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

Husky Health: Talking with Teens

Lesson Details

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as promiscuity, using substances, violence, etc. Talking isn’t lecturing and this class will strengthen your listening as well as talking skills in ways that will help protect your teens and maybe even save your sanity.

Course Lessons

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as promiscuity, using substances, violence, etc. Talking isn’t lecturing and this class will strengthen your listening as well as talking skills in ways that will help protect your teens and maybe even save your sanity.

9.18.20 IPG 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 

Language Matters! Give Feedback that Changes Brains Phase 2

Lesson Details

Course Lessons

Treat Yourself Kindly: How Positive Self-Talk Inspires Positive Body Image in Children

Lesson Details

There can be a fine line between encouraging healthy habits in our children and creating negative thoughts on body image and self-perception. We want the best for our children, but often forget that they are watching how we treat ourselves and model their own behaviors after that.  

Join us for this quick, practical class, where we will: 

  • Discover ways to speak about our bodies that encourage body positivity for our children
  • Discuss the reasons why we need to model healthy behaviors for our children
  • Develop strategies to include quick healthy practices into your daily life and encourage healthy habits in your children without adding pressure or negative connotations

Course Lessons

There can be a fine line between encouraging healthy habits in our children and creating negative thoughts on body image and self-perception. We want the best for our children, but often forget that they are watching how we treat ourselves and model their own behaviors after that.  

Join us for this quick, practical class, where we will: 

  • Discover ways to speak about our bodies that encourage body positivity for our children
  • Discuss the reasons why we need to model healthy behaviors for our children
  • Develop strategies to include quick healthy practices into your daily life and encourage healthy habits in your children without adding pressure or negative connotations

Talking to Teens: communication for connection and safety

Lesson Details

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as promiscuity, using substances, violence, etc. Talking isn’t lecturing and this class will strengthen your listening as well as talking skills in ways that will help protect your teens and maybe even save your sanity.

Course Lessons

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as promiscuity, using substances, violence, etc. Talking isn’t lecturing and this class will strengthen your listening as well as talking skills in ways that will help protect your teens and maybe even save your sanity.

Teens in Love: Romantic Relationships in the New Normal

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

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.