Virtual caregiver support series

In a partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany, the library is offering a series of interactive researched-based parent virtual education programs for adults designed to further develop that crucial relationship between caregiver and child.

Managing Parent/Caregiver and Child Stress During a Pandemic

Tuesday, October 13 • 10 a.m.

This is an extremely stressful time to be a parent or caregiver, and these higher levels of parental stress may spill over to our children. Learn how stress is affecting adults and children both physically and emotionally. Discover and share positive coping strategies that help manage stressful experiences in a way that builds resilience and flexibility. Children are welcome at this program. Click here to sign up. 

Understanding Different Parenting Styles
and How They Impact Children

Tuesday, November 10 • 10 a.m.

Talk about what influences your parenting style, four main styles of parenting, and the outcomes they often create in children. This program will help you reflect on the goals you have for your children, and how the strengths of your parenting will support them as they grow and develop. Children are welcome at this program. Click here to sign up. 

Positive Discipline Strategies for Caregivers

Tuesday, December 1 • 10 a.m.

Learn some positive discipline strategies (that really work!) for toddlers and preschoolers. Talk about what to do when your child is behaving well, how you can control the situation (instead of the child or their emotions), reasons why your child may be misbehaving, and what skill or value you are teaching when you correct/manage your child’s behavior. Through these strategies, you will begin to develop a long-range parenting approach that can create positive outcomes for children. Children are welcome at this program. Click here to sign up.

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