Tag: Parenting

Sound the Trumpets! It’s Publication Day!

After years of hard work (dozens of proposals in the bin), research, collaboration, and loads (and loads) of anticipation, here we are — publication day! If you pre-ordered, you should have a beautiful package awaiting you today at your doorstep. Because you’ve… Read More

Drum Roll, Please! Big Announcement…

It is with great pleasure and delight that I announce the very first book from Jennifer S. Miller and this site: Confident Parents, Confident Kids: Raising Emotional Intelligence in Ourselves and Our Kids — From Toddlers to Teenagers.  When I asked fifty… 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

Exploring Nature with Children at Varying Ages and Stages

Benefits and Simple Ideas for Summer Enrichment “Mom, come quickly!” E says practically jumping up and down. “There’s a bluejay in our yard!” And this scene has played out over and again but with varying creatures – bunnies, beetles, and butterflies –… Read More

Helping Our Children Understand and Deal with Death

Mostly it is loss which teaches us the worth of things. –       Arthur Schopenhauer Vrrrwow… the sound of a lightsaber comes close and pokes me in the back. I have been play-killed by my son, sometimes seen as Darth Vader, on a… Read More

Teaching Young Children About Anger

“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… Read More

Introducing — The New and Improved Parent Toolkit!

Check out NBC Education Nation’s New & Improved Parent Toolkit! Parent Toolkit is an award-winning resource for parents to help them support their children’s development in academics, health & wellness, and social & emotional development. Now, it’s easier than ever to use…. Read More

Coming Soon! The Heart and Science of Parenting — FREE Online Conference

You are invited! Because you follow and read Confident Parents, Confident Kids, you clearly care about the powerful influence you possess as a parent and you realize how you use that influence matters greatly. My friends, Cecilia and Jason Hilkey, have launched… Read More

On NBC’s Parent Toolkit – “One More Cupcake?…Promoting Self-Control through the Ages”

Whether you are concerned about preparing your children for school readiness, academic achievement, or success later in life, the learned skill of self-control will play a central role. Check out my latest article on specific, simple ways parents can promote self-control at… Read More

New Video on Parenting and Social and Emotional Learning

Check out this excellent new video on parenting and social and emotional learning produced through a collaboration between the Collaboration for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Chicago Public Schools and funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Thanks for… Read More