Lunch & Learn
Starting Up Again
May 12th 2021
Parents Most Oft Asked Questions
It's been a looonng pandemic and parents need support. It's that simple. As we work our way out of the pandemic, I am continuing to offer my weekly Lunch and Learn for free.
Dates and topics below.
HOW IT WORKS
Once you sign up, you will recieve a link to the weekly call where I'll start by addressing the subjects I've listed below and discuss how you can use it at home.
We will use the remainder of the time to ask questions (related or not) and get individualized advice.
You will also have a link to email me any questions you have before the session.
Recordings of the calls are available.
Dates and Topics
March 3rd at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT The Power of Empathy: No, THE power of empathy. Honestly, it's not the answer on its own, but almost all discipline is more effective when included, and it's an antidote to shame, anxiety and depression. Walk away with some listening hacks to get your started.
March 10th at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT The Parent-Child Relationship is Not a Democray: All feelings are permissible; all behavior is not. Walk away with five steps to get kids to listen without arguing, nagging and repeating yourself over and over.
March 17th at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT Trust Their Gut: No way, right? We are parents and we must know better. Often, we do, but understanding what is driving our parenting and parenting decisions can open our eyes and allow us to use the common sense of children to our advantage...and actually result in more calm and cooperation in the house. Walk away with a handful of awareness and four ideas to improve the family dynamic.
March 24th at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT The Reset (and a Boundary): If you feel like you have been having a bad morning or day or week or entire quarantine period with your kids, let's press the reset and change one thing that's felt out of control - and stick to it. Walk away with a plan to regain control and tools to keep it running smoothly.
March 31st at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT (Re) Defining Boundaries: It's widely agreed that there will be a period of epic (screen) withdrawl and resistance as schools and activities reopen. Walk away with three tools to get back on track with confidence and calm.
April 7th at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT Sibling Rivalry: What else?!? If you have more than one child, it's inevitable. While I can't promise it will disappear, you can absolutely reduce its frequency and prevent future episodes. Walk away with six steps to (almost completely) end it.
April 14th at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT Praise as a Consequence?: Research has proven that praise can change behavior. No, it's not the only thing you're going to do, but it's one to add to your repetoire. Walk away with the three steps to use praise to develop the behaviors you want in your children.
April 21st at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT Accepting is not Agreeing: This is the trick to that elusive 'respect' that is necessary to build a strong bond with your child. And, no, it doesn't mean that they take the reins and are in charge. Walk away with easy-to-implement tools to build the connection you want -- and your child needs -- to whether everything life has to throw at them.
April 28th at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT Allow Struggle: The mental health crisis of our kids only confirms the harm done by asking so little of them when it comes to life skills yet so much of them when it comes to grades and trophies and specialty teams and elite orchestras. Walk away with confidence to tolerate your child's temporary discomfort in order to build the coping skills necessary to succeed in the real world.
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