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9.28.21 Public Let’s Get on the Same Page: Practical Steps to Resolve Parenting Style Conflicts

September 28, 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. 

Each of us grows up in a unique family and when we come together as a couple, we don’t usually talk about our parenting beliefs until children are actually on the scene. The more intentional parents are about sharing their stories and values with each other, the more likely it is that you can agree on parenting approaches.  

Mothers often parent in ways that are different from fathers and those differences can be helpful to children, but only if you recognize the strengths of each other’s approaches.. “Marshmallows” often join with “Generals” because in some ways they need each other. But over time your differences can become more dramatic and problematic.  

This class will provide concrete tools to conduct productive conversations and respectfully reach some agreements to avoid conflict and decrease the polarization of parenting styles.

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attachment helicopter parenting style
Recorded Class

01.29.21 Skillsoft Learning from Home: Make it a Successful Experience

January 29, 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.

You want to support your child and don’t feel prepared or qualified?  

Looking back at last spring and don’t want to become the nagger again?  

Hoping there is a better way?  

This class is for you. Your child will likely participate in distance learning and you want to support them without being in charge of the instruction. This class will help you make sure they have what they need and are engaged in learning.  

After this class you will be able to: 

  • Recognize the difference between support and instruction 
  • Identify goals for learning 
  • Inspire motivation in your child 
  • Apply learning strategies outside of the standard curriculum 
  • Apply effective communication that will support and inspire your child
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All ages
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current events homework parenting style school
Recorded Class

09.25.20 MIT Learning from Home: Make it a Successful Experience

September 25, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

You want to support your child and don’t feel prepared or qualified?  

Looking back at last spring and don’t want to become the nagger again?  

Hoping there is a better way?  

This class is for you. Your child will likely participate in distance learning and you want to support them without being in charge of the instruction. This class will help you make sure they have what they need and are engaged in learning.  

After this class you will be able to: 

  • Recognize the difference between support and instruction 
  • Identify goals for learning 
  • Inspire motivation in your child 
  • Apply learning strategies outside of the standard curriculum 
  • Apply effective communication that will support and inspire your child 

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All ages
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current events homework parenting style school
Recorded Class

09.11.20 MIT Pandemic Pods: A Roadmap for Reducing Risk and Building Trust

November 11, 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.

Are you feeling like you and your child are missing out on activities with other kids and families?  
Are you wanting to explore other options for school this year? 
Are you also worried about you and your family getting sick?  

Forming a pod with other families might help.  

A pod is a small number of families who are committed to each other’s health and well-being, agree to shared rules and practices, and spend time together while physically isolating from the rest of the world. Pods can also be a mode of education for your children. 

This provides information on what pods are, how they work, and what to consider when forming them. After this class you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to identify those families with whom you could form a pod 
  • Recognize key issues you may want to consider when approaching another family 
  • Identify approaches to build shared understanding and trust once you agree to form a pod 
  • Consider modes of education based on pods
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current events parenting style
Solution Series Library

Positive Discipline, Peaceful Home

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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).

You may be like many parents who want to be more patient. Maybe you want to stop yelling, threatening and punishing. Yet, you can’t imagine how to inspire cooperation without those old standby methods. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that through punishment you might scare a child into following directions in the short run, but you don’t get long term behavior changes. Mountains of research has shown without doubt that children seek connection with their parents and those parents who focus that connection on positive behavior, win more cooperation. This “Positive Discipline, Peaceful Home” library will help you:

  • Build your parent-child relationship in ways that will effectively increase cooperation
  • Recognize specific steps to ignore negative behaviors and reinforce those behaviors that you want from your child
  • Apply an approach to discipline that will help your child learn self-control rather than fear authority
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allowances behavior cooperation discipline feeding mealtimes misbehavior money parenting style patience relationships responsible routines rules screen time technology