A World Where 250 Preschool Students Are Suspended Every Day
A world where 250 preschoolers are suspended per day in the US alone is a world that needs a course correction. Our school systems are failing to protect vulnerable student populations that, statistically speaking, are disproportionately impacted by ...
School to Prison Pipeline: New Bill to Diminish Willful Defiance Suspensions
With efforts to keep children in school and out of the school-to-prison pipeline, teachers and administrators within California school districts will no longer be able to suspend elementary and middle school students for wil...
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Outcomes
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect, and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effe...
Three Ways To Love A Bully
What would happen if we taught our children to empathize with the "bully"?...
Why Am I Grieving? 3 Tips For Coping With Ambiguous Loss
Learning to cope with a global pandemic creates a widespread level of ambiguous loss. It’s been within this paradox of embracing the innovation of “the new normal” while grieving “the old normal” that I have felt it most.
Building Resilience Through Connection
Children are wired to bounce back from trauma when they have protective factors in place. Through connection with a supportive adult, and through increasing their social-emotional skills, a child's health and development can tip toward positive outco...
How To Support Your Child Through Grief
Grief is a universal human experience that can affect anyone at any time, and at any age. By acknowledging and processing our grief, we can help our children cope, too. Learn how children of different ages may express their grief and tools to s...
The Trauma-Aware Classroom: We All Need Compassion
I am a teacher. In order to associate with the trauma of my students, I become aware of my own trauma.
Helping Traumatized Children Learn – Trauma-Informed Schools Act of 2019
The Trauma-Informed Schools Act of 2019 helps to define trauma-informed practices within schools with goals to decrease school-to-prison pipeline and create a safe learning environment.
5 Signs Of Toxic Discipline And What To Do If You're Using It
Do you use toxic discipline when raising your child? Here are 5 signs that you may. Learn how your childhood influenced your parenting and gain tips for healing both the relationship you have with yourself and the one you share with your child.