Recorded Class

CVS Exclusive: Mindfulness Fun for the Whole Family: Increase Happiness and Well Being

12/11/2021 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Many parents report that fewer outside activities for kids and increased work at home while caring for children is causing increased stress, worries and even depression. Mindfulness is a great tool to help parents and children find that calm center that lets us enjoy peaceful, quality time together. Bring the kids to this class where we’ll try out some playful yoga, breathing, and brain calming activities that families can practice every day. 

This class will help you and your children: 

● Gain strategies to calm yourself in the moment 

● Reduce overall stress, anxiety, and depression 

● Use play to connect with each other in happy ways 

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
emotions family happiness mindfulness
Recorded Class

Schools and Families Working Together Towards Success

13/12/2021 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

When schools and parents are on the same page, children learn social emotional skills more easily. Learn how teachers and families can coordinate about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programming at school and how you can help each other find solutions that work for children in your school community.

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

  • Identify and apply tools to work together to support Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Identify examples of practical SEL skill building activities for early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school levels that help families and schools to effectively collaborate
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School Age
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family motivation school
Recorded Class

Navigate the New Normal as a Family (The Hartford)

13/05/2020 12:00 am EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

Our current health crisis creates daily challenges that many of us have never experienced. Our children can’t easily spend time with their friends. We can’t just stop in at the local pizza place to chill out on a Friday evening. Our daily schedules are both gone and more complicated at the same time. We are facing the challenge of inventing new ways of doing things many times each day. How is your family handling the challenge of creating new ways of coping and thriving? How are you doing at authentically tuning into your own needs and modeling wellness for your kids? 

Participants in this class will be able to: 

  • Recognize the importance of slowing down and changing expectations 
  • Identify family meeting strategies that suit your family and increase collaboration and cooperation 
  • Apply approaches that help siblings tolerate each other with kindness 
  • Apply communication and parenting approaches that focus on optimism, resilience and connection to effectively navigate the new normal as a family. 
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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
family routines
Recorded Class

FacebookLive Free: Parenting LGBTQ+ Youth: Let’s Talk

22/06/2021 8:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

Previously hosted FaceBook Live panel discussion.  Read our summary of this discussion below then click on the lesson to access the video and information about our Experts.

If you are the parent of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) child, you probably have a lot of questions. Your support is key to your child’s well-being, but you may have to go through your own process to get there. Start with, “I’m here for you and love you,” even if you don’t understand and aren’t ok at the moment. Plan to get your own support so that you can process your deepest emotions and concerns, while helping your child to deal with their own. Join Peace At Home guest experts Barbara Esgalhado, PhD and Poshi Walker, MSW with founder Ruth Freeman, LCSW to gain some ideas about helping your child thrive, while exploring your own path to understanding and genuine acceptance.

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
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family LGBTQ+
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

Family Friendly Solutions for Managers

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). 

If you are a parent or a supervisor trying to find a balance between work and home responsibilities and boundaries, you are not alone. A family friendly supervisor finds ways to support working parents who may need flexible working arrangements outside of standard employment practices. Bureau of labor statistics show that and a survey of working parents revealed that 85% would be more loyal to their employers if they had a flexible work arrangement. Other research shows that flexible workers may face bias that leads them to be perceived as less productive and less committed to work. In this series supervisors will learn about the flexibility bias, the source of this bias as well as consequences, and explore the relevant research and the strong business case for flexible work arrangements.

  • Learn family friendly supervision strategies that work
  • Reflect on personal beliefs, attitudes and biases regarding flexible work arrangements 
  • Understand the origin of the flexibility bias 
  • Define flexibility bias and flexibility stigma 
  • Understand the effect of flexibility bias and stigma on employees with families 
  • Recognize what research tells us about the impact of flexible work arrangements on productivity and profit 
  • Identify and apply strategies to overcome flexibility bias
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family human resources supervision therapy