Recorded Class

CVS Exclusive: Anxiety in Children: What Really Helps?

Challenges & Solutions

Previously hosted live class exclusively for CVS Colleagues. 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. 

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
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anxiety behavior misbehavior sensitive special needs worry
Solution Series Library

Parenting Sampler for our Heros

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). 

Get started finding peace at home and let our experts nurture your inner parent. Our Sampler is a digital “Parenting Playbook” that offers insight and guidance about tiny ones all the way to teens. You’ll find evidence-based strategies to help you strengthen your parent-child relationship, increase cooperation, support school success and inspire courage and compassion in your kids. 

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
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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). 

Get started finding peace at home and let our experts nurture your inner parent. Our Sampler is a digital “Parenting Playbook” that offers insight and guidance about tiny ones all the way to teens. You’ll find evidence-based strategies to help you strengthen your parent-child relationship, increase cooperation, support school success and inspire courage and compassion in your kids. 

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PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
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Recorded Class

Positive Discipline for Peace At Home

September 13, 2021 12:00 pm EDT EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

Are you raising your voice too often and wishing for more patience?  

Are you concerned that you are too strict or too easy?  

Do you sometimes think there must be a better way?  

You are not alone.  

During this workshop, you will discover myths that keep parents repeating ineffective discipline techniques that can actually increase misbehavior. You will learn evidence-based, straightforward strategies that increase and sustain child compliance, support child self-worth and strengthen your parent-child relationship.  

Join us for this interactive, engaging workshop to gain the simple, practical tools you need to raise the children you really want – cooperative, confident and connected positively with family and friends.

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
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behavior discipline misbehavior
Recorded Class

CVS Exclusive: Solve Challenging Behaviors: Parent-Child Teamwork

March 18, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

Some children display behaviors that challenge and sometimes defeat parents and other caregivers. Your child may often refuse to follow directions or scream, swear, hit and even throw objects. This Roundtable Discussion will help you recognize why children may behave this way and why punishment isn’t helping and may actually do harm. After this class you will be able to:

* Recognize root causes of children’s challenging behaviors
* Apply effective ways to help children calm their brains
* Identify and make plans to repair lagging social skills
* Address unsolved problems that lead to harmful behavior
* Identify ideas from the latest research that create room for strong, healthy relationships

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School Age
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behavior misbehavior relationship rules
Recorded Class

Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers (MIT Exclusive)

April 6, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Expert

Cora Megan,MA

Challenges & Solutions

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

Does your child have meltdowns when you try to limit behaviors?
Is your little one suddenly hitting or biting others in frustration?

Have you tried to resolve these challenging behaviors, and nothing seems to work? You are not alone. This class will help put your mind at ease when you understand why these behaviors are typical at this stage of development.

Participants will be able to:

  • Apply strategies to help your child manage their impulses
  • Recognize ways you can manage your own distress when challenging behaviors occur
  • Apply positive discipline approaches to help children recover from aggressive behaviors
  • Develop and apply positive routines that reduce intensely emotional and aggressive behaviors
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Toddlers & Preschoolers
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behavior discipline misbehavior
Recorded Class

Parenting Teens: Effective Discipline

July 27, 2021 8:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

Parents often think that if you figure out what punishment will make your child miserable enough, they will then cooperate. You may be surprised to learn that research has shown that this is a myth. You can sometimes scare or threaten your child into following directions but you will not get improved behavior in the long run. This class will help you recognize the difference between discipline and punishment. You will also gain 5 practical strategies to teach discipline to your tween or teen. 

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Teens & Young Adults
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behavior discipline listening misbehavior rules safety
Solution Series Library

Parenting Essentials – Let’s Talk About You

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).

Parenting is a demanding job that takes lots of physical and emotional energy. If you are stressed or exhausted it is difficult to be the parent that you want to be – regardless of how much parenting education you seek! Well-being includes your emotional, social, mental and physical health. It depends on feeling like you can cope with daily stressors, having a sense of purpose and generally enjoying life. Parents with a strong sense of wellbeing can manage difficult emotions, make time for supportive relationships and for doing things they enjoy. The purpose of this library is to help you achieve wellbeing by reflecting on your own needs and considering how your personal history may be affecting your parent-child relationships. This series will help you:

  • Recognize symptoms of distress that you may be ignoring and would benefit from attention
  • Consider beliefs and ideas that may be getting in the way of wellbeing and positive parenting
  • Address specific challenges such as getting on the same page with your co-parent and handling stepparenting relationships
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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
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Solution Series Library

Parenting Children with Special Developmental and Emotional Needs

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).

This series addresses ways to support your child with high or special social and/or emotional needs. Many parents of children with special needs report higher than average levels of stress and conflict.  Children with special needs may not respond to the discipline techniques that work for other children. Diagnosis like Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and anxiety require behavioral support strategies that are specific to each child’s needs. Effective discipline is built on empathy and a balance between flexibility and consistency. It’s time to stop just surviving and get the tools you need to thrive and enjoy your relationship with your child as you support their growth and development.

Classes included in this series address:

  • Helping your child to make and maintain friendships
  • Helping your child get the most out of therapy
  • Supporting your child with anxiety or depression  
  • Applying positive discipline for children with ADHD
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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
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Solution Series Library

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

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).

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