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11.18.21 Body Image, Healthy Habits, Positive Health Modeling: Your child is watching what you say & do

November 18, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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Strategies For Prioritizing Health & Wellness In A Positive Way 

There can be a fine line between encouraging healthy habits in our children and creating negative thoughts on body image and self-perception. We want the best for our children, but often forget that they are watching how we treat ourselves and model their own behaviors after that. 

Join us for this quick, practical class, where we will: 

● Discover ways to speak about our bodies that encourage body positivity for our children

● Discuss the reasons why we need to model healthy behaviors for our children 

● Develop a plan to include quick healthy practices into your daily life and encourage healthy habits in your children without adding pressure or negative connotations.

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Parenting Essentials
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diet excercise health parents wellness
Live Class

10.21.21 Wellness on The Run: Quick, Real-life Strategies for Busy Parents

October 21, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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Does it feel impossible to take care of your family and yourself too? 

Do you feel guilty about making your own health a priority? 

Do you believe that healthy changes are just too challenging? 

You are not alone. 

Here is the good news: Research tells us that mothers spending time on themselves – on relaxation and self-care – and not so much on housework, is associated with positive outcomes for children. Because you can’t pour from an empty cup, you will learn practical strategies to prioritize health and wellness in your own life so that you can offer your best to your children and teach by being a positive role model. You will gain quick tips on: 

● Practical fitness routines that work 

● Quick healthy nutrition strategies 

● Simple self-care approaches for overall well-being 

Busy parents – join us to find hope, inspiration and practical solutions to lifelong wellness. No more dinners of leftover mac and cheese scraped from your toddler’s plate. You can do this!

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Parenting Essentials
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diet exercise health parents
Live Class

12.2.21 Skillsoft Exclusive: Raise Happy Children: Parenting for Optimism and Resilience

December 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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Parents sometimes feel discouraged when their children want more toys, the newest technology or the coolest sneakers that they believe will make them really happy. And maybe those things will work…for a few hours or a couple of days. What really makes our kids happy? How often do we get caught up in what media tells us will bring joy into our lives?

Research tells us that “things” don’t really make us happy. While temperament is inborn, parents can actually help children increase optimism (positive outlook and hopefulness) and resilience (ability to effectively bounce back from challenges). These capacities are strongly connected to well-being and success. You will examine your day to day interactions and consider approaches that will increase these important traits in yourself and your children. You will also gain the courage to set limits on “stuff” and focus on what counts in building a happy family.

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School Age
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communication cooperation health independence rules school teen safety
Recorded Class

7.22.21 CVS Set the Stage for a Happy Healthy and Mindful Summer

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

Many parents, grandparents, and caregivers discuss grand plans with school-aged children about summer projects, outdoor adventures, or exciting field trips. But we often end up spending half of the summer hanging around and the other half in front of the TV. 

Make the most out of summer with kids of all ages by teaching helpful social emotional learning skills. Join this class for easy steps to plan a summer that’s intentional, enlightening, and fun for everyone. 

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Plan a summer that includes everyone’s goals.
  • Apply strategies to use sibling strengths to help each other grow.
  • Identify service or project learning, art, movement, and other activities to help your child continue to learn over the summer. 
  • Talk effectively to caregivers, including daycares and camps, about meeting your child’s needs this summer. 

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School Age
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behavior health mindfulness summer
Live Class

9.24.21 CHNCT Exclusive: Model Healthy Behaviors for Our Kids: Positive Strategies to Prioritize Health and Wellness

September 24, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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There can be a fine line between encouraging healthy habits in our children and creating negative thoughts on body image and self-perception. We want the best for our children, but often forget that they are watching how we treat ourselves and model their own behaviors after that.  

Join us for this quick, practical class, where we will: 

  • Discover ways to speak about our bodies that encourage body positivity for our children 
  • Discuss the reasons why we need to model healthy behaviors for our children  
  • Develop a plan to include quick healthy practices into your daily life and encourage healthy habits in your children without adding pressure or negative connotations. 

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All ages
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diet exercise health parents wellness
Solution Series Library

What’s Mindfulness and Why is it so Important

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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). 

What is most delightful and sometimes maddening about children is that they are right here in this moment. They try to bring us into the present, but we often resist – cell phone in hand, shopping list in mind, eyes on the road to the future or worrying about the past. When we spend a lot of time on “auto-pilot,” life begins to feel empty and our relationship with our children can suffer. This series is focused on the meaning of mindfulness, why it is important and explores ways you can bring it into your life right this minute. In this library of classes you will learn ways to:

  • Apply strategies to respond effectively to stress in the moment.
  • Teach these practices to children, from toddlers to high school students.
  • Apply tools to use when children demonstrate challenging behaviors.
  • Make healthier choices with your time and energy to increase family connection
  • Reduce overall stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Use play to connect with each other in happy ways
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All ages
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behavior brain happiness health mindfulness self care stress summer
Solution Series Library

Family Wellness for Parents On the Run

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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). 

It’s often difficult to prioritize wellness for ourselves and our families, especially when life gets busy and stressful. This series will help you find ways to prioritize wellness, how to sneak movement into a hectic schedule, and how to treat yourself kindly when challenges arise. Health and wellness doesn’t have to be another added stress in your life. In fact, with the right strategies, fitness and nutrition can help you decrease stress and improve the quality of family time. In this library of classes, you will learn strategies to:

  • Incorporate more movement into your day, on your own and with your family 
  • Set realistic goals and determine steps needed to reach them
  • Develop sustainable healthy habits
  • Treat yourself and your body with kindness, teaching your children to do the same.
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All ages
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body diet esteem exercise fitness food health mom nutrition self care talking
Solution Series Library

Help Your Tweens and Teens Thrive Even When They Think You Are Ridiculous

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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
Live Class

9.23.21 Public Family Wellness for Parents on the Run

September 23, 2021 8:15 pm EDT/EST

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We parents of young children have too much to do and not enough time to do it. So certain things fall off the to-do list, and fitness is usually one of the first to go. At the same time, we know deep down that we are more patient and positive when we take better care of ourselves. 

After this class, parents will be able to 

  • Find practical strategies for self care
  • Discover easy ways to fit self care into a busy schedule
  • Create a simple plan to increase self care moving forward

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diet exercise health parents wellness
Recorded Class

8.31.21 Public Easy Meal Prep for Busy Parents

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With a full calendar of places you and your child need to be it can be difficult to find snacks that are healthy and quick,

After this class, parents will: 

  • Be able to come up with several healthy, satisfying, easy to prepare snacks
  • Gain ideas to prep ahead for their busiest days
  • Learn why proper fuel is so important to productivity
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All ages
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diet food health nutrition