Solution Series Library

Connection, Confidence & Recovery

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). 

Schools face academic loss challenges every year, and in response to COVID-19 we are seeing an even greater loss and a widening of the achievement gap. So how can we address the loss and build understanding? First, we can start with building empathy, and then as a community, we can embrace the academic challenge.

Led by Peace at Home Parenting experts Amy Alamar, Ed D, and Dana Asby, MA, M Ed, this series addresses the important issues faced by educators: How do we build community and approach academics after such a challenging time in education? What have students experienced, what do they need, and how can we begin to capture their attention and engage them in learning? We will introduce practical and effective ways to emphasize emotional safety and equity for in-person and hybrid environments. 

This series supports the ability of educators to:

  • Recall strategies to build resilience
  • Foster community and nurture relationships
  • Recognize and address grief 
  • Establish/Re-establish routine
  • Use mindfulness to teach self-regulation at home and at school
  • Contribute toward a common vision for the community

Essential Library:
Schools and Families Working Together to Support Social Emotional Skills
Stress Reduction for Children, Parents, and Educators
Understand Executive Functions, Emotions, and Self-Regulation
Back-to-School: Reconnection and Recovery
Address Academic Loss and Increase Academic Engagement

Extended Library:
Use Conversation to Build Understanding
Build Confidence with Growth Thinking
Language Matters! Give Feedback that Changes Brains

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Educator
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academic loss brain calm communication confidence conversation family growth mindfulness motivation organized patience relationship school SEL stress talking thinking
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.


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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
Recorded Class

Use Effective Feedback to Support Courage and Confidence

September 15, 2021 8:00 pm EDT / EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

Gifted students are more likely to hold a “fixed mindset,” which may hold them back from trying new things or reaching their full potential. They may believe they should only do things at which they are excellent. The way families and educators give feedback can reinforce a frame of mind that supports those limiting beliefs or the confidence to try new experiences. Learn about language you can use to support courage and independence in your gifted student. You will also gain skills in coaching your child back to confidence after a failure.  

After this session, educators and parents will be able to:

  • Give feedback using language that supports youth’s self-esteem
  • Coach youth back to confidence after a failure
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School Age Teens & Young Adults
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confidence motivation school