Kids Listen Best When Parents are Playful

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Playfulness opens your child’s brain to learning and cooperation. In this class you will learn how and why this works. You will also learn easy ways to make daily routines fun and how playfulness can help during hard times.

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Playfulness opens your child’s brain to learning and cooperation. In this class you will learn how and why this works. You will also learn easy ways to make daily routines fun and how playfulness can help during hard times.

7.19.21 Public Class Recording and Handouts

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Screen time is increasing rapidly, and parents are wondering, how much is too much?  This flash class will share the current screen time recommendations for young children and address why limiting screen time is important. We’ll offer guidelines for choosing high quality media as well as alternatives to the virtual babysitter. 

Course Lessons

Screen time is increasing rapidly, and parents are wondering, how much is too much?  This flash class will share the current screen time recommendations for young children and address why limiting screen time is important. We’ll offer guidelines for choosing high quality media as well as alternatives to the virtual babysitter. 

9.22.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handouts

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Let’s Talk about Care and Education Options. Do you feel uncertain about whether fall 2020 is the time for your young child to be in a classroom learning environment? Are you torn between the benefits of what social stimulation and creative teachers can do for your child and protecting your family from community spread? Did you find your child enjoyed online learning but want to do something more this fall? 

For decades, small numbers of parents of young children have joined forces to provide some of the benefits of classrooms in early care and education centers. But how to proceed when there are so many possibilities? Join us in this class on assessing and planning for your young child’s care and education experiences. In this class you will learn about: 

  • How to think about your education values for your children 
  • Well-understood models for education young children outside of classrooms 
  • What are the financial costs vs. time benefits for parents of these approaches 
  • How do you get started in finding resources to help get something off the ground 

Early childhood cooperatives have sprung up out of parents with shared values banning together to share teaching and care responsibilities. However, other options also exist from high cost nannies to shared cost, microschools, to loving, lower cost family day care homes, to learning from home with resources from public schools. 

Course Lessons

Let’s Talk about Care and Education Options. Do you feel uncertain about whether fall 2020 is the time for your young child to be in a classroom learning environment? Are you torn between the benefits of what social stimulation and creative teachers can do for your child and protecting your family from community spread? Did you find your child enjoyed online learning but want to do something more this fall? 

For decades, small numbers of parents of young children have joined forces to provide some of the benefits of classrooms in early care and education centers. But how to proceed when there are so many possibilities? Join us in this class on assessing and planning for your young child’s care and education experiences. In this class you will learn about: 

  • How to think about your education values for your children 
  • Well-understood models for education young children outside of classrooms 
  • What are the financial costs vs. time benefits for parents of these approaches 
  • How do you get started in finding resources to help get something off the ground 

Early childhood cooperatives have sprung up out of parents with shared values banning together to share teaching and care responsibilities. However, other options also exist from high cost nannies to shared cost, microschools, to loving, lower cost family day care homes, to learning from home with resources from public schools. 

5.5.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handout

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You’ve done well up to now with a weekday schedule that gets you out the door in the morning and back home for evening time with your young children.  You don’t know how long you will need to work from home and provide full-time care for your young children.   

Participants will be able to: 

  • Plan and try out new routines that balance priorities while you seek a sustainable new rhythm. 
  • Develop co-parenting strategies to work well in a simple daily schedule of care and activity.  

Course Lessons

You’ve done well up to now with a weekday schedule that gets you out the door in the morning and back home for evening time with your young children.  You don’t know how long you will need to work from home and provide full-time care for your young children.   

Participants will be able to: 

  • Plan and try out new routines that balance priorities while you seek a sustainable new rhythm. 
  • Develop co-parenting strategies to work well in a simple daily schedule of care and activity.  

4.30.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handout

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Working from home can be a challenge if your children are dependent on you for keeping them entertained and busy. All children are capable of playing independently, which helps you both relax. Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify ways to set up a space in your home that effectively invites independent play 
  • Identify open-ended materials that keep young children engaged and learning while you work.  

Course Lessons

Working from home can be a challenge if your children are dependent on you for keeping them entertained and busy. All children are capable of playing independently, which helps you both relax. Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify ways to set up a space in your home that effectively invites independent play 
  • Identify open-ended materials that keep young children engaged and learning while you work.  

