One of the biggest challenges facing parents today is supporting their emotional resilience of their children. This short online course with Sarah Emerson will bring together the Montessori approach and contemporary understanding of emotional development to help parents support children’s emotional well-being.
“It is interesting to notice that where life is simple and natural and where the children participate in the adult’s life, they are calm and happy.”
Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures
The course is especially for parents of children under six years. It will include both theory and practical strategies to support children’s well-being, resilience and behavioural responses. The obstacles to children’s development are rapidly changing all the time, and this course will enable parents to understand and reflect on Montessori approaches to support children. The course incorporates the latest research in this area.
Students who attended our lecture on this topic with trainer Sarah Emerson said:
“Honestly, I liked everything about it! Such an important topic, this lecture should be compulsory for everyone working with children”
“I felt the trainer was very knowledgeable and that the information she provided was applicable”
“What I most liked about the course were the clear tools and examples to deal with the child’s emotions in our everyday life”
Who is the course for?
Parents of children under six years.
What will I learn about?
- The concepts of emotional well-being, emotional literacy and emotional intelligence
- Emotional development in the first six years of life
- What children need now and in future to support them in terms of their emotional well-being, resilience and mental health
- How the concepts of emotional well-being and mental health sit alongside Montessori approaches
- How children’s attachment develops and their need for dependence before independence
- Why behaviour is ‘feelings made visible’ and why all behaviour has meaning
- The role of the parent in supporting children’s behaviour
- How to help children regulate their emotions
- Parental love and how to de-escalate situations through communication
Participants will receive an MMI certificate upon completion of the course.
Standard Fee: £180
Next Course: starts 9th September 2023
Sessions will run online on Saturday mornings from 9.30-11.30am (UK time) on the following dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September.
About the Trainer
Sarah Emerson is an early years and parent consultant who has worked in the sector for 20 years. She trained with MMI gaining the AMI Diploma 0-3 and 3-6 and the AMI Assistants Certificate 12-18. Sarah’s passion is children’s emotional well-being and resilience, and this has been the focus of her work and study for the last decade. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well-being, and she focused on emotional well-being in early years settings for her MA in Early Childhood Studies. As a trained holistic sleep coach and an emotion and behaviour specialist, Sarah’s approach is rooted in responsive, connection-based teaching and parenting.
How will I study?
The course will take place with live sessions on Zoom. You can access the sessions on a PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone with speakers, a microphone and a good internet connection. You will have opportunities to ask the trainer questions during the session.
Please note that we strongly recommend the use of a desktop computer or laptop for all live Zoom sessions.
Do you accept students from outside the UK?
The course can be taken from anywhere in the world but will be delivered via live online sessions so you will need to check the time in your time zone.