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First Lady Melania Trump And Betsy DeVos Discuss The Mental And Emotional Toll COVID-19 Takes On Children

On June 5th, First Lady Melania Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos received a briefing from Karen Baicker and Denise Daniels over Zoom about Social Emotional Learning Techniques (SEL) and how COVID-19 affects the mental health of children and families. Mrs. Trump’s “Be Best” initiative includes a well-being pillar, in which SEL highly contributes to.

06Jul
2020
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Ways to Get Your Kids Back to Their Pre-Lockdown Routines Without Tantrums.

Childhood is an amazing time of discovery. Nearly every moment of a child’s life offers the opportunities to learn important emotional intelligence skills such as caring, listening, patience, empathy, problem-solving, self-regulation and resilience. The most important thing you can do to help kids deal with the disruption and uncertainty of the pandemic is to help them get back to their normal routines as quickly as possible, while closely observing their behavior and paying attention to what’s going on emotionally with your child.

06Jul
2020
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50 Kindergarten Books to Help Foster a Love of Reading.

Wrangling your energetic kindergartener for quiet reading time at home every day can be…rough. But it’s worth doing. Why? “Be reading to your kindergartener as much as possible will increase the probability of your child’s school success,” says Denise Daniels, RN, MS, child development expert and creator of the Moodsters. “It helps children’s brain development and builds key language and social skills

06Jul
2020
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How Should I Prepare My Child For A New Sibling?

Adding to a new baby to a child’s life is a significant change to the world they know. It requires time and patience from parents for their child to adjust to the news, and it’s important to ensure they feel included every step of the way. Here, parenting experts share their advice with us for making this as easy a transition as possible.

14May
2020
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Ongoing Stress Of Pandemic Taking Its Toll On Children

Denise Daniels provided parents with tips on how to spot mental and emotional signs their kids are struggling with the pandemic in addition to sharing suggestions on how to talk to kids about how summer camp, sports, vacations, etc. will be different this summer. Denise also shared teaching strategies for parents that are found in her new First Aid for Feelings workbook.

29Apr
2020
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Child Development and Parenting Expert Denise Daniels, RN, MS

Child development and parenting expert, Denise Daniels, shares her tips on how you can help your kids cope during the coronavirus pandemic. She tells us about how her book can help you see some social and emotional signs you can look for in your children. The workbook can be downloaded for free here at Scholastic.com/learnathomefamily.

29Apr
2020
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The ultimate parents’ guide to education and activity resources

Living through a pandemic can be frightening and frustrating, with the routines of daily life disrupted and coping mechanisms limited by a world on pause. Too much energy, too little space. Too much time, too little to do.And, always, too much scary news. Helping kids understand their emotions and how to manage them is uniquely important during this strange time. The resources listed here will help parents talk with their children about the novel coronavirus, teach relaxation and mindfulness and help make all our emotions a little bit easier to navigate.