Solution Series Library

ADHD and Autism: Help Your Child Thrive

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 series addresses ways to support your child with ADHD or Autism with low support needs. Many parents of children with special needs report higher than average levels of stress and conflict. Often anxiety or depression can look like misbehavior. Children with special needs may not respond to the discipline techniques that work for other children. Diagnosis like Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD 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 provide strategies to:

  • Help your child make and maintain friendships
  • Establish rules and routines that create joyful family time
  • Become and advocate for your child’s needs
  • Apply positive discipline for children with ADHD or other special needs
Ages
Special Needs Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication cooperation discipline rules/routines special needs
Facebook Live

Facebook Live College Acceptances, Rejections and Launch

Challenges & Solutions

Join 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.

College acceptance and rejections are an emotional roller coaster of anticipation, elation, and disappointment. If you remember trying to guess the contents of your college decision envelope by how thick it was, some things have changed. While college decisions may be delivered through email, web portals, or even instagram now, the emotional experience is the same. How do you prepare them and how do you prepare yourself? After this class you will be able to:

  • Support your child navigate the big emotions of the application process
  • Make decisions about the next steps
  • Determine when college is not the next step
Ages
Parenting Essentials Teens & Young Adults
Tags
college communication rejections
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. 

Ages
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

Manage Screen Time: End the Power Struggles

March 23, 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.

Screen time is a red-hot issue between parents and children. Parents complain they can’t get screen time under control and kids can’t seem to get enough. Over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. Class participants will learn practical solutions to this growing challenge. 

Participants will be able to: 

● Identify the opportunities and challenges of screen time 

● Recognize ways that parents may contribute to the problem 

● Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction

● Identify screen free zones for your family 

● Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family 

Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication rules/routines technology
Live Class

Skillsoft Exclusive: Positive Relationships with Your Adult Children

March 16, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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.

When do our children become adults? 18? 21? When they clear their stuff out of our basement? Is 30 the new 21? Do we need to “let go” or silence ourselves now? How do we stay connected and adjust expectations as our children mature? This class will help you: 

  • Think well about navigating your ever changing role 
  • Enjoy your offspring as they grow and develop. 
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication independence
Live Class

ADHD and Autism Why does my kid act this way?

March 16, 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.

Many parents try punishment or persuasion to help misbehaving or withdrawn children to improve their behavior. You have likely discovered that these methods are not especially effective, especially with children who display special needs. This class will provide practical tools and strategies to help you achieve the stronger connections and positive behaviors you are seeking.

Ages
School Age
Tags
communication emotions mental health special needs
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.

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