Families, Food, and Children’s Social and Emotional Development

Food is a daily part of our experience with our children. It serves as the convener at every holiday, social occasion, and meaningful event. Food is inextricably linked to our children’s social and emotional development contributing to a sense of belonging, connection, well-being, security and nourishment. Because food is such a consistent presence in our …

Anger in Families: Understanding It and Teaching Children to Manage It

“That’s mine!” Sophie heard her daughter scream at her younger sibling from the next room. As Sophie turned her attention to the unfolding scene, she saw her upset child swipe a doll out of the hands of her sister and hit her across the shoulder. What should Sophie do next? Young children, as they begin …

On NTD News…”Parent-Teacher Bond to Teach Social, Emotional Learning”

Recently, the following news story aired on NTD News emphasizing that 1.) schools are increasingly focusing on children’s social and emotional development, and 2.) children will benefit from social and emotional learning in a broader and deeper way if parents, children’s first social and emotional teachers, are meaningful partners in the education process. Thank you, …

The Reviews Are In!

Here’s what readers are saying about the new book, “Confident Parents, Confident Kids: Raising Emotional Intelligence In Ourselves and Our Kids — From Toddlers to Teenagers.” Thank you to the readers who submitted an Amazon review. The reviews offer alternative perspectives from a diverse range of parents (mostly unknown to the author) that helps others …

On National PTA’s “Our Children” Blog… “Ask An Expert: How to Handle Your Kid’s Bad Habits”

The National PTA’s Podcast Series “Notes from the Backpack” hosted CPCK’s Jennifer Miller to discuss how to raise confident kids. In our dialogue, we discussed real life challenges of parents who were dealing with bad habits their children had started to demonstrate. One parent was upset that her child was calling other children names. Another …

A Valentine to Mothers: Our Love and the Journey Home to Our Whole Selves

“I cannot think of one minute except maybe my shower in the morning,” responded one Mom when asked how much time she spent on herself each day and not working or caring for her children or husband. The expectations of a Mom’s role are frequently all-consuming and never enough. And those expectations likely come from …

On PBS Kids… “6 Steps to Help Your Child Develop Self-Control”

In partnership with PBS’s Thirteen WNET, Confident Parents, Confident Kids wrote for PBS Kids in support of the new Parenting Minutes video on “Sharing Feelings.” The article begins… “I call base!” my son would say frequently after he was introduced to the game of tag. If he wanted to end the tickling or stop the …

Quarto Author Chats – Jennifer Miller on “Confident Parents, Confident Kids”

    Hope you’ll give a listen to the podcast interview with Mel Schuit of Quarto Knows Publishing Group and Jennifer Miller who talks about her new book, “Confident Parents, Confident Kids: Raising Emotional Intelligence In Ourselves and Our Kids — From Toddlers and Teenagers.” Quarto is committed to publishing beautiful, creative books for curious, …

Join the Preschool Mindfulness Summit! Starting today…

Starting today, I hope you’ll join me for the Preschool Mindfulness Summit hosted by author and educator Helen Maffini. This free online event involves experts in education, parenting and psychology who will discuss how we can help our children learn to focus their attention, learn how to care for themselves and their emotions, and also …

How Parents and Teachers Working Together on Class Parties Can Inspire Social and Emotional Learning Opportunities

by Guest Author, Lindsay Weiner I’m often asked about how parents and teachers can collaborate and create social emotional learning (SEL) opportunities for children. The truth is, SEL opportunities exist in every corner of the classroom. Take seasonal classroom holiday parties like Valentine’s coming up as an example. Typically, this parent-led party involves a combination …

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