Tag Archives: emotions and behavior

Excited and Nervous: How to Help Children Navigate Mixed Feelings About Returning to School

By Lory Britain, Ph.D., author of I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings Your child laughs excitedly as she packs pencils and pens in her backpack for the first day of in-person school. You watch with both relief and … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Help Students Manage Their Emotions: A Q&A from Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes

By Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes, coauthors of Dream Up Now™: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Integrating art and creative projects into your classroom curriculum is a great way to help students gain self-awareness of their emotions, discover safe … Continue reading

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3 Mindfulness Activities for Challenging Behaviors

By Molly Breen Challenging behavior in preschool is the rule, not the exception. In my setting, every day is a new opportunity for kids to be expressive, interactive, impulsive, and so on. Observing and responding to kids is the bulk … Continue reading

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How to Help Young Children Heal from Pandemic Trauma

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive As summer weather creeps in and vaccines go in arms, you can almost feel the collective exhale as many of us cautiously … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Cope with the Fear of Violence

By Stephanie Filio Every generation seems to have their own approach to protecting children against violence on TV. In the 1980s, parents were advised to keep their children from watching the news and MTV. In the ’90s, parent groups scolded … Continue reading

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