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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
Recorded Class

11.17.20 The Hartford Parent in the Moment – Mindful Habits to Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness

November 17, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

Today’s fast-paced world demands a lot from parents and children. We find ourselves caught up in the busy demands of work, school, and sports. And we forget to take a moment to be together as a family.  

Learn 5 simple, mindful habits you and your family can weave into daily routines to bond, relieve stress, and feel happier. After this class, you will be able 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
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All ages
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mindfulness parent-child relationship worries stress
Live Class

10.12.21 Help Anxious Children with Mindfulness

October 12, 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 are feeling especially stretched thin and stressed out during this new normal. Demands are coming at you from many directions while you learn to do almost every daily routine in a new way. Bringing your full attention to the present moment has never been more important nor more challenging. The good news is that there are many simple daily practices that can bring you and your children back to the here and now and have fun doing it.

Participants will be able to apply simple, practical strategies that will:
– Reduce stress
– Increase happiness
– Improve family relationships.

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All ages
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anxiety mindfulness
Solution Series Library

Connection, Confidence & Recovery

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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). 

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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Educator
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academic loss brain calm communication confidence conversation family growth mindfulness motivation organized patience relationship school SEL stress talking thinking
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
Recorded Class

8.4.21 Public 5 Mindful Habits to Reduce Stress & Increase Happiness

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

Today’s fast-paced world demands a lot from parents and children. We find ourselves caught up in the busy demands of work, school, and sports. And we forget to take a moment to be together as a family. 

Learn 5 simple, mindful habits you and your family can weave into daily routines to bond, relieve stress, and feel happier. After this class, you will be able 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.
Ages
All ages
Tags
happiness mindfulness self care stress