Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Most mothers adore their children and will make whatever sacrifices are necessary to ensure that their child’s needs and wants are met, but mothers who have children with special needs are different. The selflessness these mothers often exhibit can become problematic in a myriad of ways.

Conversation Circle: Parenting in a Digital Age

Join us as we discuss Sonia Livingstone’s TED Talk “Parenting in the Digital Age.”
About this Event
How can parents ensure their children have a healthy relationship with technology? Social psychologist Sonia Livingstone suggests that the key lies in embracing technology alongside children — and lays out a practical roadmap for how to get there.

Watch the 12 minute TED Talk and then join a fellow group of moms to discuss the issues brought up in the TED Talk.

This event is free and open to the public! We hope you can join us for a great lunchtime conversation circle.

Allyship to the LGBTQ Community Within Your Home and Family

Deepen your level of understanding of the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ community as well as expand your ally vocabulary.
About this Event
This live and interactive workshop is designed for both the experienced and novice LGBTQ ally.

The workshop is designed to be a safe place to learn and ask questions. Participation will deepen your level of understanding of the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ community as well as expand your ally vocabulary.

You will walk away with easy to implement active ally tools and the confidence to be a strong support to your LGBTQ friends, colleagues, children, and community members. Attendance to both sessions is highly recommended, but not required.

Session 1 – Thursday, January 28th: Packed full of reflection, interactive questions, information, and applicable tips.

Session 2 – Thursday, February 11th: Follow up from session 1, open floor Q & A, additional tips, and more!

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Susie Silver is an LGBTQ+ Diversity & Inclusion Leader. Susie facilitates workplace, school, and community LGBTQ inclusiveness training. She is an active and passionate advocate for LGBTQ rights and conducts her With Pride Ally Sessions for local schools and businesses, as well as, participates in public speaking events to share her story with the community. Her training sessions are designed to be safe places to learn and ask questions.

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This is a member event. Non-members are invited to join for $20 per session, which is an incredible deal for training that typically costs three to four times this price! Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from Susie!

Allyship to the LGBTQ Community Within Your Home and Family

Deepen your level of understanding of the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ community as well as expand your ally vocabulary.
About this Event
This live and interactive workshop is designed for both the experienced and novice LGBTQ ally.

The workshop is designed to be a safe place to learn and ask questions. Participation will deepen your level of understanding of the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ community as well as expand your ally vocabulary.

You will walk away with easy to implement active ally tools and the confidence to be a strong support to your LGBTQ friends, colleagues, children, and community members. Attendance to both sessions is highly recommended, but not required.

Session 1 – Thursday, January 28th: Packed full of reflection, interactive questions, information, and applicable tips.

Session 2 – Thursday, February 11th: Follow up from session 1, open floor Q & A, additional tips, and more!

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Susie Silver is an LGBTQ+ Diversity & Inclusion Leader. Susie facilitates workplace, school, and community LGBTQ inclusiveness training. She is an active and passionate advocate for LGBTQ rights and conducts her With Pride Ally Sessions for local schools and businesses, as well as, participates in public speaking events to share her story with the community. Her training sessions are designed to be safe places to learn and ask questions.

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This is a member event. Non-members are invited to join for $20 per session, which is an incredible deal for training that typically costs three to four times this price! Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from Susie!

Book Club: Whole Brain Child

Join us for our January Book Club discussion of “Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind ”
About this Event
In this pioneering, practical, New York Times Bestseller book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.

Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

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Please join us for our discussion of this wonderful book. Even if you are unable to complete the book, please pop in to listen to what is sure to be a great discussion.

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This member event is being offered as a donation-based event for Non-members with all contributions going to our Share the Love Fund to offer scholarships for HER Circle memberships to moms in need.

Help us support moms in need with access to a supportive community and trusted experts and resources!

*Please note that HER Health Collective is a for-profit business, so your contribution is not tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the big social mission of our small business!

Helping Children Deal With Grief

We cannot protect our children from ever feeling the pain of loss but we can help them manage the pain and express their emotions. Nicole Wallace discusses how to identify the signs of grief at different age ranges, engaging your child in healthy forms of grief expression, ways to encourage conversations about grief with children.

Conversation Circle: Helicopter Parenting & Kids’ Health

Has protective parenting gone too far? Several high-profile news stories, along with increasing rates of childhood obesity, anxiety and depression, have sparked a movement encouraging parents to allow their children greater freedom. The nonprofit Let Grow is leading the call for what’s known as “free range parenting,” in which kids can just be kids.

This conversation circle is based on the 9 minute PBS segment “Why Helicopter Parenting May Jeopardize Kids’ Health.”

We encourage you to view the clip prior to attending so that you may fully participate in the conversation!

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-helicopter-parenting-may-jeopardize-kids-health

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This member event is being offered as a donation-based event for Non-members with all contributions going to support our Share the Love Fund to offer scholarships for HER Circle memberships to moms in need.

Help us support moms in need with access to a supportive community and trusted experts and resources.

*Please note that HER Health Collective is a for-profit business, so your contribution is not tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the big social mission of our small business!

HER Expert Panel Winter Roundtable

HER Health Collective roundtables provide an opportunity for us to bring our panel of experts together to discuss important issues that are relevant to mothers in our community. The topics discussed in this session include: Improving access to care – reaching low-income mothers and families, improve collaboration in the health and wellness industry (when and where to refer), changing societal conversations and the structure of an antiquated system.