Connection Leads to Cooperation (by RIE® Associate Elsa Chahin)


If you would like to attend, please drop us a message on our Facebook page or at workshops@chapterzero.org and we will try to figure something out. Thank you for your support!

This workshop is designed to foster cooperation from children while setting healthy boundaries in a loving way and explore how to create discipline while supporting children’s development of self esteem.

When faced with a challenge, adults must work very diligently to overcome their own reactivity and remain centered at all times when relating with children. Because children will test us, will cry to catch our attention, and take a little longer to accomplish a task than what we had scheduled according to our own expectations, this is no reason for us to become aggressive towards them. Adults must work with continuous patience and presence to maintain equanimity and emotional balance.

How do we connect with children?

Connection occurs during the intimate moments of care. By noticing positive things that children are doing throughout their day, the adult can focus on those positive aspects, and give them feedback. This type of acknowledgement and positive affirmation strengthens empathy and a positive self-image. The child comes to see that his participation matters, and that he is an integral part of his family life. By not focusing on the negative behaviors, children learn to cooperate without needing to be defiant. They come to see cooperation as a pleasurable moment, where they feel good about themselves.


An in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and infant-toddler consultant, Elsa Chahin has served as a keynote speaker and presenter at over 75 national and international conferences and seminars on the topic of caring for babies with respect.

One of only two certified and accredited Pikler® Trainers in North America personally endorsed by Dr. Pikler's daughter, Anna Tardos, a child psychologist, Ms. Chahin is currently the President of the internationally renowned non-profit corporation, Pikler/Loczy USA. With extensive training in the field, Ms. Chahin, is a gifted facilitator that brings her expertise in her consulting and advisory positions to new parents and professionals.

A staunch advocate of early childhood education and development, Ms. Chahin, a working group leader for Word Forum Foundation, RIE® Associate, and PITC trainer, is that rare leader who not only brings passion and commitment to her work, but a deep knowledge coupled with both insight and generosity. She was a professional ballerina and is Director of Dance at Seven Arrows Elementary. Her family is her driving force.

Learn more about Elsa here: https://elsachahin.com


We will be hosting two parenting workshops with Elsa:
13 May 2017 - Connection Leads to Cooperation
14 May 2017 - The Gift of Play

The price for one workshop is S$120 per person or S$200 per couple. There is a discount if you attend both workshops: S$200 per person or S$380 per couple. Please note that these are adult-only workshops.


To secure your spot, please RSVP on Facebook and purchase your ticket here.
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Sat May 13, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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