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CVS Exclusive: Meaningful Holidays: What Do Kids Really Want and What Really Matters?

November 18, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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Are you sometimes frustrated with the material focus of the holiday season? Do the current safety considerations make the holidays and school vacation just seem impossible? Wondering what you can do differently?

Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify what research tells us kids really want that money can’t buy
  • Reflect on your own wishes and behavior related to the holiday season
  • Consider family rituals that enrich holiday connections
  • Plan together with your family for a holiday that is meaningful
  • Plan a school vacation with your family that works for everyone

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Parenting Essentials
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communication connection
Live Class

Positive Discipline for Peace At Home

October 19, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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During this class, you will discover myths that keep parents repeating ineffective discipline techniques that can actually increase misbehavior. You will learn evidence-based, straightforward strategies that increase and sustain child compliance, support child self-worth and strengthen your parent-child relationship. 

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School Age
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communication connection discipline routines
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Less Conflict More Solutions

October 20, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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No matter the age of your child, you’ve probably experienced some difficulty that’s led to an argument. Whether the conflict lasts a moment or a month, it can leave parent and child feeling hurt or frustrated or both. Learn how to work with your child to work together to find solutions to conflict, which will strengthen your relationship. You will learn how to:

  • Talk with your child about problems without judging or criticizing
  • Work together as a team to find solutions that work for both parent and child
  • Resolve conflicts peacefully and teach these skills to youth so they can solve their own conflicts when you are not there.

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School Age Teens & Young Adults
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communication connection discipline routines
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The Power of Play to Calm & Connect

October 21, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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Overwhelmed with your child’s challenging behaviors? 

Hoping for more patience and struggling to stay calm? 

Think sometimes there must be a better way? 

You are not alone. 

We are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. We start to feel stressed, angry, or overwhelmed just like our kids. Join us and learn practical tools to help you be a calm center for your family. 

Young children thrive in calm and playful families. Play is the best way to help your child learn and grow. It strengthens the parent-child connection, your child’s love of learning, and enthusiasm for life. Play builds social skills and improves cooperation. We’ll offer a hands-on opportunity to play with your children at this workshop, including individual coaching and discussion with our trainers. 

After this class, you will be able to: 

● Apply simple calming strategies to use every day and during challenging times

● Recognize the ways play helps your child grow, connect and cooperate

● Apply every day, simple ways of engaging in happy and meaningful play with your child 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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connection cooperation emotions
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Strengthen the Home & School Connection

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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).

Teachers and administrators communicate with all stakeholders in a school community regularly. It can be a challenge to meet the communication needs of students, parents, and staff, all while planning, implementing and evaluating curriculum. The language parents and educators use to respond to children can actually help or hinder how they learn and how high their self-esteem is. Research has shown that once youth understand how their brain works and what they can do to optimize brain health, their social emotional health and motivation to learn increases. In this series, parents and educators can learn about the relationship between executive functions and emotional regulation, and how that affects academics in addition to stress and well-being.

Led by Peace at Home Parenting Amy Alamar, Ed D and Dana Asby, MA, M Ed, this series will explore how to:

  • Learn more about the connection between self-esteem and growth mindset
  • Learn how to use growth-based feedback to encourage children to take appropriate risks and feel more confident to try new things.
  • Give feedback using language that supports youth’s self-esteem
  • Coach youth back to confidence after a failure 
  • Learn about how stress affects different parts of the brain and the impact that has on learning and emotional well-being
  • Practice stress reduction techniques that can be taught to children or students
  • Make a plan for teaching children/students about how their brain works and what they can do to optimize brain health

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Schools and Families Working Together to Support Social Emotional Skills
Stress Reduction for Children, Parents, and Educators
Understand Executive Functions, Emotions, and Self-Regulation
Build Confidence with Growth Thinking
Strengthen the Home-School Connection
Language Matters! Give Feedback that Changes Brains
Support the Social Emotional Health of Gifted Students

