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Success in the Balance

Work, Life, and Pandemic Parenting

 

To support working parents during this pandemic, DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) has launched a suite of highly engaging programs to activate hands-on learning through STEM with DCM Labs and Arts & Maker After School.

The Museum is also teaming up with thought leaders who understand the burdens this crisis has created for families.

To promote health, happiness, and productivity at home and at work, DCM will offer a series of wellness webinars to address the unique social and emotional needs of working families right now. 

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Professional Insights on Pandemic Parenting

Friday, January 29 | Noon – 1 pm CST

Join us for a FREE Lunch-n-Learn. Gain insights on trends in child behavior, developmental and social-emotional reasons for those behaviors, as well as strategies and resources to support families as we transition back to school and navigate what we hope will be the final months of the pandemic’s lock on our lives. Guest panelists include pediatrician and DCM board member, Dr. Sofia Shakir, and clinical psychologist, Dr. Susan Myket, along with DCM Early Childhood Specialist, Alix Tonsgard.

 

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Reducing Stress and Increasing Resilience

Between massive shifts at work, home, school and community, we have all endured different experiences during COVID, but none of us has escaped the emotional toll of the pandemic. How do we adapt to this new (un)normal while trying to balance our work-home life?

Vision Pursue founder, Russ Rausch, will lead participants through strategies and techniques to promote work-life balance and increase happiness. Rooted in Rausch’s mission to improve people’s lives through mental training, mindfulness, and meditation, these insightful teachings will help reduce anxiety and improve resiliency for parents and children alike.

 

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Embracing Failure In A Remote Learning World with Carl Hooker

Love it or hate it – remote learning has become part of daily life for many of us.

We have all been faced with change these last few months and with that, comes success and failure. Everyone has had to cope with the “new normal” and adjust their lives in different ways. When it comes to our kids, they are not only following our lead, but depending on us to help guide them during remote school as at-home learning coaches. During this Free webinar, we’ll reflect on our failures and how to turn those into learning opportunities for our kids during this unique time in our lives.

Carl Hooker, educator and author of the “Mobile Learning Mindset” book series, has always held one core belief – kids need to drive their own learning. He realizes the challenges in our current public educational institutions and meets them head on.

“Participants will find Carl to be one of the most creative, knowledgeable, and entertaining speakers they will see. He is a master in connecting learning, technology, innovation, and motivation because he understands the needs of parents, teachers, and their students.” – Dr. Brian Barnhart, Superintendent, Western Springs School District 101

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