A FREE weekly virtual Cafe to help our parenting community come together (while keeping their distance) to process and implement the shift in our daily lives.Topics will vary each week.





Tuesday, April 7, 2020 @ noon

Boost your immunity with Stephanie Dalton, Holistic Nutritionist & Health Coach CHC, CNC, AADP

(one participant will win a week's delivery from Nom Nom Lunch Club)

Register for this FREE event

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 @ noon

Parenting with Compassion and Integrity w/ Betsy Lydle Smith, Virtues Training Facilitator

Registration link coming April 8th

Highlights from 3/31 CONNECTIONS CAFE Session:

Here's a link to the presentation slides from today's interview with Shealeen Kennedy, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Highlights from 3/24 CONNECTIONS CAFE Session:


Here are takeaways from our discussion about parenting challenges and silver linings during this unique time. Suggestions for topics ranged from coping skills (including meditation) for anxiety and fear to tips on safe social engagement for younger kids and teens/young adults.




  • Time management

  • Connecting with kids in new ways

  • Navigating fake vs. real news

  • Anxiety for both kids and adults

  • Pressure of keeping kids on track without falling behind

  • Keeping kids engaged with their work

  • Setting parameters

  • Teaching the value of boredom

  • Navigating sadness among kids over missing out. Particularly high school seniors and college kids

  • Balancing the necessary sense of independence against structure for tweens/teens/college kids




  • Time with kids

  • Interactions between siblings

  • Time for house projects

  • Getting outside more

  • Time to read

  • Counting blessings

  • Quality family time

WHAT WE'RE OFFERING YOU We've lined up guest speakers to moderate discussions on a variety of topics from boosting your immune system to behavioral tips to how to keep your kids engaged and off screens beyond learning time now that their extracurricular activities are shut down.


WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW FROM YOU What's pressing on your mind related to parenting during this pandemic? We want to know how Raising Resilience can best serve our parenting community as we share this wild journey together.


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