Facebook Live Event: Managing Meltdowns: Help Young Children Manage Strong Emotions

Lesson Details

Join presenters Ruth Freeman LCSW, JoAnn Robinson PhD, and Cora Megan MA to:

• Learn why emotional meltdowns occur in young children

• Learn how caregivers can manage their own distress during meltdowns

• Learn positive approaches to help children calm down

• Learn ways to talk with your child about strong feelings after they occur• Learn about positive routines to help prevent emotional meltdowns

Course Lessons

Join presenters Ruth Freeman LCSW, JoAnn Robinson PhD, and Cora Megan MA to:

• Learn why emotional meltdowns occur in young children

• Learn how caregivers can manage their own distress during meltdowns

• Learn positive approaches to help children calm down

• Learn ways to talk with your child about strong feelings after they occur• Learn about positive routines to help prevent emotional meltdowns

03.15.21 YUM! Brands Class Recording & Handouts

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Is your preschool or school age child keeping you up at night?
Does your child’s bedtime routine take hours?
Does your child make lots of extra requests after lights out?

If so, you are invited to the Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach workshop. You will learn how to help your child fall asleep independently at bedtime with a gentle and gradual approach that will help your child learn to fall asleep quickly and easily at bedtime (and stay in his or her own bed all night!) You will also learn how to manage those “call backs and curtain calls” that most children love to make after lights out!

Course Lessons

Is your preschool or school age child keeping you up at night?
Does your child’s bedtime routine take hours?
Does your child make lots of extra requests after lights out?

If so, you are invited to the Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach workshop. You will learn how to help your child fall asleep independently at bedtime with a gentle and gradual approach that will help your child learn to fall asleep quickly and easily at bedtime (and stay in his or her own bed all night!) You will also learn how to manage those “call backs and curtain calls” that most children love to make after lights out!

04.28.21 CHN Be Your Child’s Sleep Coach: Help Your Child Become a Great Sleeper

Lesson Details

Is your preschool or school age child keeping you up at night?
Does your child’s bedtime routine take hours?
Does your child make lots of extra requests after lights out?

If so, you are invited to the Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach workshop. You will learn how to help your child fall asleep independently at bedtime with a gentle and gradual approach that will help your child learn to fall asleep quickly and easily at bedtime (and stay in his or her own bed all night!) You will also learn how to manage those “call backs and curtain calls” that most children love to make after lights out!

Course Lessons

Is your preschool or school age child keeping you up at night?
Does your child’s bedtime routine take hours?
Does your child make lots of extra requests after lights out?

If so, you are invited to the Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach workshop. You will learn how to help your child fall asleep independently at bedtime with a gentle and gradual approach that will help your child learn to fall asleep quickly and easily at bedtime (and stay in his or her own bed all night!) You will also learn how to manage those “call backs and curtain calls” that most children love to make after lights out!

5.20.21 CVS Class Recording & Handout

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In this roundtable about "Little Kids, Big Emotions," we will explore the reasons young children up to 5 years old react strongly and have meltdowns – sometimes it’s predictable but other times, it’s just not! You will have a chance to ask questions, share your ideas and hear from other parents as well as Peace At Home teachers. Our conversation will include:
• Ways to prevent children's feelings of overwhelm
• What to do when big feelings overwhelm your young child
• How to gradually help your child cope with disappointment and frustration

If you have time you may want to view the following classes in advance of our conversation:

*Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead
*Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers
*Technology and Young Children: How Much is Too Much?
*Sibling Connections: Help Young Children Connect in Positive
Ways

Course Lessons

In this roundtable about “Little Kids, Big Emotions,” we will explore the reasons young children up to 5 years old react strongly and have meltdowns – sometimes it’s predictable but other times, it’s just not! You will have a chance to ask questions, share your ideas and hear from other parents as well as Peace At Home teachers. Our conversation will include:
• Ways to prevent children’s feelings of overwhelm
• What to do when big feelings overwhelm your young child
• How to gradually help your child cope with disappointment and frustration

If you have time you may want to view the following classes in advance of our conversation:

*Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead
*Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers
*Technology and Young Children: How Much is Too Much?
*Sibling Connections: Help Young Children Connect in Positive
Ways

8.26.21 CVS Class Recording & Handout

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