Interactive Workshops

Middle & High School Success 

teens

About

The Inspire School Success Workshops for parents of middle and high school children 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 tweens and teens regulate their emotions and communicate effectively so that they can engage and learn. Parents, students, and teachers have all endured the challenges of an unusually tough year that has led to academic and social loss for many. This series covers 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.
Gain the information and techniques you need to help your tween or teen confidently enter school as you look towards graduation, the college admissions process, other post-graduate plans and beyond.

Interactive Workshops

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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Supporting Your Struggling College Student
High School and College can be both challenging and stressful. What are some common stressors and challenges teenagers might face? We’ll talk about it! The goal of this interactive webinar is to help you set your teen up for success. We will provide key strategies to prepare your rising high school student or new college student for an academically successful and enjoyable experience. You will learn to recognize potential warning signs that your teen may need extra support.
So Your Child is Headed to College - Help Them Arrive Prepared
“You don’t know what you don’t know.” Get answers from a seasoned clinician who has supported college freshmen across the country for years.
Get Ready for College! How to Prepare You and Your Child for Major Transitions, New Roles, and Responsibilities Now
The High School years are upon you! Your child is growing up and your role is changing. Learn strategies to use in High School to support your young adult emotionally and financially, while also teaching them self-care and independence, so they are ready for the next step.
Is Your College Student Coming Home for the Holidays? Let’s Talk!
There will likely be a lot to unpack and it won’t all be laundry. Join us for practical tips on what to expect and how you can welcome them home with care and understanding.

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,

LCSW

Denise Parent

Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety,

LMFT

Amy Alamar

School, Teens, Relationships,

EdD
Peace at Home