Workshops and Events

Online Workshops & Events

 

> Screen Time Dilemma/Elementary
How to Use Love, Boundaries and Your Family Values to Help Your Elementary Child Manage Media in an Increasingly Virtual World

Description

We know that overuse of screen time can have a negative effect on our children’s brains and yet the current pandemic is creating an ever-increasing need for more.  In this interactive workshop, Susan will share a parenting approach that balances love with boundaries, easily anchored in your own core family values. You will learn how to set clear  expectations and consistent consequences so your child stays connected with you, and can lean on you to be a “safe” person in these uncertain times. This workshop will give you the foundation to manage a “new normal” this fall, which is anything but… to begin creating a healthy and joyful home both on-screen and off.

Key Points

  • Dr. Clifford Sussman’s research on High Dopamine and Low Dopamine Activities – the neurological science behind screen time
  • The ABC’s of Addiction and the Limbic Hijack – for your child AND you!
  • The Parenting Pyramid:  4 factors in balanced parenting for a healthy home
  • The 50/50 Rule
  • C-A-L-M
  • Resources
  • Q&A and sharing solutions among participants
Find out how to Book this Workshop HERE
> Screen Time Dilemma/Middle & High School
How to use Love, Boundaries and Your Family Values to Help Your Tween or Teen Manage Media in an Increasingly Virtual World

Description

We know that teen depression, anxiety and mental illness has increased alarmingly over the last two decades. Many studies link this trend to both isolation and helplessness exacerbated by time on screens, and yet the current pandemic is creating an ever-increasing need for more.  In this interactive workshop, Susan will share a parenting approach to help you become the “safe person” your teen or tween needs right now, connected with your kids but also able to set clear expectations and loving boundaries. You will learn what it means to keep the drawbridge of communication open so you can problem-solve together and manage the “new-normal” this fall with calm and confidence.

Key Points

  • Dr. Clifford Sussman’s research on High Dopamine and Low Dopamine Activities – the neurological science behind screen time
  • The ABC’s of Addiction and the Limbic Hijack – for your child AND you!
  • The Parenting Pyramid:  4 factors in balanced parenting for a healthy home
  • The 50/50 Rule
  • C-A-L-M
  • Resources
  • Q&A and sharing solutions among participants

Find out how to Book this Workshop HERE
> Returning with Resilience

Choose from Preschool, Elementary, or Teens & Tweens

How Do I Help My Kids Manage Uncertainty in our New Normal this Fall?

In this interactive hour together, you will learn how to develop your child’s resilience in order to ramp up for the new normal this fall…even without knowing exactly what that will look like!  Susan’s “Heart and Mind” parenting pyramid offers a solid, well- researched approach to “start from what we know.” From this calm and confident anchor of your family’s own core values, you will learn how to build connection, set clear boundaries and hold everyone accountable, including yourself, for creating and maintaining the new normal as a family. Practical tips on reaching your children through their anxiety, being present and “safe” for them, and developing a growth mindset instead of learned helplessness, will help set your child up for success through this season and for years to come. 

Find out how to Book this Workshop HERE
> Everyday Parenting Solutions
Choose from a wide variety of workshops for parents, caregivers and educators

Everyday Parenting Solutions is a group of parent educators who are committed to helping families and teachers navigate today’s challenges in raising our children with a compassionate and commonsense approach. Specialists on the EPS faculty are happy to address your parenting or teaching needs with workshops in-person or online. 

 

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FREE RESOURCES:

While you’re there, find “Tools to Empower Your Child” for this difficult season. View free videos with helpful support for you HERE and HERE.