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10.27.21 The LEGO Group Little Kids, Big Feelings

October 27, 2021 1:00 pm EDT/EST

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Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for The LEGO Group.  A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete. 

In this expert-led conversation with JoAnn Robinson, PhD, and Cora Megan, MA, we will explore the reasons young children up to 5 years old react strongly and may have meltdowns – sometimes it’s predictable but other times, it’s just not!  As always, our “conversations” will include plenty of time for your questions and comments and to share your successes and challenges with each other.  Our conversation will include:

  • Ways to prevent children’s feelings of overwhelm
  • What to do when big feelings overwhelm your young child
  • How to gradually help your child cope with disappointment and frustration

If you have time, you may want to view the following flash classes from your parenting library in advance of our conversation but plan to attend either way: 

  • Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead
  • Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers
  • Technology and Young Children: How Much is Too Much?
  • Sibling Connections: Help Young Children Connect in Positive Ways

Remember, you can always check out these quick classes after our conversation if you are inspired to go deeper. And after conversations end, we’ve got your back. Join our private, monitored Facebook group or Q&A sessions to follow up on new learning and get answers. 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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feelings tantrums toddlers
Recorded Class

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

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Previously hosted live class exclusively for Yum! Brands. Access the recording and handouts by clicking on the Course Lesson below.

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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Solutions Series Library of parenting videos available on demand Handouts

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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

3.23.21 FacebookLive Managing Meltdowns: Help Young Children Manage Strong Emotions_Free

March 21, 2021 8:00 pm EDT/EST

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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.

Join presenters Ruth Freeman LCSW, JoAnn Robinson PhD, and Cora Megan MA to:

• Learn why emotional meltdowns occur in young children

• Learn how caregivers can manage their own distress during meltdowns

• Learn positive approaches to help children calm down

• Learn ways to talk with your child about strong feelings after they occur• Learn about positive routines to help prevent emotional meltdowns

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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emotions feelings Managing Emotional Meltdowns meltdown meltdowns
Solution Series Library

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
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

Parenting Essentials – Let’s Talk About You

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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).

Parenting is a demanding job that takes lots of physical and emotional energy. If you are stressed or exhausted it is difficult to be the parent that you want to be – regardless of how much parenting education you seek! Well-being includes your emotional, social, mental and physical health. It depends on feeling like you can cope with daily stressors, having a sense of purpose and generally enjoying life. Parents with a strong sense of wellbeing can manage difficult emotions, make time for supportive relationships and for doing things they enjoy. The purpose of this library is to help you achieve wellbeing by reflecting on your own needs and considering how your personal history may be affecting your parent-child relationships. This series will help you:

  • Recognize symptoms of distress that you may be ignoring and would benefit from attention
  • Consider beliefs and ideas that may be getting in the way of wellbeing and positive parenting
  • Address specific challenges such as getting on the same page with your co-parent and handling stepparenting relationships
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All ages
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anxiety attachment behavior calm co-parenting communication cooperation depression divorce emotions feelings grandchildren grandparents helicopter misbehavior parenting styles patience perfectionism self care separated step parent stress trauma
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
Solution Series Library

Inspire School Success for Middle & High School Students

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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 Inspire School Success series for parents of middle and high school youth offers inspiration and strategies you can use to help your child enter the classroom with confidence, character, and the tools they need to succeed. Help your tweens and teens regulate their emotions and communicate effectively so that they can engage and learn. Parents, students, and teachers have all endured the challenges of an unusually tough year that has led to academic and social loss for many. 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 you need to help your tween or teen confidently enter school as you look towards graduation, the college admissions process, other post-graduate plans and beyond. 

Participants in this class series will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of mindset to school success 
  • Help tweens and teens complete homework without conflict
  • Appreciate and develop gratitude practices
  • Inspire important conversations to strengthen relationships and build character

Essential Library:
School Success: Inspire Motivation and Engagement
Make Homework Work
Stress, the Brain and Emotional Well-Being in your Teen
Manage Academic Loss
Less Conflict, More Solutions
Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Teen through Daily Conversations
Support the Social Emotional Health of Gifted Teen Students

Extended Library:
Support Kids in Challenging Times: Understand and Engage in Current Events
Create Home Environments that Support Remote School Success
Approaching the College Admissions Process
Gratitude – the why and how!
Help Students Feel Safe in Challenging Times
Approaching Graduation and Beyond
Support the Social Emotional Health of Students with Special Needs

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Teens & Young Adults
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academic loss adhd anxiety appreciation autism behavior brain development college communication current events emotions feelings gifted students graduation gratitude homework motivation problem solving relationships remote school resilience safety school self care special needs stress
Solution Series Library

Be Your Child’s Emotions Coach

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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).

Children who recognize and can manage their emotions as well as recognize and influence the emotions of others tend to be more successful. You play a big role in teaching your child those important skills. You do it through modeling and other approaches which you may not recognize as important to our child’s development. Parents who access the “Be Your Child’s Emotions Coach” library will be able to:

  • Identify the nature of Emotional Intelligence and how to strengthen it in yourself and your children
  • Recognize the effect of Emotional Intelligence on your child’s long term success and well-being
  • Coach children to develop problem solving skills and recognize the importance of these skills
  • Recognize the power of relationships in learning to cope with strong emotions and the meaning and impact of being your child’s “calm center”
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School Age
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brain development calm communication emotions feelings grief happy loss problems protest racism resilience safety