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11.9.21 Raising Digital Natives with Character

November 9, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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

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
Tags
safety screen time technology
Live Class

11.9.12 Manage Screen Time: End the Power Struggles

November 9, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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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 

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School Age
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screen time technology
Live Class

11.8.21 Technology and Young Children: How much is too much?

November 8, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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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 increasing rapidly, and parents are wondering, how much is too much? This flash class will share the current screen time recommendations for young children and address why limiting screen time is important. We’ll offer guidelines for choosing high quality media as well as alternatives to the virtual babysitter. 

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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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screen time technology
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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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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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           
Ages
School Age
Tags
safety screen time technology
Live Class

12.8.21 Technology and Young Children: How Much is Too Much?

December 8, 2021 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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1 expert-led live class Handouts

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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 increasing rapidly, and parents are wondering, how much is too much?  This class will share the current screen time recommendations for young children and address why limiting screen time is important. We’ll offer guidelines for choosing high quality media as well as alternatives to the virtual babysitter. 

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Ages
Toddlers and Preschoolers
Tags
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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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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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  
Ages
School Age
Tags
safety screen time social media technology
Solution Series Library

Talking to Teens: Independence and Safety

EDT/EST

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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
Tags
alcohol communication drugs home alone relationship safety screen time social media talking technology
Solution Series Library

Positive Discipline, Peaceful Home

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Solutions Series Library of parenting videos available on demand Handouts

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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).

You may be like many parents who want to be more patient. Maybe you want to stop yelling, threatening and punishing. Yet, you can’t imagine how to inspire cooperation without those old standby methods. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that through punishment you might scare a child into following directions in the short run, but you don’t get long term behavior changes. Mountains of research has shown without doubt that children seek connection with their parents and those parents who focus that connection on positive behavior, win more cooperation. This “Positive Discipline, Peaceful Home” library will help you:

  • Build your parent-child relationship in ways that will effectively increase cooperation
  • Recognize specific steps to ignore negative behaviors and reinforce those behaviors that you want from your child
  • Apply an approach to discipline that will help your child learn self-control rather than fear authority
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School Age
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allowances behavior cooperation discipline feeding mealtimes misbehavior money parenting style patience relationships responsible routines rules screen time technology
Solution Series Library

Little Kids, Big Feelings

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Solutions Series Library of parenting videos available on demand Handouts

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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).

Young children react strongly and tend to have “meltdowns” – sometimes it’s predictable but other times, it’s just not!  This series will help you understand why your child so often displays intense emotions and the behaviors that go along with them. There are lots of options for how to respond in helpful ways during these difficult times with your young child.  This library of classes offers parents solutions for how to:

  • Respond effectively when big feelings overwhelm your young child 
  • Apply strategies that help prevent episodes of overwhelm 
  • Support  your young child to gradually manage feelings of disappointment and frustration.
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Toddlers and Preschoolers
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anger behavior biting discipline emotions hitting jealousy meltdowns misbehavior patience play positive relationships screen time self care shame sibling conflict technology temper tantrums yelling
Recorded Class

8.31.21 Public Raising Digital Natives: When to Hover and When to Step Back

EDT/EST

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1 expert-led recorded class available on demand Handouts

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

This 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
Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
safety screen time social media technology