Recorded Class

7.22.21 CVS Set the Stage for a Happy Healthy and Mindful Summer

EDT/EST

Course Preview

Course Contents

1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

Challenges & Solutions

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

Many parents, grandparents, and caregivers discuss grand plans with school-aged children about summer projects, outdoor adventures, or exciting field trips. But we often end up spending half of the summer hanging around and the other half in front of the TV. 

Make the most out of summer with kids of all ages by teaching helpful social emotional learning skills. Join this class for easy steps to plan a summer that’s intentional, enlightening, and fun for everyone. 

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Plan a summer that includes everyone’s goals.
  • Apply strategies to use sibling strengths to help each other grow.
  • Identify service or project learning, art, movement, and other activities to help your child continue to learn over the summer. 
  • Talk effectively to caregivers, including daycares and camps, about meeting your child’s needs this summer. 

Ages
School Age
Tags
behavior health mindfulness summer
Recorded Class

7.27.21 CVS Midsummer Check-in: The Joys and Challenges of Summer

EDT/EST

Course Preview

Course Contents

1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

Challenges & Solutions

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

Halfway through summer vacation, is it living up to your expectations? If you suspect that you may breathe a guilty sigh of relief when your children return to school in the Fall, don’t worry because there is still time to find the right balance of connection, independence, relaxation, and routine that will leave you and your family feeling you’ve made the most out of summer. Join us for an expert-guided conversation where you will learn how to:

  • Start a conversation about routines that meets everyone’s needs.
  • Plan a summer that includes everyone’s goals.
  • Find unique ways of connecting to your child without an agenda. 
  • Make the most of your time together through playfulness and meaningful conversations.

Ages
School Age
Tags
routines screen time summer vacation
Solution Series Library

What’s Mindfulness and Why is it so Important

EDT/EST

Course Preview

Course Contents

Solutions Series Library of parenting videos available on demand Handouts

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
All ages
Tags
behavior brain happiness health mindfulness self care stress summer