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
Facebook Live

Facebook Live College Acceptances, Rejections and Launch

Challenges & Solutions

Join hosted Facebook Live panel discussion. Read our summary of this discussion below then click on the lesson to access the video and information about our Experts.

College acceptance and rejections are an emotional roller coaster of anticipation, elation, and disappointment. If you remember trying to guess the contents of your college decision envelope by how thick it was, some things have changed. While college decisions may be delivered through email, web portals, or even instagram now, the emotional experience is the same. How do you prepare them and how do you prepare yourself? After this class you will be able to:

  • Support your child navigate the big emotions of the application process
  • Make decisions about the next steps
  • Determine when college is not the next step
Ages
Parenting Essentials Teens & Young Adults
Tags
college communication rejections
Live Class

Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead (MIT)

May 24, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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 your toddler have meltdowns about even the smallest issues? 

Are you stressed about going out in public because of your toddler’s tantrums?

Have you tried to help, and nothing seems to work? 

You are not alone. Join with other parents in this online class that will put your mind at ease about this typical and challenging behavior. Class participants will learn: 

● Why tantrums occur at this age 

● How caregivers can manage their own distress during tantrums 

● Positive approaches to help toddlers calm down 

● Ways to talk with your toddler about their tantrums after they occur 

Ages
PreNatal Infant Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication emotions independence rules/routines sibling conflict
Live Class

MIT Welcome Baby, Welcome Back to Work

April 26, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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.

  • Are you planning to return to work, or are you already back?
  • Concerned that hours away from baby will harm your attachment?
  • Feeling a bit confused or overwhelmed with how to choose a caregiver for baby?

The transition back to work from Family Leave is often challenging. Being involved with the baby’s total care can be immensely rewarding as well as exhausting, and relinquishing some of that care to others is often anxiety-provoking.  Join Peace At Home experts JoAnn Robinson, PhD and with other parents to get answers and solutions on the spot. What are baby’s needs and what are your needs as you transition back to work? Participants in this session will be able to:

  • Identify your values for what your baby experiences while you work
  • Compare benefits of different types of care
  • Learn how to choose what feels right for you
  • Create routines that work for you and your baby
Ages
PreNatal Infant
Tags
birth Health/Wellness
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
Solution Series Library

LEGO Welcome Baby, Welcome Back to Work

Challenges & Solutions

Having a baby is an exciting time in your life. Whether this is your first or third, each arrival brings great joy and new challenges. When you add the transition out to Family Leave and then back to work, plus an ever-changing “new normal,” you deserve an army of support. That’s where the LEGO Welcome Baby, Welcome Back to Work Program comes in.  Classes, Conversations and Coaching will help you and your peer colleagues more easily master new beginnings for you and your baby.

First Classes, our Welcome Baby Solution Series Library gives you 24/7 access to specific parenting challenges. Each Flash Class includes an easily digestible (15 min+/-)  Video and Handouts that unlock a key piece of the parenting puzzle.  Click on any title below and watch the video as often as you would like and share the handouts with your caregiving partner.

Next are Conversations, led by Peace at Home Parenting experts.  Come together with your LEGO Colleagues to learn, share and gain support.  If you miss a conversation, the recording and handouts will be posted below and in your course catalog. In 2022, we will be meeting quarterly, and links to register will be included here as well as on your live calendar.  Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder each quarter too! Here is the Q1 Conversation scheduled:

Welcome Baby: Make Room for Yourself Before and After Birth– February 23, 2022 12 pm EST

Finally, when you need a little coaching, we have options.  First ask a question on our private, expert-monitored Facebook page.  You’ll get answers from our team and Peace at Parents just like you.  Next, you can come to our Monthly Q&A and Office Hours with founder Ruth Freeman. You can get on-the-spot answers.  Check the community section below or the live class schedule to register for the next session.  Finally, you may need some personal, private support.   You can schedule a 1:1 Coaching Session with our experts for an additional fee. Learn more about private coaching below and book a session today.

Birthing mothers strive to balance involvement in the world of work with the biological and emotional changes that accompany a recent birth. Parent involvement with a baby’s total care can be immensely rewarding as well as exhausting, and relinquishing some of that care to others is often anxiety-provoking. 

Click on a class title below for easy access to expert information and guidance from the Welcome Baby – Welcome Back to Work Flash Class Solutions library available 24/7. From eating, sleeping (or not), and just surviving to answering questions like, “Will work harm my relationship with my baby?” busy parents like you appreciate quick evidence-based solutions to everyday challenges as well as major concerns. Each class includes a video and handouts to watch and share. Take notes and come join the next Welcome Baby Conversation and get your questions answered! If you are not sure where to start or need help now – email us at solutions@peaceaathomeparenting.com and we will get you connected.

