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
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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
rules/routines technology
Live Class

Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead (MIT)

May 24, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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 your toddler have meltdowns about even the smallest issues? 

Are you stressed about going out in public because of your toddler’s tantrums?

Have you tried to help, and nothing seems to work? 

You are not alone. Join with other parents in this online class that will put your mind at ease about this typical and challenging behavior. Class participants will learn: 

● Why tantrums occur at this age 

● How caregivers can manage their own distress during tantrums 

● Positive approaches to help toddlers calm down 

● Ways to talk with your toddler about their tantrums after they occur 

Ages
PreNatal Infant Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication emotions independence rules/routines sibling conflict
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. 

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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

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.

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

You Have Questions, We Have Answers. On the Spot, Monthly Q&A with Ruth

March 15, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class.

Got questions? Bring them on! Applying new parenting approaches often requires support. You may be changing parenting practices that have been handed down from generation to generation and we’ve got your back as doubts and frustrations may arise. And I promise, other parents will benefit when you have the courage to share your questions.  Join me, Ruth E Freeman, LCSW, founder of Peace at Home Parenting. My passion is helping parents.

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
co-parenting communication cooperation discipline independence teen safety
Live Class

In the Trenches: Navigate Challenging CoParenting Relationships

February 18, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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.

Co-parenting is often a challenge for parents living apart. The impact of constant stress and arguments can be exhausting. This course will help you recognize factors that interfere with cooperative co-parenting and provide you with concrete strategies to reduce conflict. 

By the end of this live online class parents will be able to: 

● Identify factors that keep conflict going 

● Identify and revise harmful conflict cycles 

● Develop a successful co-parenting plan 

● Apply skills to help you manage co-parenting stress 

● Apply effective strategies to manage conflict 

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
co-parenting
Live Class

Infant Toddler Brain Development: Why Parents Matter So Much

March 10, 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.

Most parents know a bit about their child’s development, especially in infancy when motor milestones are celebrated by everyone. Learning a bit more about how young children’s brains develop offers parents insights into how they can support their infants and toddlers as they eat, sleep, play, and learn. From this class you will be able to: 

● Appreciate key ideas about what’s important about brain development 

● Use fun and easy ways to support the development of lifelong learning skills starting in the child’s first year 

● Apply positive parenting solutions for supporting resilience 

Ages
PreNatal Infant Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
Health/Wellness