Virtual Event Series

F5 Cares

Supporting families during the pandemic

Months into the coronavirus pandemic and parents are still very concerned about the impact Covid-19 will have on their kids. New questions pop up every day—Can my child have play dates? Should I send them back to school if it opens? How much can they learn at home? Will they be affected emotionally? The list goes on and on. Being committed to our community, we have called on some experts to help answer these questions. Join us for our 5-week virtual series each Wednesday in October and the first week in November as we bring in authors, psychologists, nutritionists, professors, mindfulness coaches and other experts to gain knowledge and insights that will help us through these tough times. These virtual event sessions are open to all family members, caregivers, partners, and customers.

During each session, we will be giving away the authors' books to some lucky participants.

Session 1: Navigating the College Challenge

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CT

Join Andrea Bailey, wellness coach and Jake Canfield, a recent graduate of Michigan State University as they talk about the challenges our college students are facing and hear some valuable insights. How can we help them get in control of what they can, whether it be their health or navigating the campus, socializing with friends, or getting the most out of their classes? Come ready to share ideas with other parents facing the same issues.

Session 2: Mindfulness for Parents

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CT

Parents around the country are all concerned about the impact Covid-19 will have on their kids. As parents we want to do the right thing for our children. However often we forget that the well-being of our children depends on our own well-being and becoming the right models for our children. Join Rajiv Kapoor, a mindfulness coach trained by Jack Kornfield and UC Berkley's Greater Good Science Center to learn tools, techniques and how to approach life’s challenges with a peaceful heart, kindness, and perspective.

Session 3: Parents Who Lead - The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CT 

Drawing on the principles of their book Total Leadership--join coauthor Alyssa Westring as she offers a robust, proven method that will help parents and caregivers gain a greater sense of purpose and control. As a parent, you can harness the powerful science of leadership to thrive in all aspects of your life. By attending, you will have an opportunity to win Alyssa Westring’s new book.

Session 4: Distracted - Why Students Can’t Focus and What you Can Do About It

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CT

Keeping students focused can be difficult in a world filled with distractions. Join us as author and Professor James Lang discusses the scientific solution he created and his innovative plan on the most important lesson:  How to Learn. By attending, you will have an opportunity to win Professor Lang’s new book.

Session 5: When the World Feels Like a Scary Place

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM CT

Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids
Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, a child psychologist and leading expert on families under stress will be here to help us have an effective conversation with our children as we go through these stressful pandemic times. Her sound advice can be put into action right away. She will teach us how to check ourselves so that our own anxiety doesn’t color the conversation while letting our kids lead the conversation. By attending, you will have an opportunity to win Dr. Gewirtz’s new book.

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