Solution Series Library

Manchester MECC Library

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Solutions Series Library of parenting videos available on demand Handouts

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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).

Little Kids, Big Transitions: What Really Helps

Learning to use the potty and entering kindergarten are two important transitions that can be stressful for both parents and children. You and your child will have a much easier time with both of these big changes when you know what to expect and have a plan. Parents who view these classes will be able to:

  • Recognize the challenges young children face in managing emotions
  • Recognize signs of readiness in your child and in yourself to start the potty training process
  • Identify activities you can use to help your child prepare for a new school experience
  • Apply effective strategies that support your child to be successful at potty training 
  • Apply effective strategies that will help your child be ready to enter kindergarten with less stress
Ages
Toddlers and Preschoolers
Tags
childcare kindergarten potty training school school transition toilet training transition
Recorded Class

06.21.21 Skillsoft Money & Kids: Raise Financially Responsible Children

June 21, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

Many of us had to learn the hard way about managing money, credit and planning. Some of us are still struggling with these issues. Whether you are a fiscal wizard or a beginner, you can teach your children essential financial literacy. The skills you teach your children will help them develop habits that will enrich the rest of their lives. Understanding the nature of money, what it can and cannot do, and how to make it work in your life are all learned skills you can help children acquire right now. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the nature of financial literacy and why it is important 
  • Identify key concepts and skills to teach to children by age group 
  • Recognize the difference between a Roth and traditional IRA and what to teach children about those financial tools 
  • Reflect on your own financial literacy and how you are doing as a role model 
  • Identify debt danger signals 
  • Apply practical methods of teaching financial literacy using a structured child budget and allowance method 
Ages
School Age
Tags
childcare learning
Recorded Class

05.17.21 YUM! Brands Build an Extraordinary Relationship with Your Teen

May 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

Raising healthy children with the ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, technology, and shelter-in-place – welcome to the tween and teen years! This interactive online class will include a conversation about parenting the independent, emerging adult while still nurturing the playful child within.

We will talk specifically about building relationships during this very unpredictable time. You will have the opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Participants will be able to:
* Initiate and maintain an open dialogue
* Support your child’s social life
* Broach the difficult subjects

Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
childcare learning parents relationship worries
Recorded Class

04.19.21 YUM Brands! Money and Kids: Raise Financially Responsible Children

April 19, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

Many of us had to learn the hard way about managing money, credit and planning. Some of us are still struggling with these issues. Whether you are a fiscal wizard or a beginner, you can teach your children essential financial literacy. The skills you teach your children will help them develop habits that will enrich the rest of their lives. Understanding the nature of money, what it can and cannot do, and how to make it work in your life are all learned skills you can help children acquire right now. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the nature of financial literacy and why it is important 
  • Identify key concepts and skills to teach to children by age group 
  • Recognize the difference between a Roth and traditional IRA and what to teach children about those financial tools 
  • Reflect on your own financial literacy and how you are doing as a role model 
  • Identify debt danger signals 
  • Apply practical methods of teaching financial literacy using a structured child budget and allowance method 

Ages
School Age
Tags
childcare learning
Recorded Class

02.15.21 YUM Brands! Teens in Love: Romantic Relationships, Dating & Health in the New Normal

February 15, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

Learning to have romantic relationships and deal with sexually maturing bodies are essential tasks of healthy teen development. As the parents, you may feel as unprepared as your kids feel to navigate this ever-changing stage. While adolescents sometimes act like they know it all, they often feel vulnerable and unprepared for the social and sexual realities of romantic relationships. And the same may be true for you – maybe you are wondering how do I support exploration and independence while keeping my child safe, especially during these challenging times. 

Participants in this class will be able to 

  • Apply steps to navigate teens’ romantic relationships with trust, compassion, clarity and consistency 
  • Identify strategies to balance monitoring with trust 
  • Recognize the connections between physical and romantic relationships with parental relationship health 
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
childcare learning
Recorded Class

09.21.20 YUM! Brands School Success in the New Normal

September 21, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

Are you tired of being the homework police?
Struggling to strengthen your child’s commitment to the school?
Do you sometimes think there must be a better way?
You will learn how to support your child’s learning and motivation and, when needed, to advocate in meaningful ways for your child’s academic success.

After this class recording, you will be able to:
*Partner with your child and, as needed, your child’s teacher to set up successful homework practices
*Recognize who “owns” any given school problem and how to respond effectively
*Apply simple, practical methods of inspiring your child’s motivation in school

Ages
School Age
Tags
childcare homework learning school
Recorded Class

04.14.21 CVS Money and Kids: Raise Financially Responsible Children

April 14, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

Many of us had to learn the hard way about managing money, credit and planning. Some of us are still struggling with these issues. Whether you are a fiscal wizard or a beginner, you can teach your children essential financial literacy. The skills you teach your children will help them develop habits that will enrich the rest of their lives. Understanding the nature of money, what it can and cannot do, and how to make it work in your life are all learned skills you can help children acquire right now. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the nature of financial literacy and why it is important 
  • Identify key concepts and skills to teach to children by age group 
  • Recognize the difference between a Roth and traditional IRA and what to teach children about those financial tools 
  • Reflect on your own financial literacy and how you are doing as a role model 
  • Identify debt danger signals 
  • Apply practical methods of teaching financial literacy using a structured child budget and allowance method 
Ages
School Age
Tags
childcare learning
Recorded Class

05.24.21 CHN Building an Extraordinary Relationship with your Teen through Everyday Conversations

May 24, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, technology and shelter-in-place – welcome to the tween and teen years! This digital class will include a conversation about parenting the independent, emerging adult while still nurturing the playful child within.

We will talk specifically about building relationships during this very unpredictable time. You will have the opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Participants will be able to:

  • Initiate and maintain an open dialogue
  • Support your child’s social life
  • Broach the difficult subjects
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
child care childcare learning parents relationship worries
Recorded Class

09.16.20 CHN School Success: Inspire Motivation

September 16, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

 Does your child seem unmotivated, stressed or just bored when it comes to school? 

           Do you play homework police instead of connecting positively with your child? 

          Are you confused about what will really help? 

Many parents feel overwhelmed or out of the loop when it comes to their kids’ education. How can you nurture your child’s education and support engagement in learning? This class will help support your child’s learning and motivation in ways that work. You will discover how to advocate in meaningful ways when necessary.  

After this class you will be able to: 

  • Recognize and address your child’s progress and needs 
  • Partner with your child and, as needed, your child’s teacher to set up successful homework practices 
  • Apply simple, practical methods of inspiring your child’s motivation without taking over 
  • Identify when and how to contact a teacher about your child’s school challenges 
Ages
School Age
Tags
childcare homework learning school
Recorded Class

09.08.20 MIT Opening Up and Back to School: Help Tweens and Teens Stay Safe

September 8, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

Many parents and caregivers are concerned about how to plan for opening up our activities, businesses and schools during this pandemic. This class will help parents of tweens and teens to plan, with their families, how to be safe while rejoining our communities in-person and making the back to school transition.  

After this class you will be able to: 

  • Recognize the relative risks and benefits of social interaction for tweens and teens 
  • Apply effective approaches to talking with tweens and teens about protecting themselves and their families 
  • Develop a plan for navigating opening up and back to school transitions 
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
child care childcare learning