Committee for Children Blog

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Is giving thanks something we can do on a daily basis with and around our children? Absolutely! CFC's parenting blogger Melissa Benaroya walks us through just how to do it.

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Cultivating Character

Can character traits be cultivated through social-emotional learning? Melissa Benaroya walks us through specific ways to support and nurture the character traits you may want to see in your children. 

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Three Strategies for Managing Back-to-School Stressors


Making the transition into back-to-school mode can be stressful for both parents and kids. Committee for Children blogger and Grow Parenting Family coach Melissa Benaroya shares her strategies for easing the angst.


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Teachable Moments: The 2016 Presidential Election

The election process presents parents with a plethora of unique opportunities to teach core social-emotional learning (SEL) skills, such as empathy, emotion management, and social problem-solving while addressing topics such as accepting differences, dealing with gossip, bullying, and name-calling. Blogger Melissa Benaroya discusses.

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How to Support Your Child When Tragedy Strikes

It's imperative that parents be prepared and informed on how to respond when children witness or experience human tragedies or national disasters. Blogger Melissa Benaroya walks us through how to use social emotional learning to help in these situations.

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The Power of the Dad-Daughter Dynamic

Conversations about the critical role of fathers usually centers around sons, but just in time for Father’s Day, blogger Melissa Benaroya explores dads and the impact they have on their daughters.

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