Interactive Workshops

School Success

Student Independence


These live workshops offer inspiration and strategies you can use to help your child or teen 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. We're here to help you support your child's learning from preschool through college.  

Interactive Workshops

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.
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.
Academic Loss: What Really Helps?
Students, parents, and educators are facing dramatically increased academic loss and a widening of the achievement gap. How can we address the loss and build understanding? Evidence suggest that we start with building empathy. Compassion will help us embrace the academic challenge as a community. In this class we will look at the effects of school absences due to health, behavior, and current events. We will also introduce and review effective strategies to build a strong academic foundation.
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.
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.
Use Effective Feedback to Build Courage & Confidence
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.
Approaching the College Admissions Process
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.
Bullying: Relationships Matter
Let’s work together to foster a generation of confident, resilient, and empowered individuals. We’ll discuss approaches to arming our children with the skills they need to face the challenges of life with courage and grace.
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.
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.
Inspire Independence & Sustain a Love of Learning in Toddlers & Preschoolers
Get Ready for Childcare or Preschool: Ensure a Positive Transition
The time has come for your precious “baby” to start day care, and you may be feeling a range of emotions. There are steps that you can take to help your family make a smooth, positive transition into this next chapter of your life.
Get Ready for Kindergarten
The transition to kindergarten can be a scary and challenging time. With new routines, a new school, and new teachers and classmates, it can feel overwhelming for you and your child. Join us to discover how to make this transition a more peaceful and easy time for both of you. In this virtual workshop, Peace at Home experts and other parents will explore ways to identify your child’s specific strengths and challenges, as well as how to support them. We will discuss strategies and routines to practice at home that will help your child feel more confident and comfortable as they begin kindergarten. It’s a big change, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one.

Meet your Instructors

Amy Alamar

School, Teens, Relationships,


Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Aaron Weintraub

Autism, Anxiety, ADHD,

MS, Curriculum Advisor

JoAnn Robinson

Infants, Potty Training, Taming Tantrums,


Cora Megan

Toddlers/Preschoolers, Early Discipline, Childcare,

Peace at Home