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11.9.21 Raising Digital Natives with Character

November 9, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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This interactive presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to: 

● Teach your children digital citizenship 

● Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable 

● Help your child develop a strong moral filter 

● Support your child’s social life online and off 

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School Age Teens & Young Adults
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safety screen time technology
Live Class

10.13.21 Teens in Love: Romantic Relationships, Dating and Health

October 13, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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Learning to have romantic relationships and deal with sexually maturing bodies are essential tasks of healthy teen development. As the parents, you may feel as unprepared as your kids feel to navigate this ever-changing stage. While adolescents sometimes act like they know it all, they often feel vulnerable and unprepared for the social and sexual realities of romantic relationships. And the same may be true for you – maybe you are wondering how do I support exploration and independence while keeping my child safe, especially during these challenging times. 

Participants in this class will be able to 

● Apply steps to navigate teens’ romantic relationships with trust, compassion, clarity and consistency 

● Identify strategies to balance monitoring with trust 

● Recognize the connections between physical and romantic relationships with parental relationship health

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Teens & Young Adults
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communication independence safety Teen
Recorded Class

4.20.20 The Hartford Help Your Child Feel Safe in a Unpredictable World

April 20, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

It can be a challenge to help your child feel safe when the world around us and the media are constantly showing fearful events. Children are especially at risk if they have not learned skills to cope with fear and other stressors. In our complicated world, it is particularly important for parents to recognize that we are the filters through which our children see that world. 

Participants in this class will be able to: 

  • Develop perspective during difficult times 
  • Identify anxiety and stress 
  • Define self-regulation and co-regulation and help children do the same 
  • Identify and apply strategies that help both adults and children feel safer even in difficult times 
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School Age Teens & Young Adults
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anxiety emotions safety
Recorded Class

3.3.20 The Hartford Parenting Digital Natives in the Information Age

March 3, 2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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

This interactive presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to: 

  • Teach your children digital citizenship 
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable 
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter 
  • Support your child’s social life online and off           
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School Age
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safety screen time technology
Recorded Class

05.11.21 MIT Parenting Digital Natives in the Information Age

May 11, 2021 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.

This interactive presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to: 

  • Teach your children digital citizenship 
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable 
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter 
  • Support your child’s social life online and off  
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School Age
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safety screen time social media technology
Recorded Class

7.19.21 Public Parenting Teens: Effective Discipline

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Parents often think that if you figure out what punishment will make your child miserable enough, they will then cooperate. You may be surprised to learn that research has shown that this is a myth. You can sometimes scare or threaten your child into following directions but you will not get improved behavior in the long run. This class will help you recognize the difference between discipline and punishment. You will also gain 5 practical strategies to teach discipline to your tween or teen. 

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Teens & Young Adults
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behavior discipline listening misbehavior rules safety
Solution Series Library

Helping Educators Support Student Success

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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). 

Parents, students, and teachers have all endured the challenges of an unusually tough year that has led to academic and social loss for many. The Support Student Success series for educators offers inspiration and strategies educators can use to help students enter the classroom with confidence, character, and the tools they need to succeed. 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 needed to support students to confidently re-enter school, collaborate, establish routines that work, and look towards graduation, and beyond. 

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Help students advocate for themselves
  • Invite students into decision making
  • Collaborate with colleagues to help build support for student interest
  • Establish/Re-establish routine
  • Use mindfulness to teach self-regulation at home and at school
  • Understand developmental stages for school-aged kids
  • Provide opportunities for independence
  • Value progress and effort over product and behavior
  • Identify red flags for learning
  • Help students look towards graduation and beyond
  • Support the Social Emotional Health of Gifted Student

Essential Library:
Strengthen the Home-School Connection: Academic and Personal Goals
Promote Independence and Foster Character
School Success: Inspire Motivation and Engagement for Educators
Help Students Feel Safe in Challenging Times

Extended Library:
Reflective Practice in Action to Elicit Deeper Understanding
What Our Students Need: The Power of Identity
Approaching Graduation and Beyond
Support the Social Emotional Health of Gifted Students for educators

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Educator
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character college connection conversation emotion feelings goals graduation home identity independence motivation news relationship safety school success understanding values
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

Talking to Teens: Independence and Safety

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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 teen years are full of joys, challenges and surprises as your child’s brain changes in ways that may lead them to miscalculate risks, react impulsively, and seek support from peers instead of parents and teachers. Learn the effective communication styles and positive discipline methods that you need to confidently support your child as they grow into independent young adults. Parents who access the “Talking to Teens: Independence and Safety” library will be able to:

  • Initiate important conversations with your teen
  • Become aware of red flags around social media use
  • Consider when it is okay to start leaving your child alone
  • Identify strategies to balance monitoring with trust
  • Apply steps in planning with teens for situations that strengthen independence
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Teens & Young Adults
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alcohol communication drugs home alone relationship safety screen time social media talking technology