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11.15.21 Keep calm and pass it on: How to help your child deal with stress

November 15, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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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

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Parenting Essentials
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emotions stress
Live Class

10.21.21 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
Live Class

12.14.21 Yum! Brands Exclusive: Anxious Children: What Really Helps?

December 14, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

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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. 

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All ages
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behavior cooperation emotions meltdowns mental health special needs wellness
Live Class

11.4.21 Skillsoft Exclusive: Be Your Child’s Calm Center: How to Stay Calm When Your Child is Stressed

November 4, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed when faced with your child’s challenging behaviors?

Do you often find yourself struggling to stay calm?

You are not alone.

Human beings are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When our children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. We start to feel stressed, angry, fearful, or overwhelmed just like our children. You will learn practical strategies to help you be a calm center for your child’s chaotic world.

After this class, you will be able to:
Recognize how strongly the way you handle stress affects your child’s behavior
Apply specific brain calming strategies to stay calm and think clearly during challenging times
Develop a practical self-care routine that supports consistency and calm in your daily life

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All ages Special Needs
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communication cooperation emotions special needs
Live Class

10.7.21 Skillsoft Exclusive: Taming Tantrums in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead

October 7, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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Does your young child 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 young children calm down
Ways to talk with your child about their tantrums after they occur

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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communication cooperation emotions routines rules
Solution Series Library

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

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
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
Recorded Class

7.27.21 YUM! Brands Mental Health Literacy for Parents: Knowledge and Skills to Support Your Child

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Even before the Pandemic, mental health disorders were the most common diseases of childhood (https://childmind.org/2015-childrens-mental-health-report/). Due to the dramatic increase in children and teens entering hospital emergency departments, some are declaring a pediatric mental health emergency. Whether your child is doing fine and you want to prevent future mental health issues, or your child just doesn’t seem like their usual self or has actually declared suicidal thoughts, you can help

Mental health is our emotional, psychological and social well-being, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Parents with Mental Health Literacy recognize that their own mental health affects their children’s well-being and that children’s behavior is sometimes a call for help. Mental health literacy is the ability to prevent, recognize and cope with mental health conditions. Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify and apply relationship strategies and everyday habits that support good mental health in children and teens 
  • Recognize the impact of parents’ mental health on the family
  • Recognize and respond to signs in children and teens that more support is needed
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School Age Teens & Young Adults
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behavior communication emotions feelings relationship
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
Recorded Class

10.5.20 The Hartford Pandemic Pods: A Roadmap for Reducing Risk and Building Trust

October 15, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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Are you feeling like you and your child are missing out on activities with other kids and families?  

Are you wanting to explore other options for school this year?  

Are you also worried about you and your family getting sick?  

Forming a pod with other families might help.  

A pod is a small number of families who are committed to each other’s health and well-being, agree to shared rules and practices, and spend time together while physically isolating from the rest of the world. Pods can also be a mode of education for your children. 

This provides information on what pods are, how they work, and what to consider when forming them. After this class you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to identify those families with whom you could form a pod 
  • Recognize key issues you may want to consider when approaching another family 
  • Identify approaches to build shared understanding and trust once you agree to form a pod 
  • Consider modes of education based on pods 
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Teens & Young Adults
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emotions parent-child relationship worries
Recorded Class

9.22.20 The Hartford Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers: Frazzled About Choices?

September 22, 2020 12:00 am EDT/EST

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Let’s Talk about Care and Education Options. Do you feel uncertain about whether fall 2020 is the time for your young child to be in a classroom learning environment? Are you torn between the benefits of what social stimulation and creative teachers can do for your child and protecting your family from community spread? Did you find your child enjoyed online learning but want to do something more this fall? 

For decades, small numbers of parents of young children have joined forces to provide some of the benefits of classrooms in early care and education centers. But how to proceed when there are so many possibilities? Join us in this class on assessing and planning for your young child’s care and education experiences. In this class you will learn about: 

  • How to think about your education values for your children 
  • Well-understood models for education young children outside of classrooms 
  • What are the financial costs vs. time benefits for parents of these approaches 
  • How do you get started in finding resources to help get something off the ground 

Early childhood cooperatives have sprung up out of parents with shared values banning together to share teaching and care responsibilities. However, other options also exist from high cost nannies to shared cost, microschools, to loving, lower cost family day care homes, to learning from home with resources from public schools. 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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emotions school