Special Parenting in Place Masterclass series

Parenting in Place is offering US Club Soccer parents a special live masterclass series designed to help you parent with confidence and renewed energy. 

Register for Parenting in Place: Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Times here.

This series comes from a group of parenting experts, therapists, authors, educators, and neuroscientists who’ve joined to share their very best strategies and ideas for how you and your family can thrive in the coming months. We are excited to support this unique series.

Parenting in Place features 8 weekly masterclasses (hosted on Zoom) on Wednesday evenings from Feb. 17 through April 7, each focused on a different theme, and each including specific takeaways and strategies.

Because the event is live, attendees can ask the hosts questions and communicate with each other through chat. Registrants receive a bundle of free bonus content (downloadable content, templates, webinars, worksheets) from the speakers, and access to a closed moderated Facebook group to keep the conversation going and provide three months of support.

Here’s the full line-up:

  • Feb. 17: A Conversation on Mindfulness, Mental Health, and Anxiety – Debbie Reber and Donald E. Grant, Jr. will discuss mindfulness strategies for managing parental stress and anxiety — and ways to support children in this unusual time.
  • Feb. 24: A Conversation on Raising Resilient Kids –Madeline Levine and Michele Borba will offer simple ways to teach your kids how to cope today so they can thrive tomorrow.        
  • Mar. 3: A Conversation on Motivation, Stress, and Screens – Janine Halloran and Katherine Reynolds Lewis will share strategies for teaching coping skills, balancing screens with academics, and keeping perspective.
  • Mar. 10: A Conversation on Sex and Gender – Courtney Macavinta and Ignacio Rivera will discuss sex education and puberty, and will offer suggestions for raising and supporting queer kids and allies.
  • Mar. 17: A Conversation on Raising Ethical Children – Catherine Steiner-Adair and Howard Stevenson will offer support for talking to kids about race and equipping them to seek justice, as well as parenting around difference, whether disability, LGBTQ or racial identity.
  • Mar. 24: A Conversation on Teenagers – Christine Carter and Ned Johnson will share best practices for working with teens and fostering healthy motivation, stress tolerance, and joy.
  • Mar. 31: A Conversation on Big Kid Issues – Jessica Lahey and Julie Lythcott-Haims will discuss how to send our children into the world, with all the skills they need to be resilient, motivated and independent, without resorting to the escape of drugs and alcohol.
  • Apr. 7: TOWN HALL – The last week of the series will be a virtual, moderated Town Hall featuring Tina Payne Bryson and other speakers responding to the most pressing concerns and questions from the Parenting in Place community. Full lineup will be announced soon.

Live events will be held on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, but registrants will have access to replays in case they can’t attend live.  

To make this event accessible to as many people as possible and recognize the difficult position many families find themselves in these days, the entire series— 8 weeks of live classes, the bonus bundle, and the closed Facebook community—costs only $49, or $39 early bird.

Use the code USSC21 to receive $5 off your registration fee.

A portion of the proceeds from the Masterclass will be donated to charitable organizations that support children, families, and communities.


A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.

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