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The Stress of School, The Safety of Now

Practice the “Body Check Five” to Manage Back-to-School Fears If you are a parent, educator, or a child old enough to anticipate the coming school year, there’s no doubt you are holding considerable tension. Speaking with educational leaders across the state of Ohio this past week, one message was consistent and crystal clear: we don’t …

COVID/Equity

The physical health challenges posed by COVID-19 has brought home the need for parenting with social and emotional skills. It’s challenged all of us to create new ways to manage big feelings and promote social and emotional development in a time when our children are frequently isolated. There are some truths that cannot be ignored …

New COVID Resources Page

The physical health challenges posed by COVID-19 has brought home the need for parenting with social and emotional skills. It’s challenged all of us to create new ways to manage big feelings and promote social and emotional development in a time when our children are frequently isolated. There are some truths that cannot be ignored …

Setting the Tone for the At-Home Learning Day — The Morning Routine

  Although every family will manage the major changes of staying at home and distance learning differently taking it account their own strengths, limitations, and daily accountabilities, for children and adults alike, a consistent morning routine offers many benefits. That structure can provide a sense of safety and stability for all as they begin their …

Facilitating the Transition Back to School with Social and Emotional Intelligence

I’m gonna hold onto this couch and never let go! – E. Miller, Age 6 It’s the morning after our summer vacation at the lake. E awoke and said he had had a nightmare. “My school became a haunted village. A ghost dragged me around the grounds. And all of my school friends were at …

Helping Our Kids Deal with Stress Podcast

This week, we partner with Chandler Unified School District, the third largest school district in Arizona to discuss the stress children and teens are feeling along with sharing some strategies for parents to offer support. As this district moves from several months of remote learning to in-person learning with all of the new rules and …

Setting Up the Physical, Social and Emotional Environment for Learning Success at Home

Last year, I offered three different webinars to help parents and caregivers with setting up a caring, supportive learning environment at home. In this school year, some students, classes and schools continue to be engaged in remote learning. Additionally, it’s critical that we all work to create conducive learning environments for our children and teens …

Reflecting on an Exceptional Year of Learning

Creating Reflective Opportunities to Support the Transition Ending This Unique School Year

What Do You Need?

Though there have been pandemics in history, for the vast majority of us, this is a unique moment in our personal history in which we are required to stay home with our families for an indefinite amount of time. Our relationships with our children, with our partner, with anyone who lives in our household will …

Peace Week, Next Week: Mindful Kids Peace Summit

Coming up next week: September 23rd through September 27th, sign up for The Mindful Kids Peace Summit for tweens and teens. It’s an online initiative for middle and high schools, providing curriculum to help engage students aged 11 to 17 in social emotional learning, positive psychology, enhanced physical and mental health and wellbeing, and mindfulness. …

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