Recorded Class

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

16/11/2021 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

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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Parenting Essentials School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
happiness holidays relationships
Recorded Class

CHN Exclusive: Meaningful Holidays: What Do Kids Really Want and What Really Matters?

07/12/2021 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

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 

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
emotions happiness Holiday relationships
Recorded Class

CHN Exclusive: Mental Health Essentials for Parents: Knowledge and Skills to Support Your Child

17/11/2021 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.

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
Tags
balance character relationships
Recorded Class

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

18/09/2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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 
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication relationship relationships talking
Solution Series Library

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

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).

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
Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
bad news brush teeth death doctors fear grief hospital hurt loss medical pain relationships safe scared shots sick sickness surgery
Solution Series Library

MIT OEOP Parent Solutions Library

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).

Congratulations – your child is a successful student who has been recognized for their talent and achievement. 

Now, what steps can you take to help them cope with teen emotions and get ready for independence? 
For gifted students and their families, acceptance into a rigorous program is just the beginning. Help your child be ready for a bright future – support them to:

  • Manage stress
  • Recognize the importance of self-care
  • Find balance between commitments and connections
  • Build “emotional intelligence” that will strengthen mental health
  • Communicate in positive ways that deepen relationships

These quick recorded classes give you tools and information to help your child make the most of this opportunity and set them on the path for success.


Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
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

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
Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
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

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 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
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
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
Solution Series Library

Inspire School Success for Elementary School Students

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 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

Ages
School Age
Tags
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

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).

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
Ages
School Age
Tags
allowances behavior cooperation discipline feeding mealtimes misbehavior money parenting style patience relationships responsible routines rules screen time technology