earning his/her university degree in the United States? American colleges and universities rank among the best in the world for educational quality and academic offerings, so it’s no surprise that almost one million international students are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges. During this workshop we will explore the pros and cons of American universities, discuss how to determine if they may be the right educational pathway for your child and highlight key admission strategies.

Exploring University Studies in the U.S. 

4th of February 2020

Educational and Career Cosultant

19:00 - 20:30

 

Neujos Baar

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 25th of February 2020

Supporting Learning in Primary School

We often think of learning in school as something children should enjoy . This is, however, not always the case. They are often under pressure to follow the rules at school and get good grades to make their parents' proud. So what can parents do to support their children's success at school? 

This workshop will discuss: 

  • The importance of social and emotional skills 

  • A good attitude towards school work is crucial for success

  • The importance of structure in everyday life to enhance higher order thinking 

  • What specific and broad skills do children acquire at school

Psychologist for Children & Adolescents FSP

19:00 - 20:30

 

ISCS Cham

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