Committee for Children Blog

Build Good Habits and Routines with Your Family This Summer

“Make a schedule,” they all said. And I, being the type-A person I am, took great delight in making my schedule on day one on the stay-at-home order, complete with a plan to iterate on that schedule and adapt it collaboratively with my kids as we tried to find our new normal. That was then.… Read More


How to Access Your SEL Superpower and Avoid Pandemic Panic

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a lifelong process. Adults need to nurture their social-emotional skills and competencies in order to effectively model these skills for kids and assist children in their own growth and development. In times of … Read More


During the Pandemic, Answer the Hard Questions

My oldest child is 6 years old and he has been asking me hard questions from the moment he could talk. When he was just shy of 3 he asked me in a single conversation what happens when we die, how babies are made, and if giraffes can run. I’ve h… Read More


Real-Life Parenting Tips for a Pandemic

I’m what some might call a worrier. It’s not apparent. I have a very calm exterior honed through years of practice and—if my son is any indication—some sort of innate genetic predisposition of appearing unaffected in even the most dire of… Read More


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How Legislation Can Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

After a long period of decreases, there has been a recent uptick1 in reported and confirmed cases of child sexual abuse in the United States. Today, one in four girls and one in 20 boys report experiencing sexual abuse before the age o… Read More


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Then & Now: The Evolution of Mind Yeti*

We sat down with Committee for Children Vice President of Innovation Mia Doces and Vice President of Product Polly Stansell to talk all things Mind Yeti, from initial inspiration to where the mindfulness app might go next.… Read More


SEL Is Nothing New Down Under

This past June, Committee for Children staff members traveled to Australia to attend the Positive Schools conferences, held in three different states, and to find out how this country is embracing social-emotional learning.… Read More


How the Second Step Program Has Changed Me

Last year, I started by piloting the new edition of the Second Step program in kindergarten classrooms, and ended the school year teaching some fourth- and fifth-grade lessons under the watchful eye of some video cameras.… Read More