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Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

The Summer of 2020 is unprecedented in our lifetimes. What does that mean for parents? How do we ensure a healthy level of safety in our children as they reintegrate without causing undue stress and anxiety? How do we stay calm when there is so much unknown? Join us to learn some of the answers […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Turn Challenging Behaviors into Positive Partnerships with Your Child

Behavior challenges to our parenting can be stressful in the best of times, but now that we are with our children almost all the time, even smaller challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. Here’s a conversation with Lorna and Christine as they talk about ways you can find solutions with your child as you partner for […]

The Language of Empathy: Helping Children Through Uncertain Times

The Language of Empathy: Helping Children Through Uncertain Times

Join Jonathan Wolff and Tanya Ryskind for a discussion about how “The Language of Empathy” can help your child come out of these uncertain times with greater self-awareness and self-discipline. As parents, when we truly understand our children’s needs and feelings, fears and frustrations, we can safely guide them toward health, happiness, and success. In […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

How to Help My Upset Child

Knowing how best to comfort an upset child is some times frustrating and confusing. What do I do, what do I say, how do I manage my own feelings of upset? Join us as we share tools and tips for supporting an upset child. We’ll share ideas for toddlers through adolescents as we explore this […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Help During Pandemic: GEMS & Family Meetings

Working at home. reduced or no income, children 24/7, pressure to keep children “learning,”and not enough sleep! How do we get our children to settle down and be independent? Lorna McGrath will share two very important strategies to get families back on track with each other and the new circumstances that we find ourselves in. […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Feeling Pushed into a Corner by Your Child?

Can you read me one more story, please? Can I have another cookie? I don’t want to get dressed! Feeling pushed into a corner by your child can bring about language and actions of good intentions that result in poor outcomes. In this session we’ll discuss the challenges of setting boundaries with our children as […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Grace and Courtesy: Building New Skills

We have heard many people say that they have noticed declining civility in public discourse in recent years. Yet, learning how to meet our needs in ways that are constructive, and developing the ability to listen and respond well to others, takes practice (as well as patient instruction). These valuable skills can help our children […]

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Reading Alive!

When you embody the story, when you can feel excited and curious and delighted, the child cannot help but be brought in, too! All you need is a little bravery and a good helping of enthusiasm. Join Caitlin Roper for some wonderful,important tips for great story telling.

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

Story Time: the Last 20 Minutes of the Day

Bedtime is far more than ‘just story time’. It is a time when our kids are integrating the experiences of their day and transitioning between brain states and brain functions. How we engage with them during the last 20 minutes impacts their esteem, self-worth, and confidence in the morning. Listen in on this conversation around […]

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Talking to Smart Speakers

In this session we discuss our changing world, how humans adapt, and opportunities for thoughtful communication, specifically related to “Smart Speakers.” Maria Montessori developed a part of the curriculum called Grace and Courtesy. Many schools do not emphasize this aspect of learning as we do in Montessori schools. As Montessori said, “…education should be preparation […]