CVS_Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers_10-14-21

Lesson Details

Does your child have meltdowns when you try to limit behaviors? 

Is your little one suddenly hitting or biting others in frustration? 

Have you tried to resolve these challenging behaviors, and nothing seems to work?
You are not alone. Participants will learn 

● Why challenging behaviors are typical at this age 

● How to help children manage their impulses 

● How parents can manage their own distress when challenging behaviors occur

● Positive discipline approaches to help children recover from aggressive behaviors 

● How to implement positive routines that reduce intensely emotional and aggressive behaviors 

Course Lessons

Does your child have meltdowns when you try to limit behaviors? 

Is your little one suddenly hitting or biting others in frustration? 

Have you tried to resolve these challenging behaviors, and nothing seems to work?
You are not alone. Participants will learn 

● Why challenging behaviors are typical at this age 

● How to help children manage their impulses 

● How parents can manage their own distress when challenging behaviors occur

● Positive discipline approaches to help children recover from aggressive behaviors 

● How to implement positive routines that reduce intensely emotional and aggressive behaviors 

CVS Exclusive Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

How do we build community and approach academics after such a challenging time in education? What have students experienced, what do they need, and how can we begin to capture their attention and engage them in learning? What are practical, effective way to emphasize emotional safety and equity for in-person and hybrid environments. This quick class focuses on how to build and maintain personal connections through our education work with a focus on recovery from a very challenging year. 

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies that resilience
  • Foster community and nurture relationships
  • Contribute toward a common vision for the community
  • Apply approaches to effectively establish and/or re-establish routine

Course Lessons

How do we build community and approach academics after such a challenging time in education? What have students experienced, what do they need, and how can we begin to capture their attention and engage them in learning? What are practical, effective way to emphasize emotional safety and equity for in-person and hybrid environments. This quick class focuses on how to build and maintain personal connections through our education work with a focus on recovery from a very challenging year. 

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies that resilience
  • Foster community and nurture relationships
  • Contribute toward a common vision for the community
  • Apply approaches to effectively establish and/or re-establish routine

9.16.21 Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Parents are less stressed when their kids cooperate. Children are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents. This live online class will help you understand and apply:

• Communication skills that build strong parent-child connections

• Parent behaviors that help kids cope with stress so they can develop self-control

• Effective discipline that reduces misbehavior and increases positive behavior in the long run

You will have a chance to ask questions and get answers on the spot. You will also receive helpful cheat sheets to look back on when you are trying out new approaches.

Course Lessons

Parents are less stressed when their kids cooperate. Children are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents. This live online class will help you understand and apply:

• Communication skills that build strong parent-child connections

• Parent behaviors that help kids cope with stress so they can develop self-control

• Effective discipline that reduces misbehavior and increases positive behavior in the long run

You will have a chance to ask questions and get answers on the spot. You will also receive helpful cheat sheets to look back on when you are trying out new approaches.

8.25.21 CVS Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Family meals are associated with school success, lower rates of teen problems and an assortment of positive outcomes. Yet, parents find it hard to keep consistent mealtimes and often mistakenly use feeding and mealtimes to try to enforce healthy eating through unhealthy means. This class will provide parents best practices for feeding children that support both health and family connections.  

Course Lessons

Family meals are associated with school success, lower rates of teen problems and an assortment of positive outcomes. Yet, parents find it hard to keep consistent mealtimes and often mistakenly use feeding and mealtimes to try to enforce healthy eating through unhealthy means. This class will provide parents best practices for feeding children that support both health and family connections.  

8.11.21_Public Class Recording and Handout

Lesson Details

Is your preschool or school age child keeping you up at night?
Does your child’s bedtime routine take hours?
Does your child make lots of extra requests after lights out?
If so, you are invited to the Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach workshop. You will learn how to help your child fall asleep independently at bedtime with a gentle and gradual approach that will help your child learn to fall asleep quickly and easily at bedtime (and stay in his or her own bed all night!) You will also learn how to manage those “call backs and curtain calls” that most children love to make after lights out!

