Eagle Parent University
Dear ASFM Community,
As time goes by, we might feel that this new lifestyle is not going anywhere anytime soon, and situations might be escalating from an event no one saw coming. Many of us can be going through a crisis. Since my childhood, my parents told me that CRISIS = OPPORTUNITY, a phrase I have been reflecting on as I thank my parents for sharing their knowledge and life experiences with me. One of my reflections goes back to how important parenting is and how our advice will someday come in handy.
This time around, I think that this CRISIS can turn into an opportunity for many of us. We might be going through economic hardships sooner or later, and there is no better way to approach this situation than by being prepared.
As the Eagle Parent University director, I always have in mind the primary needs of our community. Preparing ourselves for a possible outcome, such as supporting our families economically, is one of my priorities. As a woman, I have experienced the opportunity to work in a profession I chose and deeply love. As a collateral consequence, it has empowered me to identify my emotions to deal with my feelings of fear and guilt to reassure myself that there is no better way to parent than by example. Besides, I had to become efficient, prioritize, and manage my time to cover my family needs and my professional responsibilities. Balancing both is tricky but possible.
Once our inner self has the strength to go against the status quo and feel proud of who we are, the world is in our hands. We are capable of becoming entrepreneurs or going back to our careers. With this in mind, EPU, in collaboration with Dr. Fran Prolman and Nicole Fuentes, created a nine-session course to prepare women to support their family’s finances and, most importantly, to empower them to become the best version of themselves. This course will lead you through a journey of learning and implementation. By the end, you will have all the skills, tools, and knowledge needed, together with a product ready to launch to the market. Below this message, you will find more information regarding this course. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
With a Caring Heart,
Eagle Parent University Director
WELLNESS Webinar “Restoring Your Spirit, Body, and Mind”
This pandemic has triggered a world-wide mental health crisis. We have paid an emotional toll in response to being isolating for far too long, sitting with fear and loneliness; along with too many disorienting events and the changes required of us. As parents, you were thrusted, and will continue to be asked to embrace the of role of “Facilitator of Learning” for your own children while many of you are continuing to work full time from home simultaneously. Many parents are bringing to the new school year exhaustion, not having the restorative summer break you thought you were going to have. This workshop is intended to learn strategies to stay calm, and grounded and become the nurturer of your own self-care so you can stay
mentally and physically fit to run the distance of this new school year.
In this session, you will:
• Identify the six categories of self-care and plan a plan to intentionally expand your skillset in each category.
• Build a psychologically safe community of support among your fellow parents.
• Build a common language of both support and structure with your children learning virtually at home.
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: