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  • 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?

 

Monday, April 3
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM EST

Price: $20.00 USD

 

Kids raised with “firm and friendly” discipline are more confident and cooperative.

During this live online parenting class, you will discover myths that keep parents repeating the same behaviors that don’t work and can even increase misbehavior. This class provides evidence-based, straight-forward strategies that effectively increase and sustain child compliance.

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Some people think that if I can just be “strong” (have enough determination or self-discipline) I won’t eat that chocolate cake and I will be able to lose weight. Or I will get my taxes started instead of turning on the TV or I will put away my phone and go to bed on time.

Self-control is the capacity to inhibit our impulses because we can think clearly enough to compare the value of an immediate reward (the chocolate cake) versus a long term gain (like losing weight or feeling better). Self-control also involves using our thinking brain to compare immediate rewards to long term costs. (If I hit my little brother, I will end up in time out.) I often hear parents wondering out loud about why their child repeats a certain behavior that leads to a high cost outcome for the child (isolated in another room away from family due to misbehavior) or fails to get the child a reward they seek  (not going to the park due to failure to get ready).

In these cases, we fail to recognize some basic facts about how brains and bodies work.

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If you don’t think it is a big deal to be replaced by a baby brother after being the princess of the household and the apple of daddy and mommy’s eyes for 2 or more years,
try to put yourself in your child’s place.

Imagine: You have been happily married for 2 or more years and your husband treats you like you are special and wonderful. One day he says, “Guess what, I’ve decided to bring home another wife. I’m so happy about getting another wife and I’m sure you will be too. We will all be one big happy family.” You get the picture.

When the new baby arrives, both parents are exhausted and sleep deprived. Mom may be breast feeding which takes a lot of time and energy. Mom holds the baby close and quickly comforts the baby when he cries. Dad certainly plays with baby’s two year old sister, but may seem to have less energy and patience. Maybe your toddler is getting a little less outside play time. Your toddler may perceive correctly that she is getting less attention and baby gets a lot more. Continue reading

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  • Do you 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?

 

Emotional intelligence increases children’s self-worth and cooperation. It improves communication skills, strengthens the parent-child connection, reduces family conflict, and impacts all of your child’s future relationships. This live online class will provide parents with concrete tools to strengthen their own emotional intelligence and that of their children. Even if you wish most emotions would just disappear, this webinar will help you find a path through the confusion.

Monday, March 27

8:15 – 9:15 PM EST

Price: $20.00 USD

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Does any of the following sound like your child?

– Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate
– Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations
– Constant worry
Avoiding situations or places because of fears
– Complaints of frequent stomachaches or headaches
– Experiencing sudden and frequent panic attacks

Your child may be struggling with anxiety.

This live online parenting class is designed to help you understand the nature of anxiety and learn practical solutions to everyday challenges that will reduce your child’s anxious feelings and behaviors.

Monday, March 20

8:15 – 9:15 PM EST

Price: $20.00 USD

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Some children display behaviors that challenge and sometimes defeat parents and other adults. Some of these behaviors may include chronic oppositionality as well as screaming, swearing, hitting and throwing objects. This live online class will help participants recognize why children may behave in these ways and apply effective responses that are not focused on punishment, but instead help children identify and repair lagging social skills, self-control and other unsolved problems that lead to such harmful behavior.

 

Tuesday, March 14

8:15 – 9:15 PM EST

Price: $20.00 USD

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Parents often don’t recognize hidden stressors in children’s lives. This live online parenting class 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 class will teach parents how we can help our children learn to help themselves. You will be able to apply strategies that help children improve their mood, attention, and cooperation.

 

Monday, March 6

8:15 – 9:15 PM EST

Price: $20.00 USD

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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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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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  • 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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