Making Sense of Preschoolers

Making Sense of Preschoolers

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 9:00am—4:00pm

To make sense of the preschooler is to make sense of the very essentials of human development. Rather than pushing them to be other than who they are, we can celebrate their differences. Instead of trying to get them to grow up, we can attend to providing the conditions that are conducive to their transformation. Knowing what they need from us is the key.



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Dr. Neufeld is a Canadan psychologist with over 40 years experience working with children and those that care for them.

No one is more susceptible to being misunderstood than the preschooler. Precocious, brazen, obsessive, endearing, hysterical, impulsive, anxious, delightful, unreflective, dogmatic, generous, unstable, aggressive, resistant, compulsive, and anything but consistent - the preschooler could qualify for any number of personality and behaviour disorders. Unlike infants and toddlers, preschoolers actually bear a resemblance to grown-ups and therefore fool us into thinking that they are much more like us than they really are. Projecting our psychology onto them is a typical mistake.

To make sense of the preschooler is to make sense of the very essentials of human development. Once the primary principles of development are appreciated together with their purpose, the developmental deficits that plague the preschooler become transparent and understandable. Rather than pushing them to be other than who they are, we can celebrate their differences. Instead of trying to get them to grow up, we can attend to providing the conditions that are conducive to their transformation. Knowing what preschoolers need from us is the key to knowing how to interact with them.

The title of this course may be misleading as it would suggest a 2-5 year age range only. In fact, understanding the preschooler is key to making sense of immaturity at any age.

Price includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea.
South West Baptist Church

South West Baptist Church
Christchurch, New Zealand

Situated on the corner of Lyttelton and Cobham Streets.

Address: 244 Lyttelton Street
Christchurch
Canterbury
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Phone: 3384163
Web: www.swbc.org.nz