If you read this blog, then you already know that cultivating social and emotional skills in our kids is not a luxury but an essential for preparing caring, confident and contributing adults. We can only learn and improve as parents through this… Read More
Check out the latest article by Confident Parents, Confident Kids author Jennifer Miller on the “Smart Parents” blog series published by influential educational reformer, Thomas Vander Ark and his team at Getting Smart. The article will also appear on the Huffington Post… Read More
If you have a problem, don’t muddle through. Here’s a simple rap about what to do. Stop, calm down before you act. You’ll think more clearly – that’s a fact. Say the problem and how you feel. Set a positive goal (and… Read More
Category: Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Choices, Collaborative for Academic, Collaborative problem solving, Communication, Conflict Management, Consequences, Consequential thinking, Discipline, Feelings vocabulary, Goal setting, Positive goal, Problem solving, Roger Weissberg, Self control, Social and Emotional Learning, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Traffic Light Model, traffic light
Winter Holiday Tools #3: Snowball Goodbye Our friend, seven year old S, led a “Snowball Goodbye Game” at the end of a lovely holiday evening of food and playing. Leaving the merriment of a holiday gathering can be a great challenge for… Read More
We are called to be strong companions and clear mirrors to one another, to seek those who reflect with compassion and a keen eye how we are doing, whether we seem centered or off course…we need the nourishing company of others to… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Child development, Common Core Standards, Developmental milestones, Developmental traits, Empathy, Motivation to learn, Patience, Perspective taking skills, Sensitivity, Seven year olds, Six year olds, Social and Emotional Learning, Social and Emotional Learning standards
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