Recorded Class

Opening Up and Back to School: Help Tweens and Teens Stay Safe (The Hartford)

09/09/2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

Many parents and caregivers are concerned about how to plan for opening up our activities, businesses and schools during this pandemic. This class will help parents of tweens and teens to plan, with their families, how to be safe while rejoining our communities in-person and making the back to school transition.  

After this class you will be able to: 

  • Recognize the relative risks and benefits of social interaction for tweens and teens 
  • Apply effective approaches to talking with tweens and teens about protecting themselves and their families 
  • Develop a plan for navigating opening up and back to school transitions 
Teens & Young Adults
discipline growth independence
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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