Helping the Challenging Child at Home and School

A Lecture by: Don Czerwinskyj, B.A., A.M.S., E.C. Co-Sponsored by Smart Love Family Services Friday, October 17, 2008, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Light Supper Served at 5 p.m. This presentation will provide parents and school professionals with an innovative and effective approach to understanding and helping children who struggle with emotional and behavioral problems. Mr. Czerwinskyj will describe the roots of children’s challenging behaviors and how parents and teachers can differentiate inappropriate behavior caused by immaturity from behavior that is a result of inner unhappiness. He will demonstrate the SmartLove®* approach to helping children regulate their behavior while nurturing their self esteem. The presentation will also address the issue of burnout in teaching faculty. Mr. Czerwinskyj is Co-Director with his wife, Joyce Czerwinskyj, of New Morning Montessori School in Itasca, Illinois, and the Director of WellSpring Teacher Education Center in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He is a frequent speaker at American Montessori Society (AMS) seminars and is an AMS consultant for Montessori schools throughout the United States. He also serves as a Montessori school and teacher education program evaluator and has been published in the AMS national journal, Montessori Life. Mr. Czerwinskyj is the founder of Montessori Master Classes and consults at Montessori schools throughout the country. As a parent and teacher educator Mr. Czerwinskyj is especially interested in human development. His presentations focus on helping teachers and parents to better understand and enjoy their children. His workshops include practical advice on effective ways to manage the day-to-day challenges of guiding children in the classroom and in the home. *Smart Love: The Compassionate Alternative to Discipline That Will Make You a Better Parent and Your Child a Better Person by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. and William J. Pieper, M.D. (Harvard Common Press, 1999).