Parent Lecture Series
Tapes are available for loan from CHaD Community Relations, (603) 650-3431.
Car Seat Safety
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Stress in School Aged Children
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Getting a Good Nights Sleep
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Parenting With Less Stress: Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
Larry Burch, MDiv, MSW
Tips for parenting more effectively with less aggravation.
Nutrition, Growth & Eating: The slippery Slope of Adolescent Eating Problems
Carol A. Stashwick, MD
Society's emphasis on fitness, nutrition, exercise and "no fat" has a down side for our children.adolescents, especially girls, to be thin and fit, and what we might do as parents and community leaders to promote healthy growth and development.
Families and Chronic Illness
This session will look at how physical illness impacts the development of young people (teens, adolescents) and their families as they transition to adulthood.
Raising Confident Daughters
Susan Pullen, MSW, CCSW
A look at the social factors which inhibit self-esteem and self-expression in girls and how parents can help daughters acquire important life skills and confidence.
Bedwetting in the '90s: Doing Away with Guilt & Shame
Marc Cendron, MD
The lecture will cover basic concepts of toilet training, discuss the causes of bedwetting and the various treatment methods. Emphasis will be placed on how to deal with difficult issues associated with this condition.
Positive Guidance, Positive Behavior
Jeffry Robbins, M.S. Director, Dartmouth College Child Care Center
Our Children look to us for guidance. Authoritative parents arewilling to set reasonable limits, communicate their expectations and to follow through with consistency and flexibility. That is no small feat! In most situations children respond well to time honored techniques of positive guidance, if we take their needs and development stages into account. Join us to review good parenting and pick up a few tips. Providing guidance and discipline for children is like training in CPR--we need regular recertification!
Brain Development, Birth to Age 3... "Windows of Opportunity"
Peter K. Isquith, Ph.D, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, CHaD, Instructor, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
This lecture will offer an overview of a young child’s brain development from the earliest moments after birth through the third year of life. Technology today offers us insights that we have never before experienced. Do the “windows of opportunity” really exist? What happens after the “window” closes?
The Art of Making and Keeping Friends
Steve C. Atkins, Licensed Clinical Pyschologist, CHaD, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Parents and teachers play an important role in helping children develop positive social skills and healthy friendships - factors directly impacting on peer acceptance and school performance. This lecture will focus on essential milestones in children’s development that support the foundation of healthy, supportive peer relationships.
Media Images: Violence, Persuasion and the Culture of Disrespect
Donna Difillippo, Coordinator, Child Care Project
We are in an era that produces more roadblocks to positive social and moral development than ever before. As the culture presents children with violent media images, sexually suggestive content and disreputable role models, parents and teachers have had to work harder than ever before. This lecture will explore the world of media images and the consequences for children.
Internet and Children: How much is too much?
Lori Harris, MS, Director, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medial Center Child Care Center
In this lecture we will examine the impact of computer technology on the school-aged child. There is a world of information out there; we will discuss what steps you can take to keep your children safe along with developmentally appropriate software and what to look for at different ages.
Caught in the Middle - Children and Divorce
Betty Dixon, LCSW, BCD
It is often difficult to keep the particular needs of children in mind when their parents are dealing with the fallout of divorce. This lecture will discuss how it is possible to help children cope with the stress of disruption and disappointment in the changing family structure.
Family Literacy: What a Difference a Book Makes!
Kathy Clem, Ed.D, Literacy Specialist, Hanover
Children develop literacy skills during their early experiences with spoken and written language. Family members can support this by understanding stages of development and various ways to foster their child’s interest in books.
Positive Guidance, Positive Behavior
Jeffry Robbins, M.S., Director, Dartmouth College Child Care Center
Our children look to us for guidance. Authoritative parents are willing to set reasonable limits, communicate their expectations and to follow through with consistency and flexibility. That is no small feat! In most situations children respond well to time honored techniques of positive guidance, if we take their needs and development stages into account. Join us to review good parenting and pick up a few tips. Providing guidance and discipline for children is like training in CPR--we need regular re-certification!
Working it Out: Building Conflict Resolution Skills
Pat VanWagoner, Education Program & Ready to Learn Coordinator, New Hampshire Public Television
What is conflict? How do children think differently than adults? How do adults deal with conflict? This lecture will explore different approaches to resolving conflicts and look at ways to help children communicate and solve problems. Join us to help find win-win solutions and to promote positive conflict resolution skills.
Boys and School
Nancy Sachs, MSW, (LCSW) DHPA and Randy Testa, Ph.D. Dartmouth College
Why is it that recent bout of school shootings have all been perpetrated by white males? What forces are at work in the greater culture today and in schools, making them breeding grounds for bullying, isolation, aggression and violence? This presentation will discuss boys’ development, the crucial role parents and schools play in nurturing healthy development, societal constructions of masculinity and the role of the media reinforcing those constructions.
Transitions - Easing the Way for Children and Their Families
Lori Harris, MS Director, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Childcare Center
Two parents, one home; two parents, two homes; one parent, one home; home to school to childcare; sports practice one day, piano the next. Transitions are a part of all of our lives but can be particularly difficult for children and their parents, to coordinate. How did we get there? We will discuss current trends and identify some possible indicators that your child may have reached his/her limit.
Inhalant Abuse – It's Legal and Lethal
Leigh Ettinger, MD Pediatric Resident CHaD/David Sandberg, C.D.A.C. Hanover High School and Thetford Academy
Inhalant use is a growing concern among parents of today’s teens. Inhalant abuse is the deliberate inhalation, sniffing, or huffing, of common products found in homes to obtain a “high”. Learn how to recognize it and what’s happening with teen substance abuse in the Upper Valley.
Children and Violence: Media and Other Societal Influences
Bob Keeshan, formerly Captain Kangaroo
TV, electronic media and societal pressures of all types affect growth and development of our children from an early age right through their developing teens. The violence they witness on a day to day basis takes its toll. What are the pitfalls? What are the issues? What strategies do we need as parents and as a society to help shield our youngsters from the affects of this violence? How do we protect our youth? There will be a presentation and discussion.
Why Does a Child Act Like That
MiriamVoran, Ph.D Counseling Center of Lebanon
Shy? Willful? Spirited? Children are born with character traits that are sometimes difficult for their parents to understand. We will examine the important role of parents in the development and acceptance of personality. We will also discuss what parents can do when their children’s behavior makes them feel uncomfortable or vulnerable to criticism.