Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

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.

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Recognize the specific concerns related to academic loss
  • Initiate community building toward understanding
  • Apply strategies that will allow you to approach academics with a useful, fresh perspective

Course Lessons

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.

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Recognize the specific concerns related to academic loss
  • Initiate community building toward understanding
  • Apply strategies that will allow you to approach academics with a useful, fresh perspective

9.15.21 Skillsoft Exclusive Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, technology and shelter-in-place - welcome to the tween and teen years! This interactive online class will include a conversation about parenting the independent, emerging adult while still nurturing the playful child within.   

We will talk specifically about building relationships during this very unpredictable time. You will have the opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Participants will be able to: 

  • Initiate and maintain an open dialogue 
  • Support your child’s social life 
  • Broach the difficult subjects

Course Lessons

Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, technology and shelter-in-place – welcome to the tween and teen years! This interactive online class will include a conversation about parenting the independent, emerging adult while still nurturing the playful child within.   

We will talk specifically about building relationships during this very unpredictable time. You will have the opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Participants will be able to: 

  • Initiate and maintain an open dialogue 
  • Support your child’s social life 
  • Broach the difficult subjects

9.15.21 Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Gifted students are more likely to 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 language you can use to support courage and independence in your gifted student. You will also gain skills in coaching your child back to confidence after a failure.  

After this session, educators and parents will be able to:

  • Give feedback using language that supports youth's self-esteem
  • Coach youth back to confidence after a failure

Course Lessons

Gifted students are more likely to 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 language you can use to support courage and independence in your gifted student. You will also gain skills in coaching your child back to confidence after a failure.  

After this session, educators and parents will be able to:

  • Give feedback using language that supports youth’s self-esteem
  • Coach youth back to confidence after a failure

9.14.21 Public Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Does your child have trouble connecting with other? 

Are you unsure about how to help? 

Self-awareness and self-acceptance are the foundation of your child’s social life. Parent often struggle to strengthen those capacities in children. During this class you will gain practical skills to help your child: 

  • Build strong, healthy, lasting relationships 
  • Become more aware of himself and his surroundings 
  • Accept herself and those around her exactly as they are

Course Lessons

Does your child have trouble connecting with other? 

Are you unsure about how to help? 

Self-awareness and self-acceptance are the foundation of your child’s social life. Parent often struggle to strengthen those capacities in children. During this class you will gain practical skills to help your child: 

  • Build strong, healthy, lasting relationships 
  • Become more aware of himself and his surroundings 
  • Accept herself and those around her exactly as they are

8.31.21 Public Class Recording and Handout

Lesson Details

This presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to:

  • Teach your children digital citizenship
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter        
  • Support your child’s social life online and off

Course Lessons

This presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to:

  • Teach your children digital citizenship
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter        
  • Support your child’s social life online and off

8.24.21 Yum! Brands Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Are you concerned about what "back to school" will look like this fall?

Worried that your child may be unmotivated, stressed or just bored when it comes to school?

Don't want to spend another year nagging, coaxing and reminding?

Many parents feel concerned or overwhelmed about the start of school this year. How can you nurture your child’s emotional health during this transition while you support engagement in learning? This class will help support your child’s motivation in ways that work while providing compassion and understanding. You will discover how to advocate in meaningful ways when necessary. 

After this class you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies to support your child's emotional well-being
  • Recognize and address your child’s academic progress and needs
  • Partner with your child and, as needed, your child's teacher to set up successful homework practices
  • Apply simple, practical methods of inspiring your child’s motivation without taking over
  • Identify when and how to contact a teacher about your child’s school challenges

Course Lessons

Are you concerned about what “back to school” will look like this fall?

Worried that your child may be unmotivated, stressed or just bored when it comes to school?

Don’t want to spend another year nagging, coaxing and reminding?

Many parents feel concerned or overwhelmed about the start of school this year. How can you nurture your child’s emotional health during this transition while you support engagement in learning? This class will help support your child’s motivation in ways that work while providing compassion and understanding. You will discover how to advocate in meaningful ways when necessary. 

