Join us for one or all of our virtual parenting series on Zoom. All sessions are free, but registration is required. Adults only please, as content is appropriate for parents and adults caring for kids/teens.

The Struggle is Real: Emotional Health Challenges Facing Students Returning to In-Person Instruction Following COVID-19 School Closures

This psychoeducational presentation addresses child development information and mental/emotional health challenges as children have returned to in-person learning. Learn how to support your children through this time. Presented by Claire Flemming.

Tues, March 8 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Registration Required

Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Rage: Parenting Strategies for Calming the Storm

Is your elementary or middle school child prone to emotional outbursts? Dr. Ally Burr-Harris will review strategies for catching your child before the storm, calming a child who has passed that “critical window”, and preventing future meltdowns from occurring. We will also review strategies for parents to stay calm in the face of a child’s outburst. Especially for parents/caregivers of children 5-15 years old. Presented by Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D., The Children’s Program

Tues, March 15 |6:30-8:00 pm | View Recorded Presentation

Toddler Talk

Join this fun workshop to understand your toddler’s world and transform tantrums, hitting, biting, and screaming. Let’s laugh together and support one another to make raising a toddler more enjoyable, and support children who thrive. Presented by Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Megan Barella. 

Tues, April 5 |7:00-8:00 pm | View Recorded Presentation

Turning Teen Stress into Growth: Learn 5 Ways to Help Our Teens and Preteens Turn Their Adverse and Painful Experiences into Resilience and Growth

Today’s teens and tweens are experiencing unprecedented rates of anxiety, depression, and stress. While it’s hard to see our kids struggle, it’s also important to remember that their difficulties are also the seeds of resilience and maturity. In this dynamic and unique webinar, Yshai Boussi, LPC will share 5 key ways to help you turn your child’s painful and adverse experiences into more resilience and growth. Expect to learn practical and relevant strategies in a safe and judgment free environment. Presented by Yshai Boussi, LPC, Portland Family Counseling

Wed, May 11 | 6:30-7:30 pm | View Recorded Presentation

Together, We'll Navigate New Worlds: Children, Culture and Empathic Curiosity

Many parents want their children to learn and grow in a multicultural world, respecting the practices of other families, and discovering the beautiful elements in a racial and ethnically diverse society. However, parents often struggle with knowing where to start and how best to foster a child’s culturally humble mind, unsure of how to help them navigate a world that is growing increasingly complex–with behaviors, ideas, and reactions unfamiliar to many. Learn ways in which parents can monitor their own reactions while they engage their child’s cultural curiosities in a manner that is dynamic, fluid, and brings them into closer real relationships with the peers in their midst. Presented by Joseph Barron, Ph.D., The Children’s Program

Thurs, May 19 | from6:30-7:30 pm | View Presentation Slides (PDF)

Previous recordings from our Parent Information Series

Toddler Talk podcast with Megan Barella (2020)

Toddler Talk slides PDF with Megan Barella (2020)

Parenting During a Pandemic YouTube with Megan Barella (2020)