Why Difficult Kids Matter to All of Us

On Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, NLP Canada Training is proud to offer How to Deal with Difficult Kids, a special event in support of Trails Youth Initiatives. Registration is appreciated: call Carole at 416-928-2394 to let us know that we are expecting you.

You may not be dealing with difficult kids - at least not the kind who are actually from 4 to 14 (give or take a few years). You do have to deal with people who resist connection, change their minds erratically, and seem to have brains that work quite differently than yours. You sometimes want to connect and make a difference under very difficult circumstances.

On April 12, you have a rare opportunity to learn how people from three different fields have been successful in making positive, useful connections under difficult circumstances. 

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Nick Babiuk is Programme Director at Trails Youth Initiatives. He is also an NLP Practitioner trained here at NLP Canada Training. He will talk about the work he does at Trails .  Trails takes 10 girls and 10 boys from Toronto middle schools and puts them through an extraordinary four-year program that gets extraordinary results.  Here is the description of their criteria for selection:

"The criteria for selection are simple – perhaps best explained by one teacher’s testimony. When asked to identify the kids in her class who she thought would benefit from Trails, the teacher could name the kids at the top for their excellence and she could name the kids at the bottom for their turbulence. She could not remember the names of the kids in the middle. Trails wants those kids who are lost in the middle, the ones not previously identified as either the problems or the superstars. Those invisible kids are the ones that need Trails for they are the ones in danger of falling through the cracks."

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Kathleen Milligan is a Master Practitioner of NLP and a member of the NLP Canada Training Advisory Board. Her practice includes children who have yet to be born (she works with fertility clients and moms-to-be) and many more who have hit bumpy spots and been referred to her by schools, doctors or other practitioners. She combines hypnosis, NLP, EFT and energy psychology in a unique blending that helps children connect with their strengths and with the people around them.

Finally, we'll hear from John Dafos of Gifted Learning. John has taught middle school kids in some very challenging schools. He is a gifted speaker and educator who tells stories about how he has reached kids who seemed lost and shown them how to believe in themselves and do the work they need to do. 

You might not be dealing with difficult kids. But wouldn't you like to be better at accepting people in difficulty, building rapport with people who are angry or resistant, and finding solid ground for moving forward when everything around you seems to be swamp? Our speakers can share stories that will give you fresh ideas on how to approach the "difficult kids" in your life, however old they may be.

Of course, you might be a parent, teacher, coach, counsellor or therapist who deals with kids. If you are, you will enjoy our three speakers as they share their passion for making a difference in the lives of young people. 


Call  416-928-2394 OR EMAIL news@nlpcanada.com. 47 Queen’s Park Cres. E., Toronto, ON, M5S 2C3