Interactive Workshops

Elementary School Success

Student Independence


These live workshops offer inspiration and strategies you can use to help your child enter the classroom with confidence, character, and the tools they need to succeed. Help your child regulate their emotions and communicate effectively so that they can engage and learn. Parents, students, and teachers have all endured a challenging few years that has led to academic and social loss for many. These topics cover clear, actionable ways to inspire meaningful conversations and develop routines at home that support social-emotional health, reduce conflict, and foster a sense of gratitude and safety. 

Interactive Workshops

Back To School: Let's Talk Tips and Tools for a Smooth Transition
Transitions are tough on kids. They just tend not to love change. And moving from the relaxed pace of summer to the more demanding routines of school is probably one of the toughest transitions in your child’s year. Bring your questions and concerns to this workshop where you will get answers on the spot. Peace At Home founder and president, Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW will join with education specialist Andrea Brinnel, Ed.D., to think with you about practical strategies to support your whole family to start the school year with curiosity and optimism.
School Success: Inspire Motivation and Engagement
Does your child seem unmotivated, stressed or just bored when it comes to school? Do you play homework police instead of connecting positively with your child? Are you confused about what will really help? Many parents feel overwhelmed or out of the loop when it comes to their kids’ education. How can you nurture your child’s education and support engagement in learning? This workshop will help support your child’s learning and motivation in ways that work. You will discover how to advocate in meaningful ways when necessary.
Building Extraordinary Relationships with School Age Child through Daily Conversations
Raising emotionally healthy children with the ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. In the midst of today’s pediatric mental health crisis, it has never been more important. Add school pressures, expanding technology, and post-pandemic challenges – you’ve got your hands full! This interactive online workshop will include a conversation about supporting your school-age child’s increasing independence while still nurturing playfulness and joy.
School Refusal What’s Important to Know
School refusal, also known as school avoidance, is a misunderstood and complex challenge. While school refusal is often viewed as misbehavior, in most cases students are simply too anxious to enter the school environment and, in the cases of some students, have trouble leaving their homes at all. Often, children with school refusal behaviors may complain of physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches before school, or repeatedly ask to visit the school nurse.
My Child is Struggling in School: How Can I Help?
Is your child having difficulty in school with social skills, behavior, and/or academics? Are you wondering what you can do about your concerns? Not sure where to turn about these issues? This workshop will help you work with your child’s teacher and/or school to effectively address the learning and/or development challenges you see in your child. Watching your child struggle in school can be hard, especially if you don’t know how to help. Join Peace at Home experts and other parents in this virtual workshop. We’ll discuss practical strategies to help your child become their most successful self at school.
Be Your Child's Emotions Coach
Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your child’s feelings? Does your child have trouble verbalizing his/her emotions? Do their displays of emotion seem like misbehavior to you? A better relationship with your child starts with emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence increases children’s self-worth and cooperation, it improves communication and strengthens the parent-child connection. Family conflict decreases with strong emotional intelligence and it impacts all of your child’s future relationships.
Special Education: 504’s and IEPs – What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
Are you concerned about your child’s progress in school but afraid to have your child “labeled”? Do you feel confused about how special education works? Is your child already receiving special education services, but you’re still feeling confused? You are not alone – let’s talk.
Get the Most from Your Child’s IEP Meeting: Prepare, Advocate and Find Support
If your child has been referred for a special education evaluation or is already eligible for special education services, back to school means special education team meetings. Many parents find these gatherings stressful, confusing, and sometimes overwhelming. Gain tips on how to prepare, advocate for your child, and support the plan.
Connecting Home and School: How You Can Help Your Student Succeed
Children benefit a lot when you help them bridge their two most important worlds. When students' parents are involved in school, kids tend to have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and higher rates of completing their homework. This workshop will help you identify strategies to initiate and maintain that important partnership with your child's school.

Meet your Instructors

Amy Alamar

School, Teens, Relationships,


Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Aaron Weintraub

Autism, Anxiety, ADHD,

MS, Curriculum Advisor
Peace at Home