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Free Programs for Parents and Caregivers – Winter-Spring 2022

Our winter-spring schedule of programs for parents is now available.  All programs will be remote, using Zoom. Positive Solutions for Families (6 sessions).  This is a comprehensive program providing many strategies parents can use to help their children learn important social skills, understand what is expected of them, and manage their feelings.  Choose an afternoon […]

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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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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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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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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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New School Year Jitters?

The transition back to school can be emotional for children.  Here’s a strategy to help your child with their feelings as they prepare for the new school year. Go to @raisingwichildren on Instagram for more parenting tips.

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