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.

 

Webinar Schedule & Registration:

 

Distant Celebrations - How to Handle the Holidays During the Pandemic

Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

We all want to have truly happy holidays.  This session will focus on balancing children’s desires and demands with family needs and realities in a holiday season under unprecedented conditions – including tips and ideas for avoiding conflict and managing expectations.

Race Part II - How to Raise Children Not to Hate

Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.​

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.  The panel will include perspectives and guidance from experts in fostering a consciousness of equity, countering system racism and racist structures, and encouraging children to focus on one another’s intrinsic worth.

Helping Seniors - Keeping Seniors Connected

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.​

The COVID pandemic has forced many families to have less physical and social interaction, particularly between younger families and their parents and grandparents.  Panelists will offer ideas, tools, and techniques for fostering intergenerational communications, reinforcing relationships, and sustaining the sense and meaning of family, even when physically distanced.

Kids & Technology

Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.​

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 will provide 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.

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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