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Educational Opportunities Fall 2020

Learning to Learn
Aprendiendo a Aprender

Educational Strand: Learning in the 21st Century
 
Speakers: 
Dr. Sascha Heckmann, ASFM Assistant Superintendent 
Mr. Sheldon Guenther, MSHS Campus Director/HS Principal
Format: Conference / Webinar
Date: August 17th, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom - link will be provided a day before the conference through the Friendly Reminder
Audience: HS Parents 
Free of Charge 

Description: The focus of this session will be to discuss the changes in educational practices as a result of the pandemic and the temporary shift to Distance Learning that has resulted in ASFM’s Distance Learning Plan (DLP) 2.0. We will present ideas on how students can be successful learners in these difficult times, and how parents can support the learning process of their high school daughters and sons.

About Mr Sheldon Guenther:  This is Mr. Guenther’s third year as Head of Secondary Campus/HS Principal at ASFM. Prior to coming here, he has worked in schools around the world, including Canada, Tanzania, China, Venezuela, Colombia, and Argentina. He was the Head of Secondary at St. Andrews’ Scots School in Buenos Aires before coming to Monterrey. He has a degree in Education Curriculum: Technology and Design.  He loves literature, sports, and spending time with his family.

About Dr. Sascha Heckmann: This is Dr. Heckmann’s first year as the Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Learning at ASFM.  Prior to ASFM, Dr. Heckmann was the Director of the American International School of Mozambique and has served as high school principal at Shanghai American School.  Dr. Heckmann is passionate about personalized learning and student agency, having published a book on the subject in 2018.  He holds degrees in Organizational Leadership, Educational Administration, and History.  He enjoys anything related to Liverpool Football Club, blogging, and spending time with his family.  
 

REGISTER HERE

This conference/webinar has no cost and will be presented in English. 
This conference/webinar is for our ASFM community only.


 

Optimizing your Family’s Health during the COVID -19 Pandemic / Optimizando Tu Salud en Tiempos de COVID-19

Educational Strand: Wellness and Health

Facilitator: Dr. Rodolfo Treviño M.D.
Dates: Monday, August 24th      
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom - link will be sent on the Friendly Reminder. 
Audience: Elementary, Friends & Family
Free of Charge

Conference Description: During this conference, Dr. Treviño will help parents understand the importance of strengthening the immune system and recognizing their general health status. He will also point out the relationship between health problems with chronic diseases and why it is important to take firm action against them. Finally, attendees will recognize the importance of being aware of their health, seek medical assistance if needed, and make changes to prevent being at-risk in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic and how to optimize their health from home.

Descripción de la Plática: Esta plática busca ayudar a los padres de familia a comprender la importancia de fortalecer el sistema inmune y reconocer cuál es su estado de salud en general. Señalar la relación que existe entre los problemas de obesidad y sobrepeso con las enfermedades crónicas y por qué es importante tomar acciones firmes ante ellas. Finalmente buscamos que los asistentes, conscientes de su salud, puedan hacer cambios para prevenir ser personas de riesgo frente a la epidemia de COVID-19 y que desde casa logren optimizar su salud.

About Dr. Rodolfo Treviño: He studied at the School of Medicine at the University of Monterrey, with specialty studies in Pediatrics initially in Monterrey and then again Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Medicine at Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX. Master of Quality in Patient Health and Safety at Northwestern University, Chicago Ill.

Head of the Pediatric Emergency Service and Director of the Pediatric Department of Hospital San José, Founding Member and Director of the Institute of Pediatrics of Hospital Zambrano Hellion. Currently starting a new pediatric practice outside the hospital.

Current projects include:

 

  • Artificial Intelligence for the diagnosis of diseases
  • Gene therapy for the treatment of metabolic diseases
  • Implementation of an electronic system for the evaluation of development in children
  • Participates actively in social assistance projects.


Sobre el Dr. Rodolfo Treviño: Estudio en la Escuela de Medicina en la Universidad de Monterrey, con estudios de especialidad en Pediatría inicialmente en Monterrey y después nuevamente Pediatría y Medicina Crítica Pediátrica en Texas Children´s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX.  Maestría en Calidad en Salud y Seguridad de los Pacientes en Northwestern University, Chicago Ill.  
Fue Jefe del Servicio de Urgencias de Pediatría y Director del Departamento de Pediatría del Hospital San José, Miembro Fundador y Director del Instituto de Pediatría del Hospital Zambrano Hellion.  Actualmente iniciando nueva práctica pediátrica fuera del hospital.

Entre los proyectos actuales destacan:

  • Inteligencia Artificial para el diagnóstico de enfermedades
  • Terapia genética para el tratamiento de enfermedades metabólicas
  • Implementación de un sistema electrónico para la evaluación del desarrollo en niños
  • Participación activa en proyectos de asistencia social
     

REGISTER HERE

This conference has no cost and will be presented in Spanish. You can share the Zoom password with friends & family. 


