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
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

Positive Discipline for Peace At Home

March 23, 2022 8:00 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.

Are you raising your voice too often and wishing for more patience? 

Are you concerned that you are too strict or too easy? 

Do you sometimes think there must be a better way? 

You are not alone. 

Join us for this interactive, engaging workshop to gain the simple, practical tools you need to raise the children you really want – cooperative, confident and connected positively with family and friends. 
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. 

Ages
School Age
Tags
cooperation discipline rules/routines
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.

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

Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers

March 7, 2022 8:00 pm EDT

Expert

Cora Megan,MA

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.

Does your child have meltdowns when you try to limit behaviors? 

Is your little one suddenly hitting or biting others in frustration? 

Have you tried to resolve these challenging behaviors, and nothing seems to work? You are not alone. Participants will learn 

● Why challenging behaviors are typical at this age 

● How to help children manage their impulses and emotions

● How parents can manage their own distress when challenging behaviors occur

 ● Positive discipline approaches to help children recover from challenging behaviors 

● How to implement prevention strategies that reduce power struggles and aggressive behaviors 

Ages
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication discipline rules/routines
Live Class

Parenting Teens: Power Struggles or Effective Discipline?

February 9, 2022 8:00 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.

The adolescent brain assesses risk differently and teens get bored more easily. These are just a few of the changes taking place in your adolescent’s brain that might make communication and safety a lot more challenging. This class will provide parents with important information about teen brain development and practical strategies to help teens stay safe as well as grow and thrive.

Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
discipline independence teen safety
Live Class

School Success

February 8, 2022 8:00 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.

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
cooperation discipline independence school
Recorded Class

Emotion Coaching with Toddlers and Preschoolers

January 12, 2022 8:00 pm EDT

Expert

Cora Megan,MA

Challenges & Solutions

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

Is your child having meltdowns when you try to limit behaviors? Hitting others or damaging things in frustration? Have you tried everything and nothing seems to work?

You are not alone. This class will help put your mind at ease when you understand why these behaviors are typical at this stage of development. You will also recognize the power of planning ahead in ways that work.

After this class you will be able to:

  • Develop and apply positive routines to guide daily activities
  • Apply strategies to help your child recover from meltdowns
  • Recognize ways you can manage your own distress when challenging behaviors occur
  • Apply positive discipline approaches to help children reduce aggressive behaviors
Ages
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication cooperation discipline emotions
Live Class

Less Conflict, More Solutions

February 2, 2022 8:00 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.

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.
Ages
School Age
Tags
communication cooperation discipline rules/routines
Recorded Class

Free Class: Take the Stress Out of Parenting

January 13, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Parent stress has dramatically increased since the start of the pandemic, but children’s essential needs haven’t really changed. 

Parents are less stressed when they recognize myths that may cause family conflict and understand what’s most important to help raise thriving, cooperative children. And, good news, kids are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents. 

This live online class will help you understand and apply: 

● Communication skills that build strong parent-child connections 

● Parent behaviors that help kids cope with stress and develop self-control
● Effective discipline approaches that reduce misbehavior and increase cooperation. 

You will have a chance to ask questions and get expert solutions on the spot. You will also receive helpful cheat sheets to guide you when trying new approaches. 

Ages
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication cooperation discipline emotions