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Helping Kids Understand Feelings

When you help your children learn to understand feelings, you help them feel safe and valued and help them develop the confidence to solve their own problems. You may even spend less time managing misbehavior. Kids who learn how to express and manage their feelings often do better in school and have stronger friendships. Children’s social and emotional competence can also go on to shape how they treat others and deal with challenges as adults.

Managing Big Emotions and Parent Self Care

What if, through our relationship, an understanding of child psychology and brain development, and a shift in perspective, we could find a way to be in harmony with our young children and grow alongside them? If you would like a… Continue Reading →

Five for Families: Helping Kids Understand Feelings

Every day is full of teachable moments. Help your child learn how to express and manage their feelings with lots of positive attention. Children learn best by watching what people around them say and do, so model the behaviors you’d… Continue Reading →

Raising a Thinking Child

 Raising a Thinking Child is offered by UW-Extension Door County for FREE. Childcare and meal provided.  Raising A Thinking Child  (RTC) is an evidence-based parenting program for parents and caregivers of children 4 to 7 years (give or take) that… Continue Reading →

Nurture your Child’s Mental Health

WHAT IS ACTIVE LISTENING? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “BE PRESENT”?

GoZen: 8 Ways a Child’s Anxiety Shows up as Something Else

8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else October 9, 2018 by Renee Jain Icebergs are deceiving because what you see on the surface is usually only a small fraction of what lies below. Observing the behavior of an anxious… Continue Reading →

Children and Adolescent Mental Health and Trauma

Why Technology Makes it Hard to Raise Mentally Strong Kids Psychology Today – Aug 14, 2017 According to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids use their electronics an average of seven-and-a-half hours each day. And it’s becoming clear that too much… Continue Reading →

Helping Children Through Grief

Loss for anyone is hard. Children are pretty resilient, and can work through their grief when they have someone to talk to and can explain more about death. Here are some resources to help parents and caregivers have those complicated… Continue Reading →

Suicide Information and Prevention

Unfortunately, Door County has an above-average (per capita) suicide rate impacting all age groups. Many in our community have recognized the seriousness of this situation in our County and have been working on outreach and community education efforts to reduce… Continue Reading →

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