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Takeaways from 2021 Parenting Webinar Series

Thank you to all who attended the How to Raise a Well-Adjusted, Confident, Self-Reliant and Civil Adult in a Crazy Mixed-Up World Webinar Series in February. We were happy to have over 2000 registrants including parents, caregivers and professionals interested in the series and received overwhelmingly positive feedback.  As promised, we have created video links to watch any or all 4 of the recorded webinars and have also included handouts from each session.

The Pressure to be Perfect and Its Unintended Consequences
We are raising our children in complicated times where performance is valued over character. In such a competitive world, parents, educators and leaders are unwittingly passing on to their children pressure to be perfect. In turn, our children are feeling inadequate, anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, scared and tired. This talk is designed to address how we arrived at this place and what we can do about it.
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Messages to Counterbalance Perfectionism
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders in Children

Weeding out Fact from Fiction: Marijuana, Alcohol, Nicotine & More
Parents have the greatest influence over whether their kids use drugs and alcohol. Knowledge and Communication is key! This talk is full of practical tips/resources and is relevant for parents with kids or young adults of ANY age as well as for grandparents, teachers, administrators, community leaders, and counselors.
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Drugs and Alcohol Conversation Starters
Marijuana: Weeding Out Fact from Fiction
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Strategies

The Negative Influences of Screen-Time and Content on Children’s Development and What We Can Do About It
With the advent of technology and its rapid dominance in our lives, our children are learning more about the world, life and themselves on a screen than through interactions with us. This dynamic is having unprecedented effects on our children’s wellbeing.
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Screentime and Content Family Plan
Raising a Touch Screen Generation

Boots on the Ground Parenting: Raising Children with Grit and Resilience
Our primary and overriding responsibility as a parent is to raise children so they can thrive without us. Ever feel like you don’t know what you’re doing? Join the crowd! These are difficult and unprecedented times that require a boots on the ground mentality. We need to pay more attention to what we know and less to what we don’t. We know a lot much of which we have lost sight of in this crazy mixed-up world. Come ground yourself in the basic of parenting and learn practical tools you can apply immediately to positively change the course of your children’s lives.

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Marijuana: Weeding Out Fact From Fiction

Parents have the greatest influence over whether or not their children use drugs. Being informed is paramount. This talk will cover the latest research findings and national trends related to marijuana use in the teen years and discuss practical tips … Continue reading

Talking to Your Kids about Drugs: Why should you? What should you say? How should you say it?

Parents have the greatest influence over whether their kids use drugs. Communication is key! In this talk you will learn about: Current trends in drug use among tweens and teens How to have an effective and ongoing conversation about drugs … Continue reading

Raising the Touch Screen Generation: The Role of Technology in Our Children’s Lives

Are you concerned or confused about the role technology should play in our children’s daily lives? Join us for a talk that will answer these important questions: How does technology effect early-childhood brain development? How much technology is too much? … Continue reading

Children, Adolescents, and the Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Ever feel like you are parenting your tech-savvy kids without a rudder? This talk covers what current research is telling us about the effect pop culture (music, TV, video games, social websites) is having on our children’s social and emotional … Continue reading

Healing the Caregiver: How to Stay Healthy While Caring for a Loved One

What do you mean take care of myself? There is no time or energy for that. Caregivers to those with dementia and other chronic disease face a daunting task. In addition to attending to the emotional, mental and physical needs … Continue reading

Growing Older: The Power of a Positive Attitude

According to the US Census Bureau by 2050 25% of the US population will be over the age of 65, a demographic reality never before seen in the history of this country. As we know, aging is not for sissies! … Continue reading

Fit Body, Fit Mind: Making the Most of Your Brain Power

None of us want our bodies to outlast our minds. The good news is that current scientific research shows that we have more control over our mental fitness than we ever thought possible. In this workshop you will learn how … Continue reading

Changing Bad Habits for Good

There are several powerful myths that keep us from overcoming self-defeating behavior. For example: Change is simple. It just takes willpower. I have tried everything and nothing works. People don’t really every change. The truth is change is challenging. It … Continue reading

Unplug Your Fear and Change Your Life

ear is our biggest barrier to change. Because of our fears most of us avoid change at all cost. Instead we use our energy to complain, blame or simply live our lives in quiet desperation. Ultimately, everything suffers — relationships, … Continue reading