1.28.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handout

Lesson Details

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your child's feelings?  

Does your child have trouble verbalizing his/her emotions?  

Do his/her displays of emotion seem like misbehavior to you?  

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.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Respond to children’s emotions effectively 
  • Help children manage their emotions 
  • Teach children problem solving skills 
  • Express emotions in ways that help children respond positively 
  • Apply communication skills that increase peace at home 

Course Lessons

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your child’s feelings?  

Does your child have trouble verbalizing his/her emotions?  

Do his/her displays of emotion seem like misbehavior to you?  

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.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Respond to children’s emotions effectively 
  • Help children manage their emotions 
  • Teach children problem solving skills 
  • Express emotions in ways that help children respond positively 
  • Apply communication skills that increase peace at home 

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

11.16.20 YUM! Brands Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

Parents sometimes feel discouraged when their children want more toys, the newest technology, or the coolest sneakers that they believe will make them really happy. And maybe those things will work…for a few hours or a couple of days. What really makes our kids happy? How often do we get caught up in what media tells us will bring joy into our lives?  

Research tells us that “things” don’t really make us happy. While temperament is inborn, parents can actually help children increase optimism (positive outlook and hopefulness) and resilience (ability to effectively bounce back from challenges). These capacities are strongly connected to well-being and success. You will examine your day to day interactions and consider approaches that will increase these important traits in yourself and your children. You will also gain the courage to set limits on “stuff” and focus on what counts in building a happy family. 

Course Lessons

Parents sometimes feel discouraged when their children want more toys, the newest technology, or the coolest sneakers that they believe will make them really happy. And maybe those things will work…for a few hours or a couple of days. What really makes our kids happy? How often do we get caught up in what media tells us will bring joy into our lives?  

Research tells us that “things” don’t really make us happy. While temperament is inborn, parents can actually help children increase optimism (positive outlook and hopefulness) and resilience (ability to effectively bounce back from challenges). These capacities are strongly connected to well-being and success. You will examine your day to day interactions and consider approaches that will increase these important traits in yourself and your children. You will also gain the courage to set limits on “stuff” and focus on what counts in building a happy family. 

08.12.20 CHN Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

Parents sometimes feel discouraged when their children want more toys, the newest technology, or the coolest sneakers that they believe will make them really happy. And maybe those things will work…for a few hours or a couple of days. What really makes our kids happy? How often do we get caught up in what media tells us will bring joy into our lives?  

Research tells us that “things” don’t really make us happy. While temperament is inborn, parents can actually help children increase optimism (positive outlook and hopefulness) and resilience (ability to effectively bounce back from challenges). These capacities are strongly connected to well-being and success. You will examine your day to day interactions and consider approaches that will increase these important traits in yourself and your children. You will also gain the courage to set limits on “stuff” and focus on what counts in building a happy family. 

Course Lessons

Parents sometimes feel discouraged when their children want more toys, the newest technology, or the coolest sneakers that they believe will make them really happy. And maybe those things will work…for a few hours or a couple of days. What really makes our kids happy? How often do we get caught up in what media tells us will bring joy into our lives?  

Research tells us that “things” don’t really make us happy. While temperament is inborn, parents can actually help children increase optimism (positive outlook and hopefulness) and resilience (ability to effectively bounce back from challenges). These capacities are strongly connected to well-being and success. You will examine your day to day interactions and consider approaches that will increase these important traits in yourself and your children. You will also gain the courage to set limits on “stuff” and focus on what counts in building a happy family. 

09.24.20 MIT Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

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. 

10.01.20 MIT Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

Emotional Intelligence is a well-developed concept and a powerful asset in achieving well-being and success in all aspects of life. In this class you will have an opportunity explore the importance of these ideas and strengthen your ability to build emotional intelligence in your child.

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how emotions were handled in their childhoods and how these experiences may influence relationships today
  • Define emotional intelligence and recognize its importance in everyday family life and outcomes for children
  • Analyze who “owns” any given child problem and apply strategies that build children’s problem-solving skills
  • Apply effective communication skills that build emotional intelligence in children

Course Lessons

Emotional Intelligence is a well-developed concept and a powerful asset in achieving well-being and success in all aspects of life. In this class you will have an opportunity explore the importance of these ideas and strengthen your ability to build emotional intelligence in your child.

