by Lynsey Kemplin As a teacher, dealing with challenging behavior is likely one of the biggest stressors in your classroom. Young children are still learning to navigate the complex world of social interaction and often have conflicts with peers. Children experiencing trauma may have even more conflicts than others. Consider why – children look to the adults in … Continue reading Social-Emotional Skills in the ECE Classroom
Featuring guest blogger Kaela Z. For folks who aren’t familiar with mindfulness, it can seem very intimidating. The truth is, that many people, perhaps even you, unknowingly practice mindfulness already. Anyone can practice mindfulness. Being mindful is simply about being aware. Do you close your eyes and breathe in the fresh smell of a hot … Continue reading Practicing Mindfulness with Children
A tremendous shout out to every single teacher, teacher's aide, float, support staff, substitute, director, family childcare provider, nanny and early educator out there. Thank you for all you do for the children of our world. Thank you for giving your all every single day to make a difference. You are superheroes! ~Jesi and Lynsey … Continue reading Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Studies have shown that trauma can have a lasting detrimental effect on the growing brain. A child who is exposed to high levels of toxic stress is more likely to act out and be aggressive and less likely to develop impulse control due to a decrease in the neurological connections created in the brain associated … Continue reading Building Resiliency in Children