 

Coaching  “Yo Te ESCUCHO” 

Social-Emotional Q & A Sessions by Barbara de la Garza

Educational Strand: Social-Emotional Development, Mental Health

Dates Available: Mondays, August 31, and September 14, 21, and 28.
Time: 8:30 - 9:30pm
Audience: Nursery - 12th Grade Parents - ONLY 10 participants 
Online Platform: Zoom - LINK will be sent through a friendly reminder.
To REGISTER to this event, send an email to epu@asfm.edu.mx

Sesión Description: During this session, parents will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding their experiences related to these uncertain times. At the same time, Barbara will offer practical strategies to improve the quality of life of themselves and their families. This will be done in a confidential environment, so parents can feel safe to share their feelings, concerns, and experiences.

About Barbara:
Barbara is a psychologist with a Master's Degree in Neuro-educational Psychology. She has studied various certified courses in family therapy, mediation, human development, trauma intervention, and attention to “at-risk” children and adolescents. She is a certified therapist in play-therapy by the Theraplay Institute. Barbara has a private practice and collaborates as a therapist at the Mental Health Institute of the State of Nuevo León.


This workshop has no cost, and will be presented in Spanish. 


 

Navigating Distance Learning with Your Teen 

Educational Strand: Intellectual Growth & Development
 
Facilitator: Dr. Teresa González
Date: Wednesday, September 2nd ’20
Time: 7:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom 
Audience: 7th Grade Parents
Language: Spanish

Presentation Description:
The global contingency has affected everyone in different ways. Join this presentation to discuss how the pandemic and transition to Distance Learning may be impacting  your child socially, emotionally, and academically considering their stage of development and the unique way in which the teenage brain works. Parents in attendance will identify what 7th graders need to navigate through this new reality and how to support them while strengthening their relationships and promoting growth. 

Descripción de la Presentación: 
La realidad de la contingencia sanitaria nos ha afectado a todos de diversa manera. En esta presentación discutiremos la forma en que la pandemia y la transición al Aprendizaje a Distancia puede, por su etapa de desarrollo y la particular forma en que funciona el cerebro adolescente, estar impactando a tu hijo en los aspectos social, emocional y académico. Los padres que participen en esta sesión identificarán lo que los alumnos de séptimo grado necesitan para navegar la nueva realidad y la forma en que pueden apoyarlos mientras fortalecen sus relaciones y promueven su desarrollo.  
 
 
About Dr. Teresa González
Dr. Teresa González is a lawyer and a psychologist, with a Master’s degree in Education, certified in Positive Discipline, and Inclusive Education. She completed a Doctoral Program in Children and Adolescent Gestalt Psychotherapy is pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Leadership and Human Development and has +30 years of experience working with middle schoolers. She has worked at ASFM since 2005 and is currently one of the MSHS Counselors. 

Sobre la Dr. Teresa González
Dr. Teresa González es licenciada en derecho y en psicología, cuenta con una maestría en educación, y certificaciones en Disciplina Positiva y Educación Inclusiva. Concluyó el programa doctoral de Psicoterapia Gestalt para Niños y Adolescentes y actualmente está cursando un doctorado en Liderazgo y Desarrollo Humano. Tiene más de 30 años de experiencia trabajando con adolescentes y labora en ASFM desde el 2005, siendo una de las consejeras de MSHS. 

REGISTER HERE

This workshop has no cost, and will be presented in Spanish. 



 

Expressive Writing Workshop
Self Awareness & Reflection Tools

Educational Strand: Intellectual Growth & Development
 
Facilitator: Lic. Lorena Morales, Clinical Psychologist specialized in individual, couples and family therapy
Format: Eight Writing Sessions, divided into Two Sections
Dates: Section One on Thursdays
            September 3, 17; October 1, 15
            Section Two on Thursdays
            October 29; November 12, 19; December 3
Time: 12:00 - 1:30  pm
Online Platform: Zoom 
Audience: N- 12th Grade Parents, Friends & Family
Cost: $ 1,500 pesos (Includes IVA) for Section One
           $ 2,700 pesos (Includes IVA) for Both Sections (Section 1 & 2)

 
Workshop Description: In this workshop, we will explore expressive writing as a therapeutic tool for self-knowledge and personal reflection. We will find benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health, such as understanding our history, emotional self-regulation, and improving our relationships with others.
 
Descripción del taller: En este taller exploraremos la escritura expresiva como herramienta terapéutica de autoconocimiento y reflexión personal. Encontraremos beneficios para la salud física, mental y emocional como la comprensión de nuestra historia, la autorregulación emocional y la mejora de nuestras relaciones con los demás. 
 
About Lorena
Lorena Morales is a psychologist with a degree from UDEM. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy from Universidad Anáhuac and is a Couples Therapy Specialist from Instituto de Psicoterapia. Lorena has extensive experience in private practice working on the resolution of life situations for her patients. She has been an academic of Psychology in several universities, designing and implementing student participation and community service programs.  Lorena has also provided training sessions on different forums in Mexico City and Monterrey, such as Live Curious Go Beyond, at ASFM.  She has a blog at blueprint.pro. You can contact her at lorena@blueprint.pro.  

