Happy summer familyChoose to make this a summer of positive change for you and for your family. Discover simple ways to:

  1. Apply effective discipline that will improve cooperation and your connection with your children
  2. Add simple practices to your day that will decrease chaos and tension and create real peace at home
  3. Create family routines that will strengthen emotional intelligence for all and build lasting family ties

Your Summer School subscription will provide:

  • Access to all live, interactive online parenting classes in June, July and August 2017
  • Access to recordings of all classes
  • Subscription to private Peace At Home Parenting Facebook community including comments and answers from Peace At Home Founder Ruth Freeman and her expert colleagues who specialize in Infants and Toddlers and in Autism, Anxiety and Attention issues
  • Access to monthly Q&A sessions to get answers to your questions and support to reduce barriers in applying new strategies

Summer School classes will include:

Positive discipline: cooperation and self-worth for children 2 – 12 years old

Is your child spending too much time in “time out”?  Are you concerned that you are too strict or too easy?  Do you sometimes think there must be a better way? Kids raised with positive discipline have more confidence and cooperate more consistently. You will discover myths that keep parents repeating the same behaviors that don’t work and often actually increase misbehavior. This interactive online class provides evidence based, straight forward strategies that effectively increase and sustain child compliance and strengthen parent-child connections.

Emotional intelligence: teach and model

Emotional intelligence increases children’s self-worth and cooperation, it improves communication and strengthens the parent-child communication. Family conflict decreases with strong emotional intelligence and it impacts all of your child’s future relationships. This live interactive online class will provide parents with concrete tools to strengthen your own and your children’s emotional intelligence.

Raising happy children: parenting for optimism and resilience

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.

Self-Regulation: How to Teach Self-Control

Parents often don’t recognize hidden stressors in children’s lives. This webinar will examine such stressors and help participants more effectively use the parent-child relationship to achieve positive change. Self-regulation refers to how we manage stress and this webinar will teach parents how we can help our children learn to help themselves. Children who have self-regulation skills tend to have more self-control with much less effort. Participants in this live, interactive online class will apply strategies that help children improve their mood, attention and concentration.

Routines, chores and family meetings: get a little more organized and have more fun!

Morning routine drive you a little crazy? Trash only gets 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 and have family fun. 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.

Solve Chronic Challenging Behaviors: Parent-Child Team Work

Sometimes positive parenting isn’t enough. Some children display behaviors that challenge and sometimes defeat parents and other caregivers. Some of these behaviors may include chronic oppositionality as well as screaming, swearing, hitting and throwing objects. This live, interactive online class will help you recognize why children may behave in these ways. You will be able to apply effective responses that are not focused on punishment, but instead partner with your children to identify and repair lagging social skills and address unsolved problems that lead to such harmful behavior.

Talking to teens: Communication for Connection and Safety

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 live, interactive online class will strengthen your listening as well as talking skills in ways that will help protect your teens and maybe even save your sanity.

Parenting teens: Power Struggles or Effective Discipline?

The teenage brain assesses risk differently and teens get bored more easily. These are just a few of the changes taking place in your adolescent’s brain that might make communication and safety a lot more challenging. This webinar will provide parents with important information about teen brain development and practical strategies to help teens stay safe as well as grow and thrive.

Possible special guest webinars:

  • Infants/Toddlers
  • Kids with Attention issues/Autism/ Anxiety

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