After this class you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies to support your child’s emotional well-being
  • Recognize and address your child’s academic progress and needs
  • Partner with your child and, as needed, your child’s teacher to set up successful homework practices
  • Apply simple, practical methods of inspiring your child’s motivation without taking over
  • Identify when and how to contact a teacher about your child’s school challenges

8.17.21 Public Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Screen time is a red-hot issue between parents and children. Parents complain they can’t get screen time under control and kids can’t seem to get enough. Over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. 

Class participants will learn practical solutions to this growing challenge.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the opportunities and challenges of screen time 
  • Recognize ways that parents may contribute to the problem 
  • Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction 
  • Identify screen free zones for your family 
  • Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family

Course Lessons

Screen time is a red-hot issue between parents and children. Parents complain they can’t get screen time under control and kids can’t seem to get enough. Over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. 

Class participants will learn practical solutions to this growing challenge.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the opportunities and challenges of screen time 
  • Recognize ways that parents may contribute to the problem 
  • Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction 
  • Identify screen free zones for your family 
  • Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family

8.16.21 Public Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

As children enter adolescence, they have a natural desire for independence. Teenagers’ desire for freedom can be scary for parents/caregivers, however, it is what gradually turns your adolescent into a healthy adult.  

Class participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize key factors in adolescent brain development that influence behavior 
  • Identify factors that make independence during adolescence “risky” 
  • Recognize the consequences of restricting independence  
  • Identify and apply steps in planning with teens for situations that strengthen the independence

Course Lessons

As children enter adolescence, they have a natural desire for independence. Teenagers’ desire for freedom can be scary for parents/caregivers, however, it is what gradually turns your adolescent into a healthy adult.  

Class participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize key factors in adolescent brain development that influence behavior 
  • Identify factors that make independence during adolescence “risky” 
  • Recognize the consequences of restricting independence  
  • Identify and apply steps in planning with teens for situations that strengthen the independence

7.27.21 YUM! Brands Class Recording and Handout

Lesson Details

Even before the Pandemic, mental health disorders were the most common diseases of childhood (https://childmind.org/2015-childrens-mental-health-report/). Due to the dramatic increase in children and teens entering hospital emergency departments, some are declaring a pediatric mental health emergency. Whether your child is doing fine and you want to prevent future mental health issues, or your child just doesn’t seem like their usual self or has actually declared suicidal thoughts, you can help

Mental health is our emotional, psychological and social well-being, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Parents with Mental Health Literacy recognize that their own mental health affects their children’s well-being and that children’s behavior is sometimes a call for help. Mental health literacy is the ability to prevent, recognize and cope with mental health conditions. Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify and apply relationship strategies and everyday habits that support good mental health in children and teens 
  • Recognize the impact of parents’ mental health on the family
  • Recognize and respond to signs in children and teens that more support is needed

Course Lessons

Even before the Pandemic, mental health disorders were the most common diseases of childhood (https://childmind.org/2015-childrens-mental-health-report/). Due to the dramatic increase in children and teens entering hospital emergency departments, some are declaring a pediatric mental health emergency. Whether your child is doing fine and you want to prevent future mental health issues, or your child just doesn’t seem like their usual self or has actually declared suicidal thoughts, you can help

Mental health is our emotional, psychological and social well-being, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Parents with Mental Health Literacy recognize that their own mental health affects their children’s well-being and that children’s behavior is sometimes a call for help. Mental health literacy is the ability to prevent, recognize and cope with mental health conditions. Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify and apply relationship strategies and everyday habits that support good mental health in children and teens 
  • Recognize the impact of parents’ mental health on the family
  • Recognize and respond to signs in children and teens that more support is needed

How to Get Your Teen to Behave Well and Listen

Lesson Details

Parents often think that if you figure out what punishment will make your child miserable enough, they will then cooperate. You may be surprised to learn that research has shown that this is a myth. You can sometimes scare or threaten your child into following directions but you will not get improved behavior in the long run. This class will help you recognize the difference between rules and consequences, and punishment. You will also gain 5 practical strategies to teach better behavior to your tween or teen.

Course Lessons

Parents often think that if you figure out what punishment will make your child miserable enough, they will then cooperate. You may be surprised to learn that research has shown that this is a myth. You can sometimes scare or threaten your child into following directions but you will not get improved behavior in the long run. This class will help you recognize the difference between rules and consequences, and punishment. You will also gain 5 practical strategies to teach better behavior to your tween or teen.