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5 Mindfulness Techniques to Teach Families of Young Children

Research shows that mindful parenting can significantly improve the quality of caregiver-child interactions and lead to better outcomes for young children and families. Try encouraging mindfulness for families your program by showing them the techniques outlined in this tip sheet, adapted from Early Social-Emotional Development. Read More

6 Ways Families Can Encourage Desired Behavior

Empowering parents and families to support positive behavior outside the classroom helps lay the groundwork for social-emotional health in children. Adapted from the upcoming book Helping Your Family Thrive, here are six proactive tips to share with families and caregivers so they can nurture desired behavior at home. Read More

Am I helping my child learn to communicate?

This activity will help parents to identify specific items they can try to help their child learn to communicate effectively. Research has shown that the most critical variable in increasing speech capacity, regardless of the child's speech capability, is conversation with parents. Read More

Bringing It Home: Positive Behavior Support

PBS is most known to professionals who work with children with behavioral challenges. But it works beautifully for anyone who wants to improve behavior, so it's only natural that parents have begun to embrace it. See why this approach is so effective. Read More