Course Lessons

Is your preschool or school age child keeping you up at night?
Does your child’s bedtime routine take hours?
Does your child make lots of extra requests after lights out?
If so, you are invited to the Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach workshop. You will learn how to help your child fall asleep independently at bedtime with a gentle and gradual approach that will help your child learn to fall asleep quickly and easily at bedtime (and stay in his or her own bed all night!) You will also learn how to manage those “call backs and curtain calls” that most children love to make after lights out!

7.27.21 CVS Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Halfway through summer vacation, is it living up to your expectations? If you suspect that you may breathe a guilty sigh of relief when your children return to school in the Fall, don't worry because there is still time to find the right balance of connection, independence, relaxation, and routine that will leave you and your family feeling you've made the most out of summer. Join us for an expert-guided conversation where you will learn how to:

  • Start a conversation about routines that meets everyone's needs.
  • Plan a summer that includes everyone’s goals.
  • Find unique ways of connecting to your child without an agenda. 
  • Make the most of your time together through playfulness and meaningful conversations.

Course Lessons

Halfway through summer vacation, is it living up to your expectations? If you suspect that you may breathe a guilty sigh of relief when your children return to school in the Fall, don’t worry because there is still time to find the right balance of connection, independence, relaxation, and routine that will leave you and your family feeling you’ve made the most out of summer. Join us for an expert-guided conversation where you will learn how to:

  • Start a conversation about routines that meets everyone’s needs.
  • Plan a summer that includes everyone’s goals.
  • Find unique ways of connecting to your child without an agenda. 
  • Make the most of your time together through playfulness and meaningful conversations.

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  

7.21.21 Public Free Class Recording and Handout

Lesson Details

Parents are less stressed when their kids cooperate. Children are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents. This live online class will help you understand and apply:

• Communication skills that build strong parent-child connections

• Parent behaviors that help kids cope with stress so they can develop self-control

• Effective discipline that reduces misbehavior and increases positive behavior in the long run

You will have a chance to ask questions and get answers on the spot. You will also receive helpful cheat sheets to look back on when you are trying out new approaches.

Course Lessons

Parents are less stressed when their kids cooperate. Children are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents. This live online class will help you understand and apply:

• Communication skills that build strong parent-child connections

• Parent behaviors that help kids cope with stress so they can develop self-control

• Effective discipline that reduces misbehavior and increases positive behavior in the long run

You will have a chance to ask questions and get answers on the spot. You will also receive helpful cheat sheets to look back on when you are trying out new approaches.

7.19.21 Public Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Screen time is increasing rapidly, and parents are wondering, how much is too much?  This flash class will share the current screen time recommendations for young children and address why limiting screen time is important. We’ll offer guidelines for choosing high quality media as well as alternatives to the virtual babysitter. 

Course Lessons

Screen time is increasing rapidly, and parents are wondering, how much is too much?  This flash class will share the current screen time recommendations for young children and address why limiting screen time is important. We’ll offer guidelines for choosing high quality media as well as alternatives to the virtual babysitter. 

9.16.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

You want to support your child and don’t feel prepared or qualified?  

Looking back at last spring and don’t want to become the nagger again?  

Hoping there is a better way?  

This class is for you. Your child will likely participate in distance learning and you want to support them without being in charge of the instruction. This class will help you make sure they have what they need and are engaged in learning.  

After this class you will be able to: 

  • Recognize the difference between support and instruction 
  • Identify goals for learning 
  • Inspire motivation in your child 
  • Apply learning strategies outside of the standard curriculum 
  • Apply effective communication that will support and inspire your child 

Course Lessons

You want to support your child and don’t feel prepared or qualified?  

Looking back at last spring and don’t want to become the nagger again?  

Hoping there is a better way?  

This class is for you. Your child will likely participate in distance learning and you want to support them without being in charge of the instruction. This class will help you make sure they have what they need and are engaged in learning.  

After this class you will be able to: 

  • Recognize the difference between support and instruction 
  • Identify goals for learning 
  • Inspire motivation in your child 
  • Apply learning strategies outside of the standard curriculum 
  • Apply effective communication that will support and inspire your child