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Does your young child have meltdowns about even the smallest issues?
Are you stressed about going out in public because of your toddler's tantrums?
Have you tried to help, and nothing seems to work?

You are not alone. Join with other parents in this online class that will put your mind at ease about this typical and challenging behavior. Class participants will learn:
Why tantrums occur at this age

How caregivers can manage their own distress during tantrums
Positive approaches to help young children calm down
Ways to talk with your child about their tantrums after they occur

Course Lessons

Does your young child have meltdowns about even the smallest issues?
Are you stressed about going out in public because of your toddler’s tantrums?
Have you tried to help, and nothing seems to work?

You are not alone. Join with other parents in this online class that will put your mind at ease about this typical and challenging behavior. Class participants will learn:
Why tantrums occur at this age

How caregivers can manage their own distress during tantrums
Positive approaches to help young children calm down
Ways to talk with your child about their tantrums after they occur

Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Young children experience very strong emotions, and they can be frustrating or confusing to parents. This Flash Class will address how to coach our child through their emotions, develop self-regulation skills, and foster emotional intelligence that will set them up for success in school and beyond. 

Course Lessons

Young children experience very strong emotions, and they can be frustrating or confusing to parents. This Flash Class will address how to coach our child through their emotions, develop self-regulation skills, and foster emotional intelligence that will set them up for success in school and beyond. 

CVS Welcome Baby Conversation 6.24.21 Baby Blues

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Baby blues" are more common than most people think and can be felt in different ways by different women. Postpartum baby blues may be particularly intense for those moms and dads who have a history of depression. Autumn Lopes Cloud, M.S.W. - social worker, doula, and perinatal mental health specialist - joined JoAnn Robinson, PhD at your CVS Health "Welcome Baby, Back to Work" Conversation on June 24th. At this session, Autumn and JoAnn shared ideas about Why the blues can take hold soon after your baby’s birth How to take care of yourself in the early months postpartum When to seek professional support The importance of creating routines to support your self-care.

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Baby blues” are more common than most people think and can be felt in different ways by different women. Postpartum baby blues may be particularly intense for those moms and dads who have a history of depression. Autumn Lopes Cloud, M.S.W. – social worker, doula, and perinatal mental health specialist – joined JoAnn Robinson, PhD at your CVS Health “Welcome Baby, Back to Work” Conversation on June 24th. At this session, Autumn and JoAnn shared ideas about Why the blues can take hold soon after your baby’s birth How to take care of yourself in the early months postpartum When to seek professional support The importance of creating routines to support your self-care.

7.27.21 YUM! Brands Class Recording and Handout

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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

Husky Health: Be Your Child’s Emotion Coach

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A better relationship with your child starts with emotional intelligence. 

Emotional intelligence increases children's self-worth and cooperation, it improves communication and strengthens the parent-child connection. Family conflict decreases with strong emotional intelligence and it impacts all of your child's future relationships. 

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A better relationship with your child starts with emotional intelligence. 

Emotional intelligence increases children’s self-worth and cooperation, it improves communication and strengthens the parent-child connection. Family conflict decreases with strong emotional intelligence and it impacts all of your child’s future relationships. 

10.5.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handouts

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Are you feeling like you and your child are missing out on activities with other kids and families?  

Are you wanting to explore other options for school this year?  

Are you also worried about you and your family getting sick?  

Forming a pod with other families might help.  

A pod is a small number of families who are committed to each other’s health and well-being, agree to shared rules and practices, and spend time together while physically isolating from the rest of the world. Pods can also be a mode of education for your children. 

This provides information on what pods are, how they work, and what to consider when forming them. After this class you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to identify those families with whom you could form a pod 
  • Recognize key issues you may want to consider when approaching another family 
  • Identify approaches to build shared understanding and trust once you agree to form a pod 
  • Consider modes of education based on pods 

Course Lessons

Are you feeling like you and your child are missing out on activities with other kids and families?  

Are you wanting to explore other options for school this year?  

Are you also worried about you and your family getting sick?  

Forming a pod with other families might help.  

A pod is a small number of families who are committed to each other’s health and well-being, agree to shared rules and practices, and spend time together while physically isolating from the rest of the world. Pods can also be a mode of education for your children. 

This provides information on what pods are, how they work, and what to consider when forming them. After this class you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to identify those families with whom you could form a pod 
  • Recognize key issues you may want to consider when approaching another family 
  • Identify approaches to build shared understanding and trust once you agree to form a pod 
  • Consider modes of education based on pods 

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. 

9.15.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handouts

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Does your child seem unmotivated, stressed or just bored when it comes to school?

Do you find yourself playing homework police instead of connecting in the evenings?

Are you confused about what will really help?

Many parents are confused and conflicted about how to determine the quality of education being provided for their children. What do you need to know in order to nurture your child’s education? How can you stay in the loop without interfering with the learning experience? What can help my child progress through the school year? Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Recognize and address your child’s progress and needs
  • Identify when and how to contact a teacher about your child’s school challenges
  • Help your child succeed in school without taking over

Course Lessons

Does your child seem unmotivated, stressed or just bored when it comes to school?

Do you find yourself playing homework police instead of connecting in the evenings?

Are you confused about what will really help?

Many parents are confused and conflicted about how to determine the quality of education being provided for their children. What do you need to know in order to nurture your child’s education? How can you stay in the loop without interfering with the learning experience? What can help my child progress through the school year? Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Recognize and address your child’s progress and needs
  • Identify when and how to contact a teacher about your child’s school challenges
  • Help your child succeed in school without taking over

9.14.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handout

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Parents can take steps to ease their school age children—and themselves—back into the school year with a positive attitude. Help your family develop effective routines, positive connections, and healthy stress-coping skills. Learn strategies to help the whole family approach online or in-person learning at school with excitement rather than worry. 

After this class, you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to manage your stress around the start of the school year as a parent and teach these strategies to your children 
  • Motivate your children to develop healthy habits that support positive mental health and well-being, as well as academic learning 
  • Develop playful routines that will support a positive transition  
  • Create connections with teachers and administrators at your child's school to strengthen their sense of belonging 

Course Lessons

Parents can take steps to ease their school age children—and themselves—back into the school year with a positive attitude. Help your family develop effective routines, positive connections, and healthy stress-coping skills. Learn strategies to help the whole family approach online or in-person learning at school with excitement rather than worry. 

After this class, you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to manage your stress around the start of the school year as a parent and teach these strategies to your children 
  • Motivate your children to develop healthy habits that support positive mental health and well-being, as well as academic learning 
  • Develop playful routines that will support a positive transition  
  • Create connections with teachers and administrators at your child’s school to strengthen their sense of belonging 

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