20-11-2020 Parenting in a Pandemic: How To Be a Happier Parent

Date:  Friday November 20th  

Duration:   2hrs  (12pm – 2pm)

Tutor(s):  Jessica Alexander

Venue: Online

Cost: Free

Course Profile:

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit working parents particularly hard as the boundaries between home and office have disappeared. 

In this session Jessica Joelle Alexander, author of The Danish Way of Parenting aims to help you get a paradigm shift on what it means to raise happy children and how to become a happier parent in the process-even during a pandemic.

The session will consist of a 90min presentation, followed by 30minute opportunity for Q&A. 

Topics covered in the session include:

  • P-A-R-E-N-T: It’s one of the hardest jobs in the world and yet one of the most important. What are the secrets from one of the happiest countries in the world for over 40 years in a row? 
  • Play: The difference between self-esteem and self-confidence and how can we foster this in our children through everyday activities, routines, chores and play.
  • Authenticity & Reframing-Being emotionally honest, finding the positive details in a negative situation and avoiding negative labelling. 
  • Empathy– Releasing guilt. Stop correcting and comparing and start connecting. 
  • No Ultimatums-how to avoid power struggles and be a lighthouse.
  • Hygge How to carve out psychological safe spaces (the huge benefits of this) and how to create digital hygge. Don’t say “no” say “know”. 


Tutor Profile:

Jessica Joelle Alexander is a bestselling American author, Danish parenting expert, columnist, speaker, and cultural researcher. Her books have been published in 28 countries and her work has been featured in TIME, The Atlantic, Salon, NPR, Huffington Post, NY Times and the Greater Good Science Center Berkley.


Participant Profile: 

This course is aimed at all parents working across the Irish screen industry. 


Application Procedure:

This course is limited to 100 participants and places will be allocated according the order of applications received. 

Please apply online at www.screenskillsireland.ie by 11am on Wednesday November 18th 2020.  

For further information, please email barbara.deignan@screenskillnet.ie 

For technical issue with applying on the website please contact elizabeth.fraser@screenskillsireland.ie

Screen Skills Ireland and Screen Skillnet courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

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