- May 11 2023
- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
How to talk to parents about their child’s behaviour by Malgosia Tomanik
This presentation is intended to emphasize the current information on recommended practices for working with families. It includes a brief review of the parental and professional roles and review of promising Family Centered Practice. It also provides strategies on “how to “talk to parents in a friendly but informative way that will enhance parent-professional interaction and prompt parent’s participation in their child’s early education and development. The importance of, and strategies for collaborative communication with a family is also presented.
Content: parents and professionals’ roles and expectations, understanding of Family Centered Practice (building relationship with family and inviting parents to participate), specific strategies on how to talk to parents about the behavior, discussing different scenarios, strategies, and recommendations
Malgosia Tomanik M.ED is a Family Consultant. She received her Masters degree in Education from University of Szczecin, Poland and has completed adult education courses at the University of Victoria, BC.
Malgosia has worked with Lower Mainland families whose children and adolescents have a wide range of developmental and mental health needs including Autism, FASD and other brain based disabilities for the past 18 years.
Malgosia specializes in home and child care/school consultation with families whose children are preschool to high school age. She has experience in addressing concerns associated with daily challenges of parenting a child who needs support as well as dealing with challenging behaviors (tantrums, setting age/developmental appropriate limits, consequences), communication between parents and children, strengthening parent/child relationship, setting realistic goals including academic goals, and understanding disabilities and well-being concerns (when appropriate). She has run workshops and groups on positive approaches to challenging behaviors, understanding brain based disabilities and parenting.
Malgosia’s goal is to support and strengthen families in their role as primary caregiver, emphasizing understanding of their unique needs and developing strategies to address those needs. She works closely with other professionals involved with family including psychologists, teachers, early intervention services and other support teams.