Parenting in Turbulent Times Webinar: Replay, Resources + Key Takeaways

The Parenting in Turbulent Times webinar on June 17th, was a 60-minute roundtable discussion with HealthKick’s expert panelists offering support and guidance for parents during this turbulent time. They provided tips and tools for managing the stresses of working from home while taking care of the kids, keeping kids entertained and having difficult conversations.

Panelists:

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart: President & Owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology, PsyD (Doctor of Psychology), Clinical Psychology & ABPP (Board Certified) Child/Adolescent Psychology

Joanna Loewi: “The Present Mama”, is a Mother of 3-year old twin boys & Parenting Coach

Kayleigh Vogel: Mother, Life Coach, Meditation Teacher & Mindfulness Coach

 

Listen to the full webinar HERE!

Resources From Our Panelists

Kayleigh’s Resources

Joanna’s Resources

Dr. Lockhart’s Resources

 

Highlights and Key Takeaways:

  • Help balance full-time work and parenting by implementing a schedule for you and your kids to build structure into the day. Make adjustments, as needed, and see what works best for you both.
  • Supporting our children’s emotional needs starts with being gentler and kinder to ourselves. When that “inner critic” starts talking, remind yourself to speak to yourself, as you would a close friend; try these compassion meditations from Kayleigh Vogel 
  • Practice easy breathing and mindfulness techniques with kids during regular play, so that these are familiar practices at times of stress and anxiety; check out some easy go-to’s from Joanna
  • Limit screen time and keep kids engaged during the summer by getting outdoors as much as possible, taking family walks, scavenger hunts, setting-up an arts and crafts table, or taking a virtual yoga class together.
  • It’s important to gradually re-introduce children into social settings. Virtual playdates, socially distanced bike rides, going to the grocery store with masks are all ways to make the transition back to social engagement.
  • When having difficult conversations with your kids, be honest and vulnerable about your own feelings and encourage them to share their feelings as well.

How We Are Taking Action at HealthKick

Black Lives Matter

At HealthKick, we’re standing in solidarity against racism, injustice and violence, and are committed to taking action to influence change through our mission of empowering all people to thrive through wellbeing, as shared in a statement from our Founder.

Right now, we are listening, educating ourselves, and remembering to give ourselves the space to mess up while we show up, learn and take action.

Each of us has the ability to influence the world through our attitudes and actions, and we are looking at ways we can be better, do better and come together to create real change as people and as a company everyday. 

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Sweat for Change with HealthKick Partners

HealthKick Partners Donating Profits to Charities:

Peloton – Is making a $500,000 donation to the NAACP and they are putting on two special classes for the Black community. Add the tag #BlackLivesMatter to your profile, and join them for a 30-minute Speak Up Ride with Tunde Wednesday, 6/3, at 6 PM EST, followed by a 10-minute Breathe In, Speak Out meditation with Chelsea at 6:40 PM EST. If you’d like to show solidarity for the Black community, you’re invited to wear black.

Barrys – 100% of proceeds from all classes this weekend of June 6th, will go to Color of Change, United We Dream, SURJ, and Black Visions Collective.

Fithouse – Join Fithouse on Friday, June 5th for their Charity Fitness Marathon in donating to Equal Justice Initiative. Every class attendee will be matched in donations, everyone’s voices heard.

Shadowbox – From Monday June 8th through Sunday June 14th, all virtual live classes will be complimentary to book on sbxboxing.com. They ask that the payment or contribution you would normally make to their business is instead donated to Color of Change.

[solidcore] –Join them virtually at-home or in-studio for charity classes. The organizations they will be donating to are Black Visions Collective, Know Your Rights Camp and the Minnesota Freedom Fund.

Sakara Life – Will be donating 50% of profits from all sales through June 6th to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Y7 – Will be hosting fundraiser classes where they will additionally match the proceeds raised for organizations selected by their instructors. Stay tuned for the schedule of classes coming soon on their Instagram.

JETSWEAT – will be donating 20% of revenue for the month of June to NAACP and Color of Change.

Mele Shake – Is donating a portion of all sales to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

 

 

Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

bell peppers

We asked HealthKick nutrition expert, Natalie Holbrook to share a nutritious meal for our members to try during our May Challenge. All you need is a few veggies, chicken and spices to create something healthy and delicious!

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