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

Anxious Children: What Really Helps? (MIT)

March 9, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

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 any of this sound like your child? 

  • Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate 
  • Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations 
  • Constant worry 
  • Avoiding situations or places because of fears 
  • Complaints of frequent stomach aches or headaches 
  • Sudden and frequent panic attacks 

Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone. One in three children will experience an anxiety disorder before adulthood. Unless treated, many will grow up to be anxious adults. This class will help you better understand the nature of anxiety, refrain from reinforcing your child’s distress by accommodating behaviors, and apply simple strategies to handle day to day challenges. 

Ages
Parenting Essentials School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication emotions mental health special needs
Live Class

ADHD and Autism Why does my kid act this way?

March 16, 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.

Many parents try punishment or persuasion to help misbehaving or withdrawn children to improve their behavior. You have likely discovered that these methods are not especially effective, especially with children who display special needs. This class will provide practical tools and strategies to help you achieve the stronger connections and positive behaviors you are seeking.

Ages
School Age
Tags
communication emotions mental health special needs
Live Class

CVS Exclusive: Support Your Anxious Child: What Really Helps?

February 16, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Does any of this sound like your child? 

  • Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate 
  • Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations 
  • Constant worry 
  • Avoiding situations or places because of fears 
  • Complaints of frequent stomach aches or headaches 
  • Sudden and frequent panic attacks 

Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone. One in three children will experience an anxiety disorder before adulthood. Unless treated, many will grow up to be anxious adults. This class will help you better understand the nature of anxiety, refrain from reinforcing your child’s distress by accommodating behaviors, and apply simple strategies to handle day to day challenges. 

Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication emotions mental health special needs
Recorded Class

How to Help Your Child with ADHD Listen Better

January 12, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

You don’t have to go it alone. Being able to recognize the behavior as symptoms and having a clear plan about how to invite cooperation and respond to challenging behaviors will reduce your family stress and strengthen your child’s positive behavior. Join with other parents facing similar struggles and create a plan that will work for your family. At the end of this class you will be able to:

Understand the most effective ways to set the stage for cooperation through carefully chosen wording and timing

Apply effective behavior support techniques combining clear communication and useful consequences when needed

Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication cooperation discipline rules/routines special needs
Solution Series Library

Mental Health Essentials: Knowledge and Skills to Support your Child

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 parent-child relationship is the most powerful mental health intervention known to humankind. – Bessel van de Kolk

Even before the Pandemic, mental health disorders were the most common diseases of childhood. Due to the dramatic increase in children and teens entering hospital emergency departments, some are declaring a pediatric mental health emergency. 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

Increase your awareness so that you can be positive and intentional about your relationship with your child.

Parents with Mental Health Literacy recognize that their own mental health affects their children’s well-being and that children’s behavior is sometimes a call for help. Mental health literacy is the ability to prevent, recognize and cope with mental health conditions. Participants in this Solutions Series Library 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 support is needed

Disclaimer: Information shared by Peace at Home Parenting teachers is not intended as a replacement for clinical mental health services. Your pediatrician can suggest clinical services or if your child is in crisis, go to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.

Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication emotions Health/Wellness mental health special needs
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
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication cooperation discipline rules/routines special needs
Recorded Class

CVS Exclusive: Mental Health Literacy for Parents: Knowledge and Skills to Support Your Child

November 4, 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.

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 Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication mental health special needs wellness
Recorded Class

CVS Exclusive: Anxiety in Children: What Really Helps?

Challenges & Solutions

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

Does any of this sound like your child? 

  • Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate 
  • Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations 
  • Constant worry 
  • Avoiding situations or places because of fears 
  • Complaints of frequent stomach aches or headaches 
  • Sudden and frequent panic attacks 

Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone. One in three children will experience an anxiety disorder before adulthood. Unless treated, many will grow up to be anxious adults. This class will help you better understand the nature of anxiety, refrain from reinforcing your child’s distress by accommodating behaviors, and apply simple strategies to handle day to day challenges. 

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
anxiety behavior misbehavior sensitive special needs worry
Recorded Class

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

October 6, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Previously hosted live class. 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
Parenting Essentials School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication mental health special needs wellness