Live Class

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

March 30, 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.

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
emotions Health/Wellness mental health teen safety
Live Class

You Have Questions, We Have Answers. On the Spot, Monthly Q&A with Ruth

March 15, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

Join us for this expert led live class.

Got questions? Bring them on! Applying new parenting approaches often requires support. You may be changing parenting practices that have been handed down from generation to generation and we’ve got your back as doubts and frustrations may arise. And I promise, other parents will benefit when you have the courage to share your questions.  Join me, Ruth E Freeman, LCSW, founder of Peace at Home Parenting. My passion is helping parents.

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
co-parenting communication cooperation discipline independence teen safety
Live Class

Let’s Talk About Sex

February 15, 2022 8:00 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.

Your child’s sexuality is part of their identity, and it’s important to talk about it. We know it can be uncomfortable to talk about sex and sexuality with your child, and we also know how important it is to support their confidence and positive and meaningful relationships. This course is designed to help you have these difficult and important conversations and help you and your child be sex positive – embracing that sexuality is a part of humanity. We will talk about:

  • Stepping out of the comfort zone
  • Supporting your child’s identity and relationships
  • Consent
  • Safety and Assault
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication Health/Wellness LGBTQ+ teen safety
Live Class

Parenting Teens: Power Struggles or Effective Discipline?

February 9, 2022 8:00 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.

The adolescent brain assesses risk differently and teens get bored more easily. These are just a few of the changes taking place in your adolescent’s brain that might make communication and safety a lot more challenging. This class will provide parents with important information about teen brain development and practical strategies to help teens stay safe as well as grow and thrive.

Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
discipline independence teen safety
Solution Series Library

LGBTQ and Gender Essentials Series

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).

When your child approaches you to share or process their thoughts and feelings about gender identity or sexual orientation they are trusting you with their deepest sense self. These conversations can spark fears for their wellbeing and it can be a struggle in that moment  to know how to respond without rejecting or discounting their experience. Classes in this library will help you prepare for an open, ongoing dialogue with your child or teen that is candid, authentic and supportive.

Parents who access the “LGBTQ and Gender Essential Series” library will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Identify common LGBTQ identities and what they may mean for your child
  • Recognize and apply ways to respond to your child that are supportive 
  • Recognize responses to your child that are not helpful
  • Apply listening and talking strategies that help your child feel safe enough to express their true thoughts and feelings
  • Apply approaches that will support your child’s positive thoughts and feelings about themself
Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication LGBTQ+ teen safety
Recorded Class

Tweens and Teens: Take a deep breath here comes Independence

December 14, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

As children enter adolescence, they have a natural desire for independence. Teenagers’ desire for freedom can be scary for parents/caregivers, however, it is what gradually turns your adolescent into a healthy adult. 

Class participants will be able to: 

● Recognize key factors in adolescent brain development that influence behavior

● Identify factors that make independence during adolescence “risky” 

● Recognize the consequences of restricting independence 

● Identify and apply steps in planning with teens for situations that strengthen the independence 

Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication cooperation discipline independence teen safety
Recorded Class

Let’s Talk About Sex

December 7, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Your child’s sexuality is part of their identity, and it’s important to talk about it. We know it can be uncomfortable to talk about sex and sexuality with your child, and we also know how important it is to support their confidence and positive and meaningful relationships. This course is designed to help you have these difficult and important conversations and help you and your child be sex positive – embracing that sexuality is a part of humanity. We will talk about:

  • Stepping out of the comfort zone
  • Supporting your child’s identity and relationships
  • Consent
  • Safety and Assault
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication health teen safety
Recorded Class

Skillsoft Exclusive: Raise Happy Children: Parenting for Optimism and Resilience

December 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Parents sometimes feel discouraged when their children want more toys, the newest technology or the coolest sneakers that they believe will make them really happy. And maybe those things will work…for a few hours or a couple of days. What really makes our kids happy? How often do we get caught up in what media tells us will bring joy into our lives?

Research tells us that “things” don’t really make us happy. While temperament is inborn, parents can actually help children increase optimism (positive outlook and hopefulness) and resilience (ability to effectively bounce back from challenges). These capacities are strongly connected to well-being and success. You will examine your day to day interactions and consider approaches that will increase these important traits in yourself and your children. You will also gain the courage to set limits on “stuff” and focus on what counts in building a happy family.

Ages
School Age
Tags
communication cooperation health independence rules school teen safety