Setting Up Your Home Environment for LEARNING Success

Confident Parents, Confident Kids Back-to-School Webinar Series

We are entering into an unprecedented school year with plenty of uncertainties and the stress and fear that goes with it. We are also facing big emotions like sadness and loss as we watch our children go back to school without so many of the rituals we have come to love and including many new rules and restrictions. We cannot miss seeing the worry on principal and teacher faces.

Many of us are hosting children and teens at home to learn remotely while staying safe. Regardless of whether you work full-time, multiple jobs, part-time or are a full-time parent, regardless of whether you’ve had training in education, most of us were not trained in supporting remote learning. And though we had a pilot immersion in remote learning last Spring, most of us were scrambling through it to make it work. So for this back to school season, how can we become thoughtful about setting up the physical, social and emotional environment at home to ensure it’s conducive to learning? In the following webinar series, CPCK’s founder Jennifer Miller will offer tricks and tips for doing just that and she’ll welcome your questions, your ideas and ways you’ve been successful and attempt to address even your toughest challenges.

Indeed, research confirms that parent resilience comes from learning about children’s development, promoting your own and your child’s social and emotional competence, and receiving the social supports necessary to keep you well-informed and also, emotionally cared for. This is yet another gift to you – my offer of support – during these challenging times. Hope you’ll join in these dialogue sessions! Check out the following:

  1. How to Set Up the Physical Environment for Learning Success at Home        

Whether you are doing distance learning, virtual schooling, or homeschooling or your child is knee-deep in homework already, our homes need to serve as a conducive place for learning. We don’t need big, elaborate spaces or expensive equipment. But there are ways we can establish daily routines and schedules and create a sacred space with the supplies and space needed for our child to be able to focus on the work they need to accomplish at home.

Friday, September 11, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST – 1:15 (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT)

2. How to Set Up the Emotional Environment for Learning Success at Home

Emotions determine whether or not learning takes place. Emotions are not an annoyance that can be ignored. If we plan for our children’s big feelings, we can not only build emotional intelligence but also, create habits for deep learning that can last a lifetime. Learn how deal with your child’s most challenging emotions during schoolwork time in ways that teach them to cultivate their own self-awareness and self-management skills. Learn to deal with your own anger, tension and frustrations in ways that will support your child’s learning.

Friday, September 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST – 1:15 (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT)

3. How to Set Up the Social Environment for Learning Success at Home

Relationships matter. Whether you are concerned about your child’s learning success or mental health, we know their social connectedness is critical to their healthy development. Those social connections feel particularly at-risk during this time of a global pandemic when online connections are the primary ways we can socialize. Learn what caring parents and caregivers can do with various ages and stages to support their child’s social connections to maximize their health and happiness.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST – 1:15 (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT)

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