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 webinar will strengthen your listening as well as talking skills in ways that will help protect your teens and maybe even save your sanity.


Tuesday, February 28

8:15 – 9:15 PM EST

Price: $20.00 USD

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Mealtimes: End the Power Struggle

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 webinar will provide parents with best practices for feeding children that support both health and family connection.


Friday, February 24

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Price: $20.00 USD

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Positive Discipline for Peace at Home

  • 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?


Sunday, February 19
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM EST

Price: $20.00 USD


Kids raised with “firm and friendly” discipline are more confident and cooperative. You will discover myths that keep parents repeating the same behaviors that don’t work and often actually increase misbehavior. This training provides evidence-based, straight-forward strategies that effectively increase and sustain child compliance.

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My Story

Welcome to the new year parents, grandparents and all lovers of children.

Brené Brown says,

Courage is to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.

Let me give it a try.

This is a long story – I might have to share it in parts. Please only continue if you can bear some darkness on the way to serenity.

I have started promoting my new endeavor, “Peace At Home Parenting,” and I see that promotion itself is quite challenging for me. I think it will get easier if I tell you what brought me to parenting education in the first place.

I was raised by a mother whose mother lost most of her family in the holocaust. When I was two years old, my mother went back to work and hired a black woman from the south whose ancestors were enslaved. My mother, my grandmother, and my care giver, Mildred, were all good, loving, hard-working women. And they were all traumatized by the aggression visited upon them and their ancestors. Trauma comes down through both genes and behaviors. It is passed on insidiously, even in families like mine that we might call “looking good.”

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Toxic Stress

Toxic Stress: What is it and Why is it Important in Family Life?

  • Do you sometimes go to bed at night promising yourself that you won’t yell at the kids tomorrow?
  • Do you find yourself promising to be more positive but end up focusing on problems and worries instead?


Monday, February 6, 2017
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM EST

Price: $20.00 USD

More and more parents report that they yell and threaten more than they’d like and have trouble with patience. You may wonder why you continue behaviors you know are not helpful to your children. This training will help you understand the nature of toxic stress, how it may have affected you in your childhood. You will learn simple tools to reduce your internal stress and how you can avoid passing it along to your kids.

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Emotional Intelligence: Teach and Model

Do you sometimes feel confused about how to respond to your children’s emotional displays? Do emotions sometimes feel like misbehavior to you? Do your own feelings feel overwhelming at times?   Tue, Jan 31, 2017 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM EST Price: $20.00 USD Emotional intelligence increases children’s self-worth and cooperation, it improves communication and …

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How Your Intimate Relationship Impacts Your Children

A loving relationship between parents is a powerful influence on how effective you are as a parent.

Research suggests that parents who report having a positive, affectionate relationship with their partners tend to engage in more positive parenting activities like playing, reading or singing with their children.

A mom or dad who feels loved is more likely to have the energy and patience that effective parenting requires. If you are worn out by chronic conflict, disappointment over broken agreements or feeling lonely in the relationship, you will likely have a lot less patience for another game of “Candyland.” Getting your basic emotional needs met in a positive relationship with your intimate partner means you are more emotionally available to your child. When your attachment needs are met, you are less likely to over-react to your children’s challenging behavior. When your own emotional bank is full, or at least not on empty, you simply have more to give in ways that children need.

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Make the Most of Your Webinar!

Know What to Expect

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Arrive Early and Be Prepared

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  • If you arrive early, you may download and review materials while you wait for the webinar to begin.
  • Send questions in advance to If another teacher facilitates your webinar, Ruth will get your questions to that person.
  • You may want to jot down notes to yourself, so have a pen and paper handy. Webinars can be dense with information and you may not be able to remember everything that is important to you.
    • If there is a slide of particular importance to you, you can write down the title of that slide and send an email to the instructor requesting a copy of it.

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