Emotion Coaching is a Win-Win

When parents and caregivers use emotion coaching, children’s behaviors improve.  It’s a win-win situation! See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.

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Preventing a Meltdown

Acknowledging children’s strong feelings as soon as they are noticed can decrease the intensity of the feelings, possibly preventing a meltdown. Every child is different.  What are the signs your child is feeling sad, angry, or worried? See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.

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“Meltdowns” and Brain Science

Have you ever wondered why children don’t listen to calm reasoning when they are having a meltdown (or tantrum)?  Brain science shows us that intense emotions and problem-solving cannot occur at the same time.  Ideally, acknowledge strong emotions before they become overwhelming for your child. If that opportunity is missed (which can easily happen), waiting […]

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RACINE COUNTY ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2022-2023 YOUTH IN GOVERNANCE PARTICIPANTS

Racine County is currently accepting nominations for student participants in the Racine County Youth in Governance program.  Consider nominating a youth for an opportunity where they can contribute their voice to community issues and concerns and develop their confidence, independence, leadership skills, and civic knowledge while serving on one of five County Board committees for […]

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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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