Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Siblings Without Rivalry

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 on Amazon.

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