Where: Children’s Programming Room at the South Cobb Regional Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126
What increases hostility between children? What attitudes decrease the hostility?
This workshop is based on the book Siblings without Rivalry by Adele
Faber and Elaine Mazlish. This six week workshop will help your
children learn how to live together. During each session, parents will
learn and practice specific skills to reduce conflicts between their
children. Participants will also have the opportunity to take a fresh
look at their own adult sibling relationships. There will be group
discussion, role play, and homework on session topics.
Julienne Mark, retired Youth Services Librarian, will facilitate this workshop.
The workshop is six weeks long and each session is 1 and ½ hour long.
The workshop is for adult participants. No childcare is available in the
library. The course is suitable for parents and caregivers with
children of any age. Participants are encouraged to have a copy of
Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Additional
suggested reading - Between Parent and Child by Dr. H. Ginott. A limited
number of copies are available at Cobb Co. libraries, or for purchase
Registration is required. Register at the Adult Reference Desk.
JUNE 6 Session 1: Helping Siblings Deal with their Feelings about Each Other
Four specific methods for helping children express their negative feelings.
JUNE 13 Session 2: Keeping Children Separate and Unequal
Effective alternatives to comparing children.
JUNE 20 Session 3: Siblings in Roles
Skills that free each child to become his or her whole self.
JUNE 27 Session 4: When the Kids Fight
Strategies that reduce rage and motivate children to find solutions among themselves.
JULY 11 Session 5: Problem Solving
Simple 10 step approach that enables adults to sit down with their children and move toward resolution.
JULY 18* Session 6: Final Review