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Life Skills

Resilient Kids Are Talented Talkers & Listeners: Confident Communication Skills

A silly yet solid class that helps kids build resilience by introducing key communication skills and increasing their confidence to express themselves clearly, authentically, and respectfully for better connection in relationships.
Lori Serratto
283 total reviews for this teacher
27 reviews for this class
Completed by 157 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
8-12
year olds
2-7
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn:
-The importance of communication skills (using a silly game to illustrate the point)
-Types of communication (passive, aggressive, assertive), as well as body language and tone of voice
-How to listen well, including the concept of empathy
-Practice using I-statements to express thoughts in a respectful and assertive way. 
I believe resilience is a critical trait for anyone working toward being the best they can be, and it is something that can be strengthened like a muscle. I am personally committed to helping build resilient kids, and ultimately resilient families, in my own community and beyond. I have a background as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. However, most of my work has been as a Resiliency Skills Trainer with a program out of UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior. In that position, I taught several skill-building workshops with groups of kids (ages 3-13) and adults. I also worked with families individually. I taught the skills of emotion regulation (including healthy thinking styles), communication, goal setting, and problem-solving.

I am excited to bring my background and personal style to Outschool so I can help you accomplish your goals. My approach to teaching resiliency skills with kids is especially unique because I focus on connecting with each child in a way that creates a FUN and ENGAGING learning environment! I can't wait to meet your child and begin learning together!
Continue practicing the skills as a family.
 1 file available upon enrollment
PDF's will be provided. To find them, click on the "Classroom" tab and scroll down the page. The link is in blue writing. Please print them in advance and have a pen ready to write with. If printing is not an option, a blank piece of paper to write on is fine.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I encourage parents to listen in to the lessons or ask your child about what s/he learned so that the skills can be applied as a family for maximum benefit. Because this is a skill-building class, it is not a substitute for individual, group, or family therapy. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like further guidance with the material.

Teacher

Lori Serratto
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
I help kids bounce back no matter what life throws at them!
283 total reviews
348 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I'm Lori and I'm excited to teach skill-building classes that contribute to strengthening your kid's resilience!

The goal is to help your child feel more confident and in control so they can move toward being their best in life, even if they... 
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