Solution Series Library

Child Life: Help Your Child Cope with Medical Issues, Hospital Stays and Disabilities

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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).

When your child is coping with medical issues, communication is key to helping them adjust to challenges. It can be difficult to know how much information to share and how best to discuss it with your child. While it is human nature to want to reassure kids that it is no big deal, or that “it doesn’t hurt,” kids deserve the truth in a way that they can understand and helps them feel supported. Classes in this series address health related issues as simple as brushing teeth everyday or as complex as preparing for surgery. Participants will be able to 

  • Apply strategies that help children cope with hospitalization and healthcare experiences
  • Recognize the value of play in preparing for medical procedures
  • Identify tips for using gentle honesty about difficult topics
  • Prepare children to visit a loved one in the hospital
  • Apply effective ways to stay connected to loved ones in the hospital
  • Support children through loss and grief
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All ages
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Solution Series Library

Be Your Child’s Emotions Coach

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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).

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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