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Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Lorna McGrath and Margot Garfield-Anderson share ideas for cultivating and/or maintaining emotionally healthy families. Together we will weave our way through Covid-19, the summer of 2020, social unrest, and political campaigns, all of which provoke strong emotions. Whether you and your family have gotten a bit off course or whether you are holding on for […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism

So many of you have asked, “How do we talk to our children about the social unrest in America? How do we support them as we navigate our way through so many feelings and questions? How and when do we talk to our children about race? Dr.Val Wise along with our other panelists will begin […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

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 Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

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 Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Toileting with Toddlers: The “hows” and “whens”

Toileting for Toddlers is a topic that anyone who has gone through it, is going through, or will be going through it has some basic questions and probably needs some support as they work with their children through this natural process. Anni Bryner is a toddler guide extraordinaire and she will answer many parents’ questions […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

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 Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

So many adults are always telling children to, “Be careful.” What message are children getting about the world? Lorna has some ideas about the message and how to change that message into more empowering thoughts and build problem-solving skills.

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

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 Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

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.

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 […]

Parenting Toward Emotionally Healthy Families

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

Kelly Johnson is a talented writer, artist, and naturalist who also happens to be a Montessori certified elementary teacher. She has written two outstanding books, “Wings,Worms and Wonder” and “Wonder and Wander” that link home and school activities for discovering the awesomeness of our natural world. In this session she will share some activities from […]