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:

Preparing for a School Year During a Pandemic
Preparing for a School Year Like No Other

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

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

Your Mental Health During COVID-19

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.

Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center

2222 N. Kedzie Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60647

Oak Park Location

1010 Lake Street, Suite 500

Oak Park, IL 60301

Preschool: 773.665.8052 ext. 1

Counseling: 773.665.8052 ext. 4

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