7.26.21 Public Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Morning routines drive you a little crazy. Does trash only get taken out after a zillion reminders? Parents who spend time nagging, complaining, and punishing tend to have less time to meaningfully connect with their children. Consider the use of Family Meetings and other practical strategies to create smoother family routines and support children to be more responsible. You will find yourself connecting and celebrating more on a daily basis.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Create family rules as a team 
  • Create family routines that work 
  • Introduce and implement family meetings in ways that improve family communication and cooperation  

Course Lessons

Morning routines drive you a little crazy. Does trash only get taken out after a zillion reminders? Parents who spend time nagging, complaining, and punishing tend to have less time to meaningfully connect with their children. Consider the use of Family Meetings and other practical strategies to create smoother family routines and support children to be more responsible. You will find yourself connecting and celebrating more on a daily basis.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Create family rules as a team 
  • Create family routines that work 
  • Introduce and implement family meetings in ways that improve family communication and cooperation  

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 

11.17.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

Today’s fast-paced world demands a lot from parents and children. We find ourselves caught up in the busy demands of work, school, and sports. And we forget to take a moment to be together as a family.  

Learn 5 simple, mindful habits you and your family can weave into daily routines to bond, relieve stress, and feel happier. After this class, you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to respond effectively to stress in the moment. 
  • Teach these practices to children, from toddlers to high school students. 
  • Apply tools to use when children demonstrate challenging behaviors. 
  • Make healthier choices with your time and energy to increase family connection

Course Lessons

Today’s fast-paced world demands a lot from parents and children. We find ourselves caught up in the busy demands of work, school, and sports. And we forget to take a moment to be together as a family.  

Learn 5 simple, mindful habits you and your family can weave into daily routines to bond, relieve stress, and feel happier. After this class, you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to respond effectively to stress in the moment. 
  • Teach these practices to children, from toddlers to high school students. 
  • Apply tools to use when children demonstrate challenging behaviors. 
  • Make healthier choices with your time and energy to increase family connection

10.5.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

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