7.19.21 Public Class Recording and Handout

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Parents often think that if you figure out what punishment will make your child miserable enough, they will then cooperate. You may be surprised to learn that research has shown that this is a myth. You can sometimes scare or threaten your child into following directions but you will not get improved behavior in the long run. This class will help you recognize the difference between discipline and punishment. You will also gain 5 practical strategies to teach discipline to your tween or teen. 

Course Lessons

Parents often think that if you figure out what punishment will make your child miserable enough, they will then cooperate. You may be surprised to learn that research has shown that this is a myth. You can sometimes scare or threaten your child into following directions but you will not get improved behavior in the long run. This class will help you recognize the difference between discipline and punishment. You will also gain 5 practical strategies to teach discipline to your tween or teen. 

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 

3.3.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handout

Lesson Details

This interactive presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to: 

  • Teach your children digital citizenship 
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable 
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter 
  • Support your child’s social life online and off           

Course Lessons

This interactive presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to: 

  • Teach your children digital citizenship 
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable 
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter 
  • Support your child’s social life online and off           

05.11.21 MIT Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

This interactive presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to: 

  • Teach your children digital citizenship 
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable 
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter 
  • Support your child’s social life online and off  

Course Lessons

This interactive presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to: 

  • Teach your children digital citizenship 
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable 
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter 
  • Support your child’s social life online and off  

Help Students Feel Safe in Challenging Times

Lesson Details

It can be a challenge to help your students feel safe during a worldwide pandemic when educational settings are often shifting and the media constantly display fearful events. Children are especially at risk if they have not learned skills to cope with fear and other stressors. It is important for educators to recognize that we are one of the influential filters through which our students see the world.

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Apply approaches to develop perspective during difficult times
  • Recognize symptoms of anxiety and stress
  • Recognize the nature of trauma and the importance of mental health
  • Recognize the importance of routine and other practical strategies to support wellbeing and its impact on learning
  • Apply strategies to introduce and practice selfcare with students

Course Lessons

It can be a challenge to help your students feel safe during a worldwide pandemic when educational settings are often shifting and the media constantly display fearful events. Children are especially at risk if they have not learned skills to cope with fear and other stressors. It is important for educators to recognize that we are one of the influential filters through which our students see the world.

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Apply approaches to develop perspective during difficult times
  • Recognize symptoms of anxiety and stress
  • Recognize the nature of trauma and the importance of mental health
  • Recognize the importance of routine and other practical strategies to support wellbeing and its impact on learning
  • Apply strategies to introduce and practice selfcare with students

Peer Pressure and Bullying: What Helps Phase 2

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10 Teen Tasks: How You Can Help

Lesson Details

Have you gotten into a rut with your child and just falling into arguments on a regular basis? This quick communication check-up will help you notice any ways you might be adding to the problem, even though it may seem like it is all about your tween or teen.

Course Lessons

Have you gotten into a rut with your child and just falling into arguments on a regular basis? This quick communication check-up will help you notice any ways you might be adding to the problem, even though it may seem like it is all about your tween or teen.

Home alone: What parents need to know

Lesson Details

Research indicates that a high proportion of parents experience a condition called “Parental Concern Over After-School Time (PCAST).” This condition contributes to job disruption, distractions, errors, negative attitudes about promotions and lower job satisfaction. Parents will benefit from support to determine when children are ready to be home alone and what skills and knowledge children need to be safe.

  • How to determine when your child is ready
  • Techniques to start important conversations on safety and responsibility 
  • Specific safeguards to keep your child safe

Course Lessons

Research indicates that a high proportion of parents experience a condition called “Parental Concern Over After-School Time (PCAST).” This condition contributes to job disruption, distractions, errors, negative attitudes about promotions and lower job satisfaction. Parents will benefit from support to determine when children are ready to be home alone and what skills and knowledge children need to be safe.

  • How to determine when your child is ready
  • Techniques to start important conversations on safety and responsibility 
  • Specific safeguards to keep your child safe

Teens and Substances: Intervention and Strategies Phase 2

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Socializing Online: Navigating the Digital Social Scene

Lesson Details

Social media and online interactions are a huge part of our children's social lives. Trying to keep up with all of the apps and trends can feel like an exhausting game of whack-a-mole. The good news is that the key to navigating the risks and rewards of your child's online social life is regular, clear, and respectful conversations that happen when you communicate your curiosity and trust about an area of their lives you may only get rare glimpses into.

Learn how to: 

  • Support your child’s online social life
  • Teach your child safe practices 
  • When to step in and when to step out

Course Lessons

Social media and online interactions are a huge part of our children’s social lives. Trying to keep up with all of the apps and trends can feel like an exhausting game of whack-a-mole. The good news is that the key to navigating the risks and rewards of your child’s online social life is regular, clear, and respectful conversations that happen when you communicate your curiosity and trust about an area of their lives you may only get rare glimpses into.

Learn how to: 

  • Support your child’s online social life
  • Teach your child safe practices 
  • When to step in and when to step out