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Parent & Educator
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brain works communication connection emotions responsibility
Solution Series Library

Fostering Empathy and Belonging through Gratitude

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Peace at Home Parenting’s Amy Alamar, Ed D and Dana Asby, MA, M Ed, will introduce the research behind gratitude and share the benefits of practicing gratitude. We know a regular practice increases a  student’s sense of belonging, strengthens relationships, increases happiness, builds self-esteem, reduces stress & anxiety, supports  resilience, nurtures motivation, improves academic performance, and encourages engagement in extra-curriculars. We will also introduce research-based methods of practice including journaling, letter writing, and compiling a strengths inventory. Support for social emotional growth does not just happen during school hours – especially now, with so many families helping with hybrid and distance learning. We will also explore how young people can apply the skills they learn to strengthen family relationships and wellbeing and make an authentic home-school connection.

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Define Gratitude
  • Identify the components of gratitude (Benefactor (person, thing or condition), Benefit, Personal Value, Cost,  Intention)
  • Coach students through developing meaningful messages of gratitude 
  • Explain how gratitude practices & technology can increase students’ sense of belonging, self-esteem and motivation.
  • Explore practices counselors can use to help students process emotions, behaviors, and decision-making.
  • Discuss ways counselors can support educators to strengthen student social-emotional wellbeing
  • Define digital citizenship 
  • Explore taking responsibility for your online interactions
  • Share gratitude practices to build digital citizenship, SEL, & wellbeing

Essential Library:
The Science of Gratitude
Using Gratitude in Your Counseling Practice
From School to Home: How students can lead gratitude practice beyond the classroom
Using Gratitude to Teach and Practice Digital Citizenship

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Educator
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connection gratitude helpfulness wellbeing
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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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
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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
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CVS Welcome Baby Welcome Back

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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 transition back to work from Family Leave can be challenging. Birthing mothers strive to balance involvement in the world of work with the biological and emotional changes that accompany a recent birth. Parent involvement with baby’s total care can be immensely rewarding as well as exhausting, and relinquishing some of that care to others is often anxiety-provoking. Parents gain easy access to expert information and guidance from the Welcome Baby – Welcome Back to Work library while on Family Leave and as they return to work. From eating, sleeping and just surviving to answering questions like, “Will work harm my relationship with my baby?” busy parents appreciate quick evidence-based solutions to everyday challenges as well as major concerns.

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PreNatal Infant
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attachment baby behavior brain connection cooperation feeding home mood parents play relationship routines safe siblings sleep work working
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Helping Educators Support Student Success

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Parents, students, and teachers have all endured the challenges of an unusually tough year that has led to academic and social loss for many. The Support Student Success series for educators offers inspiration and strategies educators can use to help students enter the classroom with confidence, character, and the tools they need to succeed. 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 needed to support students to confidently re-enter school, collaborate, establish routines that work, and look towards graduation, and beyond. 

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Help students advocate for themselves
  • Invite students into decision making
  • Collaborate with colleagues to help build support for student interest
  • Establish/Re-establish routine
  • Use mindfulness to teach self-regulation at home and at school
  • Understand developmental stages for school-aged kids
  • Provide opportunities for independence
  • Value progress and effort over product and behavior
  • Identify red flags for learning
  • Help students look towards graduation and beyond
  • Support the Social Emotional Health of Gifted Student

Essential Library:
Strengthen the Home-School Connection: Academic and Personal Goals
Promote Independence and Foster Character
School Success: Inspire Motivation and Engagement for Educators
Help Students Feel Safe in Challenging Times

Extended Library:
Reflective Practice in Action to Elicit Deeper Understanding
What Our Students Need: The Power of Identity
Approaching Graduation and Beyond
Support the Social Emotional Health of Gifted Students for educators

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Educator
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character college connection conversation emotion feelings goals graduation home identity independence motivation news relationship safety school success understanding values