Acerca de Lorena
Lorena Morales es psicóloga graduada de la UDEM. Tiene maestría en Psicología Clínica y Psicoterapia de la Universidad Anáhuac y es terapeuta de pareja con especialidad del Instituto de Psicoterapia.  Tiene amplia experiencia en la práctica clínica privada trabajando como terapeuta individual, de pareja y familia.   Ha sido académica en diferentes universidades, diseñando e implementando programas de participación estudiantil y servicio social.  Ha participado como conferencista e impartiendo talleres en diferentes foros en la Ciudad de México y Monterrey como Live Curious Go Beyond en ASFM.  Tiene un blog en blueprint.pro.  Su contacto: lorena@blueprint.pro.  
 

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This workshop has a cost, and will be presented in Spanish.


 

Conscious Parenting Coaching
Padres Conscientes 

Four Group Coaching Sessions
Educational Strand: Parenting Awareness & Social-Emotional Development

Facilitator: Cristina Cortés
Dates: Fridays
    September 4th, October 9th, November 6th, and December 4th. 
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom- link will be provided through the Friendly Reminder
Audience: All ASFM Parents (N - 12th Grade)
Cost: $ 2,320 (Includes IVA) 

Coaching Sessions Description: During these sessions, participants will continue their personal growth and development as they apply conscious parenting strategies learned in the previous course. They will have the opportunity to share their challenges, discuss child behavior, and talk about their role as parents, while Cristy offers practical strategies and parenting advice to strengthen family bonds and become the best version of yourself. 

About Cristina Cortés: 
Founding Partner of Kiik Consultores and promoter of the movement “Conscious Parenting” in México. Lecturer, Executive Coach, Parenting Coach. Certified Executive Coach by the International Coaching Community of London.

Descripción de las Sesiones de Coaching: Durante estas sesiones, los participantes continuarán su crecimiento y desarrollo personal al aplicar las estrategias de parentalidad consciente aprendidas en el curso anterior. Tendrán la oportunidad de compartir sus desafíos, hablar sobre el comportamiento de sus hijos y conversar sobre su rol como padres, mientras Cristy ofrece estrategias prácticas y consejos para fortalecer los lazos familiares y convertirse en la mejor versión de si mismo.

Sobre Cristina Cortés: Socia Fundadora de Kiik Consultores y promotora del Movimiento de Padres Conscientes en México. Conferencista, Coach Ejecutiva, Parenting Coach. Coach Ejecutivo Certificada por International Coaching Community of London.

REGISTER HERE

This event is for the ASFM community only
Limited spots available
Coaching sessions will be presented in Spanish. 


 

Conversational Spanish

Intellectual Growth and Development Strand

Facilitator: Lara Baloyán
Dates:  Every Monday and Wednesday, starting on September 7th.      
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Online Platform: Zoom - link will be sent on the first Friendly Reminder. 
Audience: ASFM International Community

Course Description: With nearly 500 million speakers, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. During this full-immersion course, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice Spanish as a second language. Throughout the lessons, you will develop the ability to converse and face everyday situations. Each week a different topic will be addressed to expand your vocabulary and learn basic grammar skills. These topics will be related to daily experiences, making this course practical and fun! 

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This course is for our ASFM community only.
This workshop has no cost. 

 


 

How to Optimize your Health during the COVID -19 Pandemic
Optimizando Tu Salud en Tiempos de COVID-19

Facilitator: Dr. Roberto Rumbaut M.D.
Dates:  Tuesday, September 8th       
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Online Platform: Zoom - link will be sent on the Friendly Reminder. 
Audience: MSHS Parents
Free of Charge

Conference Description: During this conference, Dr. Rumbaut will help students and parents understand the importance of strengthening the immune system and recognizing their general health status. He will also point out the relationship between obesity and overweight problems with chronic diseases and why it is important to take firm action against them. Finally, attendees will recognize the importance of being aware of their health, seek medical assistance if needed, and make changes to prevent being at-risk in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic and how to optimize their health from home.

Descripción de la Plática: Esta plática busca ayudar a los alumnos y padres de familia a comprender la importancia de fortalecer el sistema inmune y reconocer cuál es su estado de salud en general. Señalar la relación que existe entre los problemas de obesidad y sobrepeso con las enfermedades crónicas y por qué es importante tomar acciones firmes ante ellas. Finalmente buscamos que los asistentes, conscientes de su salud, puedan hacer cambios para prevenir ser personas de riesgo frente a la epidemia de COVID-19 y que desde casa logren optimizar su salud.

About Dr. Roberto Rumbaut: Surgeon, professor, researcher, and father of a family.
With over 25 years of experience, he is a pioneer in bariatric and laparoscopic procedures in our country. Member of multiple national and international associations such as the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) since 1997 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, the highest body in Mexico.

Among the contributions he has had as a surgeon, Dr. Rumbaut is the first surgeon to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass in Mexico and perform surgery assisted by the Da Vinci robot focused on obesity. Currently, Dr. Rumbaut remains an active professor at Tec Salud where he participates in the training of bariatric doctors in the High Specialty in Bariatric program at Tec de Monterrey.

Sobre el Dr. Roberto Rumbaut: Cirujano, profesor, investigador, y padre de familia.
Con más de 25 años de experiencia, es pionero en procedimientos bariátricos y laparoscópicos en nuestro país. Es miembro de múltiples asociaciones nacionales e internacionales como American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) desde 1997 y es Fellow del American College of Surgeons (FACS) y Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas, el máximo organismo en México.

