4.28.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handout

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Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or confused about your child’s struggles?  

Do you find yourself struggling to stay calm?  

Do strategies that worked with other kids seems to have no impact?  

You are not alone. 

This class will help you:  

  • Recognize that your child’s challenging behaviors may be strategies to help him manage the world around him and handle his inner turmoil 
  • Identify the nature of self-regulation and co-regulation and how these practices will support your child and strengthen your relationship with her 
  • Apply simple strategies to handle day-to-day challenges 

Course Lessons

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or confused about your child’s struggles?  

Do you find yourself struggling to stay calm?  

Do strategies that worked with other kids seems to have no impact?  

You are not alone. 

This class will help you:  

  • Recognize that your child’s challenging behaviors may be strategies to help him manage the world around him and handle his inner turmoil 
  • Identify the nature of self-regulation and co-regulation and how these practices will support your child and strengthen your relationship with her 
  • Apply simple strategies to handle day-to-day challenges 

4.20.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handout

Lesson Details

It can be a challenge to help your child feel safe when the world around us and the media are constantly showing fearful events. Children are especially at risk if they have not learned skills to cope with fear and other stressors. In our complicated world, it is particularly important for parents to recognize that we are the filters through which our children see that world. 

Participants in this class will be able to: 

  • Develop perspective during difficult times 
  • Identify anxiety and stress 
  • Define self-regulation and co-regulation and help children do the same 
  • Identify and apply strategies that help both adults and children feel safer even in difficult times 

Course Lessons

It can be a challenge to help your child feel safe when the world around us and the media are constantly showing fearful events. Children are especially at risk if they have not learned skills to cope with fear and other stressors. In our complicated world, it is particularly important for parents to recognize that we are the filters through which our children see that world. 

Participants in this class will be able to: 

  • Develop perspective during difficult times 
  • Identify anxiety and stress 
  • Define self-regulation and co-regulation and help children do the same 
  • Identify and apply strategies that help both adults and children feel safer even in difficult times 

School Refusal: What’s Important? Phase 2

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Children and Therapy: Let’s Talk

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How do I know if my child needs therapy?  

What is my role in my child’s therapy?  

How do I know if therapy is working?  

Children develop in unique ways and there is a wide range of behaviors that may be normal for a given child. Some children are especially sensitive, others tend toward the more active, even aggressive side. Parents help children cope with negative emotions and learn to regulate their behavior. This is all part of typical child development and the challenges of being a parent At times, children’s difficulties managing their own feelings and their behavior may become more serious or they may last longer than a few weeks. If children are having problems in more than one setting (both at home and at school), if they appear distressed or upset for more than a few weeks, if your efforts to address the problem have not been successful and if their behavior is getting in the way of their normal activities, it may be time to seek guidance from a therapist.   

This class will help you think about how to choose a therapist and what to expect from the therapy experience for your child. You will learn practical ways that you can be helpful to your child and ways you can expect your child’s therapist to help both you and your child. You will learn about the importance of setting realistic goals and how to know if your child and your family are making progress towards those goals. Therapy can make a positive difference for your child and for your relationship, especially when you know how to be an active and positive part of the process.

Course Lessons

How do I know if my child needs therapy?  

What is my role in my child’s therapy?  

How do I know if therapy is working?  

Children develop in unique ways and there is a wide range of behaviors that may be normal for a given child. Some children are especially sensitive, others tend toward the more active, even aggressive side. Parents help children cope with negative emotions and learn to regulate their behavior. This is all part of typical child development and the challenges of being a parent At times, children’s difficulties managing their own feelings and their behavior may become more serious or they may last longer than a few weeks. If children are having problems in more than one setting (both at home and at school), if they appear distressed or upset for more than a few weeks, if your efforts to address the problem have not been successful and if their behavior is getting in the way of their normal activities, it may be time to seek guidance from a therapist.   

This class will help you think about how to choose a therapist and what to expect from the therapy experience for your child. You will learn practical ways that you can be helpful to your child and ways you can expect your child’s therapist to help both you and your child. You will learn about the importance of setting realistic goals and how to know if your child and your family are making progress towards those goals. Therapy can make a positive difference for your child and for your relationship, especially when you know how to be an active and positive part of the process.

Help Your Child Worry Less

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Does any of this sound like your child?

  • Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate
  • Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations
  • Constant worry
  • Avoiding situations or places because of fears
  • Complaints of frequent stomach aches or headaches
  • Sudden and frequent panic attacks

Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone. One in three children will experience an anxiety disorder before adulthood. Unless treated, many will grow up to be anxious adults. This class will help you better understand the nature of anxiety, refrain from reinforcing your child's distress by accommodating behaviors, and apply simple strategies to handle day to day challenges.

Course Lessons

Does any of this sound like your child?

  • Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate
  • Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations
  • Constant worry
  • Avoiding situations or places because of fears
  • Complaints of frequent stomach aches or headaches
  • Sudden and frequent panic attacks

Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone. One in three children will experience an anxiety disorder before adulthood. Unless treated, many will grow up to be anxious adults. This class will help you better understand the nature of anxiety, refrain from reinforcing your child’s distress by accommodating behaviors, and apply simple strategies to handle day to day challenges.

Parenting Children with Special Needs: ADHD and Autism

Lesson Details

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or confused about your child’s struggles?  

Do you find yourself struggling to stay calm?  

Do strategies that worked with other kids seems to have no impact?  

You are not alone. 

This class will help you:  

  • Recognize that your child’s challenging behaviors may be strategies to help him manage the world around him and handle his inner turmoil 
  • Identify the nature of self-regulation and co-regulation and how these practices will support your child and strengthen your relationship with her

Course Lessons

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or confused about your child’s struggles?  

Do you find yourself struggling to stay calm?  

Do strategies that worked with other kids seems to have no impact?  

You are not alone. 

This class will help you:  

  • Recognize that your child’s challenging behaviors may be strategies to help him manage the world around him and handle his inner turmoil 
  • Identify the nature of self-regulation and co-regulation and how these practices will support your child and strengthen your relationship with her

Perfectionism: Hidden Barrier to Wellbeing Phase 2

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Parent-Self Care: Take a Careful Look

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Sometimes we are struggling with issues that are invisible and yet deeply affect our relationship with children and our entire family. This class will help you recognize the yellow flags related to depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and substance abuse. We will consider the ways any of these challenges may be affecting your children more than you realize and steps you can take to address self-care more effectively. 

Course Lessons

Sometimes we are struggling with issues that are invisible and yet deeply affect our relationship with children and our entire family. This class will help you recognize the yellow flags related to depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and substance abuse. We will consider the ways any of these challenges may be affecting your children more than you realize and steps you can take to address self-care more effectively.