Interactive Workshops

Parenting Principles


Peace At Home’s principles are built on decades of research focused on parent-child relationships and positive outcomes for kids. Read more about Peace at Home’s Parenting Principles here. Our experts address ways to incorporate the science of child development and parenting into daily life to help parents build more cooperation and connection with clarity and confidence.

Interactive Workshops

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.
Body Positivity: Model Healthy Behaviors
Our children and teens are growing up in a world of endless marketing images of perfect human bodies that are unattainable for most. By the age of 10 girls begin to evaluate themselves based on the shape of their bodies. Discover how our own behaviors can minimize these issues and help our kids feel good about themselves.
Parenting Checkup: What to Keep and What to Change
How have you improved your parenting approaches and what still needs work? Let’s review some important parenting principles that you may have gathered over this year and consider which ones are most important for your family as we head into the new year
Less Conflicts, More Solutions
No matter the age of your child, you’ve probably experienced some difficulty that’s led to an argument. Whether the conflict lasts a moment or a month, it can leave parent and child feeling hurt or frustrated or both.
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 a safe place by recognizing and managing your stress.
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.
Use Effective Feedback to Support Courage and Confidence
Many students hold a “fixed mindset,” which may hold them back from trying new things or reaching their full potential. They may believe they should only do things at which they are excellent. The way families and educators give feedback can reinforce a frame of mind that supports those limiting beliefs or the confidence to try new experiences. Learn about the language you can use to support courage and independence in your student. You will also gain skills in coaching your child back to confidence after a failure.
Parenting Digital Natives in the Information Age: A Practical Approach
Do you feel overwhelmed by the task of helping your child to be the best version of themselves online? You are not alone. The online social landscape of tools and etiquette keep shifting and changing. Your kids may seem several steps ahead of you. Socially and emotionally, however, they still need your support and guidance.
Empower Your Child to Be a Better Digital Citizen
How can we raise successful digital citizens while keeping kids safe at the same time? Open lines of communication, clearly negotiated boundaries and modeling balance will help you teach responsible digital behavior and help keep your child(ren) safe.
Sugar and Screens: Feel Good Solutions that May 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.
Make the Most of Time in the Car - Be Curious, Listen Carefully, Connect for a Lifetime
Make your drive time on vacation or just your regular busy week about the journey, not just the destination. Time in the car can be isolating with everyone on their own devices, but It doesn’t have to be that way. Drives can be a great time to connect with your children and have fun too.
Help Your Child Make Friends When to Lean In or Let Go
We all hope that our children will make meaningful connections with peers and mentors. When they struggle with making friends, it is difficult not to worry. Often, our first instinct is to try to teach specific social skills and manners, but the truth is that strong relationships come from the inside out. What we call charisma can be broken down into empathy and confidence. Self-awareness and self-acceptance are the foundation of your child’s social life.
Navigating Seasons of Change
Adjusting to a new school, new friends, new childcare, new family structure through divorce or other family changes can be both positive and daunting at the same time. Join us to discuss supporting kids to cope with changes like these and others..
Money, and Kids: Raise Financially Responsible Children
Financial literacy is an essential life skill, but it can be hard to know how to talk to children about money in ways they will understand. Join us to learn about age appropriate ways to talk about money and how to help your kids set themselves up for financial success in the long run.
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.
Easy Meal Prep for Busy Parents
Coming up with a healthy meal plan for your family each week can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us to discover strategies to help you plan healthy family meals without getting overwhelmed.
Playtime With Your Kids - Move More, Build Connections, Stress Less
Looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors and get your family moving this summer? Join us to explore movement and play as ways to improve wellness and connections for the whole family.
Summer Plans: More Joy, Less Screen Time
Take the time to plan together with your family to make summer work. Less stress, less conflict, less screen time, and more fun can make a world of difference. Your kids will return to school with more resilience and optimism.
Be Your Child’s Calm Center: How to Stay Calm When Your Child is Stressed
When our children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those same emotions. You can’t help your child if your own brain is stressed. Come learn practical strategies to become the calm center for your child's emotional world.

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Aaron Weintraub

Autism, Anxiety, ADHD,

MS, Curriculum Advisor
Peace at Home