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8.24.21 Yum! Brands Exclusive: School Success: Support Wellbeing and Inspire Motivation

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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 concerned about what “back to school” will look like this fall?

Worried that your child may be unmotivated, stressed or just bored when it comes to school?

Don’t want to spend another year nagging, coaxing and reminding?

Many parents feel concerned or overwhelmed about the start of school this year. How can you nurture your child’s emotional health during this transition while you support engagement in learning? This class will help support your child’s motivation in ways that work while providing compassion and understanding. You will discover how to advocate in meaningful ways when necessary. 

After this class you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies to support your child’s emotional well-being
  • Recognize and address your child’s academic 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
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School Age Teens & Young Adults
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achievement communication conversation homework motivation
Live Class

11.3.21 Tweens and Teens: Planning for Independence

November 3, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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Join us for this expert led live classes exclusively for MIT employees.  A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

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

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Teens & Young Adults
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communication conversation independence relationship talking
Recorded Class

8.16.21 Public Tweens and Teens Planning for Independence

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Previously hosted live class. 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
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Teens & Young Adults
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communication conversation independence relationship talking
Recorded Class

8.25.21 CVS Making the Most of Mealtimes

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

Family meals are associated with school success, lower rates of teen problems and an assortment of positive outcomes. Yet, parents find it hard to keep consistent mealtimes and often mistakenly use feeding and mealtimes to try to enforce healthy eating through unhealthy means. This class will provide parents best practices for feeding children that support both health and family connections.  

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All ages
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communication conversation mealtimes routines
Solution Series Library

Helping Educators Support Student Success

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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). 

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
Solution Series Library

Connection, Confidence & Recovery

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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). 

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

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

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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 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