Ages
PreNatal Infant
Tags
attachment baby brain connection cooperation feeding home moods play relationship routines safe work working
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

LEGO Welcome Baby: Make Room for Yourself Before and After Birth

February 23, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

Challenges & Solutions

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

While you are still pregnant is a great time to build positive routines for your own self-care.  Having a clear rhythm to your day, honoring the needs of your body to be active, refuel energy, and sleep lay a great foundation for creating a rhythm once baby has arrived.  In this class we will talk about

  • The value of self-care for your mood and personal organization
  • What counts as self-care 
  • How to build a sustainable routine that offers balance
Ages
PreNatal Infant
Tags
birth Health/Wellness
Live Class

Parenting Check-Up: New Year’s Resolutions and Beyond

January 18, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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.

Even the most positive parents lose their way from time to time. The most amazing and challenging part of being a parent is that as soon as you think you have it figured out, your child goes and changes! This session will be a time to reflect on the big picture and assess what you want to keep about your parenting approaches and where you want to make some specific, positive changes. 

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
communication cooperation discipline emotions rules/routines
Live Class

Omnicom Exclusive class: Keep Calm and Pass it on: How to help your child deal with stress

February 11, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Everyone encounters stress and it can actually be good for our bodies and brains—if we know how to cope with it. Learn a variety of techniques to reduce your stress, in the moment and over the long term.

After this session, educators and parents will be able to:

Apply practical strategies to teach children about how their brain works and what they can do to optimize brain health

Practice effective stress reduction techniques you can teach to children

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

CVS Welcome Baby: Make Room for Yourself Before and After the Birth

March 24, 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.

While you are still pregnant is a great time to build positive routines for your own self-care.  Having a clear rhythm to your day, honoring the needs of your body to be active, refuel energy, and sleep lay a great foundation for creating a rhythm once baby has arrived.  In this class we will talk about

  • The value of self-care for your mood and personal organization
  • What counts as self-care 
  • How to build a sustainable routine that offers balance
Ages
PreNatal Infant
Tags
birth Health/Wellness
Live Class

Positive Discipline for Peace At Home

March 23, 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.

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. 

Join us for this interactive, engaging workshop to gain the simple, practical tools you need to raise the children you really want – cooperative, confident and connected positively with family and friends. 
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
cooperation discipline rules/routines
Live Class

Manage Screen Time: End the Power Struggles

March 23, 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.

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 

Ages
School Age Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication rules/routines technology
Live Class

Yum! Brands Exclusive: Family Mindfulness for Fun and Calm

March 22, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

Parents are feeling especially stretched thin and stressed out during this new normal. Demands are coming at you from many directions while you learn to do almost every daily routine in a new way. Bringing your full attention to the present moment has never been more important nor more challenging. The good news is that there are many simple daily practices that can bring you and your children back to the here and now and have fun doing it. 

Participants in this class will be able to apply simple, practical strategies that will:

● Reduce stress 

● Increase happiness 

● Improve family relationships. 

Ages
School Age Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
emotions mental health
Live Class

Find Time For Fitness When There’s No Time At All

March 16, 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.

We parents of young children have too much to do and not enough time to do it. So certain things fall off the to-do list, and fitness is usually one of the first to go. At the same time, we know deep down that we are more patient and positive when we take at least good enough care of ourselves. 

Join us for this quick, practical class that will focus on results so that you will be able to:

● Apply strategies to quickly include fitness into your day 

● Identify fun ways to include kids in your workouts 

● Improvise new approaches when the perfect workout just isn’t possible.

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
Health/Wellness
Live Class

Skillsoft Exclusive: Positive Relationships with Your Adult Children

March 16, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Challenges & Solutions

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

When do our children become adults? 18? 21? When they clear their stuff out of our basement? Is 30 the new 21? Do we need to “let go” or silence ourselves now? How do we stay connected and adjust expectations as our children mature? This class will help you: 

  • Think well about navigating your ever changing role 
  • Enjoy your offspring as they grow and develop. 
Ages
Teens & Young Adults
Tags
communication independence
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

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

How to Talk with Your School to Support Your Child’s Success

March 14, 2022 8:00 pm EDT/EST

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.

Healthy social emotional skills (SES) for gifted teens are learned and reinforced when schools and families work together consistently and with good communication. Social emotional skills help kids learn to: manage feelings, develop an awareness of others, make good decisions, and form healthy relationships

After this class you will be able to:

  • Ask school staff about social emotional programs or learning more skills, or start a conversation about adding social emotional learning activities at your teens’ school
  • Talk about feelings and manage conflict at home with your teens to practice your own social emotional skills and model them for teens
  • Model social emotional skills with your teens by listening to teens without judgment, giving them choices, and encourage healthy conflict resolution.
Ages
School Age
Tags
communication cooperation rules/routines
Live Class

In the Trenches: Navigate Challenging CoParenting Relationships

February 18, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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.

Co-parenting is often a challenge for parents living apart. The impact of constant stress and arguments can be exhausting. This course will help you recognize factors that interfere with cooperative co-parenting and provide you with concrete strategies to reduce conflict. 

By the end of this live online class parents will be able to: 

● Identify factors that keep conflict going 

● Identify and revise harmful conflict cycles 

● Develop a successful co-parenting plan 

● Apply skills to help you manage co-parenting stress 

● Apply effective strategies to manage conflict 

Ages
Parenting Essentials PreNatal Infant School Age Teens & Young Adults Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tags
co-parenting