Solution Series Library

ADHD and Autism: Help Your Child Thrive

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 ADHD or Autism with low support needs. Many parents of children with special needs report higher than average levels of stress and conflict. Often anxiety or depression can look like misbehavior. Children with special needs may not respond to the discipline techniques that work for other children. Diagnosis like Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD 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 provide strategies to:

  • Help your child make and maintain friendships
  • Establish rules and routines that create joyful family time
  • Become and advocate for your child’s needs
  • Apply positive discipline for children with ADHD or other special needs
Ages
Special Needs Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication cooperation discipline rules/routines special needs
Live Class

Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead (MIT)

May 24, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for MIT. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Does your toddler have meltdowns about even the smallest issues? 

Are you stressed about going out in public because of your toddler’s tantrums?

Have you tried to help, and nothing seems to work? 

You are not alone. Join with other parents in this online class that will put your mind at ease about this typical and challenging behavior. Class participants will learn: 

● Why tantrums occur at this age 

● How caregivers can manage their own distress during tantrums 

● Positive approaches to help toddlers calm down 

● Ways to talk with your toddler about their tantrums after they occur 

Ages
PreNatal Infant Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication emotions independence rules/routines sibling conflict
Live Class

Parenting Check-Up: New Year’s Resolutions and Beyond

January 18, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Even the most positive parents lose their way from time to time. The most amazing and challenging part of being a parent is that as soon as you think you have it figured out, your child goes and changes! This session will be a time to reflect on the big picture and assess what you want to keep about your parenting approaches and where you want to make some specific, positive changes. 

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication cooperation discipline emotions rules/routines
Live Class

Positive Discipline for Peace At Home

March 23, 2022 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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 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. 

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. 
During this class, 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. 

Ages
School Age
Tags
cooperation discipline rules/routines
Live Class

Manage Screen Time: End the Power Struggles

March 23, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Screen time is a red-hot issue between parents and children. Parents complain they can’t get screen time under control and kids can’t seem to get enough. Over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. Class participants will learn practical solutions to this growing challenge. 

Participants will be able to: 

● Identify the opportunities and challenges of screen time 

● Recognize ways that parents may contribute to the problem 

● Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction

● Identify screen free zones for your family 

● Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family 

Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication rules/routines technology
Live Class

How to Talk with Your School to Support Your Child’s Success

March 14, 2022 8:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Healthy social emotional skills (SES) for gifted teens are learned and reinforced when schools and families work together consistently and with good communication. Social emotional skills help kids learn to: manage feelings, develop an awareness of others, make good decisions, and form healthy relationships

After this class you will be able to:

  • Ask school staff about social emotional programs or learning more skills, or start a conversation about adding social emotional learning activities at your teens’ school
  • Talk about feelings and manage conflict at home with your teens to practice your own social emotional skills and model them for teens
  • Model social emotional skills with your teens by listening to teens without judgment, giving them choices, and encourage healthy conflict resolution.
Ages
School Age
Tags
communication cooperation rules/routines
Live Class

Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers

March 7, 2022 8:00 pm EDT

Expert

Cora Megan,MA

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

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. Participants will learn 

● Why challenging behaviors are typical at this age 

● How to help children manage their impulses and emotions

● How parents can manage their own distress when challenging behaviors occur

 ● Positive discipline approaches to help children recover from challenging behaviors 

● How to implement prevention strategies that reduce power struggles and aggressive behaviors 

Ages
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication discipline rules/routines
Live Class

Free Class: Take the Stress Out of Parenting

February 10, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

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 Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication cooperation emotions rules/routines
Live Class

Less Conflict, More Solutions

February 2, 2022 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

No matter the age of your child, you’ve probably experienced some difficulty that’s led to an argument. Whether the conflict lasts a moment or a month, it can leave parent and child feeling hurt or frustrated or both. Learn how to work with your child to work together to find solutions to conflict, which will strengthen your relationship. You will learn how to:

  • Talk with your child about problems without judging or criticizing
  • Work together as a team to find solutions that work for both parent and child
  • Resolve conflicts peacefully and teach these skills to youth so they can solve their own conflicts when you are not there.
Ages
School Age
Tags
communication cooperation discipline rules/routines
Live Class

Skillsoft Exclusive: Parenting Check-Up: New Year’s Resolutions and Beyond

January 19, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert-led live class exclusively for Skillsoft. A recording of the class with handouts will be available once the class is complete.

Even the most positive parents lose their way from time to time. The most amazing and challenging part of being a parent is that as soon as you think you have it figured out, your child goes and changes! This session will be a time to reflect on the big picture and assess what you want to keep about your parenting approaches and where you want to make some specific, positive changes. 

Ages
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication cooperation discipline emotions rules/routines