Interactive Workshops

2023 Top Picks


Peace at Home designs live interactive workshops around the building blocks of what science tells us helps children thrive and reach their full potential. We design every topic with our Parenting Principles in mind, including ways parents can form more meaningful connections with their children and reduce their own stress in the process. Here are some of our most popular topics this year:

Interactive Workshops

Mental Health Essentials for Parents: Knowledge and Skills to Support Your Child
The parent-child relationship is the most powerful mental health intervention known to humankind. - Bessel van der Kolk, MD All children are sad, anxious, irritable, or angry at times. Occasionally, they may find it challenging to keep agreements, focus on tasks, or interact with others. In most cases, these are just typical phases in their development. However, these behaviors may indicate a more serious problem. Without attention, mental health conditions can prevent children from reaching their full potential. Whether you want to prevent future issues, your child just doesn’t seem like their usual self, or you have significant concerns, the good news is that you can help. This workshop highlights the nature of stress as it relates to children, the impact of family conflict, and the power of connection and joy. Without recognizing that certain behaviors tell a story about your child’s unmet needs or the mismatch between our expectations and our kids’ capacities, it’s easy to miss important signs and symptoms. Sometimes we even make things worse in our efforts to remedy the problems.
Positive Discipline for Peace at Home
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.
School Attendance: Don't Let School Become Optional
For anxious kids, absences reinforce the child's worries. For others, it's easy to want to give kids a break but a casual attitude about attendance can actually create long term problems. We’ll discuss the importance of the school experience and how to help your child embrace it, even when it's difficult.
Take the Stress Out of Parenting
Parents are less stressed when their kids cooperate. Children are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents. Gain the communication and discipline skills you need to create the calm, joyful family you really want.
Anxious Children: What Really Helps?
Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone, and there are proven strategies you can use to help your anxious child.
Leave Your Stress at The Door to Make Your Home Your Child's Safe Place
What can parents do that will really help to protect kids’ mental health? Make home an emotionally safe place by recognizing and managing your stress. Join us to learn how parental stress affects children and how you can help.
Sugar and Screens: Feel Good Solutions that Lead to More Problems and Less Happiness
When you just need time to get things done, extending kids’ screen time seems like an easy fix. Maybe you just agree to another treat so your child will give you some peace. These small habits may result in less cooperation, calm, and even happiness in your family. Let’s talk about some other approaches that work.
Who Owns the Problem? Hint, it's not you. How to Teach Problem Solving and Resilience
When you recognize who “owns” a problem, you can determine who is responsible for solving it. Once you know which problems are yours to solve and which problems are your child’s responsibility to solve, life gets a lot easier and you are on your way to raising a problem solver.
Help Your Child Cope with Grief and Loss
Kids grieve differently than adults, but they experience the same wide range of strong emotions that adults feel. While there is no one size fits all approach, there are strategies and tips you can use to help your child cope. In this interactive workshop, you'll connect with a Peace At Home expert to get answers to your questions about this tough issue.
Executive Function Challenges in Teens: How it Impacts Academics and How You Can Help
This workshop will walk you through what executive function (EF) skills are and how they may be impacting your teen. We’ll offer evidence-informed strategies your teen can start implementing right away to improve academic performance.
Raising Digital Natives: When to Hover and When to Step Back
Are you concerned that your kids are spending too much time online? Do your kids use social media and the Surgeon’ General’s report has got your worried? You’re not alone. Let’s talk.
Bullying: Relationships Matter
This workshop will provide you with tools your child needs to navigate difficult situations with confidence.

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Amy Alamar

School, Teens, Relationships,


Aaron Weintraub

Autism, Anxiety, ADHD,

MS, Curriculum Advisor

Tanika Eaves

Infants, Birth, Relationships,


Sophie Hornick

Medical issues, Hospitalization, Grief/Loss,


Susan Schaefer

Education, School Success, Executive Function,

M.Ed., M.A.T.
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