Eagle Parent University
Dear ASFM Parents,
As the new year unfolds, we come across mixed feelings, partly positive / partly negative reactions to a pandemic and uncertainty we had never encountered before. Feelings of hope and despair, encouragement and frustration, resilience and vulnerability. We can’t blame ourselves nor feel shame for these feelings. Although they are contradictory, we are humans experimenting with a new environment, trying our best to fit in. I have decided to acknowledge these feelings, and choose the ones that can build the resilience and optimism needed to continue on this journey. Strengthen my character with determination to live life to its fullest and remember that gratitude is the mainstream for happiness. Making the best of every situation, visualizing a successful future, and welcoming flexibility to my daily life.
This semester, Eagle Parent University would like to model the flexibility and optimism required to build the resilience needed to overcome these unprecedented times. The educational opportunities offered throughout the semester will be recorded and uploaded to the EPU webpage, allowing our community to access them as needed. The events will be unrolled on a weekly basis, giving our community the opportunity to share its needs as we follow health recommendations. By adapting to this new model, we hope to serve and nurture our community.
As these events are presented, EPU hopes to continue supporting our community, show solidarity, and LIFT EAGLES SPIRIT!
With a Caring Heart and Wishing you the Best,
Eagle Parent University Director.
EXTERNAL ONLINE ALLIANCES LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Invitation For Parents: Success Beyond School
Free expert advice on guiding your child to a successful career
Wednesday 24th February: The Skills Surgery
How to break into careers in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science
Wednesday 3rd March: The Power of Networks
How your child can build a powerful professional network
These events are for parents of students aged 12-18 and free to attend.
Check out our collection of free on-demand videos designed to support international school leaders, teachers, parents, and caregivers.
Be Strong Families: Staying Strong and Positive for Ourselves and our Children
The need to maintain vitality and to continue building Protective Factors is more important than ever. With this in mind (and in response to requests), Be Strong Families is offering the following resources free of charge:
- Webpage: https://www.bestrongfamilies.org/covid-19-support
- Daily Webinars at 12PM CT (English) and 1:30PM CT (Spanish) started on March 23rd. These are opportunities for parents and staff members to share with and learn from each other as they build their personal plan for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Scroll down to see schedules and to register.
- Recordings and PowerPoints of past webinars are available here.
Positive Parenting by Debbie Godfrey
Free Zoom Parenting Webinars during Safe at Home Quarantine
The pandemic has drastically altered my life, how about you? I am readjusting to a new routine and I'm offering you free Daily Zoom parenting webinars during Safe at Home Quarantine. I am happy to contribute and do my part to help all you parents (and grandparents) survive parenting on quarantine.
- Webpage: https://www.positiveparenting.com/free-zoom-parenting/
- Click on Zoom for the Positive Parenting
- Free 30 Minute Zoom Meetings
- Live Every Weekday
- Time: 1:00 pm Eastern
Love and Logic
Raise Self- Confident, Motivated Children who are Ready for the Real World
The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children forms the foundation of good behavior and healthy decision-making. Sounds easy enough but never before in history have parents been faced with so many challenges! Our approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood.
- Webpage: https://www.loveandlogic.com/
- Online Classes, Courses, Conferences, and Webinars - Check Fee
- Parenting Books on Sale
TED Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we're building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.
- Webpage: https://www.ted.com/
- Listen to 82 parenting TED Talks
- Free of Charge
Dr. G Online Course
This summer the Gottman Institute offers the following online parenting course
EMOTION COACHING: The heart of Parenting
A five-step method that builds emotional intelligence and creates positive, long-lasting effects for children, from toddlers to teens. Easy to learn, and used by many parents, educators, and care-givers. It supports kids through life's ups and downs. For more information, click in the link below: