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Parenting with PEP During the Pandemic

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Parenting can be tough. Especially now. But you don’t have to go it alone. Parenting with PEP is brought to you by the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP), a nonprofit, positive parenting education organization that has provided valuable support to thousands of parents, teachers, grandparents and other caregivers since 1982. PEP’s programs are based on research-tested best practices for positive parenting education and support. We offer some of this same information so that you can feel supported and encouraged anytime, anywhere, to get you through the tough times of parenting kids in today’s especially challenging world. We hope you’ll join us so that we can learn, laugh and sometimes even cry together as we join hands virtually to raise the next generation of young adults.Visit us at www.PEPparent.org.
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The events of Summer 2020 laid bare the racial injustices we face in this country. Parents want to raise the next generation to embrace the diverse communities we live in and take action to spark conversations and action with their children.Join host Robbye Fox and fellow PEP Parent Educator Carol Muleta, founder of Parenting 411, for a conversation about parenting and race. Carol shares her experience raising twin black boys and the skills and values she hoped to inspire in them. Discover a few perspectives about parenting and what we can all do to raise racially conscious children.Support the show (http://www.PEPparent.org)
Preparing for and applying to college wasn't ever a cakewalk. Now with the Coronavirus keeping our kids at home without the structure of extracurriculars, internships, and sports, the question arises: how can our graduating seniors plan for college in the fall, and how can freshmen, sophomores, and juniors remain competitive for college? Host Robbye Fox is joined by PEP Certified Parent Educator and college consultant Wendie Lubic who offers guidance on encouraging teens to use this time wisely in planning their futures.Support the show (http://www.PEPparent.org)
Parks closed. Camps and activities cancelled. Play dates unavailable. Where's the fun? And why should my kids be having fun when they're not giving their schoolwork the attention it deserves or helping around the house? The fact is fun is an antidote to the anxiety all family members may be feeling during a pandemic. Join Certified Parent Educator and Professional organizer Paige Trevor as she shares with host Robbye Fox why incorporating fun into the day is important in increasing family connection and cooperation. Support the show (http://www.PEPparent.org)
With everyone in the house together 24-7, family life can feel more than a bit of chaotic and out of control. What are limits and how can they help families improve connection. Host Robbye Fox is joined by Certified Parent Educator Dana Spencer who offers guidance on establishing and enforcing consistent limits within the home that everyone can live with.Support the show (http://www.PEPparent.org)
Being stuck at home with all activities cancelled means children of all ages want to spend more time on electronics and even need to because of virtual schoolwork. How can families reduce electronic battles and maintain a life balance while surviving a quarantine? Host Robbye Fox speaks with Denise DeRosa, a digital health and online wellness coach and founder of Cyber-Sensible, about what we can all do to work toward safe, mindful and purposeful use of technology.Support the show (http://www.PEPparent.org)
Yelling, crying, fighting, shutting down ... parents and caregivers across the world are seeing these emotions and many more as their children deal with quarantine and the disruption of their spring and summer plans. In this first episode of Pandemic Parenting with PEP,   host Robbye Fox speaks with Emory Luce Baldwin, a Licensed Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Parent Educator with the Parent Encouragement Program, about what we can do to help coach our children through these difficult emotions while working toward more peace in the home. Support the show (http://www.PEPparent.org)
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