PowerTools offers customized workshops for parents, caregivers and families through schools, at your workplace, and in the community.
Our workshops are 1.5 hours long, but can be customized to fit within 1-3 hour timeframe. Our workshops are interactive, fun, informative and research-based. Finally, our workshops are lead by people who know what they're talking about: former educators, social workers, youth-workers and parents!
NURTURE LIKE A NEUROSCIENTIST: Brain-based parenting strategies that work!
Do you find that being a parent doesn't leave you a lot of time to read through volumes of parenting books and scientific journals? PowerTools understands. That's why we've decided to bring the latest research to you in this interactive, engaging workshop that focuses on key brain-based strategies you can use to support your relationship with your child as well as his/her/their well-being, academic performance and health.
THE POWER AND PERIL OF PRAISE: How we praise our children can have a lasting effect
New research shows that small changes in the ways adults talk to children can have a big impact on their attitudes toward learning. This PowerTools workshop will help you navigate through helpful and harmful praise, and equip you with practical strategies to help your child practice a mindset that values effort, practice, persistence, and resilience. For families of children ages 2-21
RAISING KIDS AND KEEPING SANE: Understanding the Adolescent Brain
This engaging PowerTools workshop helps you make sense of your adolescent’s changing (and sometimes frustrating) behaviors. You will walk away with resources and strategies to better understand your children's brain development and how to help them (and you!) navigate the ups and downs of adolescence. Additionally, research now shows that when students have an understanding of how their brain works, they are more academically successful. This workshop will offer you the tools to teach your children about their incredible, developing brains during this important time in their lives. For caregivers/parents of children ages 8-21
SELF CARE FOR BUSY PARENTS: Stress management strategies for parents/caregivers
Parenting is one of the most rewarding and stressful jobs on the planet. Let us pamper you with strategies that help ease your stress and maintain the energy you need to raise your children. Join with other parents/caregivers as we share stories and discuss our struggles and strategies to keep our cool, take care of ourselves, and get through the day (and bedtime). For all caregivers/parents
SET YOUR CHILDREN UP FOR SUCCESS: A Guide to Resilience and Self-Compassion
This workshop is an essential for all parents/caregivers! Every adult wants their child to feel confident, be resilient, and do well in school. However, most of us have heard our kids say things like ‘I can’t do this!”, "I give up", or “I hate math" (or another subject)! This fun and practical workshop introduces you to that research and ready-to-use strategies to foster an inner strength and positive self-regard. For caregivers/parents of children ages 4-21
PLAYFUL ALTERNATIVES TO SCREEN TIME: A Workshop for Parents of Young Children
Looking for a judgement-free workshop to learn more about screen time's impact on children and gain fun, non-screen alternatives when kids reach for a tablet or phone? Our interactive workshop offers a close look at the latest research and offers concrete, simple strategies and play activities to keep your little ones engaged during "hot spot" time (when you're cooking, at a restaurant, in line, or just exhausted). For caregivers/parents of children ages 2-6