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how emotions were handled in their childhoods and how these experiences may influence relationships today
  • Define emotional intelligence and recognize its importance in everyday family life and outcomes for children
  • Analyze who “owns” any given child problem and apply strategies that build children’s problem-solving skills
  • Apply effective communication skills that build emotional intelligence in children

10.15.20 MIT Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

Parents sometimes feel discouraged when their children want more toys, the newest technology, or the coolest sneakers that they believe will make them really happy. And maybe those things will work…for a few hours or a couple of days. What really makes our kids happy? How often do we get caught up in what media tells us will bring joy into our lives?  

Research tells us that “things” don’t really make us happy. While temperament is inborn, parents can actually help children increase optimism (positive outlook and hopefulness) and resilience (ability to effectively bounce back from challenges). These capacities are strongly connected to well-being and success. You will examine your day to day interactions and consider approaches that will increase these important traits in yourself and your children. You will also gain the courage to set limits on “stuff” and focus on what counts in building a happy family. 

Course Lessons

Parents sometimes feel discouraged when their children want more toys, the newest technology, or the coolest sneakers that they believe will make them really happy. And maybe those things will work…for a few hours or a couple of days. What really makes our kids happy? How often do we get caught up in what media tells us will bring joy into our lives?  

Research tells us that “things” don’t really make us happy. While temperament is inborn, parents can actually help children increase optimism (positive outlook and hopefulness) and resilience (ability to effectively bounce back from challenges). These capacities are strongly connected to well-being and success. You will examine your day to day interactions and consider approaches that will increase these important traits in yourself and your children. You will also gain the courage to set limits on “stuff” and focus on what counts in building a happy family. 

03.16.21 Skillsoft Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your child's feelings?  

Does your child have trouble verbalizing his/her emotions?  

Do his/her displays of emotion seem like misbehavior to you?  

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.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Respond to children’s emotions effectively 
  • Help children manage their emotions 
  • Teach children problem solving skills 
  • Express emotions in ways that help children respond positively 
  • Apply communication skills that increase peace at home 

Course Lessons

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your child’s feelings?  

Does your child have trouble verbalizing his/her emotions?  

Do his/her displays of emotion seem like misbehavior to you?  

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.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Respond to children’s emotions effectively 
  • Help children manage their emotions 
  • Teach children problem solving skills 
  • Express emotions in ways that help children respond positively 
  • Apply communication skills that increase peace at home 

Taming Tantrums: Plan Ahead to Guide Your Child

Lesson Details

Does your toddler have meltdowns about even the smallest issues?  Are you amazed at how long a tantrum can last? Have you tried to help, and nothing seems to work?  You are not alone. Tantrums are a normal part of early development and parents can learn strategies to contain and prevent them.

Class participants will learn: 

  • Positive approaches to help toddlers calm down 
  • Ways to talk with your toddler about strong feelings
  • How to promote resilience and prevent tantrums

Course Lessons

Does your toddler have meltdowns about even the smallest issues?  Are you amazed at how long a tantrum can last? Have you tried to help, and nothing seems to work?  You are not alone. Tantrums are a normal part of early development and parents can learn strategies to contain and prevent them.

Class participants will learn: 

  • Positive approaches to help toddlers calm down 
  • Ways to talk with your toddler about strong feelings
  • How to promote resilience and prevent tantrums

Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Stay Calm

Lesson Details

Does your toddler have meltdowns about even the smallest issues? Are you stressed about going out in public because of your toddler’s tantrums? Young children are prone to tantrums for many reasons, but your calm is essential to help them regain balance. 

In this class you will learn

  • Why tantrums occur at this age
  • Triggers that set off tantrums
  •  How caregivers can manage their own distress during tantrums

Course Lessons

Does your toddler have meltdowns about even the smallest issues? Are you stressed about going out in public because of your toddler’s tantrums? Young children are prone to tantrums for many reasons, but your calm is essential to help them regain balance. 

In this class you will learn

  • Why tantrums occur at this age
  • Triggers that set off tantrums
  •  How caregivers can manage their own distress during tantrums