Kathy Koch: Helping children change (8 Great Smarts)

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We were thrilled to feature a Facebook Live session Feb. 20 with Dr. Kathy Koch, featured speaker at our 2018 homeschool conference!

You can see a replay of the session below:

Dr. Koch discussed the following:

  • Change: Teach Them Don’t Tell Them. Are you frustrated because your children aren’t changing in ways you want them to? Dr. Kathy will help you understand several subtle attitudes and habits that make change difficult so you can decrease their effects. She’ll help you embrace the definition of “change” as “exchange” so you understand what causes improvements to more likely remain. She’ll also share relevant Scripture and demonstrate how to accurately and powerfully apply it to the change process.

She also answered a number of audience questions, including:

  • Helping those who “hate” hard work? One of mine(8) sighs but will always do the job/school work but clearly doesn’t like it…and a 4yr old who just states that he hates it and it becomes a battle..
  • For a friend: What to do when you have a recurring problem that the consequences aren’t working for? You’ve tried various things and none seem to get the change.
  • We have kids of different ages (3,5,7,9)…how can my husband and I effectively implement changes within the household across different ages?
  • So my kids are different “beings”, is it better to have the same discipline/rewards for them across the board or to tailer those based on the child?
  • Thoughts on motivating a struggling learner who struggles because of disabilities. How to affirm them them but explain their issues.
  • I struggle with finding the line between extending grace and enforcing discipline with my 8 yr old and 4 yr old, then end up with disobedient children. How can I better distinguish when I need to not let them off the hook?
  • Tips for helping 9 and 12 year old boys stay focused on their school “to do” list amidst the distractions of home?

You can learn more about Dr. Koch from the CelebrateKids.com website:

“President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school.”

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