Solution Series Library

LEGO Welcome Baby, Welcome Back to Work

Challenges & Solutions

Having a baby is an exciting time in your life. Whether this is your first or third, each arrival brings great joy and new challenges. When you add the transition out to Family Leave and then back to work, plus an ever-changing “new normal,” you deserve an army of support. That’s where the LEGO Welcome Baby, Welcome Back to Work Program comes in.  Classes, Conversations and Coaching will help you and your peer colleagues more easily master new beginnings for you and your baby.

First Classes, our Welcome Baby Solution Series Library gives you 24/7 access to specific parenting challenges. Each Flash Class includes an easily digestible (15 min+/-)  Video and Handouts that unlock a key piece of the parenting puzzle.  Click on any title below and watch the video as often as you would like and share the handouts with your caregiving partner.

Next are Conversations, led by Peace at Home Parenting experts.  Come together with your LEGO Colleagues to learn, share and gain support.  If you miss a conversation, the recording and handouts will be posted below and in your course catalog. In 2022, we will be meeting quarterly, and links to register will be included here as well as on your live calendar.  Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder each quarter too! Here is the Q1 Conversation scheduled:

Welcome Baby: Make Room for Yourself Before and After Birth– February 23, 2022 12 pm EST

Finally, when you need a little coaching, we have options.  First ask a question on our private, expert-monitored Facebook page.  You’ll get answers from our team and Peace at Parents just like you.  Next, you can come to our Monthly Q&A and Office Hours with founder Ruth Freeman. You can get on-the-spot answers.  Check the community section below or the live class schedule to register for the next session.  Finally, you may need some personal, private support.   You can schedule a 1:1 Coaching Session with our experts for an additional fee. Learn more about private coaching below and book a session today.

Birthing mothers strive to balance involvement in the world of work with the biological and emotional changes that accompany a recent birth. Parent involvement with a baby’s total care can be immensely rewarding as well as exhausting, and relinquishing some of that care to others is often anxiety-provoking. 

Click on a class title below for easy access to expert information and guidance from the Welcome Baby – Welcome Back to Work Flash Class Solutions library available 24/7. From eating, sleeping (or not), and just surviving to answering questions like, “Will work harm my relationship with my baby?” busy parents like you appreciate quick evidence-based solutions to everyday challenges as well as major concerns. Each class includes a video and handouts to watch and share. Take notes and come join the next Welcome Baby Conversation and get your questions answered! If you are not sure where to start or need help now – email us at solutions@peaceaathomeparenting.com and we will get you connected.

Ages
PreNatal Infant
Tags
attachment baby brain connection cooperation feeding home moods play relationship routines safe work working
Live Class

MIT OEOP Exclusive: Let’s Talk about Talking to Teens

February 26, 2022 10:30 am EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for MIT OEOP. The handouts will be available once the class is complete.

  • Do you sometimes find it difficult to connect with your teen?
  • Do you sometimes wonder what’s really going on in their heart and mind?
  • Do you want to find ways to argue less and connect more? 

Adolescence is a time of big changes and parents sometimes wish they could better understand their teen. This session will be a conversation about ways to communicate that may increase your teen’s willingness to be open with you as well as strengthen their confidence and their well-being. Many accomplished youth start to feel more anxious during adolescence or even discouraged in ways that you may not notice. We will all talk together about strategies you can use to provide the support and connection that will help your teen thrive. You will have a chance to hear from other parents and ask questions of Peace At Home Parenting founder, Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW and bilingual and bicultural retired school social worker, Catina Caban-Owen, PhD, ACSW, LCSW, MPA

Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication emotions relationship
Recorded Class

Free Class: How to Take the Stress Out of Parenting

December 8, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Parent stress has dramatically increased since the start of the pandemic, but children’s essential needs haven’t really changed.

Parents are less stressed when they recognize myths that may cause family conflict and understand what’s most important to help raise thriving, cooperative children. And, good news, kids are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents.

This live online class will help you understand and apply:

  • Communication skills that build strong parent-child connections
  • Parent behaviors that help kids cope with stress and develop self-control
  • Effective discipline approaches that reduce misbehavior and increase cooperation.

You will have a chance to ask questions and get expert solutions on the spot. You will also receive helpful cheat sheets to guide you when trying new approaches.

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
emotions relationship stress
Recorded Class

Free Class: How to Take the Stress Out of Parenting

November 15, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Parent stress has dramatically increased since the start of the pandemic, but children’s essential needs haven’t really changed.

