Recorded Class

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

26/10/2021 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

 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
Ages
PreNatal Infant Toddlers & Preschoolers
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birth brain development communication wellness
Recorded Class

Tweens and Teens: Planning for Independence (The Hartford)

20/10/2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

As children enter adolescence, they have a natural desire for independence. Teenagers’ desire for freedom can be scary for parents/caregivers, however, it is what gradually turns your adolescent into a healthy adult.  

Class participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize key factors in adolescent brain development that influence behavior 
  • Identify factors that make independence during adolescence “risky” 
  • Recognize the consequences of restricting independence  
  • Identify and apply steps in planning with teens for situations that strengthen the independence 
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
brain development independence parent-child relationship worries
Solution Series Library

MIT OEOP Parent Solutions Library

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).

Congratulations – your child is a successful student who has been recognized for their talent and achievement. 

Now, what steps can you take to help them cope with teen emotions and get ready for independence? 
For gifted students and their families, acceptance into a rigorous program is just the beginning. Help your child be ready for a bright future – support them to:

  • Manage stress
  • Recognize the importance of self-care
  • Find balance between commitments and connections
  • Build “emotional intelligence” that will strengthen mental health
  • Communicate in positive ways that deepen relationships

These quick recorded classes give you tools and information to help your child make the most of this opportunity and set them on the path for success.


Ages
Teens & Young Adults
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arguments brain development communication confidence cooperation discipline emotions fighting friendships gifted students independence motivation patience relationship relationships safety school self care stress teens
Solution Series Library

Help Your Tweens and Teens Thrive Even When They Think You Are Ridiculous

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).

The teenage years can be exciting times of growth, but can be a strain on your relationship. As your child enters the tween and teen years their brain changes in ways that cause them to find their tribe of peers. This may mean that they are less likely to seek the advice and validation of adults but it doesn’t mean they don’t need your calm, consistent guidance. After taking classes in the Help Your Tweens and Teens Thrive Even When They Think You Are Ridiculous series caregivers will be able to: 

  • Start and maintain an open dialogue 
  • Develop an authentic and honest relationship with your child 
  • Support your child in dealing with his/her social life 
  • Discuss difficult subjects openly and positively 
  • Apply steps to navigate teens’ romantic relationships with trust, compassion, clarity and consistency 
  • Learn positive discipline that works
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Teens & Young Adults
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behavior brain development character communication conversation discipline emotions feelings health independence listening misbehavior relationship romance rules safety self care sex talking values
Solution Series Library

Inspire School Success for Middle & High School Students

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).

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
Ages
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
Solution Series Library

Inspire School Success for Elementary School Students

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).

The Inspire School Success series for parents of elementary school children 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 child 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.

Participants in this class series will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of mindset to school success 
  • Help children complete homework without conflict
  • Appreciate and develop gratitude practices
  • Inspire important conversations to strengthen relationships and build character 
  • Create positive routines that support your child’s success in school

Ages
School Age
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academic loss adhd anxiety autism brain development communication current events emotions forgetful gifted students homework messy motivation news organized relationships remote school school school success special needs worries
Solution Series Library

Be Your Child’s Emotions Coach

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).

Children who recognize and can manage their emotions as well as recognize and influence the emotions of others tend to be more successful. You play a big role in teaching your child those important skills. You do it through modeling and other approaches which you may not recognize as important to our child’s development. Parents who access the “Be Your Child’s Emotions Coach” library will be able to:

  • Identify the nature of Emotional Intelligence and how to strengthen it in yourself and your children
  • Recognize the effect of Emotional Intelligence on your child’s long term success and well-being
  • Coach children to develop problem solving skills and recognize the importance of these skills
  • Recognize the power of relationships in learning to cope with strong emotions and the meaning and impact of being your child’s “calm center”
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School Age
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brain development calm communication emotions feelings grief happy loss problems protest racism resilience safety
Solution Series Library

Little Kids, Happy Learners

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).

Parents of young children strongly influence their child’s future school success through play and other kinds of social interaction. Play helps children to develop curiosity about the world, take initiative, develop problem solving skills, as well as apply focused attention and persistence to tasks. Your interest, questions and comments help build your child’s capacities for future success as a student. In the library Little Kids, Happy Learners parents will gain the following important skills:

  • Applying strategies that make the most of everyday conversations and activities to promote your child’s learning
  • Recognize how to decide what type of early education you want your child to participate in
  • Helping your child  make transitions into early care settings like meeting a new caregiver or starting preschool or kindergarten
Ages
Toddlers & Preschoolers
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brain development childcare communication independent children kindergarten learning motivation nannies preschool school school transition
Solution Series Library

Get Ready for Baby & Enjoy the First Year

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 class series covers the basics for parents from pregnancy through baby’s first year. You know you are about to have a life changing experience but you may not be able to imagine it. Parents who take time to learn about pregnancy and birth tend to have increased confidence during labor and delivery, improved birth outcomes and a higher likelihood of breastfeeding. Learning about caring for your baby and your body before birth will strengthen family well-being. 

The early weeks after birth can be confusing and exhausting while you and your baby learn how to manage feeding and sleeping. Learn about your baby’s early needs and development so you are ready to adapt to life with your newborn. Strategies that balance their needs with yours really make a difference.  Infants thrive when parents recognize temperament, how the baby learns, and how your early weeks together can be enhanced when you create rhythms and routines to care for the baby and yourself. 

This Peace At Home Parenting Solutions Library provides needed guidance to pregnant and postpartum parents of infants up to one year of age. Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize risks to pregnant women and newborn babies, especially for women of color
  • Identify action steps you can take to protect your health and your baby
  • Work together with your medical provider to help you build a healthy birth through informed consent and other strategies
  • Recognize and respond effectively to your newborn’s needs and cues
  • Identify and apply positive solutions to common concerns during baby’s first year
  • Recognize the importance of self-care to create balance and family well-being, especially when parents return to work
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PreNatal Infant
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attachment baby birth brain development childcare feeding nursing pregnancy prenatal sleep working