Building Family Social Awareness: Learning from the Wisdom of Ancient Winter Traditions and the Solstice

So the shortest day came, and the year died, And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive the dark away. They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their homes with evergreen; They burned… Read More

Deck the Halls with Mental Well-Being

Fa, La, La, La, La… This is an oldie but goodie (and frankly I needed it today!). My son burst into tears as his friends waited at our door to play. He had fallen up our stairs and gashed his shin on… Read More

On NBC Parent Toolkit… “Make Your Hopes for Your Kids Reality with Social and Emotional Skills”

Research partners, Shannon Wanless, Associate Director of Research in the Office of Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh and Confident Parents, Confident Kids’ Author Jennifer Miller share findings from their latest study on the direct alignment between our hopes for our… Read More

Featured In Youth Connections Magazine… “A Parent’s Greatest Gift: Self-Management”

Check out the following feature article in “Youth Connections” magazine by Confident Parents, Confident Kids’ author, Jennifer Miller. This was written in partnership with Montana State University’s Center for Health and Safety Culture, one part of a multi-media campaign launching this January 2019 entitled… Read More

What Holidays Are Celebrated Around the World?

Expand your Children’s Social Awareness by Learning More Together This post has become an annual favorite! Because of the numerous holidays celebrated through the fall and winter months, it is an ideal time to discuss how people celebrate around the world –… Read More

Essential Conversations to Prepare Children for Life

By Guest Author, Jenny Woo “What are the most life-defining pieces of wisdom and memories that I could leave with my children and be in peace knowing that I have prepared them for life?” I’ve been pondering over this question nonstop. With… Read More

Check out the Nationwide Children’s PediaCast…

Hope you’ll give a listen to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital PediaCast, an award-winning podcast for parents and families to learn about children’s healthy development hosted by Pediatrician Mike Patrick, MD. Confident Parents, Confident Kids’ author, Jennifer Miller joins Christine Cully, Editor-In-Chief of… Read More

Bringing Gratitude to Thanksgiving

“I have amazing friends,” “I am grateful for our home and our community,” and “Grateful for E and Dad’s day in nature.” These were some of my son’s reflections that showed up in our Thanksgiving tree where we write notes on each… Read More

Helping Children Find Their Voices – Tips for Teachers and Tips for Parents

It was so heartening to learn from the 2,000 children, ages 6-12, who were questioned through the Highlights State of the Kid survey. They said they feel like parents and teachers really listen to them and care about what they have to… Read More

Parents’ Hopes for Confident, Happy Kids are Realized through Social and Emotional Skills

New Research Supports the Essential Connections between Parenting and Social and Emotional Learning “What are your hopes for your child?” we asked nearly one hundred parents who also happen to work in the field of social and emotional learning in schools. They… Read More