Two Great Speakers Coming to Kansas in April!

Johnson County will have the privilege of hosting Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, in April 2020 for a FREE workshop! Dr. Bryson has co-authored several books with Dan Siegel, MD, about brain development and the parent-child relationship. She will be speaking to parents in the evening of April 20th, and professionals on April 21st, at the … More Two Great Speakers Coming to Kansas in April!

Conscious Discipline

A couple of weeks ago, some of my team and I attended a workshop on Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline, an approach to supporting the social-emotional development of young children. While it was created mainly for early childhood classroom settings, Conscious Discipline provides more examples of how to reach children through being in a relationship with them … More Conscious Discipline

Building Better Brains with “Serve and Return” Interactions

Brains aren’t just born.  They are also built.  If traumatic experiences can harm the architecture of our brains, how can we create experiences that help our kids’ brains become strong, healthy, and resilient?   The best ways we know how to build better brains include engaged and attentive interactions with other people.  Since 1975, the … More Building Better Brains with “Serve and Return” Interactions

ACEs

Have you learned your ACE score yet?  ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) occur when we are children, and can impact our health and well-being throughout our lifetimes.  The understanding of ACEs is changing the landscape of healthcare and community support across the nation.  This 5-minute video explains. Ready to discover your ACE score?  Follow the link. … More ACEs

In the Greene zone! If a kid looks bad, it’s because she has some lagging skills

I just spent some time on a great website called Lives in the Balance, put out there for parents and educators by Ross W. Greene, PhD.  Dr. Greene’s approach to developing social-emotional health (or reducing challenging behavior) is not unlike Tina Payne Bryson’s and Daniel Siegel’s ideas about discovering what social and emotional skills children … More In the Greene zone! If a kid looks bad, it’s because she has some lagging skills