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Discipline/Guidance

Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers.  Topics include: Communicating with Your Child, Creating Structure and Rules, Giving Directions, Using Discipline and Consequences, and Using Time-Out. Two types of videos are available, one features Real-Life Parenting Challenges that show how parents address every day challenges and find real world solutions. The other features experts offering "How-To" tips and ideas that are direct and to-the-point.

A Positive Approach on Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviors 
This presentation will discuss and teach different ways parents can set behavior expectations and boundaries for their children.  The importance of identifying positives in your child and developing a healthy relationship will be highlighted and how parenting each child can be different.  Presenter:  Dr. Aimee Deliramich, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LifeScape.  Presentation Handouts

Establishing Boundaries With Children  As children grow and learn, there are many areas of development that parents impact in their day to day interactions with them.  One area that often gets overlooked and can lead to concerns for social and behavioral development is teaching children how to accept and set boundaries.   This session will discuss why it is important for parents to set boundaries with their children, how to recognize when their child's behavior is moving beyond what would be considered typical, and strategies for setting boundaries at home.  Presenter: Carla Miller, Executive Director, SD Parent Connection

Strategies for Parenting Defiant Children
  Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., outlines positive parenting techniques that will help oppositional and defiant kids manage frustration and develop greater empathy and reasoning skills. In this audio and slide presentation Dr Greene discusses: tips for calming your defiant child, how to "reason" with your ODD child, strategies to help your kid manage frustration and problem solve.

How ADHD Affects Executive Function in Adults and Kids    
Is forgetfulness, inability to plan, and impulsivity a symptom of ADHD, or could it be an executive function disorder? In this audio and slide presentation, hosted by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., learn how ADHD can wreak havoc on executive functions, and what you can do about it.

Minecraft & ADHD: Brain Boosting or Attention Busting? 
Your child flourishes when breaking and building blocks in a pixelated world -- but when is it time to unplug from the virtual and join reality? In this audio and slide presentation, hosted by Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley, learn the pros and cons behind your child's gaming addiction, and how limiting screen time can put your child on track for a healthy "digital diet."

Ins and Outs of Adolescent Brain Development    Why do teenagers act the way they do? The prefrontal cortex, which controls higher-order thinking abilities, is not fully developed until very late in adolescence.  In this introduction to adolescent brain development, we will focus on the development (and under-development) of various parts of the brain, the ways this brain development affects behavior, and ways to support adolescents as they finish the crucial period of brain development. Presenter: Dr. Diane Bales, Associate Professor and Extension Human Development Specialist, University of Georgia. https://learn.extension.org/events/1710

Successful Co-Parenting After a Divorce  Free online, interactive, multimedia platform with videos demonstrating skills and strategies, extensive resource site, and certificate of training. Applicable to parents, family members and professionals. Modules: Introduction to Divorce and Co-Parenting; Strategies and Skills for Co-Parenting; Self-Care, Transitions, and Safety.



Health/Recreation

What Is Care Coordination?   Coordinating your family's medical care can be a stressful, but very important task in ensuring your families well-being.  In this session learn techniques to organize healthcare information, skills to effectively communicate among multiple providers, and  discover the medical home concept.  Presenters: Teresa Nold and Lori Larson, South Dakota Parent Connection.

Shriners Hospitals for Children- How They Can Be A Resource For You 
What is Shriners Hospitals for Children?  What kind of care and services do they provide?  How can families and professionals access Shriners Hospitals for Children as a resource?  These questions and more will be answered in a session presented by the Referral Development Coordinator from the Twin Cities Shriners Hospital for Children.  Presenter:  Sophia Jones, Referral Development Coordinator at Shriners Hospitals for Children- Twin Cities.  Shriners Hospital for Children Presentation Slides 
Pediatric Orthopaedic Hospital & Clinic Brochure
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Special Olympics South Dakota- We Aren't Just a Track Meet 
Come find out how Special Olympics is more than just a track meet.  Special Olympics is a sports organization offering opportunities for all abilities, an agent for social change, and benefits athletes and their families in the classroom, home and community. Hear first-hand from athletes and advocates who have participated in Special Olympics.  Presenter: Johna Thum, Special Events Director- Special Olympics South Dakota
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How to Start (and End) the School Year Organized.  Replay this free expert webinar with Susan Lasky, M.A., and download the expert slides. 

Homework Made Simple: Strategies for Students with ADHD.  This expert webinar with Ann Dolin, M.Ed., focuses on homework strategies for kids in grades 3-12 in this webinar presentation.

Homework Problems You Can Solve: A Parent's Guide to Conquering Assignments.  Peg Dawson Ed.D., explains how to end fights over homework time, once and for all.




Toileting

Autism 209: Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities  Seattle Children's Hospital


Parent Advocacy

Difficult Conversations - Strategies for Discussing What Matters Most   We approach most difficult situations prepared to tell the other person something that is important to us.  Our preparation involves how we can tell the other person in a way that will be effective.  Every conversation has a structure that invites or inhibits certain kinds of responses.  Choose your conversation or it will choose you.  This session will offer strategies to assist in preparing and choosing how to approach those difficult conversations with teachers, families, coworkers, and others we encounter in our daily lives. Presentation Handouts





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