Dentro de los aportes que como cirujano ha tenido, el Dr. Rumbaut es el ser el primer cirujano en realizar un bypass gástrico laparoscópico en México y realizar cirugía asistida por el robot Da Vinci enfocada en obesidad. Actualmente, el Dr. Rumbaut se mantiene como profesor activo en Tec Salud donde participa en la formación de médicos bariatras en el programa de Alta Especialidad en Bariatría del Tec de Monterrey. 

REGISTER HERE

This conference has no cost and will be presented in Spanish. You can share the Zoom password with friends & family. 



 

Marriage Workshop
How to Strengthen your Relationship 

Eight Session Workshop
Parenting Awareness, Social-Emotional Development

Facilitator: Pilar Cortes
Dates:  Mondays: September 21, 28 / October 5, 12
             Tuesdays: September 22, 29 / October 6, 13     
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom - link will be sent on the first Friendly Reminder. 
Audience: ASFM Community, Friends & Family.
Cost: $ 3,500 pesos per couple (includes IVA)

Workshop Description: This workshop consists of a series of conversations and exercises for couples to practice the concepts learned. This workshop follows a sequence, from friendship and falling in love, going through conflict until reaching mature love in which both spouses learn about their partner dreams and collaborate in the fulfillment of these. Mainly based on the most recent scientific research on the happiest and most destructive marriages, the participants visualize what a healthy and sincere relationship consists of and the tools needed to build a strong and caring marriage. Aimed for couples involved in their relationship, of any age or years of marriage.

Descripción del Taller: Este taller consiste en una serie de platicas y ejercicios en pareja en que los matrimonios van practicando los conceptos aprendidos. Los temas de las platicas siguen una sequencia que va desde la amistad y el enamoramiento, pasando por el conflicto hasta llegar al amor maduro en el que ambos conocen los sueños de su pareja y colaboran en el cumplimiento de estos. Basado principalmente en los estudios cientificos más relevantes y recientes sobre los matrimonios más felices , y los más destructivos, los participantes visualizan en que consiste una relación sana y profunda, así como las herramientas a su alcance para construirla. Dirigido a pareja compremetidas en su relación, de cualquier edad o años de casados

About Pilar Cortes
Pilar is a Developmental Psychologist and family consultant who graduated with a Master's Degree in Developmental Psychology and Education from Boston College. For the last fifteen years, Pilar has focused her work on educating teachers and parents on marriage, emotional intelligence, and child and adolescent psychology. For more than ten years, Pilar has designed and taught courses, conferences, and workshops for parents and teachers in Mexico, the United States, Brazil, and Spain based on the most relevant and current studies. Pilar has been married for 19 years and is the mother of 2 children, ages 10 and 13.

Sobre Pilar Cortés
Pilar es psicóloga del desarrollo y consultora familiar graduada de la maestría en Psicología Aplicada al Desarrollo y la Educación en Boston College. Pilar ha enfocado su trabajo de los últimos 15 años en educar a personal docente y padres de familia sobre matrimonio, inteligencia emocional y psicología infantil y del adolescente. Durante más de diez años Pilar ha diseñado e impartido cursos, conferencias y talleres dirigidos a padres de familia y maestros en México, Estados Unidos, Brasil y España, siguiendo una línea científica, basándose en los estudios más relevantes y recientes. Pilar está casada desde hace 19 años y es mamá de 2 niños, de 10 y 13 años.

REGISTER HERE

This workshop has a cost and will be presented in Spanish.


 

Parenting Young Children
Top 10 Topics to Tackle

Ten - Session Workshop
All Six EPU Educational Strands

Facilitator: Pilar Cortes
Audience: ASFM Parents (N - 1st Grade), Family & Friends
Dates: Wednesday Nights
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Online Platform: Zoom Sessions
Cost Per Family:  $5,100 pesos (Includes IVA)

sessions dates
1 Wednesday, September 23rd
2 Wednesday, September 30th
3 Wednesday, October 7th
4 Wednesday, October 14th
5 Wednesday, October 21st
6 Wednesday, October 28th
7 Wednesday, November 4th
8 Wednesday, November 11th
9 Wednesday, November 18th
10 Wednesday, November 25th

Course Description: During this course, parents will expand their knowledge of child development and their needs based on current research. This information will promote behavior changes and create new habits that promote a healthy family structure.

1.Introduction: 

  • Origins and dreams in my mission of becoming a parent: Where I come from and want to go.
  • Neurological plasticity: The ability to change at any age.
  • Introduction to childhood development: The influence of temperament and other individual characteristics on the development of the child, as well as external forces such as family relationships, culture, school, friends, among others.
  •  Identify the particular challenges know a days families and society are facing. Analyze the ideological ideals of the "culture of wealth" and its consequences.


