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12.14.21 Yum! Brands Exclusive: Anxious Children: What Really Helps?

December 14, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

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Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for Yum! Brands. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Does any of this sound like your child? 

  • Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate 
  • Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations 
  • Constant worry 
  • Avoiding situations or places because of fears 
  • Complaints of frequent stomach aches or headaches 
  • Sudden and frequent panic attacks 

Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone. One in three children will experience an anxiety disorder before adulthood. Unless treated, many will grow up to be anxious adults. This class will help you better understand the nature of anxiety, refrain from reinforcing your child’s distress by accommodating behaviors, and apply simple strategies to handle day to day challenges. 

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All ages
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behavior cooperation emotions meltdowns mental health special needs wellness
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
Tags
emotions feelings Managing Emotional Meltdowns meltdown meltdowns
Recorded Class

03.16.21 Skillsoft Be Your Child’s Emotions Coach: Manage and Communicate Emotions

March 16, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your child’s feelings?  

Does your child have trouble verbalizing his/her emotions?  

Do his/her displays of emotion seem like misbehavior to you?  

A better relationship with your child starts with emotional intelligence.  

Emotional intelligence increases children’s self-worth and cooperation, it improves communication and strengthens the parent-child connection. Family conflict decreases with strong emotional intelligence and it impacts all of your child’s future relationships.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Respond to children’s emotions effectively 
  • Help children manage their emotions 
  • Teach children problem solving skills 
  • Express emotions in ways that help children respond positively 
  • Apply communication skills that increase peace at home 
Ages
School Age
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emotions meltdowns
Recorded Class

11.16.20 YUM! Brands Raise Happy Children: Parenting for Optimism and Resilience

November 16, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

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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emotions meltdowns
Recorded Class

08.12.20 CHN Raise happy children: Parenting for optimism and resilience

August 12, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

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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emotions meltdowns
Recorded Class

10.15.20 MIT Raise Happy Children: Parenting for Optimism and Resilience

October 15, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

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. 

Ages
School Age
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emotions meltdowns
Recorded Class

10.01.20 MIT Be Your Child’s Emotions Coach and Strengthen Emotional Intelligence

October 1, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

Emotional Intelligence is a well-developed concept and a powerful asset in achieving well-being and success in all aspects of life. In this class you will have an opportunity explore the importance of these ideas and strengthen your ability to build emotional intelligence in your child.

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how emotions were handled in their childhoods and how these experiences may influence relationships today
  • Define emotional intelligence and recognize its importance in everyday family life and outcomes for children
  • Analyze who “owns” any given child problem and apply strategies that build children’s problem-solving skills
  • Apply effective communication skills that build emotional intelligence in children
Ages
Toddlers and Preschoolers
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emotions meltdowns
Recorded Class

09.24.20 MIT Anxious Children: What Really Helps?

September 24, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

Does any of this sound like your child? 

  • Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate 
  • Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations 
  • Constant worry 
  • Avoiding situations or places because of fears 
  • Complaints of frequent stomach aches or headaches 
  • Sudden and frequent panic attacks 

Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone. One in three children will experience an anxiety disorder before adulthood. Unless treated, many will grow up to be anxious adults. This class will help you better understand the nature of anxiety, refrain from reinforcing your child’s distress by accommodating behaviors, and apply simple strategies to handle day to day challenges. 

Ages
All ages
Tags
emotions meltdowns special needs
Solution Series Library

Little Kids, Big Feelings

EDT/EST

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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).

Young children react strongly and tend to have “meltdowns” – sometimes it’s predictable but other times, it’s just not!  This series will help you understand why your child so often displays intense emotions and the behaviors that go along with them. There are lots of options for how to respond in helpful ways during these difficult times with your young child.  This library of classes offers parents solutions for how to:

  • Respond effectively when big feelings overwhelm your young child 
  • Apply strategies that help prevent episodes of overwhelm 
  • Support  your young child to gradually manage feelings of disappointment and frustration.
Ages
Toddlers and Preschoolers
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anger behavior biting discipline emotions hitting jealousy meltdowns misbehavior patience play positive relationships screen time self care shame sibling conflict technology temper tantrums yelling
Live Class

9.20.21 Public Help Your Child Recover from Emotional Meltdowns: Toddlers and Preschoolers

September 20, 2021 8:15 pm EDT/EST

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

Young children experience very strong emotions, and they can be frustrating or confusing to parents. This Flash Class will address how to coach our child through their emotions, develop self-regulation skills, and foster emotional intelligence that will set them up for success in school and beyond. 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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behavior emotions meltdowns preschoolers tantrums toddlers