- The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation invites the public to "Lift A Child Up: Practical Strategies for Helping Children Develop Healthy Self-Esteem" presented by Dr. Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FFAP. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 30 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Watertown Events Center Heritage Theater.
In her presentation, Dr. Neifert will provide practical strategies for helping children feel infinitely worthy and able to handle the choices, challenges and changes of life. Parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, counselors – all stakeholders in children's wellbeing – will learn how their daily interactions with children can either enhance or undermine self-esteem.
Dr. Neifert offers the following description of the program: Of all the awesome responsibilities parents assume, few are more daunting than helping children develop healthy self-esteem. Self-esteem – a composite inner picture about one's worth and competence – is one of the most important, and yet misunderstood, concepts in parenting. Our children's self-evaluation will impact their happiness, academic success, relationships, creativity, ambitions, perseverance, resilience, and problem-solving. The conviction that one is both loveable and capable does not make children conceited, selfish or spoiled, or engender a sense of entitlement. Rather, healthy self-esteem describes appropriate self-acceptance, self-love, and self-confidence that serve as the foundation for self-improvement and the basis for all social concern for others. No wonder instilling healthy self-esteem in our children has been called the ultimate yardstick of parenting.
Dr. Neifert, nationally known as Dr. Mom®, is an exceptional motivational speaker who addresses sizzling topics on work-life balance, positive parenting, breastfeeding promotion and management, positive psychology, and spirituality. In addition to being a dynamic professional speaker, renowned pediatrician, best-selling author, and medical educator, Dr. Mom is the mother of five adult children—all born during her medical training—and the grandmother of seven. She combines her professional expertise, personal experience, and practical wisdom to offer sage advice about a host of topics. Dr. Neifert has enchanted audiences in 48 states and internationally.
Prior to the presentation a social hour will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Watertown Events Center is located at 1901 9th Ave SW in Watertown, SD. Please register to attend online at www.prairielakes.com or by calling 882-7631.
This program is being offered free of charge thanks to the cooperation of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation and the South Dakota Department of Health WIC Program. Funding for speaker provided through the South Dakota Department of Health WIC Program.