Live Class

Omnicom Exclusive: Working from Home While Caring for Kids: Strategies That Work

February 3, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for Omnicom. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Where we work affects how we work and while we may enjoy some of the convenience of working from home, we also can run up against the challenge of living where we work. There are many emotions tangled in the day-to-day and also in the uncertainty and lack of control. We are here to help you strike the balance between professional productivity and peaceful parenting – all from home.

In this class we will help you to:

  • Find perspective
  • Identify strategies  to build resilience
  • Define your expectations and understand limits
  • Make it work –  Finding your routine
Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
rules/routines technology
Live Class

Mental Health Essentials for Parents: Knowledge and Skills to Support Your Child (MIT)

March 30, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for MIT. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

All children are sad, anxious, irritable, or aggressive at times. Occasionally kids find it challenging to sit still, pay attention, or interact with others. In most cases, these are just typical phases in their development. However, these behaviors may indicate a more serious problem in some children. Without attention, these mental health conditions can prevent children from reaching their full potential. 

Whether your child is doing fine and you want to  prevent future mental health issues, or your child just  doesn’t seem like their usual self, or has actually  declared suicidal thoughts, you can help.  

Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify and apply relationship strategies and everyday habits that support good mental health in children and teens. 
  • Recognize the impact of parents’ mental health on the family. 
  • Recognize and respond to signs in children and teens that more mental health support is needed.
Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
emotions Health/Wellness mental health teen safety
Live Class

Anxious Children: What Really Helps? (MIT)

March 9, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for MIT. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Does any of this sound like your child? 

  • Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate 
  • Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations 
  • Constant worry 
  • Avoiding situations or places because of fears 
  • Complaints of frequent stomach aches or headaches 
  • Sudden and frequent panic attacks 

Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone. One in three children will experience an anxiety disorder before adulthood. Unless treated, many will grow up to be anxious adults. This class will help you better understand the nature of anxiety, refrain from reinforcing your child’s distress by accommodating behaviors, and apply simple strategies to handle day to day challenges. 

Ages
Parenting Essentials School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication emotions mental health special needs
Recorded Class

Parenting Check-Up: New Year’s Resolutions and Beyond

January 18, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

Previously hosted live class. Access the recording and handouts by clicking on the Course Lesson below.

Even the most positive parents lose their way from time to time. The most amazing and challenging part of being a parent is that as soon as you think you have it figured out, your child goes and changes! This session will be a time to reflect on the big picture and assess what you want to keep about your parenting approaches and where you want to make some specific, positive changes. 

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication cooperation discipline emotions rules/routines
Live Class

Omnicom Exclusive class: Keep Calm and Pass it on: How to help your child deal with stress

February 11, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for Omnicom. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Everyone encounters stress and it can actually be good for our bodies and brains—if we know how to cope with it. Learn a variety of techniques to reduce your stress, in the moment and over the long term.

After this session, educators and parents will be able to:

Apply practical strategies to teach children about how their brain works and what they can do to optimize brain health

Practice effective stress reduction techniques you can teach to children

Ages
Parenting Essentials School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication emotions mental health
Live Class

Positive Discipline for Peace At Home

March 23, 2022 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Are you raising your voice too often and wishing for more patience? 

Are you concerned that you are too strict or too easy? 

Do you sometimes think there must be a better way? 

You are not alone. 

Join us for this interactive, engaging workshop to gain the simple, practical tools you need to raise the children you really want – cooperative, confident and connected positively with family and friends. 
During this class, you will discover myths that keep parents repeating ineffective discipline techniques that can actually increase misbehavior. You will learn evidence-based, straightforward strategies that increase and sustain child compliance, support child self-worth and strengthen your parent-child relationship. 

Ages
School Age
Tags
cooperation discipline rules/routines
Live Class

Manage Screen Time: End the Power Struggles

March 23, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Screen time is a red-hot issue between parents and children. Parents complain they can’t get screen time under control and kids can’t seem to get enough. Over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. Class participants will learn practical solutions to this growing challenge. 

Participants will be able to: 

● Identify the opportunities and challenges of screen time 

● Recognize ways that parents may contribute to the problem 

● Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction

● Identify screen free zones for your family 

● Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family 

Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication rules/routines technology
Live Class

Yum! Brands Exclusive: Family Mindfulness for Fun and Calm

March 22, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for Yum! Brands. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Parents are feeling especially stretched thin and stressed out during this new normal. Demands are coming at you from many directions while you learn to do almost every daily routine in a new way. Bringing your full attention to the present moment has never been more important nor more challenging. The good news is that there are many simple daily practices that can bring you and your children back to the here and now and have fun doing it. 

Participants in this class will be able to apply simple, practical strategies that will:

● Reduce stress 

● Increase happiness 

● Improve family relationships. 

Ages
School Age Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
emotions mental health
Live Class

Find Time For Fitness When There’s No Time At All

March 16, 2022 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

We parents of young children have too much to do and not enough time to do it. So certain things fall off the to-do list, and fitness is usually one of the first to go. At the same time, we know deep down that we are more patient and positive when we take at least good enough care of ourselves. 

Join us for this quick, practical class that will focus on results so that you will be able to:

● Apply strategies to quickly include fitness into your day 

● Identify fun ways to include kids in your workouts 

● Improvise new approaches when the perfect workout just isn’t possible.

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
Health/Wellness
Live Class

ADHD and Autism Why does my kid act this way?

March 16, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Many parents try punishment or persuasion to help misbehaving or withdrawn children to improve their behavior. You have likely discovered that these methods are not especially effective, especially with children who display special needs. This class will provide practical tools and strategies to help you achieve the stronger connections and positive behaviors you are seeking.

Ages
School Age
Tags
communication emotions mental health special needs