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What are your child’s signals that they are having strong feelings?

Use emotion coaching to acknowledge your child’s feelings as soon as you notice them.  When a child is in “meltdown”, they can’t think.  If you miss the opportunity before they become overwhelmed with feelings, use emotion coaching after the overwhelm has passed. See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.

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Save the Date: Child Support and Family Court FAQ

Racine County’s annual Child Support and Family Court FAQ is an opportunity for professionals who work with families to hear updates and ask for clarification about child support and family court processes and requirements. Child Support & Family Court FAQ is scheduled for March 9, 2022, 8:00-11:00 at Gateway Technical College.  If we need to switch to a virtual event, dates will […]

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Strengthening Your Child’s Social-Emotional Skills

We know helping our children express their feelings in a healthy way builds social-emotional skills. Those social-emotional skills aid in developing positive relationships and having a positive school experience. One way to foster these skills is by talking with children about feelings. See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.

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November – December workshops – Encouraging Financial Conversations

Extension will be offering a workshop series on “Encouraging Financial Conversations.” This program is open to helping professionals in Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth Counties. Encouraging Financial Conversations is a program designed for case managers, social workers, and other frontline staff to help empower clients to achieve their financial goals and manage their money. Participants will […]

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Emotion Coaching Script

You’ve learned a bit about emotion coaching and how it benefits your child.  You’d like to give it a try.  Here’s a guide to help you get started. See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.

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What is Emotion Coaching?

When parents, caregivers, and trusted adults use emotion coaching, children learn to understand their feelings and learn to cope with stress and strong emotions. See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.

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Juntos Program begins on October 19 (New start date!)

Families of Middle School Students are invited to participate in the Juntos Program. Juntos, which means together in Spanish, is a program to help Latinx students achieve academic success. Who? Parents and their middle school and early high school youth (6th- 9th grades) What? Participate in a 5-week workshop series focused on student academic success, […]

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Understanding Feelings

Talking about characters in books is a comfortable way for children to explore feelings and different ways to cope with their strong feelings.  Here are some ideas to get the conversation started. See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.

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