Committee for Children Blog

Teaching Civility During Divisive Times

Can skills like empathy, problem solving, and perspective taking help nurture civility in our children? CFC's parenting expert Melissa Benaroya believes so. 

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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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Why Don’t Kids Report Bullying?

There’s good evidence that young people often don’t report bullying to adults. Children are adept at hiding bullying-related behaviors and the unequal “shadow” power dynamics that can exist among them. Because of this secrecy, adults underestimate the seriousness and extent of bullying at their schools.

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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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