Recorded Class

Free Class: How to Take the Stress Out of Parenting

October 27, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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

Parent stress has dramatically increased since the start of the pandemic, but children’s essential needs haven’t really changed.

Parents are less stressed when they recognize myths that may cause family conflict and understand what’s most important to help raise thriving, cooperative children. And, good news, kids are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents.

This live online class will help you understand and apply:

  • Communication skills that build strong parent-child connections
  • Parent behaviors that help kids cope with stress and develop self-control
  • Effective discipline approaches that reduce misbehavior and increase cooperation.

You will have a chance to ask questions and get expert solutions on the spot. You will also receive helpful cheat sheets to guide you when trying new approaches.

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
stress trauma
Recorded Class

Parenting teens: Power struggles or effective discipline?

October 12, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as 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
communication relationship
Recorded Class

CVS Exclusive: Anxiety in Children: What Really Helps?

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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. 

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

CVS Exclusive: Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers

October 14, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Expert

Cora Megan,MA

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

Does your child have meltdowns when you try to limit behaviors? 

Is your little one suddenly hitting or biting others in frustration? 

Have you tried to resolve these challenging behaviors, and nothing seems to work?
You are not alone. Participants will learn 

● Why challenging behaviors are typical at this age 

● How to help children manage their impulses 

● How parents can manage their own distress when challenging behaviors occur

● Positive discipline approaches to help children recover from aggressive behaviors 

● How to implement positive routines that reduce intensely emotional and aggressive behaviors 

Ages
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication cooperation discipline rules/routines
Recorded Class

Cooperative Co-parenting for Separated & Divorced Couples

October 22, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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

Co-parenting can be stressful after a divorce, separation, or anytime parents are not in a couple relationship. Learn the importance of “cooperative co-parenting” and strategies to support your children. This class will help you minimize conflict when navigating parenting responsibilities across households. Participants will be able to: 

● Recognize different types of co-parenting relationships 

● Identify the impact of conflict on children 

● Apply strategies to help children cope and adjust 

● Avoid creating “loyalty binds” in children 

● Apply skills to develop a successful co-parenting plan 

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
co-parenting communication cooperation
Recorded Class

Positive Discipline for Peace At Home

October 19, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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

Are you raising your voice too often and wishing for more patience? 

Are you concerned that you are too strict or too easy? 

Do you sometimes think there must be a better way? 

You are not alone.

During this class, you will discover myths that keep parents repeating ineffective discipline techniques that can actually increase misbehavior. You will learn evidence-based, straightforward strategies that increase and sustain child compliance, support child self-worth and strengthen your parent-child relationship. 

Ages
School Age
Tags
communication connection discipline routines
Recorded Class

Less Conflict More Solutions

October 20, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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

No matter the age of your child, you’ve probably experienced some difficulty that’s led to an argument. Whether the conflict lasts a moment or a month, it can leave parent and child feeling hurt or frustrated or both. Learn how to work with your child to work together to find solutions to conflict, which will strengthen your relationship. You will learn how to:

  • Talk with your child about problems without judging or criticizing
  • Work together as a team to find solutions that work for both parent and child
  • Resolve conflicts peacefully and teach these skills to youth so they can solve their own conflicts when you are not there.
Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication connection discipline routines
Recorded Class

The Power of Play to Calm & Connect

October 21, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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

Overwhelmed with your child’s challenging behaviors? 

Hoping for more patience and struggling to stay calm? 

Think sometimes there must be a better way? 

You are not alone. 

We are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. We start to feel stressed, angry, or overwhelmed just like our kids. Join us and learn practical tools to help you be a calm center for your family. 

Young children thrive in calm and playful families. Play is the best way to help your child learn and grow. It strengthens the parent-child connection, your child’s love of learning, and enthusiasm for life. Play builds social skills and improves cooperation. We’ll offer a hands-on opportunity to play with your children at this workshop, including individual coaching and discussion with our trainers. 

After this class, you will be able to: 

● Apply simple calming strategies to use every day and during challenging times

● Recognize the ways play helps your child grow, connect and cooperate

● Apply every day, simple ways of engaging in happy and meaningful play with your child 

Ages
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
connection cooperation emotions
Recorded Class

Wellness on The Run: Quick, Real-life Strategies for Busy Parents

October 21, 2021 8:00 pm EDT

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

Does it feel impossible to take care of your family and yourself too? 

Do you feel guilty about making your own health a priority? 

Do you believe that healthy changes are just too challenging? 

You are not alone. 

Here is the good news: Research tells us that mothers spending time on themselves – on relaxation and self-care – and not so much on housework, is associated with positive outcomes for children. Because you can’t pour from an empty cup, you will learn practical strategies to prioritize health and wellness in your own life so that you can offer your best to your children and teach by being a positive role model. You will gain quick tips on: 

● Practical fitness routines that work 

● Quick healthy nutrition strategies 

● Simple self-care approaches for overall well-being 

Busy parents – join us to find hope, inspiration and practical solutions to lifelong wellness. No more dinners of leftover mac and cheese scraped from your toddler’s plate. You can do this!

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Special Needs Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
diet exercise health parents
Recorded Class

Teens in Love: Romantic Relationships, Dating and Health

October 13, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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

Learning to have romantic relationships and deal with sexually maturing bodies are essential tasks of healthy teen development. As the parents, you may feel as unprepared as your kids feel to navigate this ever-changing stage. While adolescents sometimes act like they know it all, they often feel vulnerable and unprepared for the social and sexual realities of romantic relationships. And the same may be true for you – maybe you are wondering how do I support exploration and independence while keeping my child safe, especially during these challenging times. 

Participants in this class will be able to 

● Apply steps to navigate teens’ romantic relationships with trust, compassion, clarity and consistency 

● Identify strategies to balance monitoring with trust 

● Recognize the connections between physical and romantic relationships with parental relationship health

Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication independence safety Teen