Stressed children are not empowered children! Untethered stress influences memory, judgment and impulse control, reduces perspective-taking and increases the degree of egocentricity. Yet, according to current research, children and teens spend more time in structured and supervised activities to gain the resume edge. And, the more time they spend in these experiences, the less they are able to self-regulate and apply executive functions. Research shows that privileged children are experiencing depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse at rates higher than other socioeconomic classes. Childhood has become a pressure cooker of constant performance. It is time to re-align with the science and put the child back into childhood.
Predict how play contributes to raising mentally healthy children.
Assess the importance of a strong sensory system and its connection to regulatory functions.
Explain the ways to use the outdoors as a therapeutic tool to promote independence and wonder in children.
Identify the definition of play as the highest form of research.
Jeanine is the founder of The Fitzgerald Institute of Lifelong Learning; she specializes in research-based strategies in educational leadership, relationship-building, motivation, preventing the factors that compromise the fulfillment of a child’s maximum potential and implementing positive interventions in “real life” settings. She understands the daily struggles and frustrations of mental health clinicians, educators and parents, and honors the “hero within” each individual she has the privilege to work along side.
Jeanine is a speaker, consultant and master trainer. She has worked with thousands of children, professionals and parents across the country. The settings have been varied and included keynote presentations for The Child Welfare League of America, The New England Association for the Education of Young Children, The New England Head Start Association, The Vermont Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, The Children’s Trust Fund, and The Family Child Care Association of New York State. In addition, Jeanine has taught at the college level and presented on the campuses of The University of Rhode Island, Bryant University, Lyndon State College, and Harvard University. She is recognized on the federal level as an approved trainer in the fields of education, disabilities and mental health.
Jeanine has published The Dance of Interaction and a national training program entitled Education with Insight. Jeanine has appeared on public television in four states, and currently has air time in her home state of Massachusetts.
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