IN THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS:

SMART LOVE WEBINARS

Smart Love offers the In Pursuit of Happiness webinar series as a free-of-charge bimonthly informational and educational resource for parents, families, and caregivers providing insights, techniques and guidance around a wide range of parenting and family support topics.  The webinars feature Smart Love clinicians, key staff, and guest experts who offer insights, share perspectives, and answer questions submitted by the public.

 

Featured in our webinar archive are these recent broadcasts:

Kids & Technology

The challenges of balancing children’s needs and wants when it comes to technology/electronic devices has become all the more intense as so many kids have grown so dependent on using them for everything from everyday schoolwork to keeping connected to friends, in addition to their social media and recreational uses. This session provides strategies for parents to manage their children’s uses of technology in ways that ensure their safety and wise use while promoting family trust and sustaining healthy relationships.

Helping Seniors - Keeping Seniors Connected

Many older adults are feeling more isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Smart Love offers ways to help build resilient relationships between seniors and their families to strengthen their connections. During this webinar we explore what each group needs and wants from each other and how to use creative ways to be involved. Panelists discuss how to foster intergenerational communications, reinforce relationships, and sustain the sense and meaning of family, even when physically distanced.

Race Part II: Raising Children Not to Hate

Building a happier, healthier, and more equitable world requires us to sustain and nurture every child’s innate desire to love that is fundamentally color-blind and inclusive. Smart Love therapists provide perspectives and guidance in fostering a consciousness of equity, countering system racism and racist structures, and encouraging children to focus on one another’s intrinsic worth.

DISTANT CELEBRATIONS

Learn how to balance children's desires and demands with family needs and realities in a holiday season under unprecedented conditions. Panel discusses tips and ideas for avoiding conflict and managing expectations.

PREPARING FOR A SCHOOL YEAR LIKE NO OTHER

In this excellent webinar our panelists discuss school during a pandemic and provide parents with rich insight, perspective, and advice on how to best support their children during a school year that is unlike any other. Topics include: 

 

  • How to reduce/prevent conflict and increase harmony 

  • How to manage expectations in the context of pandemic 

  • Strategies that will best promote learning at home 

  • Ways to build resilience and foster a positive experience despite the losses

  • Discussions on helping children of color

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19: ASK AN EXPERT

Watch Smart Love therapists Dr. Carla Beatrici and Dr. Michael Zakalik answer questions and discuss the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

TALKING TO CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ABOUT THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Answers to parents' questions about how to help their children cope with the losses surrounding COVID-19. Watch the video here

PARENTING VIDEOS FROM DR. PIEPER

 

Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., co-author with her late husband William J. Pieper, M.D., of Smart Love™, is one of the country’s top parenting and child psychology experts. She has conducted clinical research and been in private practice treating children, adolescents and adults, counseling parents, and supervising other mental health professionals.

 

Below are videos of seminars the Piepers have presented.

MONSTERS UNDER THE BED AND SUPERHEROES IN THE PLAYROOM

Helpful Responses to Children’s Dreams and Fantasy Play: Is your child struggling with bad dreams? Afraid of monsters? Watch Dr. Pieper's video and learn how to best help your child.

HOW TO PARENT FOR THE LONG TERM IN THE SHORT TERM

 In this video, Dr. Pieper explains the Smart Love approach to parenting and how it is designed for the long-term health of your child. You’ll learn how the responses we suggest for parents to adopt will benefit your child not only while she is at home with you, but throughout adulthood.