Session 1: Aniesa Blore: Building connections with children with sensory processing challenges
As parents, we might be worried about how our children are developing. We might realize that their behavior and development are different from their peers, and they need additional support for their needs. We may take them to the doctor who is unable to give a definitive diagnosis. Yet, even without an official diagnosis, we know that our children are different, and parenting them is also challenging. In this talk, Aniesa will share how we can remove the parent guilt and support our children with meeting their goals and coping with their unique challenges.
Session 2: Mona Delahooke, PhD: Understanding the meaning behind meltdowns, tantrums, and other challenging behaviors
When children experience tantrums, meltdowns, aggressive behavior, or emotional shutdown, we often focus on immediately changing their behaviors without first understanding what is going on below the surface. In this talk, Dr. Delahooke will discuss why traditional methods of address challenging behaviors are ineffective and how we need to understand children's individual differences, and the importance of relational safety.
Session 3: David Green, PhD, RP: The uniqueness of father-child relationships
Fathers play an integral role in their children's lives. Their presence provides unique contributions to their children's development. In this conversation, Dr. Green will discuss the unique features of the father-child relationship, the challenges fathers experience in their parenting journey, and their perspective on fatherhood.
Session 4: Ross Greene, PhD: Collaborative Parenting Solution
When children misbehave, parents may use punishment, consequences, removal of privileges, bribes, guilt, among other strategies, to modify the behavior. Unfortunately, these strategies may work temporarily, and parents are often bewildered about how they can gain consistent cooperation with their children. Dr. Greene will share with us his evidence-based model, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, as an alternative. He will share why the model is ideal for identifying problems that cause misbehaviors and finding long-term solutions collaboratively.
Session 5: Jamie Lachman, DPHIL: Parenting strategies for lifelong health
Parenting across cultures and socioeconomic statuses presents unique challenges requiring a parenting program that is adaptable to the context. In this interview, Dr. Lachman will share the benefits of using the evidence-based Parenting for Lifelong Health program to parent children. This program is developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization to prevent child maltreatment and other forms of violence in the family.
Session 6: Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC: Parenting children with autism, ADHD, and other neuro-diverse conditions.
Parenting children with ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, autism, depression, ODD, or complex disorders can be quite challenging. Unfortunately, the conventional parenting models often do not work, and parents are left wondering if their relationship with their children will remain challenging. In this conversation, Elaine will explain why taking a parent coaching approach effectively reduces relational challenges and sets realistic goals for ourselves and our children.