Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Learning to have romantic relationships and deal with sexually maturing bodies are essential tasks of healthy teen development. As the parents, you may feel as unprepared as your kids feel to navigate this ever-changing stage. While adolescents sometimes act like they know it all, they often feel vulnerable and unprepared for the social and sexual realities of romantic relationships. And the same may be true for you – maybe you are wondering how do I support exploration and independence while keeping my child safe, especially during these challenging times. 

Participants in this class will be able to 

● Apply steps to navigate teens’ romantic relationships with trust, compassion, clarity and consistency 

● Identify strategies to balance monitoring with trust 

● Recognize the connections between physical and romantic relationships with parental relationship health

Course Lessons

Learning to have romantic relationships and deal with sexually maturing bodies are essential tasks of healthy teen development. As the parents, you may feel as unprepared as your kids feel to navigate this ever-changing stage. While adolescents sometimes act like they know it all, they often feel vulnerable and unprepared for the social and sexual realities of romantic relationships. And the same may be true for you – maybe you are wondering how do I support exploration and independence while keeping my child safe, especially during these challenging times. 

Participants in this class will be able to 

● Apply steps to navigate teens’ romantic relationships with trust, compassion, clarity and consistency 

● Identify strategies to balance monitoring with trust 

● Recognize the connections between physical and romantic relationships with parental relationship health

Yum! Brands Exclusive Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

The way we praise children affects how they see themselves. The language we use can actually help or hinder their desire to learn and their level of effort, as well as their ability to stick with a challenging task. You might be surprised to learn that telling your child how smart they are can actually decrease effort. Research tells us that we can help even discouraged children cope with frustration and see failure as an opportunity to learn rather than giving up. Use specific, powerful feedback to encourage your child to take appropriate risks and feel more confident to try new things. 

After this class, you will be able to: 

● Explain to your child how their brains change when they try new things 

● Give feedback using language that supports your child's self-worth and enthusiasm for learning 

● Coach your child back to confidence after a failure 

● Recognize areas in your life where your own fixed thinking may affect your child's behavior and self-worth 

Course Lessons

The way we praise children affects how they see themselves. The language we use can actually help or hinder their desire to learn and their level of effort, as well as their ability to stick with a challenging task. You might be surprised to learn that telling your child how smart they are can actually decrease effort. Research tells us that we can help even discouraged children cope with frustration and see failure as an opportunity to learn rather than giving up. Use specific, powerful feedback to encourage your child to take appropriate risks and feel more confident to try new things. 

After this class, you will be able to: 

● Explain to your child how their brains change when they try new things 

● Give feedback using language that supports your child’s self-worth and enthusiasm for learning 

● Coach your child back to confidence after a failure 

● Recognize areas in your life where your own fixed thinking may affect your child’s behavior and self-worth 

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

8.6.21 Public Class recording & Handout

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 

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 

9.9.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handout

Lesson Details

Many parents and caregivers are concerned about how to plan for opening up our activities, businesses and schools during this pandemic. This class will help parents of tweens and teens to plan, with their families, how to be safe while rejoining our communities in-person and making the back to school transition.  

After this class you will be able to: 

  • Recognize the relative risks and benefits of social interaction for tweens and teens 
  • Apply effective approaches to talking with tweens and teens about protecting themselves and their families 
  • Develop a plan for navigating opening up and back to school transitions 

Course Lessons

Many parents and caregivers are concerned about how to plan for opening up our activities, businesses and schools during this pandemic. This class will help parents of tweens and teens to plan, with their families, how to be safe while rejoining our communities in-person and making the back to school transition.  

After this class you will be able to: 

  • Recognize the relative risks and benefits of social interaction for tweens and teens 
  • Apply effective approaches to talking with tweens and teens about protecting themselves and their families 
  • Develop a plan for navigating opening up and back to school transitions 

Help Your Young Child Become More Independent

Lesson Details

Early childhood can be an inspiring yet confusing stage for parents. Our children strive to do things on their own, yet often lack the skills to get the job done. They sometimes want to retreat to our laps, but at other times are ready to take on the world by themselves. As a preschool parent, you are probably dealing with plenty of daily challenges while enjoying your child’s interest in learning about the world. 

 You may wonder: how do we help children become more independent while still feeling supported and connected to us? And how can we sustain their exuberant curiosity that we know can become school success as they grow older?  

After this class, you will be able to:  

  • Help your child grow to be more independent and cooperative while strengthening your parent-child connection 
  • Use specific, effective feedback to help your child grow into an enthusiastic lifelong learner

Course Lessons

Early childhood can be an inspiring yet confusing stage for parents. Our children strive to do things on their own, yet often lack the skills to get the job done. They sometimes want to retreat to our laps, but at other times are ready to take on the world by themselves. As a preschool parent, you are probably dealing with plenty of daily challenges while enjoying your child’s interest in learning about the world. 

 You may wonder: how do we help children become more independent while still feeling supported and connected to us? And how can we sustain their exuberant curiosity that we know can become school success as they grow older?  

After this class, you will be able to:  

  • Help your child grow to be more independent and cooperative while strengthening your parent-child connection 
  • Use specific, effective feedback to help your child grow into an enthusiastic lifelong learner

Promote Independence and Foster Character Phase 2

Lesson Details

Course Lessons

Tweens and Teens: Plan for Independence – Part 2

Lesson Details

Making plans with teens to try doing things on their own can help them succeed. Working together on independence can also put your mind a little more at ease. You will learn 7 practical and effective steps to teach and support independence in your tween or teen. 

Course Lessons

Making plans with teens to try doing things on their own can help them succeed. Working together on independence can also put your mind a little more at ease. You will learn 7 practical and effective steps to teach and support independence in your tween or teen. 

Tweens and Teens: Plan for Independence – Part 1

Lesson Details

We all want our kids to grow up to be capable, competent people who can find their own way in the world. But the steps to getting there can seem daunting. How do we know when our kids are ready to do things on their own? How do we keep them safe and set them free at the same time? This class will help you look at how brain changes affect kids' decision making, the “risks” to kids as they gain independence and the problem with restricting them too much.

Course Lessons

We all want our kids to grow up to be capable, competent people who can find their own way in the world. But the steps to getting there can seem daunting. How do we know when our kids are ready to do things on their own? How do we keep them safe and set them free at the same time? This class will help you look at how brain changes affect kids’ decision making, the “risks” to kids as they gain independence and the problem with restricting them too much.