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Melissa was born an intense, sensitive, power seeking soul. Her passion for giving a voice to the legitimate needs of children naturally evolved into becoming the co-creator of Leading Edge Parenting's programs and collaborator of "Authentic Parenting Power". Her greatest joy is offering parents of Highly Sensitive Children the wisdom to handle daily challenges in an emotionally healthy way.

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Mon Jun 18 2018 at 10:00 pm EDT
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Thursday Jul 23, 2015
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Fifteen to twenty percent of children in classrooms are highly sensitive, and yet many educators and parents are unaware of the research and implications for a conscious and intentional approach to helping these children thrive. In this presentation, Sandi and Melissa Schwartz offer practical guidance on how educators can provide support to highly sensitive students and their families. This session highlights observable traits, typical behaviors as reported by classroom teachers and parents, and adaptive strategies for helping these children. Participants receive a checklist that can be shared with parents and used as a foundation for creating a mutual plan of cooperation between home and school.
Every child is unique. Parents of Highly Sensitive Children frequently struggle to explain their children's behavior... to their spouses, teachers and family members. In this session you'll learn about Sensory Processing Sensitivity -- what your child "has". Hear cutting edge scientific research. Discover the different ways high sensitivity manifests (including empathy, energy reading and more..) Learn how to easily explain the trait to others! This session will also be beneficial to highly sensitive adults! Learn about what makes Y O U tick!
You've been reading articles about Highly Sensitive People (HSP) and you're pretty sure YOU are one... now what?? In this session you'll get the most important scientific research about Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS). You'll also discover the different ways high sensitivity manifests (including empathy, energy reading and more...) Learn how to clearly and simply explain your trait to others! Since HSPs tend to get overwhelmed easily it is helpful to pre-think answers for common scenarios. Participate live and ask questions or pre-register for the recording and send your questions in advance to [email protected]
The greatest epidemic of our time is the illusion of connection. Never before has our society been so technologically enmeshed and simultaneously so disconnected from each other. This webinar takes a deep dive into what connection is, why it is *the* quick fix for most behavioral problems and how to begin connecting with your teens immediately. You will discover your ability to use challenging moments as the doorway to connection, which will rapidly transform your relationships. We�ll also talk about how you can utilize these new skills to create a closer, more loving relationship with your teen. If you know that you will not be able to join live but intend to watch the recording please email your questions/concerns in advance to [email protected] to ensure your specifics are anonymously addressed. This session will be recorded and made available to participants at no extra cost.
Melissa Schwartz
Parenting
Recorded: Oct 30, 2017 at 10:00 pm EDT
Does your teen march to the beat of their own drum? Traditional schooling does not work for many students� If college is not in your child�s future, what is? This webinar explores how you can influences your child�s success even when their path looks unconventional. We�ll discuss everything from specific ideas including internships, apprenticeships and entrepreneurship to soothing your own fears, anxieties and aspirations for your child. If you know that you will not be able to join live but intend to watch the recording please email your questions/concerns in advance to [email protected] to ensure your specifics are anonymously addressed. This session will be recorded and made available to participants at no extra cost.
Have you ever thought your teen is too sensitive, dramatic or intense? Often Highly Sensitive Teens (HSTs) are mislabeled because their temperaments are misunderstood by the well meaning adults in their lives. This webinar designed for parents of HSTs will unravel these misunderstandings to alleviate parental frustration, shift your teenÃ��Ã�¢Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s behavior and create a more loving, connected relationship. In this live 60 minute webinar we will have time for Q&A and you will learn how to: * Reduce the frequency and intensity of your teen's breakdowns * Be less triggered by your child's "big emotions" and outbursts * Use emotionally healthy discipline skills designed specifically for HSTs * Give your HST effective advice to confidently navigate academic and social stress * Fall in love with your children all over againÃ��Ã�¢Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½Ã��Ã�¦ If you know that you will not be able to join live but intend to watch the recording please email your questions or concerns in advance to [email protected] to ensure your specifics are anonymously addressed. This session will be recorded and made available to participants at no extra cost.
Effectively discipline with confidence! Imagine going to bed at night feeling happy about how you handled the day's challenges... This interactive webinar will give you: * Effective discipline strategies that honor your child's sensitivity. * Specific language and routines that will immediately shift behavior. * New understanding of how to prevent tantrums, lying and backtalk. You do not need to yell or threaten to effectively discipline your sensitive child. This webinar will be recorded and made available to participants. If you cannot join live please email [email protected] your questions in advance to ensure they are (anonymously) addressed during the webinar.
Effectively discipline with confidence! Imagine going to bed at night feeling happy about how you handled the day's challenges... This interactive webinar will give you: * Effective discipline strategies that honor your child's sensitivity. * Specific language and routines that will immediately shift behavior. * New understanding of how to prevent tantrums, lying and backtalk. You do not need to yell or threaten to effectively discipline your sensitive child. This webinar will be recorded and made available to participants. If you cannot join live please email [email protected] your questions in advance to ensure they are (anonymously) addressed during the webinar.
Each of us is born into life with a unique hardwiring called temperament. Once you understand the aspects that make up your child's (and your own!) unique temperament you will understand why each child of us experiences life so differently! Very often temperament and personality are confused -- in fact, personality is *shaped* by temperament. Temperament does not change. It is our hardwired "operating system" that governs the way we experience life. This session will explain the different aspects of temperament and help you 'decode' why each of your children behave the way they do!
Does your child have emotional or sensory sensitivity? This webinar is co-hosted by Melissa Schwartz and Jill Sherman Loftus, MS, OTR/L. Melissa and Jill are friends and colleagues who will share information from their forthcoming book, 'HSPD: The Intersection of High Sensitivity and Sensory Processing Disorder'. In this webinar you'll learn the the subtle but important differences between sensory processing sensitivity (HSP) and sensory processing disorder (SPD). You'll also learn about the points of overlap that can cause confusion or misdiagnosis. Once you have this foundational information you can confidently navigate your child's needs!!! If your child.... * Is a picky eater * Bounces off the walls or never wants to get moving * Is clumsy or seemingly unaware of their body in space * Has bigger emotional reactions than seem appropriate * Is cautious in new situations or environments * Complains of being tired more often than their peers ...then this webinar is for YOU!!!
Does your child experience BIG emotions? Are you baffled by the little things that 'set off' your kid? THIS WEBINAR IS FOR YOU! Melissa Schwartz is a highly sensitive adult teaching parents from firsthand experience. + Learn what drives your child's 'huge reactions' + Discover how to prevent meltdowns from happening + Get specific in-the-moment language to diffuse an 'energetic explostion' + Become aware of self-care practices to help (you and) your child self-regulate This is an interactive webinar for parents with children of all ages! Join live to ask questions and participate.
Melissa Schwartz
Parenting
Recorded: Feb 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm EDT
Disciplining a Highly Sensitive Child (HSC) can be confusing! "I'm not sure what to do when he hits/bites" "She has huge emotional reactions." "Time-outs don't seem to be working." "We took away his toys when he acted out but that only made things worse." "If I can't punish her then how do I get her to listen to me??" "My husband thinks I coddle her." "My son manipulates my wife and gets whatever he wants!" These are common concerns I hear from parents I've coached privately. In this webinar I will give you (1) insight and understanding into how to discipline a HSC and (2) specific language and routines to shift their behavior immediately. This webinar is geared towards parents of children age 7 and younger. If you have questions or challenges you are welcome to email me at [email protected] in advance of the webinar so I can address your specific needs. Your submissions will remain anonymous.
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