This Week! FREE Online Happily Family Conference…

Mark your calendars —  and join me this week — January 23-27th! This is a major highlight of my wintertime enrichment opportunities. I love joining expert parenting hosts and friends Cecilia and Jason Hilkey for this rich, insight-filled online conference. Register here and you’ll receive links each day to five or so interviews (between 30-45 …

Martin Luther King Jr’s Call to Action Today: Unlearning Implicit Bias 

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “What is Martin Luther King Jr. saying to me?” I ask myself each January and the answer that returns is always fresh and significant. Though the need for valuing, seeking and embracing diversity is urgent and pressing in our homes, our …

Cultivating Family Flow for the New Year!

What is it… why you want it… and how to get it! “I had no idea it was so late!” my ten-year-old exclaimed lifting his head up after a few hours of finely-crafting origami Star Wars figures with his cousin, Grandma and myself who were equally entranced in our crafting projects. Clearly, we were experiencing …

Rudolph Is the Parents’ Holiday Anti-bullying Lesson Worth Unwrapping

The beautiful story of a lovable, unique reindeer going from victim to hero is beloved by generations with a rich history and many hidden stories to reveal. Rudolph provides a well-known context for use to explore the roles of bullying, causes, and proactive solutions. In addition, the history of the story is a rich one, …

Learning about the World’s Holidays…

Expand your Children’s Social Awareness by Learning More Together: About Some of the World’s Major Holidays… These two posts have become an annual favorites! 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 – both the uniqueness of traditions …

PBS Parenting Minutes

Check out the new, short parenting videos! Confident Parents, Confident Kids is honored to partner with WNET New York, the flagship PBS Affiliate, in creating “Parenting Minutes,” videos dedicated to educating parents about simple, research-based ways to promote children’s social and emotional development. WNET has just produced and published two new video shorts along with …

Speaking Tonight in Chicago, Hosted by the Family Action Network…

Jennifer Miller of Confident Parents, Confident Kids is excited to speak tonight in northern Chicago sponsored by the organizations listed below and hosted by the Family Action Network. What a joy to speak in a community that not only talks about the importance of children’s whole development, but invests their time, money, and focus on …

Promoting Empathy and Kindness through Books on Animals and More…

One Mom and Educator’s Methods for Promoting Her Own Son’s Social and Emotional Development As a parent and an educator, I believe strongly in the power of social and emotional learning (SEL), and in the power I have as a parent to help my child develop into a healthy and kind person. There are several …

Excerpt from New Book on Inside SEL…

Check out an excerpt from the new book in the newsletter that offers information, news and resources for the field of social and emotional learning. It begins… In an exclusive excerpt from her new book — “Confident Parents, Confident Kids” — author Jennifer Miller shares a poignant example of how parents can nurture and coach …

Tomorrow – World Kindness Day! Partnering with Go Noodle

“The Enduring Gift of Kindness; Raising Children Who Show Gratitude and Act with Generosity” on Go Noodle! This week, Confident Parents, Confident Kids is partnering with an important organization. Have you heard of Go Noodle? They produce short 1-2 minute, high quality videos for children to be utilized by teachers and families. They reach an …