Channel 8 Coronavirus Interview

WTNH: Coronavirus closes schools: Expert advice about how to embark on ‘distance learning’ at home

(WTNH)– School looked different Monday as kids around the state set-up work stations in their own homes.

Charlotte Smith has five kids, ranging in age from 4 to 10. Their schools started “distance learning” due to the coronavirus update last week.

“Mom, Cruise Director, has a spread sheet about what subjects the kids have to do,” says Smith, a blogger in Southport, who encourages the kids to start the day with an active lesson like writing sentences instead of watching videos.

“Everyday we get better….both teachers, as to what they’re assigning, and parents, in terms of how we’re navigating it,” she added. Read more at https://www.wtnh.com/on-air/connecticut-families/coronavirus-closes-schools-expert-advice-about-how-to-embark-on-distance-learning-at-home/

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Peace at Home Parenting addresses COVID-19

Peace At Home Parenting offers free resources for parents to help ease family stress

  • Live Facebook events for the next several weeks – Go to our public page on Facebook – Peace At Home Parenting. I will host the first few events, offer guidance on key issues such as helping children process disappointment and fear and I will answer questions as they arise through comments. Some of our teacher specialists will join each event to respond to specific issues including those related to children under 5 and to children with social-emotional challenges.
  • Free Online ClassesWe will eliminate fees for specific live and recorded classes that will be helpful to families at this time. Some of these include:
    • “Positive Discipline for Peace At Home”
    • “Be Your Child’s Calm Center”
    • “Be Your Child’s Emotions Coach”
    • “Take the Stress Out of Parenting”
    • “Routines, Chores and Family Meetings”
  • Peace At Home Private GroupWe will open our monitored, private Facebook group to parents who reach out to us through Facebook events or email in order to expand support and connection among parents and with our teachers.

We are in the process of developing two new classes - “Help Your Child Feel Safe in a Complicated World” and “Work with Your Family so You Can Work at Home.” We also continue to offer regular private online coaching by the hour and flash coaching options (20 minutes) as a more moderately priced solution. Email us at info@peaceatparenting.com

View a list of classes >
Learn more about Private Coaching >

We wish for you safety and serenity.

Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW
Founder and Managing Director
Peace at Home Parenting LLC
Online classes and coaching for peace at home and success in school
860 933-1371
www.PeaceAtHomeParenting.com

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Toxic Stress

Help Your Child with ADHD/ADD Get Ready for College

Is it common for teens with ADHD/ADD and executive function deficit not to accept the resources to learn how to become organized? Also how do they get the help they need once in college? A common reaction to feeling disorganized, anxious, and out of sync is avoidance. To support your child who may be avoiding …

Read moreHelp Your Child with ADHD/ADD Get Ready for College

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6 Steps to Successful Lunchtime: Help Your Kindergartener Get Ready for School

Your child is already (or finally) off to kindergarten. Did you go back to school shopping? Maybe purchase a new lunch box? If this is your child’s first time with lunch away from home, help her get ready in both practical and social ways. I’ve borrowed a few ideas and added a few more I …

Read more6 Steps to Successful Lunchtime: Help Your Kindergartener Get Ready for School

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Sibling connections – for parents of infants and toddlers with older siblings (Birth – 5 years old)

Your older child was so excited about the new baby. But, now that your baby has arrived, he is uncooperative and sometimes acts like a baby, himself. Meanwhile, you’re trying to control your youngest as she starts to throw tantrums and learns the word “no.” This scenario is all too common, but there are simple …

Read moreSibling connections – for parents of infants and toddlers with older siblings (Birth – 5 years old)

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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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Debate about self-soothing as a solution when waking up in the night

Dialogue from Peace at Home Parenting’s Private Facebook Page We’re having some debate about self soothing. The doctor told us that our 4 month old son needs to learn how to self soothe in the night when he wakes up and be able to get himself back to sleep.  During the day, he sometimes cries …

Read moreDebate about self-soothing as a solution when waking up in the night

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Kids eat snacks like Netflix. As soon as one ends, another one is getting started* 

When parents permit kids to “graze,” that is eating at will throughout the day, parents will often end up with power struggles with kids and sometimes even eating problems or disorders. Experts suggest that scheduled meals and snacks with limited offerings is best for developing good eating skills. Ellyn Satter, nationall recognized adviser on feeding …

Read moreKids eat snacks like Netflix. As soon as one ends, another one is getting started* 

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P@H on Channel 8 – WTNH Positive Co-Parenting Part 2

News 8 continuing our look at Positive Co-Parenting. After Justin Michaels had gotten into a good co-parenting groove with his ex-wife, Chantel, he introduced her to his new girlfriend, Laurah. Related: Positive Co-Parenting Part 1: Exchange conflict for compromise and communication “She was in nursing school at that point, and I’m a nurse, so we were talking about …

Read moreP@H on Channel 8 – WTNH Positive Co-Parenting Part 2

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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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