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
Solution Series Library

ADHD and Autism: Help Your Child Thrive

Challenges & Solutions

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 ADHD or Autism with low support needs. Many parents of children with special needs report higher than average levels of stress and conflict. Often anxiety or depression can look like misbehavior. Children with special needs may not respond to the discipline techniques that work for other children. Diagnosis like Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD 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 provide strategies to:

  • Help your child make and maintain friendships
  • Establish rules and routines that create joyful family time
  • Become and advocate for your child’s needs
  • Apply positive discipline for children with ADHD or other special needs
Ages
Special Needs Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication cooperation discipline rules/routines special needs
Facebook Live

Facebook Live College Acceptances, Rejections and Launch

Challenges & Solutions

Join hosted Facebook Live panel discussion. Read our summary of this discussion below then click on the lesson to access the video and information about our Experts.

College acceptance and rejections are an emotional roller coaster of anticipation, elation, and disappointment. If you remember trying to guess the contents of your college decision envelope by how thick it was, some things have changed. While college decisions may be delivered through email, web portals, or even instagram now, the emotional experience is the same. How do you prepare them and how do you prepare yourself? After this class you will be able to:

  • Support your child navigate the big emotions of the application process
  • Make decisions about the next steps
  • Determine when college is not the next step
Ages
Parenting Essentials Teens & Young Adults
Tags
college communication rejections
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

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

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

Skillsoft Exclusive: Positive Relationships with Your Adult Children

March 16, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

When do our children become adults? 18? 21? When they clear their stuff out of our basement? Is 30 the new 21? Do we need to “let go” or silence ourselves now? How do we stay connected and adjust expectations as our children mature? This class will help you: 

  • Think well about navigating your ever changing role 
  • Enjoy your offspring as they grow and develop. 
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication independence