Free Public COVID-Related Parenting Workshops

Parenting is challenging in a normal context, but quarantine and social distancing present exponentially greater challenges, particularly for families who must share close quarters, work remotely, and/or support more than one child in their schooling and virtual social experience.

Green Ivy Schools is pleased to offer a weekly series of free parenting workshops in child psychology, sleep management and occupational and physical therapy.

As an organization delivering a full schedule of live remote school programming for ages 2-12, we have discovered that problems associated with each of these areas can be resolved effectively and can not only enhance a child's remote learning experience, but can lead to long-term improvements in parenting and parent-child relationships.

parent workshop schedule

From these Workshops you will learn:

  • dozens of simple strategies for managing your child's behavior and that of siblings
  • best kept secrets of occupational and physical therapists that are ideal for all children struggling with the physical and emotional impact of quarantine
  • how to analyze the causes of your child's behavior and build preventive strategies
  • how to build an optimal environment to support children as young as 2 in remote learning
  • how to establish boundaries that support cohabitation in quarantine
  • strategies for supporting healthy sleep routines for children of all ages

We have curated the city's experts in each field and are making them available to address your specific questions as you move through this experience with your children.

Each Workshop is live on Zoom and offers an interactive Q&A.

As he COVID situation evolves, we will modify our programming to reflect the needs and priorities of the moment.

MONDAY 8:30PM ○ Sleep Coaching Workshop
Lauren Wolf, Sleep Consultant

Wolf is a certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant with the highly-respected Family Sleep Institute including training in sleep management for children with special needs. Lauren is the founder of Lolo Lullaby.


TUESDAY 5:00PM ○ Occupational Therapy Workshop
Loren Norman, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

For over 15 years Norman has run a private practice and sensory gym, Spring Ahead, supporting children with Attention Deficit Disorder, Pervasive Development Delays, motor planning, coordination disorder, fine motor delays, Sensory Processing Disorder and grapho-motor issues.


dr jennifer jonesWEDNESDAY 5:30PM ○ Education Workshop
Dr. Jennifer Jones, Founder, Green Ivy

Dr. Jennifer Jones, Founder of NYC's forward-thinking Green Ivy Schools, guides parents of children entering preschool through middle school next year in COVID-related educational decisionmaking and forecasting. Look for special guests, including leaders from NYC's private and public schools and school officials.


THURSDAY 8:00PM ○ Pediatric Health Workshop
Dr. Madhu Rajaram, Pediatrician

Dr. Rajaram has been practicing pediatric medicine for over 20 years. She is a member of the Battery Park Pediatrics team in Lower Manhattan. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians in Pediatrics and affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical Center/NYP and Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn.


FRIDAY 1:00PM ○ Child Psychology & Behavior Workshop
Dr. Katherine Gibson, Child Psychologist

A licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), and behavioral problems. Dr. Gibson works with Kurtz Psychology.