Solution Series Library

Child Life: Help Your Child Cope with Medical Issues, Hospital Stays and Disabilities

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Our Solution Series Libraries are developed around a specific parenting challenge. Each Series includes a collection of hand-picked, easily digestible (15 min+/-) videos which unlock a key piece of the parenting puzzle.  Read our summary of this Series below then click on each lesson to access the class description, video, handouts, and information about our Expert(s).

When your child is coping with medical issues, communication is key to helping them adjust to challenges. It can be difficult to know how much information to share and how best to discuss it with your child. While it is human nature to want to reassure kids that it is no big deal, or that “it doesn’t hurt,” kids deserve the truth in a way that they can understand and helps them feel supported. Classes in this series address health related issues as simple as brushing teeth everyday or as complex as preparing for surgery. Participants will be able to 

  • Apply strategies that help children cope with hospitalization and healthcare experiences
  • Recognize the value of play in preparing for medical procedures
  • Identify tips for using gentle honesty about difficult topics
  • Prepare children to visit a loved one in the hospital
  • Apply effective ways to stay connected to loved ones in the hospital
  • Support children through loss and grief
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Solution Series Library

Parenting Essentials – Let’s Talk About You

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Our Solution Series Libraries are developed around a specific parenting challenge. Each Series includes a collection of hand-picked, easily digestible (15 min+/-) videos which unlock a key piece of the parenting puzzle.  Read our summary of this Series below then click on each lesson to access the class description, video, handouts, and information about our Expert(s).

Parenting is a demanding job that takes lots of physical and emotional energy. If you are stressed or exhausted it is difficult to be the parent that you want to be – regardless of how much parenting education you seek! Well-being includes your emotional, social, mental and physical health. It depends on feeling like you can cope with daily stressors, having a sense of purpose and generally enjoying life. Parents with a strong sense of wellbeing can manage difficult emotions, make time for supportive relationships and for doing things they enjoy. The purpose of this library is to help you achieve wellbeing by reflecting on your own needs and considering how your personal history may be affecting your parent-child relationships. This series will help you:

  • Recognize symptoms of distress that you may be ignoring and would benefit from attention
  • Consider beliefs and ideas that may be getting in the way of wellbeing and positive parenting
  • Address specific challenges such as getting on the same page with your co-parent and handling stepparenting relationships
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What’s Mindfulness and Why is it so Important

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Our Solution Series Libraries are developed around a specific parenting challenge. Each Series includes a collection of hand-picked, easily digestible (15 min+/-) videos which unlock a key piece of the parenting puzzle. Read our summary of this Series below then click on each lesson to access the class description, video, handouts, and information about our Expert(s). 

What is most delightful and sometimes maddening about children is that they are right here in this moment. They try to bring us into the present, but we often resist – cell phone in hand, shopping list in mind, eyes on the road to the future or worrying about the past. When we spend a lot of time on “auto-pilot,” life begins to feel empty and our relationship with our children can suffer. This series is focused on the meaning of mindfulness, why it is important and explores ways you can bring it into your life right this minute. In this library of classes you will learn ways to:

  • Apply strategies to respond effectively to stress in the moment.
  • Teach these practices to children, from toddlers to high school students.
  • Apply tools to use when children demonstrate challenging behaviors.
  • Make healthier choices with your time and energy to increase family connection
  • Reduce overall stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Use play to connect with each other in happy ways
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Solution Series Library

Family Wellness for Parents On the Run

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Our Solution Series Libraries are developed around a specific parenting challenge. Each Series includes a collection of hand-picked, easily digestible (15 min+/-) videos which unlock a key piece of the parenting puzzle.  Read our summary of this Series below then click on each lesson to access the class description, video, handouts, and information about our Expert(s). 

It’s often difficult to prioritize wellness for ourselves and our families, especially when life gets busy and stressful. This series will help you find ways to prioritize wellness, how to sneak movement into a hectic schedule, and how to treat yourself kindly when challenges arise. Health and wellness doesn’t have to be another added stress in your life. In fact, with the right strategies, fitness and nutrition can help you decrease stress and improve the quality of family time. In this library of classes, you will learn strategies to:

  • Incorporate more movement into your day, on your own and with your family 
  • Set realistic goals and determine steps needed to reach them
  • Develop sustainable healthy habits
  • Treat yourself and your body with kindness, teaching your children to do the same.
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Parenting Children with Special Developmental and Emotional Needs

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Our Solution Series Libraries are developed around a specific parenting challenge. Each Series includes a collection of hand-picked, easily digestible (15 min+/-) videos which unlock a key piece of the parenting puzzle.  Read our summary of this Series below then click on each lesson to access the class description, video, handouts, and information about our Expert(s).

This series addresses ways to support your child with high or special social and/or emotional needs. Many parents of children with special needs report higher than average levels of stress and conflict.  Children with special needs may not respond to the discipline techniques that work for other children. Diagnosis like Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and anxiety require behavioral support strategies that are specific to each child’s needs. Effective discipline is built on empathy and a balance between flexibility and consistency. It’s time to stop just surviving and get the tools you need to thrive and enjoy your relationship with your child as you support their growth and development.

Classes included in this series address:

  • Helping your child to make and maintain friendships
  • Helping your child get the most out of therapy
  • Supporting your child with anxiety or depression  
  • Applying positive discipline for children with ADHD
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