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.
Watch the webinar here:

View and print handouts:
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.
Watch the webinar here:

View and print handouts:
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.
Watch the webinar here:

View and print handouts:
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.

Watch the webinar here:

View and print handouts:

Please share any and all videos and handouts with your family, friends and community.

Tips for Parents with College Juniors or Seniors

Is your college student ready for the real-world? What role do you play in their preparation and success? Feeling overwhelmed or fearful of what is yet to come? This talk is designed to provide direction and tools for you as … Continue reading

Tips for Parents with College-Bound Students

Is your high school student ready for college? What role do you play in their preparation and success? Feeling overwhelmed or fearful of what is yet to come? This talk is designed to provide direction and tools for you as … Continue reading

How to be a Positive Adult Role Model

As an adult you are powerful. What you do, what you say and how you say it strongly influences children’s social and emotional development. One thing you can do to be a better role model is to know yourself. This … Continue reading

Teaching Kids to Plan, Problem Solve and Make Decisions

In order to teach kids how to be expert problem solvers you must be one yourself. This talk is designed to teach you not only the skills to be better problem solvers yourself but how to use those skills to … Continue reading

How to Let Go Without Losing Control

Letting go of our children begins at birth and never ends! It is one of the hardest and most important challenges we face as parents. There are no hard and fast rules to accomplish this feat but there are guidelines … Continue reading

The Power of Positive Communication

Whether you are a parent or work with toddlers, youngsters, teens or young adults this talk will prepare you to help them become competent, independent and resilient individuals. You will learn down-to-earth and practical skills you can apply immediately like: … Continue reading

Raising a Well-Adjusted, Confident and Self-Reliant Boy

Are you raising a boy? Are you teaching boys? Are you coaching boys? Are you counseling boys? This talk is for you because boys are different than girls. They need different experiences and support to form a strong sense of … Continue reading

Expectations and The Power of Pro-Active Parenting

Setting boundaries and expectations with children and adolescents is a tricky business. If you’re too restrictive, your child may revolt. If you’re boundaries are too loose, you may lose control. In this talk you will learn strategies that work to … Continue reading

The Art of Effective Problem Solving and Critical Decision Making

Got Problems? Everybody does! This workshop is designed to empower you to unleash your problem solving power. You will learn and practice a value-based process to accurately identify and solve problems as well as make effective decisions, on the job … Continue reading