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11.16.21 Yum! Brands Exclusive: Meaningful Holidays: What Do Kids Really Want and What Really Matters?

November 16, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

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Are you sometimes frustrated with the material focus of the holiday season?  

Does it seem impossible to create a truly happy holiday this year? 

Wondering what you can do differently? 

Learn what research tells us kids really want that money can’t buy. Consider what will really create happy and meaningful holidays during a time filled with health concerns and loss. Reflect on your own behavior over the holiday season and consider family rituals that enrich holiday connections.  

Participants will be able to: 

• Recognize what children really care about with regard to holidays 

• Identify the ways your own childhood experiences may impact your holidays today 

• Apply methods to work with your family to create genuinely meaningful celebrations 

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All ages Parenting Essentials
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happiness holidays relationships
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12.7.21 CHNCT Exclusive: Meaningful Holidays: What Do Kids Really Want and What Really Matters?

December 7, 2021 12:00 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.  

Are you sometimes frustrated with the material focus of the holiday season?  

Does it seem impossible to create a truly happy holiday this year? 

Wondering what you can do differently? 

Learn what research tells us kids really want that money can’t buy. Consider what will really create happy and meaningful holidays during a time filled with health concerns and loss. Reflect on your own behavior over the holiday season and consider family rituals that enrich holiday connections.  

Participants will be able to: 

• Recognize what children really care about with regard to holidays 

• Identify the ways your own childhood experiences may impact your holidays today 

• Apply methods to work with your family to create genuinely meaningful celebrations 

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emotions happiness Holiday relationships
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11.17.21 CHNCT Exclusive: Raising Kids with Character: Help Your Child Find Balance and Direction

November 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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Raising healthy children with a strong moral compass, cooperative behavior, and an ability to sustain meaningful relationships can be a challenge even in ideal situations. Add on a variety of extracurricular activities, sibling relationships, technology issues, your work and social commitments, and a biological need for food and rest, and you’ve got your work cut out for you. Learn a practical approach, based on research, to parenting kids with character that will help you be the parent you want to be while riding the waves of the daily the grind. This interactive presentation will include strategies to: 

  • Talk with your child 
  • Nurture your child’s authentic self 
  • Keep perspective as you embrace your daily parenting challenges

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balance character relationships
Recorded Class

09.18.20 IPG Pandemic Pods: A Roadmap for Reducing Risk and Building Trust

September 18, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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Previously hosted live class exclusively for IPG.  Access the recording and handouts by clicking on the 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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Teens & Young Adults
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communication relationship relationships talking
Solution Series Library

Child Life: Help Your Child Cope with Medical Issues, Hospital Stays and Disabilities

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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).

When your child is coping with medical issues, communication is key to helping them adjust to challenges. It can be difficult to know how much information to share and how best to discuss it with your child. While it is human nature to want to reassure kids that it is no big deal, or that “it doesn’t hurt,” kids deserve the truth in a way that they can understand and helps them feel supported. Classes in this series address health related issues as simple as brushing teeth everyday or as complex as preparing for surgery. Participants will be able to 

  • Apply strategies that help children cope with hospitalization and healthcare experiences
  • Recognize the value of play in preparing for medical procedures
  • Identify tips for using gentle honesty about difficult topics
  • Prepare children to visit a loved one in the hospital
  • Apply effective ways to stay connected to loved ones in the hospital
  • Support children through loss and grief
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All ages
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bad news brush teeth death doctors fear grief hospital hurt loss medical pain relationships safe scared shots sick sickness surgery
Solution Series Library

Gifted first generation college students

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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).

