Welcome to our 31st Annual Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference and Wellness Fair!
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Session A (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
The Elementary Years (ages 6-11): Foundation for Healthy Growth – During these years, children learn to solve problems for themselves and gradually develop their independence. Learn to balance your child’s need for structure and support while helping them build the skills necessary to problem solve and make good choices on their own.
Parenting After Trauma – Whether you are a birth parent, adoptive or a kin parent, learn what experts say about early trauma to help you care for your child and build a home of safety, stability, and love.
Understanding the Teen Mind – Do you find yourself constantly asking your teen, “What were you thinking?” Together, we will solve the mystery by exploring the brain development and behaviors of young people and how we can impact ‘new pathways’ through positive experiences. In this session you’ll learn new ways to better understand and connect with your teen.
Parenting the Love & Logic Way (ages 3-10) – Love and Logic provides simple, practical techniques to help parents change a child’s behavior for the better. Parenting the Love and Logic Way provides loving support from parents while at the same time expecting kids to be respectful and responsible. Kids will become more self-confident, accountable, and better at making decisions.
Creative Co-Parenting – Co-parenting can give your children stability and connection with both parents—but it’s rarely easy. Setting aside your own relationship difficulties to co-parent can be stressful. In this class, we’ll delve into communications, managing your stress, handling conflict, solving problems, helping your children transition between homes, and much more.
¡NUEVO! Los años de primaria y el bienestar de su hijo– Puede ser un desafío saber cómo apoyar mejor a sus hijos y prepararlos para el éxito. Este curso explora cómo equilibrar la necesidad de estructura y apoyo de su hijo mientras lo ayuda a desarrollar las habilidades necesarias para resolver problemas y tomar buenas decisiones por su cuenta.
Session B (7:15 – 8:45 p.m.)
The Early Years (ages 3-5): Creating a Blueprint for Success – What a child experiences and learns between the ages of 3 and 5 form the foundation for future growth. Understand the physical and emotional development patterns of the young child and the adult’s role in helping children grow up healthy.
The Teen Years (ages 12-19): Framing Boundaries & Expectations – Adolescent years can be a frustrating time for everyone. As an adult, you may want to help, but don’t know how. Find new ways to manage both respect for your teen’s search for identity and the increased need for independence with appropriate rules and limit setting.
Taming the Anxious Mind – Does your pre-teen/teen struggle with stress and anxiety? Come learn a few techniques to help your child tame their anxious mind. We will discuss and practice effective coping skills including mindfulness and relaxation and you’ll learn how to teach these skills to your child. This class is for parents and caregivers of children ages 12-19.
Caring For LGBTQ+ Youth – Gender is more complex than most of us have been taught, and our understanding of gender continues to evolve. This introductory training provides practical knowledge and tools for supporting transgender and gender-expansive youth in our communities.
Parenting During COVID – COVID has made parenting tougher than before. Many of us are balancing remote work, parenting, and school. Each family has faced unique challenges through the pandemic. This course explores what parenting during a pandemic looks like, coping strategies for parents, and how parents can balance their parenting role and other responsibilities during COVID.
¡NUEVO! Cuidar a su hijo durante el COVID-19 – COVID-19 ha creado nuevos factores estresantes en nuestras vidas a medida que todos nos adaptamos a la nueva normalidad. Muchos de nosotros estamos equilibrando el trabajo remoto, la crianza de los hijos, la escuela y más. Este curso explora las reacciones comunes al estrés y cómo lidiar con ellas, cómo hablar con su familia sobre sus miedos y ansiedades, y cómo establecer una nueva rutina en casa.
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