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 …

Free Webinar Today — “Raising Preteens and Teens with Confidence”

Have a tween or teen you are raising? Finding it challenging to feel confident as a parent or build confidence in your child? Join me for a special webinar on this very topic on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. EST hosted by Operation Parent. Operation Parent is a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing …

PayPal Headquarters Book Chat on “Confident Parents, Confident Kids”

Check out my chat last week at PayPal Headquarters with Mike Todasco, Senior Director of Innovation about the new book, “Confident Parents, Confident Kids.” Mike Todasco, PayPal,  and the many caring parents who attended, thank you for a truly rich dialogue!   Also — Starting today – Don’t miss the Happily Family Conference: Mindful Parenting …

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, …

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 …

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