Parenting

... A Little Help Figuring It Out

These webinars for parents of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children are packed with real-life strategies and tips to help you and your children not just cope, but thrive.

Presented by the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing

Working from Home: Routines that Work for Families with Young Children (Webinar)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: JoAnn Robinson, Ph.D.; Parenting Teacher and Coach, Peace at Home Parenting Solutions

You’ve done well up to now with a weekday schedule that gets you out the door in the morning, and back home for evening time with your young children. But you don’t know how long you will need to work from home and provide full-time care for your young children. Participants will be able to:

  • Plan and try out new routines that balance priorities while you seek a sustainable new rhythm
  • Develop co-parent strategies (if you have a partner) and single parent strategies, as needed, to work well in a simple daily schedule of care and activity

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Re-Think Screen Time: The New Normal (Webinar)

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Aaron Weintraub, M.S.; Parenting Teacher and Coach, Peace at Home Parenting Solutions

Digital learning and working are now essential to progress for both adults and children. Parents are struggling to think in new ways about many everyday activities, and that includes the use of screen time for kids. Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize what is important about what research does and doesn’t say about screen time for children
  • Apply strategies to thoughtfully weigh the risks and benefits of screen time
  • Identify a new way of thinking about how often, and in what ways, we interact with our devices
  • Recognize signs that your child is struggling with digital addiction
  • Recognize your role as a model for healthy behavior patterns
  • Develop healthy routines for interacting with technology

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Sensory Processing Disorder (Webinar)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Geoff Sittler, O.T.R./L.; Occupational Therapist

Everything children do—from brushing their teeth to riding their bikes to learning in school—requires that they successfully process information from their senses. This webinar will help you understand what happens when children have trouble processing and acting on sensory information, and what you can do to educate, advocate for, and support your child. Join this webinar to learn how Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is identified, get specific strategies to support a child with SPD, and find out how to work with the school to support success.

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