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My new "Alexa, Simplify My Life!" Course is LIVE!

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"Alexa, Simplify My Life!" - How to Automate Family Life and Lighten Your Mental Load

Cost: $64.99

Recommended Audience:  This course is great for all adults, not just parents. **Note: While the strategies and tips will work for Google homes and other digital assistants, all live demos and handouts use Alexa devices.

Description:
In this course, Melissa “HR Mom” Griffin outlines an easy-to-follow strategy for incorporating a digital assistant into your family routines. The class is chock full of practical ways to use Alexa to simplify your life and lighten your mental load. 

Through short video demos, screenshots, and printable step-by-step guides, HR Mom takes the guess work out of choosing an digital assistant, setting it up, and deciding how to best use its most popular features. 

She invited an industry expert to address privacy and parental controls, and even shares ways neuro-divergent adults and kids can use Alexa to improve executive function and create new habits.

What you'll learn:

  • The difference between each of the Alexa devices (size, features, price, etc.)
  • Ways to introduce a digital assistant to increase cooperation and buy-in
  • How each feature can simplify your life (Reminder, Lists, Timers, Routines, etc.)
  • How Alexa can improve executive function (with tips for neurodivergent adults and children)
  • Which privacy settings and parental controls will help reduce risks
  • Ways to program features, using live demos and written cheat sheets
  • How automating lights, music, and sounds can manage anxiety and sensory sensitivities

Click here to learn more!

Format: Self-paced, on-demand video course with demos, screenshots, and printable PDF handouts
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Accessibility: Transcriptions enabled, Recorded in English

Family Chores Reset - Getting the Team on Board to Share the Load

Cost: $99.99
Recommended Audience: Parents of kids ages 4+
Description:
In this course, Melissa “HR Mom” Griffin guides you through an easy-to-implement method for fostering your family's TEAM approach to household chores.
She outlines how she gets her three children (ages 17, 13, and 8) to understand the importance of their contributions to the smooth running of their home.
She will detail how to introduce new chores, divide up responsibilities, and maintain consistency.

What you'll learn:

  • Why chores are important
  • How to set new expectations
  • Four steps for teaching a new skill
  • Tools for tracking and accountability
  • Ways to avoid power struggles
  • Tips for overcoming common obstacles

Why is this course different?
HR Mom's Family Chores RESET offers a flexible and customizable approach for different families and seasons. She emphasizes treating children with respect and empowering them to help create and implement family systems.

She believes families are a team, and shows parents how to step into their roles as firm but gentle leaders.

HR Mom addresses equity in the home using a "Doing Your Fair Share" family activity. This short team exercise gives both partners and children visual insight into areas where the load is not being carried evenly by everyone on the team.

Format: Self-paced, on-demand online course with printables.
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Accessibility: Transcriptions enabled, Recorded in English

Additional Courses Coming SOON! 

Upcoming Courses: 

  • Job Search 101 for Teens
  • Turning your Family into a Team
  • Parenting with ADHD: How Our Family Makes it Work

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Quick Disclaimer: If you miss your scheduled live course, you will still receive a link to the recording and all downloadable resources or handouts. Costs for LIVE webinars are non-refundable.