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11.3.21 Kids and Therapy: Let’s Talk

November 3, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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How do I know if my child needs therapy? 

What is my role in my child’s therapy? 

How do I know if therapy is working? 

Children develop in unique ways and there is a wide range of behaviors that may be normal for a given child. Some children are especially sensitive, others tend toward the more active, even aggressive side. Parents help children cope with negative emotions and learn to regulate their 

behavior. This is all part of typical child development and the challenges of being a parent At times, children’s difficulties managing their own feelings and their behavior may become more serious or they may last longer than a few weeks. If children are having problems in more than one setting (both at home and at school), if they appear distressed or upset for more than a few weeks, if your efforts to address the problem have not been successful and if their behavior is getting in the way of their normal activities, it may be time to seek guidance from a therapist. 

This class will help you think about how to choose a therapist and what to expect from the therapy experience for your child. You will learn practical ways that you can be helpful to your child and ways you can expect your child’s therapist to help both you and your child. You will learn about the importance of setting realistic goals and how to know if your child and your family are making progress towards those goals. Therapy can make a positive difference for your child and for your relationship, especially when you know how to be an active and positive part of the process.

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School Age Teens & Young Adults
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anxiety depression problems therapist therapy
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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Recorded Class

4.28.20 The Hartford Parenting Children with Special Needs: Anxiety, ADHD and Autism

April 20, 2020 12:00 pm 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.

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or confused about your child’s struggles?  

Do you find yourself struggling to stay calm?  

Do strategies that worked with other kids seems to have no impact?  

You are not alone. 

This class will help you:  

  • Recognize that your child’s challenging behaviors may be strategies to help him manage the world around him and handle his inner turmoil 
  • Identify the nature of self-regulation and co-regulation and how these practices will support your child and strengthen your relationship with her 
  • Apply simple strategies to handle day-to-day challenges 
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add adhd anxiety autism special needs
Recorded Class

4.20.20 The Hartford Help Your Child Feel Safe in a Unpredictable World

April 20, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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It can be a challenge to help your child feel safe when the world around us and the media are constantly showing fearful events. Children are especially at risk if they have not learned skills to cope with fear and other stressors. In our complicated world, it is particularly important for parents to recognize that we are the filters through which our children see that world. 

Participants in this class will be able to: 

  • Develop perspective during difficult times 
  • Identify anxiety and stress 
  • Define self-regulation and co-regulation and help children do the same 
  • Identify and apply strategies that help both adults and children feel safer even in difficult times 
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School Age Teens & Young Adults
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anxiety emotions safety
Live Class

10.12.21 Help Anxious Children with Mindfulness

October 12, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

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 will be able to apply simple, practical strategies that will:
– Reduce stress
– Increase happiness
– Improve family relationships.

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anxiety mindfulness
Recorded Class

4.20.21 FacebookLive Talking to Kids about Gun Violence_Free

April 20, 2021 8:00 pm EDT/EST

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Previously 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.

Join us 8pm April 20th for “Talking to Kids about Gun Violence.” Watch our “Peace At Home Parenting” Facebook page for this month’s upcoming Live Facebook Event.Parents are asking us about helping kids deal with recent violent events. Our most important suggestion is to manage what’s on the screen. Even when kids seem engrossed in activities, they are picking up on what is going on around them. Each time young children see an image of a violent act, they believe it is happening at that moment, even if it is the same image shown over and and over again.

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School Age Teens & Young Adults
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anxiety emotions
Solution Series Library

Positive Parent Sampler

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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
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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anxiety attachment behavior calm co-parenting communication cooperation depression divorce emotions feelings grandchildren grandparents helicopter misbehavior parenting styles patience perfectionism self care separated step parent stress trauma
Solution Series Library

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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Solution Series Library

Inspire School Success for Middle & High School Students

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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).

The Inspire School Success series for parents of middle and high school youth offers inspiration and strategies you can use to help your child enter the classroom with confidence, character, and the tools they need to succeed. Help your tweens and teens regulate their emotions and communicate effectively so that they can engage and learn. Parents, students, and teachers have all endured the challenges of an unusually tough year that has led to academic and social loss for many. This series covers clear, actionable ways to inspire meaningful conversations and develop routines at home that support social-emotional health, reduce conflict and foster a sense of gratitude and safety. Gain the information and techniques you need to help your tween or teen confidently enter school as you look towards graduation, the college admissions process, other post-graduate plans and beyond. 

Participants in this class series will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of mindset to school success 
  • Help tweens and teens complete homework without conflict
  • Appreciate and develop gratitude practices
  • Inspire important conversations to strengthen relationships and build character

Essential Library:
School Success: Inspire Motivation and Engagement
Make Homework Work
Stress, the Brain and Emotional Well-Being in your Teen
Manage Academic Loss
Less Conflict, More Solutions
Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Teen through Daily Conversations
Support the Social Emotional Health of Gifted Teen Students

Extended Library:
Support Kids in Challenging Times: Understand and Engage in Current Events
Create Home Environments that Support Remote School Success
Approaching the College Admissions Process
Gratitude – the why and how!
Help Students Feel Safe in Challenging Times
Approaching Graduation and Beyond
Support the Social Emotional Health of Students with Special Needs

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Teens & Young Adults
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academic loss adhd anxiety appreciation autism behavior brain development college communication current events emotions feelings gifted students graduation gratitude homework motivation problem solving relationships remote school resilience safety school self care special needs stress