2. Attachment: a Child’s Most Important Emotional Need

  • Characteristics of parents who form relationships with their children considering a secure attachment.
  • Different ways to make your child feel loved, confident, and safe.
  • Separation anxiety: how to identify it, why it arises, and management skills.
  • Transitional objects. 
  • The irreplaceable value of a child’s attachment to his/her father. 
  • Development of multiple attachments with other significant adult’s in our child’s life.
  • Circumstances that might come between a child’s attachment with one or both parents.
  • Symptoms of an attachment disorder between a child and his/her primary caregivers.
  • Adults who manage to compensate for the lack of a child’s secure attachment.


3. Emotional Regulation and Autonomy

  • Parents as primary teachers in the process of identifying, understanding, and managing emotions.
  • Characteristics of people who show greater emotional well-being
  • The "primitive brain" VS the "sophisticated brain."
  • Functions and regulation of the amygdala
  • Parents' actions and attitudes that promote healthy expressions of emotions with their children.
  • The "Terrible Twos: the awakening of the autonomous being."
  • How to handle a toddler's tantrums
  • Conquering one's autonomy throughout life.
  • A healthy need to control: External VS Internal Control
  • Self- Assessment: How Autonomous Am I?


4. Empathy and Social Relationships

  • Building trust by being present, tuning in, and resonating with another person.
  • Empathy stages in the child’s development.
  • Context factors that foster or stunt empathy.
  • The influence of siblings on the child’s social development.
  • Jealousy, rivalry, and cruelty between siblings and how to manage them.
  • Antisocial behaviors in parents that can affect their child’s healthy social development.
  • Friendships, popularity, and relationships with the in-laws.
  • Children who are rejected by others
  • Cultural implications of our culture on children.


5. Discipline

  • Why demanding and setting boundaries are essential. Parenting styles and their consequences according to longitudinal studies. (Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, Negligent).
  • Social demands VS Personal Demands.
  • “Attachment Discipline” Theory.
  • “Positive Discipline” Theory.
  • Research-based information regarding the use of force, such as spanking, on children.
  • Discipline without drama 


6. Sexuality

  • The development of a healthy sexual identity. 
  • Gender roles, male and female stereotypes, and their consequences.
  • The irreplaceable role of each parent and the effects on a child. 
  • Science-based information on the origins of homosexuality.
  • How to approach the topic of sexuality based on your child’s age and development.
  • Research-based information on pornography and its effects on the brain. 
  • Sexual Abuse preventive measures. 


7.  Self-esteem and resilience

  • Orígin of a child’s healthy self-esteem. 
  • Misconceptions about how to strengthen self-esteem.
  • How to develop one’s self-esteem as an adult.
  • Management skills to support a child’s healthy self-esteem development.
  • Resilience: Character traits of people who are capable of succeeding adversity.
  • Trauma and its constraints.
  • Resilient Mind Set VS Weak Mind Set
  • Healthy stress management in children and adults: constructive VS destructive behaviors


8. Intelligence and learning

  • Context factors that raise a child’s IQ during its first three years.
  • Neurological Profiles and Multiple Intelligence theories.
  • Why is creativity important, and how to promote creativity?
  • Obstacles in the development of creativity and how to motivate learning. 
  • Playtime as the most effective learning tool based on scientific research.
  • Schools and teaching methodology.
  • Necessary skills needed to have a good beginning of a school year and how to promote it.


9. Marriage 

  • Past relationships and how they contribute to the way I relate to my partner nowadays.
  • Marriage characteristics with a high degree of failure.
  • How to strengthen friendship and love in marriage at every stage.
  • The mishandled conflict between spouses and their consequences.
  •  How to have a healthy discussion to avoid damaging our relationship with our spouse. 


10. Family

  • Family of origin and our current family. 
  • Healthy characteristics of a family.
  • Dysfunctional attributes of a family and its consequences. 
  • The importance of family traditions, rituals, and routines.
  • Current family challenges: basics, evolutionary, and specific crisis.
  • Protective factors that keep the family united.
  • The six human psychoemotional needs, how we can satisfy them, and guide our child to do so to promote healthy development.

Each session includes the following resources:

  •  A survey for personal reflection that promotes conversations with your spouse
  • Suggestions for activities to practice learned concepts.
  • Articles and videos.


Descripción del Curso: Durante este curso, los padres ampliarán sus conocimientos sobre el desarrollo infantil y sus necesidades basándose en las investigaciones actual. Esta información promoverá cambios de comportamiento y creará nuevos hábitos que favorezcan una estructura familiar saludable.

23 de septiembre
1. Introducción

  • Mis orígenes y mis sueños en la misión de ser padre: De dónde vengo y hacia dónde quiero ir
  • Plasticidad neurológica: La capacidad de cambiar a cualquier edad
  • Introducción al desarrollo en la infancia: La influencia del temperamento y otras características individuales en el desarrollo del niño, así como las influencias externas como las relaciones familiares, la cultura, la escuela, las amistades, entre otros. 
  • Identificación de los retos concretos que enfrentan las familias de nuestra generación y sociedad. Análisis de las corrientes ideológicas de la “cultura de la riqueza” y sus consecuencias. 