Parents are less stressed when they recognize myths that may cause family conflict and understand what’s most important to help raise thriving, cooperative children. And, good news, kids are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents.

This live online class will help you understand and apply:

  • Communication skills that build strong parent-child connections
  • Parent behaviors that help kids cope with stress and develop self-control
  • Effective discipline approaches that reduce misbehavior and increase cooperation.

You will have a chance to ask questions and get expert solutions on the spot. You will also receive helpful cheat sheets to guide you when trying new approaches.

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
emotions relationship stress
Recorded Class

Parenting teens: Power struggles or effective discipline?

October 12, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as The adolescent brain assesses risk differently and teens get bored more easily. These are just a few of the changes taking place in your adolescent’s brain that might make communication and safety a lot more challenging. This class will provide parents with important information about teen brain development and practical strategies to help teens stay safe as well as grow and thrive. 

Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication relationship
Recorded Class

CVS Exclusive: StepParenting: Does It Ever Get Easier?

December 1, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

For most of us the answer is yes. But it helps to plan mindfully. 

One definition of a blended family is a family consisting of a couple and their children from this and all previous relationships. Sounds so simple, doesn’t it? However, as 40% of US families know, it can be far more complicated. Not just how we spend Christmas, but day to day complications may arise associated with confusion and hurt feelings in both children and adults. 

This class will focus on raising your awareness about the kinds of internal and external struggles many blended families face and identify approaches that can ease the difficulties for both adults and children. 

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
divorce relationship step parent
Recorded Class

Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Child through Daily Conversation

August 6, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, technology and shelter-in-place – welcome to the tween and teen years! This interactive online class will include a conversation about parenting the independent, emerging adult while still nurturing the playful child within.   

We will talk specifically about building relationships during this very unpredictable time. You will have the opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Participants will be able to: 

  • Initiate and maintain an open dialogue 
  • Support your child’s social life 
  • Broach the difficult subjects 
Ages
School Age
Tags
communication independence relationship teens tween
Recorded Class

LEGO Exclusive: Help Your Teens Thrive, Even When They Think You’re Ridiculous

November 10, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

The teenage years can be an exciting time of growth, but can also be a strain on your relationship. As your child enters the tween and teen years their brain changes in ways that leads them to create 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 and support. As always, our “conversations” will include plenty of time for your questions and comments and to share your successes and challenges with each other. After this conversation led by Peace at Home Parenting Experts Amy Alamar, EdD and Aaron Weintraub, MS you 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
  • Apply positive discipline approaches that increase cooperation

We recommend that you review the following flash classes available from your parenting library before this conversation, but if life gets in the way please come as you are!

  • Talking to Teens: 10 Strategies to Reduce the Conflict
  • Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Teen through Daily Conversations
  • Parenting Teens: Effective Discipline 

Remember, you can always check out these quick classes after our conversation if you are inspired to go deeper. And after conversations end, we’ve got your back. Join our private, monitored Facebook group or Q&A sessions to follow up on new learning and get answers

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Teens & Young Adults
Tags
relationship teens
Recorded Class

Mental Health Literacy for Parents: Knowledge and Skills to Support Your Child (YUM! Brands)

July 27, 2021 12:00 am EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

All children are sad, anxious, irritable, or aggressive at times. Occasionally kids find it challenging to sit still, pay attention, or interact with others. In most cases, these are just typical phases in their development. However, these behaviors may indicate a more serious problem in some children. Without attention, these mental health conditions can prevent children from reaching their full potential. 

Whether your child is doing fine and you want to  prevent future mental health issues, or your child just  doesn’t seem like their usual self, or has actually  declared suicidal thoughts, you can help.  

Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify and apply relationship strategies and everyday habits that support good mental health in children and teens. 
  • Recognize the impact of parents’ mental health on the family. 
  • Recognize and respond to signs in children and teens that more mental health support is needed. 
Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
behavior communication emotions feelings relationship
Recorded Class

Tweens and Teens: Take a deep breath here comes Independence (MIT)

November 3, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

As children enter adolescence, they have a natural desire for independence. Teenagers’ desire for freedom can be scary for parents/caregivers, however, it is what gradually turns your adolescent into a healthy adult.  

Class participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize key factors in adolescent brain development that influence behavior 
  • Identify factors that make independence during adolescence “risky” 
  • Recognize the consequences of restricting independence  
  • Identify and apply steps in planning with teens for situations that strengthen the independence
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication conversation independence relationship talking