If you are the parent of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) child, you probably have a lot of questions. Your support is key to your child’s well-being, but you may have to go through your own process to get there. Start with, “I’m here for you and love you,” even if you don’t understand and aren’t ok at the moment. Plan to get your own support so that you can process your deepest emotions and concerns, while helping your child to deal with their own. Join Peace At Home guest experts Barbara Esgalhado, PhD and Poshi Walker, MSW with founder Ruth Freeman, LCSW to gain some ideas about helping your child thrive, while exploring your own path to understanding and genuine acceptance.
Your focus for the past year has been on keeping your kids safe, engaged in school and making miracles to help them feel socially connected. Self-care? Out the window. With summer on the horizon maybe you are feeling a glimmer of hope. Let's build on that. We will talk about the impact of your own self-care on your kids, your body and your mental health. We hope you will share your solutions and be ready to hear some new ideas from our Peace At Home specialists. You can do this!
Peace at Home Presenters:
Dana Ashby,MA, MEd
Autumn Cloud-Ingram, LMSW
Stephanie Rondeau, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, CHC
At Peace At Home Parenting Solutions, we are grateful for the current attention to maternal mortality rates in the US. We are committed to supporting diverse parents, including the most vulnerable, to reach the goal of healthy births and infant development. through our Peace At Home Parenting Healthy Birth program.
Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week!
Black Maternal Health Week is a national campaign led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The week, held each year in April, is designed to promote awareness and advocacy for black birthing people, center the voices of pregnant people of color, and create a platform for Black led providers who focus efforts on reproductive justice and maternal health. In the US, we have the poorest maternal mortality rates out of all developed nations. That number is 3-4 times higher for Black women despite factors such as income and education.
In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Peace at Home parenting will be offering our Healthy Birth Toolkit class at no cost. The class will be facilitated by one of our teachers of color, Autumn Cloud-Ingram. Autumn is a Licensed Master Social Worker, childbirth educator, and full spectrum doula. In addition, each day we will be highlighting a variety of care providers of color, (such as doulas, midwives, therapists), who support women through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.
Participate Tuesday, March 23rd at 8:15 pm in a free, live round table event, "Managing Meltdowns" for parents of children ages birth-8. Join presenters Ruth Freeman LCSW, JoAnn Robinson PhD, and Cora Megan MA to:
- Learn why emotional meltdowns occur in young children
- Learn how caregivers can manage their own distress during meltdowns
- Learn positive approaches to help children calm down
- Learn ways to talk with your child about strong feelings after they occur, and
- Learn about positive routines to help prevent emotional meltdowns
Click "Get Reminded" on the event tab to get reminders when the event goes live. Submit your specific questions or concerns in the comments section at anytime prior to or during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Recommended (but not required) recordings may be purchased and viewed for a discounted price of $10 for all three prior to attending this event here. These recordings include:
- "I get so irritated"
- "The Power of Playfulness"
- "Taming Tantrums"
Ruth Freeman LCSW
Amy Alamar Ed D
Autumn Cloud-Ingram LMSW
Aaron Weintraub MS
Now more than ever, screen time is a fact of life for parents and children. We will discuss the use and over-use of technology used for schoolwork, socializing, and leisure. We'll talk about the opportunities and challenges it presents to families during the new normal. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. You will learn strategies to:
- Teach your children digital citizenship
- Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable
- Help your child develop a strong moral filter
- Support your child’s social life online and off
Audience: parents of children 2-18
To get the most out of this event, please consider watching one or both of the recommended recordings prior to attending by purchasing below for $5:
- Technology and Young Children: How Much is Too Much?
- Manage Screen Time: End the Power Struggles
Positive Discipline, Peaceful Home (2-12 years old)- FREE Live Facebook Event
Please join Ruth Freeman, LCSW, Cora Megan, MA and Aaron Weintraub, MS for this LIVE FACEBOOK EVENT on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8pm EST
- Be Your Child's Calm Center, and
- Positive Discipline for Peace at Home, or
- Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Purchase or use your subscription code in lieu of payment to watch anytime, anywhere:
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?
During this Live Facebook Event, you may:
- Ask questions on the spot, tell us about your challenges and hear from other parents
- Discover myths that may keep you repeating ineffective discipline techniques (actually increasing misbehavior)
- Learn strategies that increase and sustain child compliance (evidence-based, and attainable)
Gain simple, practical tools to raise cooperative, confident and connected children!
Recently I shared a photo on my Instagram story. This photo had popped up in my Time Hop from 8 years prior, and honestly, there is absolutely nothing remarkable about the photo itself. I remember when it was taken; I was getting ready for a work holiday party.