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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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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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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Helping Children Talk About Feelings

Helping children label their feelings is the first step in developing the skills of understand their feelings and learning how to express their feelings in positive and healthy ways.  When children are able to identify their feelings, calming themselves is easier. See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.  

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Fall Workshop – Managing Challenging Behaviors

Extension will be offering  “Managing Challenging Behaviors” workshop for caregivers of young children. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 10 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Ives Grove Racine County Office Building (14200 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant). The cost is $10 for those requesting Registry Credit or certificate of attendance. The registration deadline […]

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