30 de septiembre
2. El apego, la principal necesidad emocional del niño

  • Los estudios más relevantes sobre el apego en los últimos 60 años
  • Beneficios del apego seguro
  • Características de los padres que forman relaciones de apego seguro 
  • Diferentes formas de hacer sentir al niño amado, confiado y seguro
  • Ansiedad de separación: qué es, por qué surge y cómo manejarla
  • Los objetos de transición
  • El valor insustituible del apego con papá según estudios
  • Desarrollo de apegos múltiples con otros adultos importantes
  • Factores que pueden impedir que se desarrolle un apego seguro entre la mamá/el papá y el hijo
  • Síntomas de un desorden en el apego entre el niño y sus cuidadores principales
  • Adultos que logran compensar su carencia de un apego seguro en la infancia


7 de octubre
3. Regulación emocional y autonomía

  • Los padres como principales maestros en el proceso de identificar, comprender y manejar las emociones
  • Características de las personas que reportan mayor bienestar emocional
  • El “cerebro primitivo” y el “cerebro sofisticado”
  • Funciones y regulación de la amígdala
  • Acciones y actitudes de los padres que fomentan la sana expresión de las emociones en sus hijos
  • Los “Terribles Dos”: el despertar del ser autónomo
  • Cómo manejar los berrinches de un niño pequeño
  • La conquista de la propia autonomía a lo largo de la vida
  • La sana necesidad de controlar: Locus de control exterior VS. interior
  • Autoevaluación: ¿Qué tan autónomo soy yo?


14 de octubre
4. Empatía y relaciones sociales

  • La construcción de la confianza a través de estar presente, sintonizar y resonar con otra persona 
  • Etapas en el desarrollo de la empatía según la edad
  • Factores de contexto que fomentan o atrofian la empatía
  • La influencia de los hermanos en el desarrollo social del niño
  • Celos, rivalidad y crueldad entre hermanos y cómo combatirlos
  • Comportamientos antisociales en los padres que pueden afectar el sano desarrollo social del niño
  • Amistad, relaciones políticas y popularidad
  • Niños rechazados por los demás
  • Factores de nuestra cultura que afectan el desarrollo social del niño

 

21 de octubre
5. Disciplina

  • La importancia de exigir y poner límites a los hijos: Estudios sobre estilos de paternidad y sus consecuencias según estudios longitudinales (Autoritario, Permisivo, Autoritativo, Negligente)
  • Exigencias universales y exigencias personales
  • Teoría de la “Disciplina con apego”
  • Teoría de la “Disciplina Positiva”
  • El uso de la fuerza (“nalgadas”); qué dice la ciencia
  • Disciplina sin drama


28 de octubre
  6. Sexualidad

  • En qué consiste un sano desarrollo de la propia identidad sexual
  • Roles de género, estereotipos masculinos y femeninos y sus consecuencias
  • El papel irremplazable del padre y de la madre: las enseñanzas que sólo una madre puede dar; las enseñanzas que sólo un padre puede dar
  • Qué se sabe sobre los orígenes de la homosexualidad
  • Cómo tratar temas de sexualidad con los hijos según su edad
  • La pornografía y sus efectos en el cerebro según los estudios más recientes
  • Medidas preventivas de un abuso sexual


4 de noviembre
  7.Autoestima y resiliencia

  • Orígenes de una sana autoestima 
  • Ideas equivocadas sobre cómo aumentar la autoestima
  • Cómo cultivar la propia autoestima en la edad adulta
  • Técnicas concretas para ayudar a los hijos a desarrollar una sana autoestima
  • Resiliencia: Características de las personas capaces de salir adelante en la adversidad
  • Trauma y creencias negativas
  • Mentalidad resiliente Vs. mentalidad débil
  • Manejo saludable del estrés en niños y adultos: placeres constructivos vs. placeres destructivos


11 de noviembre
8. Inteligencia y aprendizaje

  • Factores de contexto que elevan el coeficiente intelectual en el niño en sus primeros 3 años 
  • Teoría de los Perfiles Neurológicos y de las Inteligencias Múltiples
  • La importancia de la creatividad y cómo fomentarla
  • Obstáculos en el desarrollo de la creatividad y las ganas de aprender
  • El juego como la herramienta de aprendizaje más eficaz según la ciencia
  • Análisis de tipos de juegos y juguetes
  • Escuelas y métodos de enseñanza
  • Habilidades necesarias para un buen comienzo en la escuela tradicional y cómo fomentarlas


18 de noviembre
9. Matrimonio

  • Relaciones de mi pasado que contribuyen en mi forma de relacionarme con mi pareja hoy
  • Características de los matrimonios con altas probabilidades de fracaso
  • Cómo fortalecer la amistad y el enamoramiento en el matrimonio a cualquier edad
  • El conflicto mal manejado entre los esposos y sus consecuencias 
  • Cómo discutir para no deteriorar la relación con la pareja


25 de noviembre
10. La familia

  • Familia de origen y familia actual
  • Características de las familias sanas
  • Características de las familias disfuncionales y sus consecuencias
  • La importancia de las tradiciones, rituales y rutinas familiares
  • Los retos de la familia: básicos, evolutivos y crisis puntuales
  • Factores de protección que mantienen unida a la familia
  • Las seis necesidades psicoemocionales del ser humano, cómo podemos satisfacerlas en nosotros y ayudar a  nuestros hijos a hacerlo para su sano desarrollo.

