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The ABC’s Of Child Development — Developmental Milestones For Your Child’s First Five Years [web resource]

abcs211Children grow and develop at different rates. While their pathways through childhood differ, most pass a set of predictable milestones along the way. The information presented here offers a map that can help you follow your child’s journey from birth to age 5. Read more ›

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Social-Emotional Apps for Special Education

Group Of Children Having Fun In Playground TogetherSocial and emotional learning (SEL) is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence, as these abilities do not come naturally for some special education students. Children in special ed settings need to have their confidence, courage, and emotional awareness nurtured in order to successfully play, work, cooperate, and be productive in their studies. We have all heard that technology can be a great playing-field leveler in a classroom with diverse learners. It can also assist in providing social and emotional skills. Let’s face it — the digital lifestyle is here to stay, so using digital technology to enhance SEL makes perfect sense. Read more ›

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A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning [web resource]

crayonheart01Edutopia, funded by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, is a website and online community that increases knowledge, sharing, and adoption of what works in K-12 education.

A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning is a curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, gratitude, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children. Read more ›

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Redirecting Anger

anger managementAnger is a potent emotion. Left unchecked, it can lead to mistakes in actions and conduct. Because anger is a natural response, it’s imperative that people learn to manage it effectively, according to GreatSchools, a parent education website. One technique for anger management involves redirecting the anger to a safe object to express it without hurting others. Read more ›

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Nurturing Social Emotional Learning in Young Children [downloadable]

toddler-Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Read more ›

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Collaboration with Specialists [video]

See how teachers and specialists at the Children’s Health Council work together to meet children’s needs at Sand Hill School. Read more ›

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Building Confidence in Shy Kids

shy girlQ: How do I help my shy child develop confidence?
A: Build confidence based on her strengths and provide opportunities for her to practice being outgoing. Read more ›

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Tantrums & Giving In

tantrumQ: I know I give in too easily, but I want to avoid tantrums and meltdowns. Any advice?
A: Make a plan in advance to avert the stress of meltdowns.
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Helping Your Child Forge Friendships

friends-516341_1280While every parent hopes that his child will fit in and be accepted, making friends is not easy for all children. Many families share similar stories: “My son was excited when he started first grade, but now he seems sad and prefers to play by himself,” or, “Our daughter doesn’t like going to school anymore. She plays sick to avoid it. Her teacher says it’s possible she may be getting bullied at recess.” Some children have a hard time making friends because of impulsive, anxious or introverted behavior. They need more help than their socially-adept peers for learning how to relate to and interact with others. If your child is struggling with social skills, prepare him with strategies that help him feel confident and ready to forge new friendships. Read more ›

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