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Facebook LIVE: Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens 7pm 12/30

Predictable days stabilize the lives of children and teens, but planning those days has been made more difficult for parents since the onset of the pandemic. Uncertainty, social isolation and parent distress all have on impact on the mental health of kids and teens. Join Peace At Home Parenting founder Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW and teachers Aaron Weintraub, MS and Denise Parent, LMFT and other concerned parents like yourself for a focused conversation to help you recognize symptoms and find solutions to address your child's emotional needs as well as your own.

View our last Facebook LIVE Panel event: Teens in Turbulent Times

Aaron Weintraub

Expert: Limit kids’ screen time

MICHELLE FIRESTONE, Chronicle Staff Writer MANSFIELD — In today’s world, digital technology can sometimes feel like it has taken over our lives. Wednesday evening, Aaron Weintraub, a behavior specialist at Holiday Hill Day Camp & Recreation Center in Mansfield, told a group of Mansfield Middle School parents that, while digital devices can be used for …

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P@H on Channel 8 – WTNH Positive Co-Parenting Part 1

Exchange conflict for compromise and communication by Sarah Cody View at https://www.wtnh.com/on-air/connecticut-families/positive-co-parenting-part-1-exchange-conflict-for-compromise-and-communication/1731905496 BURLINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – Divorce is difficult.  Oftentimes, mom and dad need to put aside contentious feelings to make sure their child still feels stable and secure.  News 8’s Connecticut Families is taking a two part look at how to co-parent in a positive way. “There were other times …

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Next Q & A Session

Thu, Feb 28, 20198:15 PM – 9:00 PM EST Q&A Sessions are free for all parents and caregivers who participated in one of our live online parenting classes. Participants will have a chance to ask questions about the new approaches they are practicing as well as other issues if time allows. They will have a …

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Upcoming Events in February

Establece un ambiente de cooperación (2-12 años) Set the Stage for Cooperation (2-12 years old) ¿Deseas que tus hijos tengan confianza y cooperen? ¿Sueñas con un hogar más calmado? A veces logras que tu hijo siga instrucciones mediante la intimidación o el miedo. Tal vez has llegado a creer que estas son las únicas maneras …

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Parents, Get Ready for Summer! FREE!

FREE ONLINE PARENTING CLASSES Reduce Family Stress Get Kids to Listen and Cooperate Build Strong Connections Without Raising Your Voice!   Register at: PeaceAtHomeParenting.com Use FREE Discount Code: SummerPeace Sign up for one or all of these classes to Get Ready for Summer Understand Feelings: Raise Caring Kids 12 noon, Thursday, May 31st Are you …

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Bullying in School: Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied & How You Can Help

By Brittnie Stoy.

Is your child suddenly sullen, withdrawn, or seeming to avoid contact with you?

Have you observed marked changes in his behaviors and personality?

Is she afraid to ride the school bus or reluctant to go to school?

These are just a few of the possible warning signs that your child is being bullied. (Bullying is defined as any unwanted, aggressive behavior that is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.)

Repeated bullying may cause significant emotional harm and can erode a child’s self-worth and mental health. Whether bullying is verbal, physical or relational, the long-term effects can be equally harmful.

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Raise Your Child to Be a Problem Solver

By Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW.

How often do you worry about your kids’ struggles and give lots of advice about how to handle their problems?
Have you found yourself wishing your child was more independent and capable of solving problems?
Do you know which problems belong to you to solve and which ones belong to your children?

Parents often have strong emotions about problems that belong to their children. Maybe your daughter is being ignored by her former best friend. Maybe your son is having difficulty with his math teacher. Maybe your teen hates doing homework. The fact that these struggles cause you to feel emotions should not be misunderstood as a reason to solve your child’s problems.

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