Family Employee Resource Group: Being Responsive to Your Child’s Cues

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of recognizing and paying attention to children’s cues
  2. Understand the types of cues children send
  3. Understand how to respond to your children’s cues in a way that is supportive

Humans communicate all of the time without ever speaking. Children are no different. Children send us cues to tell us what they need and want. In this session, parents and caregivers will learn the importance of recognizing their children’s cues, understanding what those cues might be communicating, and responding in a way that builds strong and supportive relationships.

About the Speaker: Courtney Aldrich

As part of the MSU Extension Child and Family Development team, Courtney teaches parents and caregivers about child development, learning, and strategies for caregiving practices. She provides virtual and in-person programming at schools, conferences, libraries, and training venues with community partners throughout Michigan. A former early childhood professional, Courtney earned her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Eastern Michigan University.