Solution Series Library

Parenting Sampler for our Heros

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). 

Get started finding peace at home and let our experts nurture your inner parent. Our Sampler is a digital “Parenting Playbook” that offers insight and guidance about tiny ones all the way to teens. You’ll find evidence-based strategies to help you strengthen your parent-child relationship, increase cooperation, support school success and inspire courage and compassion in your kids. 

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
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add adhd anxiety attachment behavior communication connection discipline emotions feelings misbehavior patience play potty training problems rules self care stress talking toilet training working worry yelling
Recorded Class

Work With Your Family so You Can Work at Home (The Hartford)

20/04/2020 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

Working and learning from home can create friction among family members and present new professional challenges. It can also offer opportunities you may have never imagined. Participants in this class will be able to set yourself up for success in the following ways: 

  • Apply strategies to set routines with your family and for yourself 
  • Recognize the importance of finding space physically, mentally, and emotionally 
  • Identify and apply goal setting strategies that work 
  • Recognize the power of practicing gratitude in the new normal. 
Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
routines self care
Recorded Class

12.16.21 CVS Conversation: Returning to Work and Holiday/Vacation Disruptions

16/12/2021 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Returning to Work and Holiday/Vacation Disruptions

Of course, the holidays at the end of the year are joyous and offer a wonderful time to share your new baby with family and friends. Holidays and vacations usually create disruptions to your children’s routines as naps and bedtimes are flexed as you travel and folks visit. Returning to work or maintaining your work schedule through this time requires some organization and forethought about what to expect from your children. It can be challenging for them to get back on schedule. On December 16 at 1:00, join JoAnn Robinson, PhD and Cora Megan, MA for a conversation about Returning to Work and Holiday Disruptions. In this session, JoAnn and Cora will talk about Your questions and concerns Balancing work and family expectations during holidays What babies need to enjoy busy holiday events Restoring nap and bedtime routines after traveling

Ages
PreNatal Infant
Tags
positive relationships self care
Recorded Class

10.28.21 CVS Conversation: Sibling Connections, Returning to Work

28/10/2021 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

If you are having your second or third baby, you may wonder how to manage your children’s competing needs and emotional outbursts.  Returning to work adds another layer of complexity as you arrange for their child care needs.  Creating routines to leave in the morning and return home is essential.  Join JoAnn Robinson, PhD and Hanna Brinkhaus, LCSW at your CVS Health Welcome Baby, Back to Work Conversation at 1 PM on October 28.  JoAnn and Hanna want to hear from parents about their concerns and experiences, and any questions that you have about the challenge of Returning to Work and Managing Sibling Relationships.  At this session, JoAnn and Hanna will share ideas about

  •  What it means to be a big brother or sister through their eyes
  •   Managing sibling jealousy and promoting kindness
  •  Childcare needs and options as you return to work
  •  Creating routines for mornings and evenings
Ages
PreNatal Infant
Tags
positive relationships relationship self care
Recorded Class

FacebookLive Free: Self Care: Put on Your Oxygen Mask First

Challenges & Solutions

Previously hosted FaceBook Live panel discussion.  Read our summary of this discussion below then click on the lesson to access the video and information about our Experts.

Your focus for the past year has been on keeping your kids safe, engaged in school and making miracles to help them feel socially connected. Self-care? Out the window. With summer on the horizon maybe you are feeling a glimmer of hope. Let’s build on that. We will talk about the impact of your own self-care on your kids, your body and your mental health. We hope you will share your solutions and be ready to hear some new ideas from our Peace At Home specialists. You can do this!

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
self care

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). 

Get started finding peace at home and let our experts nurture your inner parent. Our Sampler is a digital “Parenting Playbook” that offers insight and guidance about tiny ones all the way to teens. You’ll find evidence-based strategies to help you strengthen your parent-child relationship, increase cooperation, support school success and inspire courage and compassion in your kids. 

Ages
PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
add adhd anxiety attachment behavior communication connection discipline emotions feelings misbehavior patience play potty training problems rules self care stress talking toilet training working worry yelling
Recorded Class

Work-Life Balance: The Impossible Dream? (YUM! Brands)

14/06/2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

Many working parents struggle to figure out a healthy work life blend. We recognize there shouldn’t have to be a choice between work and caring for your family. The McKinsey Report* tells us that parents, “…are facing the choice between falling short of pre-pandemic expectations that may now be unrealistic,
or pushing themselves to keep up an unsustainable pace.” *

We recognize that a work-life blend right now can seem impossible. Technology makes you accessible 24/7 and fear about job loss might drive you to work longer hours. Compounding stress from the never-ending workday can harm family life, health and overall happiness.

This interactive online workshop will provide you with the opportunity to consider the current research related to work-life blend and identify realistic approaches to address your most important challenges.
Participants in this session will recognize that you can’t “do it all” and be able to:
– Identify approaches to communicate with your supervisor on structural changes to work that will support better work-life blend
– Apply strategies that manage boundaries and support recovery
– Recognize the importance of instrumental and emotional social support and plan action steps to develop these resources.

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Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication self care work working
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
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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 Essentials – Let’s Talk About You

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).

Parenting is a demanding job that takes lots of physical and emotional energy. If you are stressed or exhausted it is difficult to be the parent that you want to be – regardless of how much parenting education you seek! Well-being includes your emotional, social, mental and physical health. It depends on feeling like you can cope with daily stressors, having a sense of purpose and generally enjoying life. Parents with a strong sense of wellbeing can manage difficult emotions, make time for supportive relationships and for doing things they enjoy. The purpose of this library is to help you achieve wellbeing by reflecting on your own needs and considering how your personal history may be affecting your parent-child relationships. This series will help you:

  • Recognize symptoms of distress that you may be ignoring and would benefit from attention
  • Consider beliefs and ideas that may be getting in the way of wellbeing and positive parenting
  • Address specific challenges such as getting on the same page with your co-parent and handling stepparenting relationships
Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
anxiety attachment behavior calm co-parenting communication cooperation depression divorce emotions feelings grandchildren grandparents helicopter misbehavior parenting styles patience perfectionism self care separated step parent stress trauma
Solution Series Library

What’s Mindfulness and Why is it so Important

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). 

What is most delightful and sometimes maddening about children is that they are right here in this moment. They try to bring us into the present, but we often resist – cell phone in hand, shopping list in mind, eyes on the road to the future or worrying about the past. When we spend a lot of time on “auto-pilot,” life begins to feel empty and our relationship with our children can suffer. This series is focused on the meaning of mindfulness, why it is important and explores ways you can bring it into your life right this minute. In this library of classes you will learn ways to:

  • Apply strategies to respond effectively to stress in the moment.
  • Teach these practices to children, from toddlers to high school students.
  • Apply tools to use when children demonstrate challenging behaviors.
  • Make healthier choices with your time and energy to increase family connection
  • Reduce overall stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Use play to connect with each other in happy ways
Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
behavior brain happiness health mindfulness self care stress summer