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Connection = Cooperation for Your School Age Child

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Maybe you want to be more patient. Maybe you want to stop yelling, threatening and/or punishing. You wonder how to get cooperation without those old standby methods. Our experts have the answers you need. 

Mountains of research has shown that children are built to seek connection with their caregivers. They want your attention and actually need it to thrive. So you’ll get more of whatever behaviors you give attention to. However most parents give a lot more attention to challenging behaviors than to the behavior that they want. So they are actually rewarding the behavior they don’t want even with negative attention. It’s how kids’ brains work. 

Most importantly, building strong positive connections with your children is the foundation of not only cooperation but overall wellbeing today and in the future. So threatening and punishing may scare your kids into following directions but that can harm your relationship and their self-worth. You’ve also probably noticed that those approaches don’t lead to long-term behavior change. So let’s do this together. 

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After this library, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of emotional intelligence and its significance in your child’s overall well-being and future success.
  • Implement effective communication strategies that strengthen your parent-child bond and increase cooperation through positive reinforcement.
  • Foster your child’s problem-solving abilities and emotional regulation skills, equipping them with invaluable tools for life.
  • Recognize the value of being a calm presence for your child, providing a safe space for them to process and cope with strong emotions.
  • Replace punitive disciplinary methods with approaches that promote self-control, self-worth, and long-term behavior change.

Video & Handouts

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Aaron Weintraub

Autism, Anxiety, ADHD,

MS, Curriculum Advisor

Sophie Hornick

Medical issues, Hospitalization, Grief/Loss,


Amy Alamar

School, Teens, Relationships,


Dana Asby

Mindfulness, Confidence, School,



  • behavior
  • communication
  • discipline
  • emotions
  • independence
  • rules/routines
  • school
  • school transition

Age Category

  • School Age
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