Cada sesión incluye un cuestionario para reflexión personal y para dialogar con la pareja, sugerencias de actividades para poner en práctica lo aprendido y artículos y videos de apoyo.

About Pilar Cortes
Pilar is a Developmental Psychologist and family consultant who graduated with a Master's Degree in Developmental Psychology and Education from Boston College. For the last fifteen years, Pilar has focused her work on educating teachers and parents on marriage, emotional intelligence, and child and adolescent psychology. For more than ten years, Pilar has designed and taught courses, conferences, and workshops for parents and teachers in Mexico, the United States, Brazil, and Spain based on the most relevant and current studies. Pilar has been married for 19 years and is the mother of 2 children, ages 10 and 13.

Sobre Pilar Cortes
Pilar es psicóloga del desarrollo y consultora familiar graduada de la maestría en Psicología Aplicada al Desarrollo y la Educación en Boston College. Pilar ha enfocado su trabajo de los últimos 15 años en educar a personal docente y padres de familia sobre matrimonio, inteligencia emocional y psicología infantil y del adolescente. Durante más de diez años Pilar ha diseñado e impartido cursos, conferencias y talleres dirigidos a padres de familia y maestros en México, Estados Unidos, Brasil y España, siguiendo una línea científica, basándose en los estudios más relevantes y recientes. Pilar está casada desde hace 19 años y es mamá de 2 niños, de 10 y 13 años.
 

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Limited spots available
This workshop will be presented in Spanish. If you need assistance please contact epu@asfm.edu.mx. 
Total per family:  $5,100 pesos
*Payment deadline 3 days after registration


 

ELEM Book Discussion 

Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process

 Written by: Dr. Sheryl Ziegler
Educational Strands: Intellectual Growth and Development
Dates: Wednesday, October 7th and 14th, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Online Platform: Zoom Session (link will be sent through the Friendly Reminder)
Find the book in Amazon or Book Smart.
Audience: ELEM Parents 

Book Discussion Description:    
The ultimate must-read handbook for the modern mother: a practical, and positive tool to help free women from the debilitating notion of being the "perfect mom," filled with funny and all too relatable true-life stories and realistic suggestions to stop the burnout cycle, and protect our kids from the damage burnout can cause.

Moms, do you feel tired? Overwhelmed? Have you continually put off the things you need to do for you? Do you feel like it’s all worth it because your kids are happy? Are you "over" being a mother? If you answered yes to these questions, you’re not alone. Parents today want to create an ideal childhood for their children. Women strive to become the picture-perfect Pinterest mother that looks amazing, hosts the best birthday parties, posts the most "liked" photos, and serves delicious, nutritious home-cooked meals in her neat, organized home after ferrying the kids to school and a host of extracurricular activities on time.

While noble, this drive can also be destructive, causing stress and anxiety that leads to "mommy burnout." Psychologist and family counselor Dr. Sheryl Ziegler is well-versed in the pressure that moms face, and the burden of guilt they carry because they often feel like they aren’t doing enough for their kids’ happiness. A mother of three herself, Dr. Z—as she’s affectionately known by her many patients—recognizes and understands that modern moms are all too often plagued by exhaustion, failure, isolation, self-doubt, and a general lack of self-love and their families are also feeling the effects, too.
~ Goodreads 

Our book discussions are centered around our parenting experience, author’s points of view and dialogue within its participants to come up with realistic strategies that will support our parenting journey. During this session, we will go over content shared by the author to broaden our understanding of how we view ourselves, our expectations for ourselves and our family, and our role as parents. Join us in this unique experience as we share our feelings, thoughts, knowledge, and strategies that have built our unique parenting style.
Want to get ready for the book discussion session? Watch the video: https://www.drsherylziegler.com/book

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Limited spots available
This book club has no cost


 

MSHS Book Discussion 

“Pandemic Aftermath: How Coronavirus Changes Global Society” 

Written by: Trond Undheim
Educational Strands: Intellectual Growth and Development
Dates: Tuesdays, November 3rd and 10th, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Online Platform: Zoom Session (link will be sent through the Friendly Reminder)
Find the book in Amazon or Book Smart.
Audience: MSHS Parents 

We are in the pandemic now, but what happens next?

The book offers five ways to look at the coming future, crafted as scenarios, based on the author's study of the forces of disruption that brought on the pandemic. It offers suggestions to remedy its consequences, or even enable segments of society to thrive on it.

The first portion of the book is non-fiction. The second portion is a scenario-based novel, the book charts new territory by interweaving the grim reality of 2020 with the first-person exploration of the next decade as if we were already in it.

The five scenarios considered are: Borderless world, Nation-state renewal, Two worlds apart, Hobbesian chaos, and Status Quo.

Trond Arne Undheim is a futurist, speaker, entrepreneur, and former director of MIT Startup Exchange, based outside of Boston. Trained as a social scientist with a career in technology and innovation, he is the CEO and co-founder of Yegii, a search engine for industry professionals, providing collective intelligence.