This series addresses ways to support the unique strengths and challenges of gifted first generation college students. First generation college students are more likely to be members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, come from low income households, and commute from home. Sadly, these traits are also commonly associated with students dropping out of college. In this series you will explore ways to support your gifted first generation college student including strategies to help you:

  • Build positive relationships with your maturing child
  • Support your child’s social emotional well-being
  • Talk to teens in positive ways and how to give effective feedback
  • Recognize the importance of mindset 
  • Effectively foster independence in your child
  • Set limits and reduce conflict
  • Grow your understanding of stress and the brain
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Teens & Young Adults
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arguments brain development communication confidence cooperation discipline emotions fighting friendships gifted students independence motivation patience relationship relationships safety school self care stress teens
Solution Series Library

Parenting Children with Special Developmental and Emotional Needs

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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).

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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All ages
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add adhd anxiety autism behavior bullying counseling depression discipline discouraged friendships misbehavior peer pressure problems refusal relationships sad safety school sensitive special needs therapist therapy worry
Solution Series Library

Inspire School Success for Middle & High School Students

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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).

The Inspire School Success series for parents of middle and high school youth offers inspiration and strategies you can use to help your child enter the classroom with confidence, character, and the tools they need to succeed. Help your tweens and teens regulate their emotions and communicate effectively so that they can engage and learn. Parents, students, and teachers have all endured the challenges of an unusually tough year that has led to academic and social loss for many. This series covers clear, actionable ways to inspire meaningful conversations and develop routines at home that support social-emotional health, reduce conflict and foster a sense of gratitude and safety. Gain the information and techniques you need to help your tween or teen confidently enter school as you look towards graduation, the college admissions process, other post-graduate plans and beyond. 

Participants in this class series will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of mindset to school success 
  • Help tweens and teens complete homework without conflict
  • Appreciate and develop gratitude practices
  • Inspire important conversations to strengthen relationships and build character

Essential Library:
School Success: Inspire Motivation and Engagement
Make Homework Work
Stress, the Brain and Emotional Well-Being in your Teen
Manage Academic Loss
Less Conflict, More Solutions
Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Teen through Daily Conversations
Support the Social Emotional Health of Gifted Teen Students

Extended Library:
Support Kids in Challenging Times: Understand and Engage in Current Events
Create Home Environments that Support Remote School Success
Approaching the College Admissions Process
Gratitude – the why and how!
Help Students Feel Safe in Challenging Times
Approaching Graduation and Beyond
Support the Social Emotional Health of Students with Special Needs

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Teens & Young Adults
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academic loss adhd anxiety appreciation autism behavior brain development college communication current events emotions feelings gifted students graduation gratitude homework motivation problem solving relationships remote school resilience safety school self care special needs stress
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Inspire School Success for Elementary School Students

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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).

The Inspire School Success series for parents of elementary school children offers inspiration and strategies you can use to help your child enter the classroom with confidence, character, and the tools they need to succeed. Help your child regulate their emotions and communicate effectively so that they can engage and learn. Parents, students, and teachers have all endured the challenges of an unusually tough year that has led to academic and social loss for many. This series covers clear, actionable ways to inspire meaningful conversations and develop routines at home that support social-emotional health, reduce conflict, and foster a sense of gratitude and safety.

Participants in this class series will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of mindset to school success 
  • Help children complete homework without conflict
  • Appreciate and develop gratitude practices
  • Inspire important conversations to strengthen relationships and build character 
  • Create positive routines that support your child’s success in school

Essential Library:
School Success: Inspire Motivation and Engagement
Make Homework Work
Stress, the Brain and Emotional Well Being
Manage Academic Loss
Less Conflict, More Solutions
Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Child through Daily Conversations

Extended Library:
Support Kids in Challenging Times: Understand and Engage in Current Events
Create Home Environments that Support Remote School Success
Support the Social Emotional Health of Gifted Students
Support the Social Emotional Health of Special Needs Students

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School Age
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academic loss adhd anxiety autism brain development communication current events emotions forgetful gifted students homework messy motivation news organized relationships remote school school school success special needs worries
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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School Age
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allowances behavior cooperation discipline feeding mealtimes misbehavior money parenting style patience relationships responsible routines rules screen time technology