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… Read More

50 Days to Publication!!!

Join the Countdown! Spread the Word and Pre-Order Now!  Parents consistently say that big feelings – their own and their children’s – represent their biggest challenges in parenting. How can we learn about our children’s emotional reflexes, their born temperament, and how… Read More

On Rethink Ed… “5 Social and Emotional Learning Strategies that Strengthen School-to-Home Collaboration”

Over the coming weeks, Jennifer Miller of Confident Parents, Confident Kids will be collaborating with Rethink Ed to discuss practical strategies schools can adopt who are focused on social and emotional learning and want to involve families in partnerships that contribute to… Read More

Big Worries, Small Experiments

How Can Parents Support their Children through the Anxiety that Comes with the New School Year and Build Strength, Resilience, and Confidence? As soon as Tina spied her daughter’s face walking toward the car after school, she knew something was wrong. Tina… Read More

A Simple Idea to Begin Creating Caring Connections between Students, Teachers, and Families

It’s the first day of school. We – Mom, Dad, and son – are thoroughly ready and excited for E’s initiation into sixth grade. We take the traditional pictures at home and walk to school together to gather on the playground. Many… Read More

Getting to Know your Teacher, Getting to Know your Student’s Family

Here’s are Two Simple Tools to Help You Get to Know Your Teachers or Parents! Maybe your children have started back-to-school and if they have not yet, it’s likely you are in the process of getting ready. Either way, over the coming… Read More

Adjusting to Kindergarten; Exhilarating, Exhausting and Emotional…

How Can You Help Your Five-Year-Old during the Major Transition to All-Day Kindergarten? “We have to go back every day?!” exclaims five-year-old Simon incredulously in the first week of kindergarten. I was reminded of when the nurse told me “only 20 more… Read More

New Podcast on Social and Emotional Learning in Technology

Check out Lunch Bytes hosted by Jill Abbott for the Education Technology Industry Network of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). SIIA serves as the lead trade association globally for the digital content industry with members like Google, Intuit, and Adobe… Read More

Educators: Want to Connect Parents to Your School’s Focus on Social and Emotional Learning?

Host a Parent Book Club in School Year 2019-2020! Families can learn about their child’s social and emotional development and ways they can promote social and emotional skills alongside educators. The book contains a discussion guide to support readers in their dialogue…. Read More

Caring for Our Home Together: Involving Kids at Each Age and Stage

With Tools and Tips! It’s a Sunday afternoon. Mom and Dad have decided that at ten years of age their daughter, Molly, could be taking more responsibility for her contributions to the household. They attempt to set the stage. Mom puts out… Read More