Trond holds a Ph.D. in the future of work and artificial intelligence and cognition. Undheim is the author of Leadership From Below (2008) and Disruption Games (2020). His next book will be on the future of technology.

~ Amazon

Our book discussions are centered around our parenting experience, author’s points of view and dialogue within its participants to come up with realistic strategies that will support our parenting journey. During this session, we will go over content shared by the author to broaden our understanding of how we view ourselves, our expectations for ourselves and our family, and our role as parents. Join us in this unique experience as we share our feelings, thoughts, knowledge, and strategies that have built our unique parenting style.

Want to get ready for the book discussion session? Read this article from Forbes: The Covid-19 Domino Effect, What is Next?

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Limited spots available
This book club has no cost

 



 

It Starts With YOU! 

Underage Drinking - Alcohol Prevention Conference
Educational Strand: Wellness & Health
This alcohol prevention conference offers parents a panel of experts that address the physical, emotional, social, and legal implications of underage drinking. 
Conference on Underage Drinking -  Alcohol Prevention

Facilitators: 
Lili Gonzalez, MSHS Psychologist
Dr. Lucero Espino, MSHS Doctor
Paty Barragan, ASFM Lawyer
Gaby Maiz, Eagle Parent University Coordinator
Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
Time: 7:00  - 8:30 pm.
Online Platform: Zoom - LINK will be sent through a friendly reminder.
Audience: 5th Grade and MS Parents

Course description: During this conference parents will be informed about the physical, emotional, social, and legal implications of underage drinking. In addition, parents will create a network to provide their children with guidelines and strategies to prevent underage drinking. Throughout the conference, we invite parents to join a cultural change by preventing underage alcohol consumption, starting at home, reaffirming at school, and therefore transcending to our community.

Descripción del Curso: Durante esta conferencia, los padres serán informados sobre las implicaciones físicas, emocionales, sociales y legales del consumo de alcohol en menores de edad. Además, los padres crearán una red para proporcionar a sus hijos pautas y estrategias para evitar el consumo de alcohol entre menores de edad. A lo largo de la conferencia, invitamos a los padres a unirse a un cambio cultural mediante la prevención del consumo de alcohol en menores de edad, comenzando en casa, reafirmándose en la escuela y, por lo tanto, trascendiendo a nuestra comunidad.
 

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This workshop has no cost and will be presented in Spanish. If you need assistance please contact epu@asfm.edu.mx. 


 

ASFM Holiday Market - Third Edition


Welcome to the third edition of the ASFM Holiday Market. Thank you for your interest in applying as an entrepreneur for this event.

This time around, we will offer this entrepreneur opportunity in a different format due to the situation we are living in nowadays. We will create a Google presentation, published as a PDF format, and advertised on the EPU webpage from November 3rd through December 11th. We will use ASFM's communication channels to promote the market, and you will be able to share the PDF with Friends & Family. Each participant will donate money to ASFM's program "Reaching Out" and send me proof of payment. The amount of your donation will be up to you, considering that we are going through economic hardships. You will have enough space on your google slide to add pictures, contact information, and links to your web page or products. The sale will be made directly through your contact information. 

Please fill out the following form and include pictures of your products,  logo, links, and contact information. Before we publish your product, we need to go over the information shared and will give you recommendations as required. Be advised that product sales approval is based on the ASFM vision and mission. Once the products are approved, we will contact you via email to ask for the donation proof of deposit and share the google presentation.

Warm Regards
PTA & EPU Teams

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Suicide Prevention Session
ASFM Supporting World Suicide Awareness Month

Educational Strand: Social-Emotional Development and Wellness & Health
Speakers: 
Lili Gonzalez, MSHS psychologist
Monica Acosta, MSHS psychologist
Format: Conference 
Date: September 30th, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom - link will be provided a day before the conference through the Friendly Reminder
Audience: MSHS Parents 
Free of Charge 
 
Session Description: In this session, we will clarify myths and research-based truths about suicide, share the world's, México's, and ASFM's trends in behavioral risks, as well as identify warning signs. We will also transfer existing protocols and procedures to monitor ASFM's middle and high school students' mental health and practical ideas and resources to start and maintain conversations with your children on relevant topics such as suicide and behavior concerns. 

About Lilia González: Lily has been MS and HS Psychologist at ASFM for over ten years and is Head of the MSHS Wellbeing Department. She has years of experience as a High School teacher and College professor at Tec de Monterrey, where she also developed and coordinated a program to support students at risk. Lilyi has worked as a school psychologist in other private local institutions. For several years, she coordinated the curriculum department at the American Institute of Monterrey. Lily is a Licenced Psychologist who graduated at UDEM, has a Master's degree in Higher Education, and is a certified Bilingual Teacher by the state of Texas. She has received Digital Badge in Inclusion Certification and programs for Trauma interventions, among others. She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

About Mónica Acosta: She is the School Psychologist for MS and HS at ASFM. She has 18 years of experience working in the Support Services Department, as a Learning Specialist and Psychologist both at ASFM in Monterrey and at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana in Honduras. She has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in International Teaching, and a Masters in Children and Teen's Clinical Psychology. She has received Digital Badges in Early Childhood and Inclusion Certification programs.

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