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11.16.21 Help Your Young Child Feel Safe and Secure

November 16, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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Young children have important basic needs to feel secure and they need family life to remain pleasurable in uncertain times. Participants will be able to: 

● Recognize the unique social-emotional needs of young children during stressful times 

● Apply parenting strategies that support children to sustain feelings of optimism and security 

● Identify realistic self-care practices that are essential to effectively support young children.

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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calm safe
Live Class

11.8.21 Technology and Young Children: How much is too much?

November 8, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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Screen time is increasing rapidly, and parents are wondering, how much is too much? This flash class will share the current screen time recommendations for young children and address why limiting screen time is important. We’ll offer guidelines for choosing high quality media as well as alternatives to the virtual babysitter. 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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screen time technology
Live Class

10.25.21 Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers

October 25, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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Does your child have meltdowns when you try to limit behaviors? 

Is your little one suddenly hitting or biting others in frustration? 

Have you tried to resolve these challenging behaviors, and nothing seems to work? You are not alone. Participants will learn 

● Why challenging behaviors are typical at this age 

● How to help children manage their impulses 

● How parents can manage their own distress when challenging behaviors occur

● Positive discipline approaches to help children recover from aggressive behaviors 

● How to implement positive routines that reduce intensely emotional and aggressive behaviors 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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communication cooperation discipline routines
Live Class

10.21.21 The Power of Play to Calm & Connect

October 21, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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Overwhelmed with your child’s challenging behaviors? 

Hoping for more patience and struggling to stay calm? 

Think sometimes there must be a better way? 

You are not alone. 

We are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. We start to feel stressed, angry, or overwhelmed just like our kids. Join us and learn practical tools to help you be a calm center for your family. 

Young children thrive in calm and playful families. Play is the best way to help your child learn and grow. It strengthens the parent-child connection, your child’s love of learning, and enthusiasm for life. Play builds social skills and improves cooperation. We’ll offer a hands-on opportunity to play with your children at this workshop, including individual coaching and discussion with our trainers. 

After this class, you will be able to: 

● Apply simple calming strategies to use every day and during challenging times

● Recognize the ways play helps your child grow, connect and cooperate

● Apply every day, simple ways of engaging in happy and meaningful play with your child 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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connection cooperation emotions
Live Class

10.26.21 Yum! Brands Exclusive: Infant/ Toddler Brain Development: Why Parents Matter So Much

October 26, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

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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.

 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 infant’s brains develop offers parents insights into how they can support their infants 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

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PreNatal Infant Toddlers and Preschoolers
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birth brain development communication wellness
Live Class

10.7.21 Skillsoft Exclusive: Taming Tantrums in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead

October 7, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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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.

Does your young child 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 young children calm down
Ways to talk with your child about their tantrums after they occur

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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communication cooperation emotions routines rules
Live Class

10.27.21 The LEGO Group Little Kids, Big Feelings

October 27, 2021 1:00 pm EDT/EST

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

In this expert-led conversation with JoAnn Robinson, PhD, and Cora Megan, MA, we will explore the reasons young children up to 5 years old react strongly and may have meltdowns – sometimes it’s predictable but other times, it’s just not!  As always, our “conversations” will include plenty of time for your questions and comments and to share your successes and challenges with each other.  Our conversation will include:

  • Ways to prevent children’s feelings of overwhelm
  • What to do when big feelings overwhelm your young child
  • How to gradually help your child cope with disappointment and frustration

If you have time, you may want to view the following flash classes from your parenting library in advance of our conversation but plan to attend either way: 

  • Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead
  • Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers
  • Technology and Young Children: How Much is Too Much?
  • Sibling Connections: Help Young Children Connect in Positive Ways

Remember, you can always check out these quick classes after our conversation if you are inspired to go deeper. And after conversations end, we’ve got your back. Join our private, monitored Facebook group or Q&A sessions to follow up on new learning and get answers. 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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feelings tantrums toddlers
Solution Series Library

Colección de clases sobre crianza positiva HCH

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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). 

Empiece a encontrar la paz en su hogar y deje que nuestros expertos le ayuden a fortalecer las mejores prácticas de crianza. Nuestra colección digital es un “Manual de estrategias para padres” que ofrece información y orientación sobre los niños y adolescentes. Encontrará estrategias basadas en evidencia que lo ayudarán a fortalecer su relación  padre-hijo, aumentar la cooperación, apoyar el éxito escolar e inspirar valor y compasión en sus chicos.

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All ages PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers and Preschoolers
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spanish
Solution Series Library

Parenting Sampler for our Heros

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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). 

Get started finding peace at home and let our experts nurture your inner parent. Our Sampler is a digital “Parenting Playbook” that offers insight and guidance about tiny ones all the way to teens. You’ll find evidence-based strategies to help you strengthen your parent-child relationship, increase cooperation, support school success and inspire courage and compassion in your kids. 

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All ages PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers and Preschoolers
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add adhd anxiety attachment behavior communication connection discipline emotions feelings misbehavior patience play potty training problems rules self care stress talking toilet training working worry yelling
Recorded Class

9.22.20 The Hartford Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers: Frazzled About Choices?

September 22, 2020 12:00 am EDT/EST

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

Let’s Talk about Care and Education Options. Do you feel uncertain about whether fall 2020 is the time for your young child to be in a classroom learning environment? Are you torn between the benefits of what social stimulation and creative teachers can do for your child and protecting your family from community spread? Did you find your child enjoyed online learning but want to do something more this fall? 

For decades, small numbers of parents of young children have joined forces to provide some of the benefits of classrooms in early care and education centers. But how to proceed when there are so many possibilities? Join us in this class on assessing and planning for your young child’s care and education experiences. In this class you will learn about: 

  • How to think about your education values for your children 
  • Well-understood models for education young children outside of classrooms 
  • What are the financial costs vs. time benefits for parents of these approaches 
  • How do you get started in finding resources to help get something off the ground 

Early childhood cooperatives have sprung up out of parents with shared values banning together to share teaching and care responsibilities. However, other options also exist from high cost nannies to shared cost, microschools, to loving, lower cost family day care homes, to learning from home with resources from public schools. 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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emotions school