Staying Sane
As much of K-12 learning moves online, parents are taking on the role of teacher. Managing schedules, assigning projects, coming up ways to engage your child - it can be overwhelming. Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi from Thrive are here to help. Join them as they share their knowledge, both as parents and educators, on how to navigate these new challenges with compassion and structure.
Road Trip Hacks
6/29/2020
Are you thinking of loading up the family truckster and heading out on a summer road trip? Educators Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi have some tips and tricks to make your vacation a success. From fun road games to the best apps, learn how to prep and plan for life on the open road with kids.
What to Do During the Summer Break: Structure for Learning and Space for Fun
6/23/2020
Summer is here and school is out, With normal summertime activities on hold during the pandemic, what can parents do to support learning and enrichment?Nicole Assisi and Shelli Kurth, both educators and parents, discuss the benefits of structure and free form summer activities, creative ways to engage your children, how to encourage reading, and much more.
Coping Skills for Kids
6/17/2020
Children's emotions can be so strong - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi share ways to help kids develop tools to deal with stress, emotions, and anxiety.
Parenting in a Pandemic: We Answer Your Questions
6/16/2020
From setting ground rules to preschoolers on Zoom calls, educators Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi answer viewers questions about parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quaranteens: What Do I Do With My Teen?
6/1/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and even anger for teens and tweens, Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi share tips on helping them cope
Communication Strategies and Problem Solving
5/23/2020
With so much going on in our lives, what can we do to keep the peace at home? Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi share tools and rules to help create and maintain sanity. Learn about behavior as communication, how to stay proactive in maintaining a sense of calm, how to build a foundation of emotional intelligence, and more.
Your Self Care Toolkit: Simple Exercise and Mindfulness Ideas for Parents
5/12/2020
COVID-19 has caused feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and even anger. What are effective tools to deal with your emotions during these difficult times? Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi will show you how to create space for self care for both you and your child. Learn how to be present as well as how to leverage movement to help your child engage in learning.
What to Do When You Are At Your Wits End: Dealing with Emotions While Distance Learning
4/30/2020
COVID-19 has caused feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and even anger. What are effective tools to deal with your emotions during these difficult times? Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi will show you how to create space for self care for both you and your child. Learn breathing excercises, techniques to promote gratitude, and more ways to lower stress.
Learning at Home: How to Structure the Day So You Stay Sane
4/22/2020
Building a schedule and keeping a routine that works for your family can help make the transition to distance learning easier. Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi draw on their knowledge as educators and parents to help guide you through creating a structure that encourages learning, communication, and autonomy.
How to Create a Space for Learning at Home
4/9/2020
Without a classroom, where should students learn? Shelli Kurth and Nicole Assisi share tips for creating an effective space in your home with materials you have on hand.
 

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