10.20.20 Hartford Class Recording & 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 

Stress, the Brain and Emotional Well-Being in your Teen

Lesson Details

When youth understand how their brain works and what they can do to strengthen brain health, their social emotional well-being and motivation to learn increases. In this session, you will learn about how stress affects different parts of the brain. You will understand the relationship between brain functions and how well we can manage emotions, which affects both academics and overall well-being.

Course Lessons

When youth understand how their brain works and what they can do to strengthen brain health, their social emotional well-being and motivation to learn increases. In this session, you will learn about how stress affects different parts of the brain. You will understand the relationship between brain functions and how well we can manage emotions, which affects both academics and overall well-being.

Be your child’s calm center: How your emotions affect your child’s behavior

Lesson Details

Human beings are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. We start to feel stressed, angry, fearful, or overwhelmed, just like our kids. 

Participants in this class will be able to: 

  • Recognize how strongly the way handle stress affects your child’s behavior
  • Apply specific brain calming strategies to stay calm and think clearly during challenging times
  • Identify big emotions

Course Lessons

Human beings are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. We start to feel stressed, angry, fearful, or overwhelmed, just like our kids. 

Participants in this class will be able to: 

  • Recognize how strongly the way handle stress affects your child’s behavior
  • Apply specific brain calming strategies to stay calm and think clearly during challenging times
  • Identify big emotions

Be your child’s calm center: Techniques to Calm Your Brain

Lesson Details

Human beings are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. We start to feel stressed, angry, fearful, or overwhelmed, just like our kids. You will learn to:

  • Recognize how strongly the way you handle stress affects your child’s behavior
  • Apply specific brain calming strategies to stay calm and think clearly during challenging times

Course Lessons

Human beings are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. We start to feel stressed, angry, fearful, or overwhelmed, just like our kids. You will learn to:

  • Recognize how strongly the way you handle stress affects your child’s behavior
  • Apply specific brain calming strategies to stay calm and think clearly during challenging times

Young Children’s Brain Development and Why Parents Matter So Much

Lesson Details

Wonder why your young child gets so upset over little things? Knowing brain development basics will help you to help your child to manage strong feelings. Promoting your child’s greater attention and self-control can make a big difference in cooperation with daily routines. 

Course Lessons

Wonder why your young child gets so upset over little things? Knowing brain development basics will help you to help your child to manage strong feelings. Promoting your child’s greater attention and self-control can make a big difference in cooperation with daily routines. 

Infant Brain Development: Why Parents Matter So Much Phase 2

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