Mindful Parenting Series Part 2: How to Parent Peacefully

Thursdays, March 4-March 25
12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)

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Due to advances in technology, we can now see what is happening in a child’s developing brain in response to his or her environment, including different parenting styles. The research is clear that the language and approaches a parent uses are incredibly important for not only optimal brain development, but long-term success and well-being. Join Nellie Springston, M.Ed., Founder of Calma (Calm & Loving Minds Achieve) as she shares research-based language and parenting strategies that focus on connection and communication in order to raise competent, capable kids.

Session Topics

  • March 4th: Why it's important to cultivate connection and communication in today's society
  • March 11th: Connection
  • March 18th: Communication
  • March 25th: Cultivating courage, capability, curiosity, and resilience

Program Facilitator: Nellie Springston, M.Ed., Founder, CALMA: Calming and Loving Minds Achieve

Nellie Springston, a proud Indiana University undergraduate alum, finished first in her class with a M.Ed. School Counseling & Psychology from the University of Louisville, then spent years working in Psychology research learning about trauma, stress and the brain in military soldiers suffering from PTSD. Her passion was always to work with children, so she made her way back to a school setting as a behavior interventionist where she trained school staff to use preventative approaches with students to minimize negative behaviors. Nellie used mindfulness techniques with her most troubled students, and saw incredible results. She founded Calma: Calm & Loving Minds Achieve to provide parents and educators the tools they need to practice mindfulness in home and school settings.